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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The Virtue Of Contentment Week 3

The Virtue Of Contentment Week 3

A Spring Bible Study Session that includes Bullet Journaling Small Group Discussion Outline 1 Timothy 6:3-10  3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 they are conceited and understand nothing. 5 They […]

The Virtue Of Contentment Week 2

The Virtue Of Contentment Week 2

A Spring Bible Study Session that includes Bullet Journaling ( live study at Rivers Crossing Community Church, Ohio ) The Outline WEEK 2 / The Virtue Of Contentment  Small Group Discussion Outline BIG IDEA When we pray we can be honest with God and know […]

Week 2 Bullet Journal Trackers

Week 2 Bullet Journal Trackers

The above “Tracker” is designed to create space and encourage the practice of paying attention to our emotions IN THE MOMENT…to PAUSE…and then PRAY…
asking God to reveal what has triggered them (often something from our past). This will give us victory over them. Instead of allowing emotions to RULE us, we can invite God to reveal the truth, giving us power over them to move forward with HIS perspective.




In our workbook this week, we dug into our daily emotions to uncover some deeper roots. Emotional triggers that might be linked to the past…things that have been said or done to us that have left us with a distorted view of ourselves, others and even God.

Emotional responses often set you on a course that can lead away from God and towards sin…which then ignites a chain reaction with the people around you…a snowball affect that started with something that might not even be true.

With practice, we can learn to stop this chain reaction, by ABIDING. Stopping in the moments of a day to lean in, to ASK and to LISTEN for the HELP of the Holy Spirit.

Bible Entry for Week 1 (traceable margin printable below)
(NOTE: this isn’t placed in my Bible in the right location. I wanted to show how to tape in the margin behind then trace on the next page)
Click on this image for printable https://1arthouse.blog/untitled_artwork-10/pdf

Xo,

A New Post 😉

A New Post 😉

I haven’t been present here on my blog for sometime. The main reason is something that I’ve mentioned before…The Lord has called me to be more intentional with relationships and discipleship, which limits my time online. If anyone out there is still following, I thought […]

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 previous post here.)

Today I am posting a few Doodle 101’s from more recent days! (They reflect what I’m studying right now! “Finding I Am” by Lysa TerKeurst)

 

 

Much love to you,

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:) […]

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 […]

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 […]


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