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 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 […]

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 […]

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!

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Doodle 101 / The Word

Doodle 101 / The Word

CLICK ON ABOVE IMAGE FOR PDF 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,”  We often laugh, when we look back at our first home…mauve colored walls…did we really like those? Eek.

As a child, I used to marvel at the onion, tomato, and mustard sandwiches my Mom would eat. GROSS MOM.  Blue cheese, yuk. Creamed Spinach,…double yuk.  All tastes I now enjoy.  My tastes have changed.

Priscilla mentions that during one of her pregnancies, she had the overwhelming craving to eat pickles and ice cream…at the same time….something she had not had a taste for before this season of change…this time when a  precious little life was growing from within in her, creating a change in her “tastes.”

What a vivid example and picture of the change that takes place in our heart when we intentionally put on our breastplate of Righteousness…the very armor that protects our most vital organ.

CHANGE happens. It must, or we are not growing to be more like Christ.

No change = no armor.

No armor means no protection and no weapon to fight, allowing cracks to ensue….inviting the enemy in.

If my tastes aren’t changing, well…then “Houston, there is a problem.”

In the study, we are pointed to Ephesians for guidance. (Ephesians 4 and 5.)

Paul urges us to put away old tastes for new.

Put away anger…don’t let the sun go down on it. (Do I harbor anger towards my friends, co-workers, spouse?)

Put away destruction and use your hands to help, not hurt…to work honestly in order to have something to share with others. (Do I work for myself, or do I work to SHARE what God provides)

Put away corrupt talk…do not speak unless it is to build up others…not tear down, but extend grace. (Do I speak harsh words to others, forgetting the grace that has been extended to me?)

Put away bitterness, wrath, anger, slander and malice. (Do I hold on to bitterness and wish others ill will? Do I say unkind things to or about someone?)

Put away sexual impurity, immorality, or covetousness. Do not allow foolishness or crude talking. (Do I allow sin before my eyes and ears, do I covet what I do not have? Do I listen to foolishness or crude talk?)

The above tastes originate in sin.

Righteousness comes from right standing with God…as we develop new tastes that are in alignment with His tastes.

This is where true peace, joy, and contentment reside…in our obedience to truth.

Every day, I must check my taste buds!

Such a great study.

I pray that we are each reminded of our need for changing tastes.  That we will put away the old and allow the change to begin.

Blessings,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doodle 101 / Whose Birthday is it Anyway?

Doodle 101 / Whose Birthday is it Anyway?

Click below for pdf Doodle101/WhoseBirthdayIsItAnyway/SueCarro 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 […]


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