October is domestic violence awareness month. I never thought I would be writing about this important topic. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago, when a very close family member of mine was physically abused that I realized domestic violence is not just an isolated instance, but a growing problem in today’s society, all over the world. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. There are spouses, siblings, elders, and children, suffering at the hands of abusers right now.
I can’t believe how far into the fall season we are already! I love decorating the house this time of year. My blog today features a few low-priced, quick, and easy projects you can create to show the true spirit of autumn! I shopped Michael’s clearance section to make these crafts for less than ten dollars. I also found these supplies at my local dollar stores.
Humans are like flowers. We need food and water in order to grow successfully, as well as, positive light in our lives, just like a flower needs the sun. When we are nurtured daily we are blooming, bold, and beautiful.
It sounds easy, right? Life is wonderful and can be a delightful experience, but unfortunately, often times we are in a drought, struggling to survive. Ultimately, how do we deal with the daily stress of our every day lives? Balance and consistency is the key.
Autumn is my favorite time of year. I particularly love it for many reasons; the crisp weather, cool colors, halloween, my hearing being restored after losing it, and I met my husband.
Today, I’m reminancing the day I fell in love with Justin, my husband. I had signed up for online dating a year before, using both Match and eHarmony. I met a handful of unusual men. None of them were right for me. Mostly, not mature enough or had the wrong intentions.
The Park Bench
I’m giving away a prize pack including a few of my favorite products; Tombow Dual Brush Pen and my essential writing pens, B2P fine point made from recycled bottles. Worth over $30! Read below to find out how you can win.
Begins: Friday, September 22 at 12 AM
Ends: Thursday, September 28 at 11:59 PM
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What is bible journaling?
Bible journaling is a fun and effective way to study scripture, grow in faith, and create art, all at the same time. It’s the best of both worlds! There are all sorts of materials available to begin your creative worship, such as, pens and paint to stickers and decorative tape. You don’t need artistic talent to bible journal. There is no right or wrong way. More importantly, you are spending time with God.
Where to begin?
Decide what you want to journal in. Many are choosing to make art inside bibles. There are few companies that sell bibles for this purpose, called journaling bibles. These bibles usually have wider margins to make room for images and drawings. The pages might be a little thicker. However, others are uncomfortable with marking and covering up scriptures in the bible. For this reason, you can choose to use an ordinary spiral notebook, composition book, leather bound journal, or sketchbook.
Last weekend I was invited to my friend, Abby’s bridal shower. We’ve been friends since middle school. We met in sixth grade homeroom. I was struggling to make new friends and too shy to speak with anyone. I passed her a note and asked if she was interested in getting to know one another. Since then, she attended all of my birthday parties and I’ve also worshiped with her at her church a few times in the past. She moved to Iowa after high school graduation and we lost touch for a little while, but recently rekindled our friendship.