Books

Book of the Month: FERVENT

I purchased this book at least four months ago, but I never took the time to open it and really dive in. After a massive wake up call a few weeks ago, with my life spiraling out of control, I decided it was time to pick it up again, and I’m extremely grateful I did! Wow, Priscilla writes exactly what I’m thinking and precisely what I need to hear. The enemy is against you, and it’s not who you think it is.

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Priscilla Shirer

New York Times bestselling author Priscilla Shirer, widely known for her international speaking, teaching, and writing ministries, brings her new role from the 2015 film War Room into the real lives of today’s women, addressing the topics that affect them most: renewing their passion, refocusing their identity, negotiating family strife, dealing with relentless regrets, navigating impossible schedules, succeeding against temptation, weathering their worst fears, uprooting bitterness, and more. Each chapter exposes the enemy’s cruel, crafty intentions in all kinds of these areas, then equips and encourages you to write out your own personalized prayer strategies on tear-out sheets you can post and pray over yourself and your loved ones on a regular basis.

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Monday Motivations

Happy New Year!

New Years Resolutions

Definition:

  • A promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year.

Everyone dreads the question, “What is your New Years Resolution?” Usually it revolves around a habit you no longer want to associate yourself with, such as, quit smoking and drinking, or discontinuing unhealthy eating and losing weight.

Instead of disassociating ourselves with common resolutions, or in addition to, we should focus more on which areas of our lives we can outwardly improve upon. You get back what you hand out. The reward is much richer when you reap what you sow.

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Giveaways

Journal Kit GIVEAWAY!

***CONTEST CLOSED***

WINNER: Angela Marrero

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.

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Begins: Friday, September 22 at 12 AM

Ends: Thursday, September 28 at 11:59 PM

Prize Package Includes:

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Personal Blog

Throw Back Thursday Journal

Is it real, Am I really twenty-six years old today? I was in high school when I first started consistently writing in a private journal. Sometimes, I wrote two times a day. I stayed awake past 1AM, listening to my computer keyboard tapping along with my thoughts, while everyone in the house was soundly sleeping. I had desires to begin a blog, but my teenage self esteem kept me from pursuing it.

I was at a writers block for my birthday post, and then, I thought of it. I have my grandma to thank, for stepping up the ladder, into her unbearably hot attic, to retrieve my bright green spiral notebook that reads, Life, Hope, and The Long Journey Ahead. These words were taken from one of my favorite novels, A Walk to Remember, by Nicholas Sparks. I paged through entry after entry and finally decided on the perfect post for today. Maybe you’ll find yourself smiling as much as I did.

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Crafts

Pocket Letter Pen Pals

What is a pocket letter?

Pocket Letters are pen pal letters with mini surprises inside. Who doesn’t love surprise mail? The good kind, of course. Pocket Letters are made from a nine sleeve trading card page. Similar to making an ATC, (check out my ATC blog from earlier this month) instead of creating one card, you make nine! There are several different groups online that provide specific themes for making your PL, such as, Disney, summer and holidays. After you’ve designed the front of the page, you fold your written or typed letter and tuck it inside one of the pockets. Fill the remaining pockets with small flat-like goodies, such as, stickers, paper clips, die cut shapes or tea packets. Fold your page and insert inside a standard size ten envelope.

Where do you find pocket letter pals?

Janette, the creator of pocket letters, is the owner of the official pocket letter website. You can join her network for a small fee (including a free 7 day trial) and find a variety of groups that may suit your interests. You can also find and join a PL group on Facebook. I’ve had great success with swap groups on Craftster. There are several rules in place, but only to ensure there are no flakers. I do not recommend searching random people on social media to swap with. There are often no firm agreements associated with personal swaps, which can lead to people backing out or not sending a promised package.

Who created pocket letters?

Janette Lane is the founder of pocket letters(TM). She is a full time craft designer, blogger and online shop owner. You can watch her video tutorials on YouTube. Jeanette also loves planners, journaling and watercolor.

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Janette Lane

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