Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

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Focus

Focus

Happy Tuesday! A special welcome if you are new here! It’s an honor and a privilege to connect with so many Sisters in Christ ❤ Today, I’m beginning with a bit of a confession… Lately, I have been “focusing” on improving my watercolor techniques. I […]

To the least of these…

To the least of these…

Hello! I’m writing from my bed today…after caring for several sickies, I have now fallen to the same end, & on my lap sits my iPad Pro. How amazing it is to be afforded the luxury of laying here with this miraculous piece of technology […]

Just some doodles:)

Just some doodles:)

Hi again!

I have a sweet online friend/artist, that asked if I could make these doodles available for use in a Bible.

Deirdre…here you go! ( I added a few more to fill up the page!) ❤

CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR THE PDF. Feel free to trace in your Bibles! If you post your beautiful work, please share my blog or Instagram account 😘 Thank you!

-sue

 

The Power of the Tongue/ Dynamite in your Dentures- by Tony Evans

The Power of the Tongue/ Dynamite in your Dentures- by Tony Evans

Hello! I have been listening to Dr. Tony Evans latest podcast series entitled “Watch Your Mouth”  If you’ve never heard Tony Evans preach, you’re in for a treat. I have mentioned him here before…he happens to be Priscilla Shirer’s Daddy:) The apple doesn’t fall far […]

A Different Kind of Selfie

A Different Kind of Selfie

  “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life.” (2 Peter 1:3) BUT, do we seek to fill our needs with the Lord’s provision or with the “world’s.” It is hard to admit our deep tendency to seek our worth […]

Leaky boat?

Leaky boat?

 

This post comes from a night well spent with High School students & a loving Spirit filled Youth Pastor!

The current sermon series for our High School group (Tribes) is entitled…”THIS (Jesus) CHANGES EVERYTHING”

Last night, the subject was sin. Not something most people, ESPECIALLY teenagers, want to chat about.

Here is my take:

The root of sin doesn’t stem from a list of do’s and dont’s. It comes from an ATTITUDE (self focused) that leads to an ACTION that separates you from God and from relationships. It leads to feelings of guilt and shame, which leads to isolation …where the sin festers and grows.

Peter, our youth pastor shared that when we sin, we develop holes in our boat (faith) which cause us to sink. We need to plug up the holes in our leaky boat with truth. Here are the steps he shared to accomplish this:

-Fill yourself with God’s Word

-Hate Sin (we can only do this when we operate with the Holy Spirit’s direction)

-Repent (a lot) (turn away and change your direction)

-Be accountable to people who love you

-Be humble (admit you need the Lord and come under His authority)

We must ASK the Lord to align our hearts with His. When this happens our attitude changes. Our perspective goes beyond what our human eyes can see. God’s desires become our desires.  Our job is to surrender…The Lord takes care of the rest!

Romans 8:13 “For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.”

Romans 8:1 “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus”

2 Corinthians 5:21 “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.”

1 Peter 5:5 “And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

When we let sin in, and our boat (faith) develops holes, we are prone to sink down into shark infested waters. There the enemy waits to increase the size and number of our holes…until we drown.

Who is holding your life preserver? There is someone you love and trust who can be there, ready to throw you a line. We need one another. It’s the natural function of the Body of Christ. Instead of hiding in the darkness of shame and guilt, reach out (and up) for help! Bring your sin out into the light so that the truth causes it to lose it’s power over you.

Let’s be a life line for sinking boats and learn to reach for a life saver…in more ways than one:)

 

 

 



A weekly PEEK into my Bible Journaling Class using the READ SCRIPTURE APP/ WK 5

A weekly PEEK into my Bible Journaling Class using the READ SCRIPTURE APP/ WK 5

Hello!!! We have now completed week 5 using the READ SCRIPTURE APP   . See my previous post for more information on this if you are just now joining us! (CLICK HERE TO READ THE PREVIOUS POST INTRO) WEEK 5 includes Isaiah 52 – Hosea 10 […]

A weekly PEEK into my Bible Journaling Class using the READ SCRIPTURE APP/ WK 4

A weekly PEEK into my Bible Journaling Class using the READ SCRIPTURE APP/ WK 4

Good day! We have now completed week 4 using the READ SCRIPTURE APP   . See my previous post for more information on this if you are just now joining us! (CLICK HERE TO READ THE PREVIOUS POST INTRO) WEEK 4 includes Isaiah 28-51. Below is […]

Page Design 1

Page Design 1

Hello!

Those of you sweet friends who are following my blog, know that I have been posting about the “classroom happenings” as I teach a Bible Journaling class using the READ SCRIPTURE APP.  (As we read through the Bible in 1 year)

This week, I touched upon the idea of using shapes and lines to create lettering structure, and inluded a handout with some very basic (certainly not complete) guidelines for overall page design.

 

Below are the PDFs. Hope these are a help to you as well!!!

Lettering Design Structure / Sue Carroll/ Grey for practice <———click on title for pdf (pictured center above)

Lettering Design Structure / Sue Carroll/ open for fill 

Click above for pdf (pictured bottom right)

Layout design Tips/ typed pdf/ Sue Carroll <———-Typed guidelines for layout design

Blessings,

 

 

A weekly PEEK into my Bible Journaling Class using the READ SCRIPTURE APP/ WK 3

A weekly PEEK into my Bible Journaling Class using the READ SCRIPTURE APP/ WK 3

Good Morning! So…we have completed week 3 using the READ SCRIPTURE APP   and we just finished our first week in Isaiah. See my previous post for more information on this if you are just now joining us! (CLICK HERE TO READ THE PREVIOUS POST INTRO) […]


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