THINK Before You Speak

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During our latest family vacation, I gave a devotional using the acronym T.H.I.N.K. I was addressing six of the young cousins but I said that as adults, we also need to take to heart this lesson. We found ourselves revisiting and reiterating this lesson over the next week. πŸ™‚ Reminders are a good thing. I used the verse from James 1:19. Think before you speak.

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Bless Your Children

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These are some suggestions from our senior pastor on how to bless our children and pray over them. My husband and I pray with our boys at bedtime and sometimes we bless them as we feel led. At our annual retreat, we talk about the different areas we’d like to see the Lord develop in our boys lives. How do you bless your children?

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This first post is from #shereadstruth and a quote from John MacArthur. Father, forgive me.Β  I have a place in this story, in The Story.

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This second post is from the inspirational words of Bob Goff, author of the best selling book, Love Does. I follow him on Instagram and his words are profound and thought provoking.

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This last post was created while dying eggs with my boys. I so love this tradition. It allows us to stop, sit down and have a conversation about the events surrounding Easter and the message of hope that it brings. I got this idea from an IG friend @bckueser. I love how some of the colors blended together and created new colors.

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He Cares.

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The inspiration for this post was taken from Psalm 91:2 “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” God cares for us unconditionally, whether we want Him to our not. The greatest proof of His love came in the form of His son Jesus, His death on the cross and His resurrection. That says He cares.

Materials used: Heidi Swapp mist, Kelly Purkey Yes template, stickers from Studio Calico and October Afternoon, washi tape and Caran d’Ache Neocolor II water color crayons. The devotion I used was Hope For Each Day, by the Reverend Billy Graham.

Infinite Goodness

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This inspiration comes from Isaiah 55:1, “Come everyone who thirsts…”
Jesus’ invitation is for everyone and anyone to come to Him.

I used Artist Loft water colors from Michaels, the fox stamp and the new days of the week stamp are by Studio Calico, wonderful sticker is by October Afternoon, and my favorite American Crafts Precision Pen .03.

Near the Cross

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This is not a typical journaling bible post for me. I was encouraged by Shanna Noel’s videos on Illustrated Faith and took a step out of my comfort zone. I even knew I wouldn’t have enough “E”‘s to spell out the title but I was going to be ok with that.

I used a March post from She Reads Truth that really spoke to me. As we near Easter, I find myself reflecting on the awesomeness of the Cross and all that was given to us there. I need this daily reminder of His grace and mercy.

Supplies used: Liquitex Heavy Body Bright Aqua Green, Mister Huey’s Custard Color Mists, circles template by Studio Calico, Kelly Purkey white stickers, Glitzt Design plus sign roller stamp.

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I enjoy the simpleness of #shereadstruth. Their daily devotions are encouraging and challenging, geared for women from all walks of life. You can find them at shereadstruth.com and they have an app.

I used Neocolor ll (Swiss Brand) for the water coloring and letters and stamps are from Studio Calico kits.

Seek to be like Him. Everyday.