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

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

Hello! Several weeks ago I menitoned that due to the Lord’s direction to concentrate more on one on one discipling and less on “blogging” I made the decision to limit my time online. I have to admit that even though I LOVE meeting one on […]

Psalm 33

Psalm 33

Hello! Today’s reading is in Leviticus (11-13) and the Psalms. It is definitely a nice balance. Leviticus is quite challenging to read and hard to understand. A big part of the challenge is cultural, but I think we also suffer the spoiled child syndrome. In […]

Let My People Go

Let My People Go

 

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How’s your reading going? I am doing a combination of reading and listening by using an audio Bible app:)

It’s so awesome to be able to listen to the Bible…in the car, while I’m doing laundry, etc.

For those of you who are reading the Bible in a year with the app READ SCRIPTURE…let’s agree that it’s a hefty amount of reading every day:)

Hope these little doodles help you remember this section of scripture!

xo,

 

Genesis / Pharaoh’s Dreams

Genesis / Pharaoh’s Dreams

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Genesis

Genesis

Good day! For those of you who have not read about my “Read the Bible in a Year” project, I will continue to post the details for those who have “stepped into” my blog for the first time:) My church is using the app READ […]

“Year of the Word” Reading the Bible in one year

“Year of the Word” Reading the Bible in one year

Still in Genesis…

Today’s section was Genesis 32-34, but I peeked ahead and watched the awesome “overview video” on day 11.

We are using the app READ SCRIPTURE. It comes with great tools and videos that introduce each book as you go. You can find it HERE

I created this doodle after watching the video.

Even God’s chosen few made BIG mistakes. We are in good company. God’s plan will never be stopped by our failings. Thank you Jesus…for an indescribable love.


Xo,

Genesis 18

Genesis 18

Hello! As I mentioned yesterday, my home church body has committed to read through the Bible in one year. I also confessed that the Lord has been stirring my heart to set aside some of the time I spend creating blog material to spend time […]

Year of the Word

Year of the Word

Hello! I’ve missed you:) I haven’t posted in quite awhile…for many reasons really…but the primary reason is… The Lord has been prompting me to step away from too much “alone time” and back into more intentional discipling. I’m not sure if it is His Will […]

Good Dirt

Good Dirt

Hello!

This post comes to you from the pages of PROVEN, a study by Jennie Allen. It is our women’s bible study focus this fall, and a GREAT introduction to our Spring Women’s Conference KEYNOTE speaker Jennie Allen:)

I can never share enough about the life that is extended through the Body of Christ. If you are not in a Christian Women’s study group I urge you to look for one! If we do not operate and function the way God designed, we will fall away. He created us to FIRST need (love) HIM, and second…to need (love) one another. Women’s Bible study is my lifeline.

The Chapter in our workbook this past week was GRACE: THE END OF SHAME.

I know ALL about shame. I lived with so many lies that I believed defined me, and in the midst of those beliefs made so many bad decisions. Then, coming to the end of my rope, I fell into a great pit. But the Lord was with me all along, and provided a way out. I just had to look up.

He extended the hands of Sisters like you, that led me to the light. The light of His Word, of truth, of love, of restoration and new life.

The Scripture for this week is John 13. I encourage you to read it!

In John 13, starting with verse 6 it says this:
6 When Jesus came to Simon Peter, Peter said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
7 Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.”
8 “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!”
Jesus replied, “Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.

We are ALL Dirty. Yep…even the “BEST” person you can think of.

The great news is…Jesus came to tell us we CANNOT clean ourselves up, and we shouldn’t try.
IF WE TRY, WE ARE GOING TO BE SMELLY.

Ephesians 2:8-9
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Grace is undeserved, unmerited favor from God. There is nothing we can do to EARN grace.

GRACE IS LOVE THAT STOOPS TO RESCUE.

Jesus is clear, if we do not let HIM wash us clean, we DO NOT belong to Him. No soap, no Jesus.

Why is it so hard for us to admit that we need washed? We try to fool God, others and even ourselves into believing we are good and “right.”  If I get enough “likes” I’m in…”accepted” …loved?

The longer we stay in the dark hiding, the bigger the lies get that we believe about ourselves!

When we bring the lies we believe and our sin out into the light, God reveals to us what they really are…He forgives us, shows us a new way, and makes us “right” with Him. (Forgiven, accepted, redeemed, healed, loved, and Holy)

This process of “washing” must happen every day, all day long. I don’t know about you, but as soon as I admit one sin and ask for forgiveness, I’m doing the next.

I dear friend of mine has recently written a book entitled “New Reality (Extraordinary Living In Ordinary Life)” (by Lisa Young)

In it she says this:

”The Spirit’s testimony within our spirit will tell us when we have transgressed. (Sinned) We must step quickly into repentance (with our confession to the Lord-bringing it to THE light) when the Holy Spirit convicts, lest our flesh and the enemy rise to condemn.”

When we go unchecked, the enemy slips in and the lies we believe fester and grow leaving us feeling  “dirty” and shameful.

Lisa goes on to say:

When God is able to interact with us on a personal level, we are consumed by love and forgiveness, so that when our flesh rises (our human mind and tendencies)or the enemy attacks, we (can) dismiss the lies and remain unharmed in our soul. Our heart remains free.”

IF WE DON’T EXPERIENCE HIS FORGIVENESS AND HIS GRACE ON A REGULAR BASIS, THEN HOW COULD WE GIVE THIS AWAY TO ANYONE ELSE?

Not only will we suffer in the dark, but we will bring others with us. If we remain in this place of shame, we reject what Christ has done on our behalf. When you come out into the light, sharing your struggles, your disbelief, your sin with God and in part, with others, you will find that

YOUR GOD SAYS YOU ARE GOOD AND YOU ARE WORTH DYING FOR.

That old DIRT can be used for something good…something NEW!

NEW LIFE CAN SPRING UP FROM YOUR DIRT IF YOU LET THE GARDNER TEND TO YOU.

Get in community. Share your heart in transparency with at least one person who is faithful and seeking God.  Talk with one another, encourage one another, pray for one another and be in communication with your FATHER every day…all day:)

Bring your DIRT to the MASTER GARDNER and see what amazing beauty He grow in YOU!

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE COLORING PAGE:)

Instead of trying to get the “DIRT” on someone else, lets change our focus to using our OWN DIRT to grow something new, through the love and the power of the Cross!

Love to you,

 

Meeting Place

Meeting Place

Hello! I am coming to you from the pages of PROVEN a study by Jennie Allen. Much of my posting over the next 7 weeks will be linked to this Bible Study, so grab a book and join me! At my church we have an […]


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