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Consider it Pure Joy Bible Journaling

With all the new interest in Bible Journaling I’ve had lots of questions and I thought I would share a little more with you on what I’m doing in my Jornaling Bible… and I have a FREE gift for you today!

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At church our pastor has kicked off the New Year with a new sermon series called “1UP”.  It asks us these questions…

• What if life was like a video game?
• As we make resolutions to better ourselves emotionally, physically, and spiritually, what if we could hit the restart button and have a do-over when we mess up?
• What if we had a hero who could give us the life we long to have? Continue reading

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market

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We are so excited  and honored to be featured on the Not Your Mama’s Craft Market today!
NYMCM is having the “Holiday” market in the beautiful Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Short North downtown Columbus tomorrow night! What is better than shopping handmade on a Friday evening and than taking a few steps out the door to tons of restaurants, shop and entertainment!  Not only is the location amazing but also the venue itself offers more opportunities for entertainment and over 75 handmade vendors! Continue reading

Bible Journaling

I’ve always been a note taker. There’s just something about having a pen or pencil in my hand and recording what I hear or experience that just brings things alive for me.  I have notebooks and journals full of hand scribbled notes, ideas, and doodles.  It’s fun to see that a couple of my kids are drawn to the same creative process and desire.

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Although I’ve always taken notes during church sermons and Bible studies but I’ve not really journaled onto the pages of my Bible other than the typical underlining and a few quick notes in the margin.  I had always saved my thoughts for recording in a separate notebook or journal.  But thanks to fellow artist Stephanie Ackerman I’ve been introduced to a whole new world of actually doing creative journaling IN my Bible.  My favorite new group on Facebook is the Journaling Bible Community organized by artist Shanna Noel.  It has changed the way I come to God’s Word each day. Continue reading

GET AWAY THIS WEEKEND!!!

HELLO Stampers and Crafters!!! I HAVE A PLEA… and need help filling up spots…

My Fall STAMP CAMP Retreat Weekend is ONLY DAYS AWAY! I can’t wait to have a weekend away creating!

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You’re Made for God-Sized Dreams

Have you ever had a dream or desire that started as a quiet whisper in your heart?

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For me it was a whisper that started out so subtle that for days, weeks or maybe even years it was drowned out or pushed aside as I moved through life’s daily tasks.

I even began to wonderful if I ever heard anything at all.

A few years ago I found myself going through life unable to see clearly.  I was blindly operating on “auto-pilot”.  When asked how I was doing I would even catch myself saying, “I’m surviving” or “Just trying to get through this day”.  I had gotten trapped behind negative self talk and even started to believe this was as good as it was gonna get.  Have you ever found yourself there? Continue reading