Personal Blog

Love is a Verb

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is the perfect day to ask yourself, what is my definition of love? If you asked me this eight years ago when I first fell in love my answer would have been different than my answer today, however I have learned many lessons the past eight years. I’ve learned communication is key in any relationship, as well as, quality time, and making your spouse a top priority. Romantic relationships and marriages are not the product of each of you giving fifty percent. Both parties must give one hundred percent. Most importantly, love is a physical task, not a simple emotion.

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Love is a verb, not a noun

My blog today is written by Jeremy and Audrey Roloff from Beating 50 Percent. Take a look at their thoughts revolving around the biblical meaning of love. I couldn’t agree more!

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Books

Choosing Your Devotional

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means its time to shop for a brand new, freshly printed, unmarked devotional. How exciting!

There are too many different devotionals on the market. How do you pick one? It depends on what you’re looking for. What are your specific needs? I’ve listed a few things  to search for when shopping for the perfect devotional.

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Crafts

Faith Planner 2018

We could all use a bit more structure in our lives. One of my words for this year is structure. I’m determined to live better and think better with the help of a daily planner. I’m actually surprised I haven’t used one in the past. I’ve always been such an organizer!

I recently discovered a fun, new way to keep track of daily living. Instead of writing boring tasks in a boring weekly planner, why not make it enjoyable? There are planners available today in all different brand names, colors, designs, and sizes. I’m positive you’ll be able to find one to fit your specific needs. Now, the fun part! Shop your local craft stores where you can find oodles of stickers and stamps created especially for planners.

This is the first year I’ve ever used a planner. I really don’t have a super busy life, but I do have a lot of medical needs that need to be remembered, and honestly I sometimes forget. From RX refills, to monthly lab work, to mail-ordering medical supplies, and tons of appointments to schedule and remember. At the end of the day I have no idea how I do it all.

So, which planner have I chosen? My planner is actually only available from Faithbox, a monthly subscription service. When I opened my December box, I planned on giving the planner away at first glance, but then I realized it was a sign. I was the one who really needed it! I added some personality to my planner by applying a matching gold sticker and feather tassel charm.

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Bible Journaling; Creating with Christ

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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.

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