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 […]

Just a fruity Doodle

Just a fruity Doodle

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

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 am a self taught doodler, with no formal art training. (Other than freshman high school art! Thank you Ms. Marsh!) I have so much to learn!

Yesterday, after spending several hours working with watercolor, (twice the time I spent with God) a twitter post from Lysa TerKeurst came across my iPad screen.

A good heart check for today: Whatever is holding our attention the most is what we’re truly worshipping.” -Lysa Terkeurst

OUCH! The Holy Spirit grabbed my attention in that moment, and caused me to evaluate my time management, which was quite telling of my focus & my heart.

So, I quit what I was working on, and got back to the business of prayer and study.

Later last night, I went to find that quote. It was still “on my heart” and I wanted to create a visual to remember it!

I have a twitter account, but I don’t really use it. I am so technically challenged, that I don’t even know why her tweet came across my screen?!!! 😂

ANYWAY, I was searching google for her twitter feed from yesterday, and the quote below came up from a few years ago…

Wherever we focus our attention the most, will become the driving force in our lives.” -Lysa TerKeurst

Well, that was right on point too! God, are you trying to tell me something?!

I think so.

I LOVE creating. I could sit and draw, paint, doodle…all day long. That is a misuse of the precious time the Lord has given me to share of His glory and fulfill the purpose He has made me for….I need to listen to the Holy Spirit regarding balance in my life.

Anyway….

I finished this visual today and thought I would share it with all of you!

Hope becomes a visual reminder for you as well…

 

 

 

 

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Bless you & your time with the Lord,

 

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 […]

Living Water

Living Water

Happy Saturday! Just another doodle with the John study in my mind and heart this week! Lord, give us an increased thirst for the only water that will satisfy. Thank you for your provision. Praise His name!

Doodle 101 / The Word

Doodle 101 / The Word

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HAVE FUN!

Happy Saturday!

Doodle 101 / Butterfly / Christ in ME!

Doodle 101 / Butterfly / Christ in ME!

As we have come to the close of our Women’s Bible Study “The Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer I am revisiting so many “ah-ha” moments the Lord has spoken into my heart. Re-recording many, in hopes that I won’t forget them! Priscilla asks the […]

Doodle 101 / Pickles & Ice Cream/ Have my tastebuds changed????

Doodle 101 / Pickles & Ice Cream/ Have my tastebuds changed????

I am continuing in the study The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. This week Priscilla talks about her tastes. Isn’t it funny how our tastes change? When my husband and I were first married, I’d say my tastes were simple “arts and craft country,” […]

Doodle 101 / Whose Birthday is it Anyway?

Doodle 101 / Whose Birthday is it Anyway?

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A favorite story I like to tell to my “kids” at church is this…

There once was a boy named Billy.  He was SOOOO excited for his birthday party and invited all of his friends from school.

The day of the party arrived, and Billy sat by his front window, waiting with great anticipation.

One by one, each of his friends walked towards his house with a beautifully wrapped gift…but as he waited to greet them, the doorbell never rang.

Puzzled, he ran back to the window to find that each of his friends walked right by his house, without stopping to even glance his way.

Where were they going? Why did they carry a gift if not for him?

Billy sat an waited all afternoon, but not one friend came to celebrate his birthday with him. He realized that it wasn’t the gifts he didn’t receive that made him sad, it was watching his friends pass by his house without even a thought…that broke his heart.

This Christmas…Whose Birthday is it anyway? Might Jesus feel like Billy, as He watches us celebrate with each other without even glancing His way?

Celebrate Jesus Birthday this Christmas.

Give Him EVERY glance…

in the way that you share

in the way that you serve

love others in His name

extend the gift He gave to you:)

I had buttons made for all our “kid’s church” leaders to wear, and I get them out and put one on to this day!  I am always in need of this reminder!

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Bless you,

sue

 

The Virtue of Contentment / WK 3 / Day 3

The Virtue of Contentment / WK 3 / Day 3

Check Your Gauge! You probably check the fuel gauge in your car every time you start the engine. It’s a habit…but, do you check your spiritual tank? We certainly know what happens when we run out of gas in our car… or when we fill […]


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