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This Blog is about the “art” of life! Creating art through food, mixed media, photography, and more and sharing it with the people I love. It is a forum to share all the Lord has done for me. A place to proclaim THE GOOD NEWS!
IN EVERY HOME THERE IS A CREATIVE BONE.
In my home, creative bones come in many shapes and sizes. I believe we are all hard wired by our Creator…made in His image…able to create on many levels…like my husband who creates a beautiful outdoor haven for our home…like my oldest daughter who creates with beautiful stitches…my oldest son, who uses formulas I can’t begin to understand to create communications in space…my youngest son, who brings art to life on stage, and last but not least, my youngest daughter…who has chosen to be 3 dimensionally creative in her chosen occupation as an Entertainment designer.
We are all creative with unique forms of expression…
My chosen forms come in the way of food, mixed media, creative lettering and photography. The ultimate link to all of these is love. Loving others through a hearty plate, a sentiment expressed with ink and paint, or a moment of soul captured through a picture…and in this expression of love, joy is found.
The Lord has given me the heart of a teacher, and I have found many avenues to teach throughout my life including Large Group Children’s Church, Fitness, Cooking, Art, and my greatest love, Bible Study.
It was through Women’s Bible Study (and the women who came along side me) that God rescued me. Because of what He has done for me, I cannot help but desire to share the good news with others. I have had the opportunity to both be discipled and to disciple women of all ages and it blesses me in ways I could never put into mere words on a page. We were created to be a part of THE BODY, and we are all important to it’s health.
Over the years the Lord has been preparing me for this Bible Journaling Journey. Sisters, He has created each of us with a unique purpose, and He has given us the tools to accomplish it! Seeing the gifts He has lovingly blessed me with grow and mature to finally come together to be used for this purpose is an incredible display of His amazing Authority, Grace, Mercy, & Love.
Bible Art Journaling is the process of intentionally spending time in God’s word while praying, studying, listening, and then recording the truth the Holy Spirit has revealed to your heart. This becomes a memorial to the Lord and a remembrance of what He has taught you. A place where you have met.
Through obedience, the Lord blesses us with a deeper understanding of His character and His love for us. He develops good fruit in us as we grow to become more like Christ.
My heart is to come along side others …not only to make the process of journaling easier, but to help others dig into God’s Holy Word and be changed.
The Virtue of Contentment : A Bible Journaling Study was born after years of living as the poster child for discontent. God has taught me the secret of Contentment and through the journaling process, has made it “stick.”
I hope you will consider joining me in this study, and if not, I pray that the Lord draws you to Himself in other ways!
I am beginning to venture out of my home town to lead this study all over the country, and I am deeply grateful and humbled by this! If you want to know more about me or the study don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last but not least, I am a mother of 4 …35, 31, 28, & 22 and wife to my husband of 36 years. I have 5 grandchildren whom I love and adore. Let’s rally together to train our children up in the Lord, they are the future!
Thanks for reading, I’m honored:)
My Statement of Faith:
I believe that
-The sixty-six canonical books of the Bible as originally written, were inspired of God, and free from error. They constitute the only infallible guide in faith and practice and are Jesus Christ which is THE Truth.
-There is one God, the Creator and Preserver of all things, infinite in being and perfection. He exists eternally in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are of one substance and equal in power and glory.
-God created Adam and Eve in his own image. By disobedience, they fell from their sinless state through the temptation by Satan. This fall brought humanity into a state of sin and spiritual death along with the sentence of eternal death. From this condition we can be saved only by the grace of God, through faith, on the basis of the work of Christ, and by the agency of the Holy Spirit.
-The pre-existing Christ, became incarnate without human father, by being born of the Virgin Mary. Thus, in the Lord Jesus Christ, divine and human natures were united in one Person, both natures being whole, perfect, and distinct. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross as the sinner’s substitute, shedding his blood for the remission of sins. On the third day he rose from the dead in the body which had been laid in the tomb. He ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He performs the ministry of intercession. He shall come again, personally and visibly, to complete his saving work and to consummate the eternal plan of God.
-The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Triune God. He applies to man the work of Christ. By justification and adoption we are given a right standing before God; by regeneration, sanctification, and glorification our nature is renewed.
-It is our responsibility to
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”
-To Love God, and Love others.