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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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! That last little “bundle” is my brand new grandson…Charlie:) Poopah and Mimi have the other […]

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 […]

Page Design 1

Page Design 1

Hello!

Those of you sweet friends who are following my blog, know that I have been posting about the “classroom happenings” as I teach a Bible Journaling class using the READ SCRIPTURE APP.  (As we read through the Bible in 1 year)

This week, I touched upon the idea of using shapes and lines to create lettering structure, and inluded a handout with some very basic (certainly not complete) guidelines for overall page design.

 

Below are the PDFs. Hope these are a help to you as well!!!

Lettering Design Structure / Sue Carroll/ Grey for practice <———click on title for pdf (pictured center above)

Lettering Design Structure / Sue Carroll/ open for fill 

Click above for pdf (pictured bottom right)

Layout design Tips/ typed pdf/ Sue Carroll <———-Typed guidelines for layout design

Blessings,

 

 

Leviticus

Leviticus

Well, here we are…in Leviticus! Oh, my…so much to take in! Very thankful for the great folks at READ SCRIPTURE APP for illustrating and simplifying our reading! Broken down it looks like this…. Click on the image above for the pdf 🙂 Hope this is […]

Free “Journaling in the Margin” printable:)

Free “Journaling in the Margin” printable:)

Happy Thursday! I’m so blessed by all you readers and fellow Sisters seeking the Lord through creative journaling! I’m so “drawn” to these verses from Colossians (3:15-17) A sweet friend shared this passage with our Bible Study Leadership team recently as an encouragement for us […]

Crazy for Procreate:)

Crazy for Procreate:)

Hello everyone:)

I am going to be posting a bit less over the next month due to an exiting project I’m working on! Hope to tell you all about it sometime next month!

Some of you out there are familiar with procreate…and iPad app for drawing. It has been invaluable to me, especially when creating Doodle 101’s!  Easier to create, easier on the eyes:)

I took some time this morning to experiment with a few new brush tools.

It’s amazing how my iPad Pro + Apple Pencil + procreate can create the look and feel of “mixed media!”

Here’s a link to the brushes:)

Hope you find the process interesting to watch!

 

Blessings!

 

 

Creating:)

Creating:)

What a good Father we have. He never withholds. He graciously and generously shares the miraculous with us. Made in His image, He allows us to join in the process of creating…experiencing the joy of seeing love brought to “life.” Happy Weekend to you Sisters! […]

“Look to the ROCK from which you were cut” -Isaiah

“Look to the ROCK from which you were cut” -Isaiah

Hi sweet Sisters! Do you ever get to the end of a great book and wish it would last longer? This is how I feel about Beth Guckenberger’s latest book START WITH AMEN.  In Chapter 12 (the last chapter 😩), Beth writes this: “I believe […]

Obedience, it’s not a four letter word:)

Obedience, it’s not a four letter word:)

I think we hear the word obedience as a “four letter word.”

Why? Because we don’t like to be told what to do! And…we have our OWN agenda.

“I want what I want and I want it NOW!” -Veruca Salt

Speaking of not wanting to be told what to do.,..

When my kids were in Jr. High/High School, my husband and I would lay on our bed and call out…”Malcom In The Middle’s on!”  And all 4 kids would pile on the bed and we’d watch and laugh together.

The show was quirky and funny, and completely rebellious…it was EVERYTHING “The Waltons” was NOT:) Though, the heart of the show was all about love and acceptance.

The title song from “Malcom in the Middle” always rang so true for me, and caused me to pause every time I heard it…laughing, with an edge of  embarrassement because the lyrics were all too familiar.

“You’re not the boss of me now and you’re not so big…life is unfair.”

I think this message plays over and over in our heads. It is the same message that tripped up lucifer.

Within the theme of “it’s all about me” so, “your’e not the boss of me” a distorted view of obedience immerges. Oswald Chamber’s helps to put this into perspective. Below is from His devotional “My Utmost For His Highest.”

(Love Oswald…love this title…MY UTMOST… for HIS Highest)

You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.                        —John 13:13
Our Lord never insists on having authority over us. He never says, “You will submit to me.” No, He leaves us perfectly free to choose— so free, in fact, that we can spit in His face or we can put Him to death, as others have done; and yet He will never say a word. But once His life has been created in me through His redemption, I instantly recognize His right to absolute authority over me. It is a complete and effective domination, in which I acknowledge that “You are worthy, O Lord…” (Revelation 4:11). It is simply the unworthiness within me that refuses to bow down or to submit to one who is worthy. When I meet someone who is more holy than myself, and I don’t recognize his worthiness, nor obey his instructions for me, it is a sign of my own unworthiness being revealed. God teaches us by using these people who are a little better than we are; not better intellectually, but more holy. And He continues to do so until we willingly submit. Then the whole attitude of our life is one of obedience to Him.

If our Lord insisted on our obedience, He would simply become a taskmaster and cease to have any real authority. He never insists on obedience, but when we truly see Him we will instantly obey Him. Then He is easily Lord of our life, and we live in adoration of Him from morning till night. The level of my growth in grace is revealed by the way I look at obedience. We should have a much higher view of the word obedience, rescuing it from the mire of the world. Obedience is only possible between people who are equals in their relationship to each other; like the relationship between father and son, not that between master and servant. Jesus showed this relationship by saying, “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30). “…though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered” (Hebrews 5:8). The Son was obedient as our Redeemer, because He was the Son, not in order to become God’s Son.

As we develop a closer relationship with our Lord, we begin to understand His character…that He is trustworthy, faithful, just, and loving. That He acts out of love for us…providing what we need as He guides us and grows us to be more like Him.

My Daddy…I want to be just like Him when I grow up:)

When you experience that kind of love and care, it is a natural response to want to please…to be…obedient…it doesn’t “feel” like a four letter word anymore.

Because our Good Father has only Good Gifts for us, He actually BLESSES us in our obedience. We are rewarded for it with everything we desire…love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. His desires, become our desires. We are one. His heart becomes our heart,  AND if we are one, then obedience is not coming from the place of being a “servant” to our Father, but as a true “son.” (Daughter)

Our Father meets us in our obedience & following His “rules” gives us everything we’ve been searching for…what?! That’s not the message the world teaches us, is it?!

Be your own boss, don’t let anyone else tell you what to do, do what you want,..whatever feels good. If you’ve walked that path, you know where it leads…NOWHERE…or even further…it leads us to destruction.

Let’s rescue obedience from the mire of the world!”

 

 

I love you Malcom, Hal, Lois, Dewey, Reese and Francis, but…

“Jesus is the boss of me NOW,  and He IS SO BIG.”

And when He is the Boss…ALL things work for my good ❤️ It’s a promise from the PROMISE KEEPER.

Trying to rest in that today.

Bless you!

 

 

What if EVERY city gave Jesus it’s keys?!!

What if EVERY city gave Jesus it’s keys?!!

Wow. God is mighty and just and He is faithful to bless obedience. He moves MOUNTAINS through it…He restores people, and churches, and cities! God WILL and DOES great things with the few and the weak.  It is when He moves in the most unlikely […]


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