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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“How Could This Hardship Be A Gift To Me?” A Talk by Priscilla Shirer / Going Beyond Ministries

“How Could This Hardship Be A Gift To Me?” A Talk by Priscilla Shirer / Going Beyond Ministries

Hello Sisters! Taking this opportunity to share a great message from Priscilla today! For the printable PDF file of above click HERE May this be a blessing to you! Xo, Sue

The Virtue Of Contentment Week 4

The Virtue Of Contentment Week 4

A Spring Bible Study Session that includes Bullet Journaling WEEK 4 / The Virtue Of Contentment  Small Group Discussion Outline Philippians 4:4-9  Final Exhortations 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is […]

Answering a Request!

Answering a Request!

I had a sweet follower on Instagram, ask if I had the following graphic in pdf form to print.

This is for you Gail!😘

Click on the image below, then click on the title that pops up:)

 

Xo,

 

 

Checking in with a few Doodles:)

Checking in with a few Doodles:)

Hello! Hope you are well! Those of you who follow my blog, know that I have stepped away a bit to dig into what God has placed before me…His people. I continue to study and Doodle, and work through the Bible in a Year. (See […]

Get Out Of Your Camp

Get Out Of Your Camp

Good day! I am enjoying my last few days in CO, a place where I always feel closer to God. The beauty of His Glory is undeniable, and causes me to pause with such gratitude! Below are a few photos from our Monarch Lake Hike:) […]

Ezekiel / Read the Bible in a Year with the READ SCRIPTURE APP

Ezekiel / Read the Bible in a Year with the READ SCRIPTURE APP

Hello!!

Writing to you from CO. In awe of my surroundings and the abundance of blessings the Lord provides!! I feel like I walk around repeating…wow!  Wow…wow… GLORY all around!

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That last little “bundle” is my brand new grandson…Charlie:) Poopah and Mimi have the other two so Mom & Dad can catch their breath!

Currently, we are in Ezekiel, as this journey continues with reading the Bible in a year.

Each Biblical Prophet had the same underlying message: return to God. The Israelites suffered from the same disease we see today…me, me, me. God who? It’s all about what I want, what I can get. I WILL find my own “happiness”  😫There is nothing good that comes from this…just a lack of “fruit.”

Like Israel, we choose to align our hearts with the world in self focus without giving the One who created us a thought. This is our natural response…we are rooted in pride.

-In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.” Psalm 10:4

It is just too easy to get caught up in the me, me, me. To see beyond ourselves, we must be engaged with the Holy Spirit. Only He can give us a greater perspective! With my limited view, I will always be disappointed.

I want to look in the mirror and NOT see myself, but Christ in me. As I gaze at my own reflection, I am caught up in the not good enoughs & the need mores…instead of my true identity, which is whole and complete in Christ.

Oh, Lord, give me your eyes to see beyond myself and a heart to love You and others first.

 

CLICK ON THE ABOVE IMAGE FOR THE PDF

 

Blessings to you,

The Jesus Mission

The Jesus Mission

Hello! Yesterday, a Pastor at my church was scheduled to give a sermon, but could not speak due to illness. The decision was made to show a video of a previous guest Pastor’s sermon. Our sermon series this month is called PREACH IT, which is […]

Just a fruity Doodle

Just a fruity Doodle

  CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW FOR THE PDF FILE 🙂 May you be fruit filled today!!! xo,

Ecclesiastes / Read the Bible in a Year with the READ SCRIPTURE APP

Ecclesiastes / Read the Bible in a Year with the READ SCRIPTURE APP

Good Day!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

For a few days, we are in the book of Ecclesiastes.

If you’ve just joined me, I am participating in my home Church’s journey to read the Bible in one year using the READ SCRIPTURE APP. 

Below is the opening video for the book of Ecclesiastes.

THE PURPOSE: Is life really worth living? Can I possibly find peace and purpose in this life? The author of Ecclesiastes attempts to answer these questions by proving that satisfaction in life can only be found by looking beyond this world. Ecclesiastes gives an analysis of negative themes but it also develops the positive theme of overcoming the vanities (hevel / meaningless / fleeting nature)of life by fearing a God who is good, just, and sovereign (12:13-14).

THE THEME: The fear of God leads to a meaningful life.

(This summary structure was adapted and revised from Bruce Wilkinson & Kenneth Boa, The Wilkinson & Boa Handbook @ bible.org)

All that we seek of the world will pass away like a vapor ———> “HEVEL, HEVEL, HEVEL”

But, our God is everlasting.

”Full of Splendor & Majesty is His work. His righteousness endures forever” (Psalm 111:3) His glory is seen everywhere!

Each day is a gift. Each gift has purpose. In our quest for meaning it is our human desire to be known by the world which leads us away from the gift of our God given purpose. It is knowing the Lord that fulfills our hearts and will keep us “occupied with joy!” I love that phrase!

Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment  in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. 19 Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God. 20 For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.” Ecclesiastes 5:18-20

It is right to enjoy what God has placed before us…each breath is a gift.

 

 

 

May we each be occupied with joy as we count each day as a blessing, whatever our lot, experiencing the presence of God in each moment as we seek Him with our whole heart. Lord help us…hear our prayer ❤

This clip from Bart Millard is so encouraging and inspiring. I had to share it with you today:)

 

Be encouraged!

God Bless you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a doodle:)

Just a doodle:)

  May your nights be filled with fireflies 🙂 Happy Wednesday!  


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