Sunday, November 23, 2014

Free Printable 2015 Scripture Art Calendar for you!

I have been working hard on a little something special just for you,
as a way to say thank you for signing up for my email updates.

{Thank you!}

The 2015 scripture art calendar is finished and ready for you to print!
Print one for yourself and lots more for gifts this Christmas.
Quick, easy, inexpensive & oh. so. cute.


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in order to receive a link to print out as many scripture art 
calendars as your little heart desires.




I'll be sharing some fun, easy ways to

package the calendar on the blog this week.



I also created a big (8.5 x 11) wall art calendar
professionally printed on thick glossy paper with squares 
available here in the shop. I only ordered 20 this year, 
so order now if you'd like one!




If you like the 2015 calendar, will you please share this on

facebook, instagram, twitter, or whatever you like to do?

Thank you, thank you x 100!



***I worked really hard on this. Use it as many times as you would like, for personal use only.

***I would love for you to share this with anyone you like (or don't like),
on or offline, just please give me credit and link to my blog.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Logos365: What's Your Word (Already?)

It's that time again. 2015 will be here before we blink. 
I've been thinking about a verse to choose for next year and 
I wanted to give you a head's up to start thinking about it, too. 

The one little word project is near and dear to my heart. 
I don't know why I get so excited about this every year, but I think it has something to do 
with new beginnings, a fresh start, and the possibilities that come along with it. 
I get a whole new year. 

I started here with the word acceptance in 2010. (What???)







I couldn't narrow it down to just one word in 2012



And then, in 2013, I chose 2 words from Luke 11:8:

I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the
 bread because of friendship, yet because of your 
shameless audacity 
he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.

I wrote about the impact this verse had on me here and here.



I have come that they may have life 
and have it more abundantly.


And know I'm thinking and praying about 2015, 
but I think I already know what it is.

So I just started thinking about my new verse and  I got an email 
from Shonna about logos365 and I knew I was in.
This is a chance for me to take my verse for the year
and actually do something with it. Use it to guide me and focus me.
It also provides a forum for us to share our words or verses and come 
back to them and learn from each other how God is working 
out our verses in our lives, and making them come alive in our hearts. 
Love. this. idea. Thank you, Shonna.
I'd love for you to join me.


Here's a little more information about logos365: 

What do you do with your logos365?  

You live with it, you invite it into your life, and you let it speak to you. You follow where it leads you.  Your logos365™ is not some promise you will keep for the rest of the year to be better. The intent of your word is that it will become a part of your for the rest of your life.  Your word builds upon each other each year, and springs forth from the places you feel you left off from your previous word.  Each word you choose builds upon each other as God’s heart becomes embedded in your character. So, the question is

 Where does God want you to go this year?

Who do you want to become in might of who God has called you to be?

Remember there is no right or wrong choice. 
Words like abide, abundance, obey, expect, prayer, surrender, 
delight, submit and listen can be a very powerful experience as you allow 
God to guide you in your word.  

To make logos365™ real and relevant, consider keeping a logos365™ journal. Keeping a journal throughout the year is crucial to making this word project not just a new year’s resolution, but a change in your walk- a transformation!  If you are participating in the Take Me Deeper, then you can incorporate your logos365™ into your journal.   If you are not participating in the take me deeper process here are some logos365™ suggestions:

1. Journaling
There are many kinds of journaling you can do. Pick one that works for you.
·       Open a word document on your computer that you write in each day
·       Get a spiral notebook, that you use to journal this process
·       Buy a blank page journal where you can do some doodling, drawing, and pasting pictures, etc
·       Create an art journal where you can write and play (can use your Take Me Deeper journal)
·       Create a weekly, monthly or quarterly post on your blog or at His Kingdom Come about your logos365™ journey.

2. Accountability
Share your logos365™ with a small group of friends.  If you don’t have a  small group, we invite you to share at His Kingdom come. Share your word and stay accountable with the online group throughout the year.   Find an accountability partner either in person or on HKC. This would be someone that you can share your deepest thoughts with and who will hold you accountable to your own goals and process. 

3. Local small group:  
Schedule specific meeting dates that you can discuss with your small group and your accountability partner during this stepping out in faith.

4. Online group at His Kingdom Come: 
We will spend a few weeks in January seeking our logos365™. There are worksheets available for free to assist you in the process of spending time with God and discovering what logos365™ He provides to you.  Quarterly we will have a weekly discussion about your ongoing progress, and would love to see how your logos365™ has intertwined throughout your life.

5. Create
Make something to keep in your home, at your desk like a canvas, quilt, photo, poem, art journal, wooden word art that will keep your logos365™ in front of you throughout the year. See His Kingdom come for lots of creative examples.

Join us at http://his-kingdom-come.com/ and sign up for the logos365™ group.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

A Thanksgiving Tradition For Your Family with Free Printables


I've always wanted to do this with the boys.
To take a minute each day to record what we are thankful for.
This year, I finally decided to make it happen.

This idea, recording your blessings each day, is not new,
but it is important and powerful.
Such a good way to take a minute to reset our hearts and
 our attitudes before we walk out the door and into our days.
This is as easy as it looks.
I promise.
Materials:

cardstock
printer
twine
clothespins
a pen
{that's it!}

1. Print out the leaves.
Click here to print the leaves.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B190wzmBYn8KU2p5YUZHazN6cG8/view?usp=sharing

2. Write something you are thankful for on a leaf.





3. Hang them up & enjoy!









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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wed.31 Days of Scripture Art Journaling:: Day 31: John 10; Abundant Life

Day 31: Finishing up the cover 




And 2 years later... we are finished!
Here we are at Day 31, friends, and if you are still with me
then you get a medal, or a cookie, or a pony.
Everybody who has hung in with for this long gets a free pony.

We're going to finish up the cover today.
Here we go!

Materials: 
{the same}

paint
paper
brushes
black ink
gesso
Mod Podge

Step 1: Start with your book cover. 
Squirt a little gesso and two different colors on the cover.
Spread the paint around with a dry paper towel.



Make a big white block of white gesso on the top.


Step 2: Cover your cover with 
different sizes of collaged patterned paper.

Start with big pieces and cover the entire page.


Then cut smaller squares to overlap on top.


Step 3: Cut out the letters of your 
verse of contrasting colored paper.

Glue them on the cover with Mod Podge





Step 4: Outline the letters in gesso with your finger.



Step 5: Outline the letters with a 
tiny brush and black ink. 
Add marks (lines, dots, and patterns to fill space in.)


Step 6: Celebrate!

 You have finished your first Scripture Art Journal.
I would LOVE to see what you've done.
Seriously. It would be so encouraging to me.
You inspire me to keep on going
by your willingness to come with me on this journey.

Remember: the victory is in the process, not the product.
There is no prize for perfection,
The prize is for being brave and stepping out of what you know,
into what is uncomfortable and unknown.
The prize is in working out your faith with fear and trembling.
That is where the good stuff is.
That is where we take hold of the life that is life.

And isn't that the essence our faith? 
Really, isn't this what our life in Christ is all about?

It's day 31 but I'm not finished with Scripture Art Journaling.
I feel like I've just begun. I honestly feel like I've just started. Don't you?
I'll share my journals here on the blog on Wednesdays,
and regularly in our Faith Art Journaling Group
 over at His Kingdom Come.
I hope you'll join me.

I'll be Scripture Art Journaling during advent and
I'd love for you to join me there, too.
I'll post more about journaling for advent next Wednesday, November 19.
Until then, keep journaling, and I'd love to give you a great big hug and
a tremendous thank you for making it this far with me!
You have blessed my socks off.


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Say Thank You! Free Thanksgiving Printable Thank You Cards and Bookmarks




Happy November, friends. 
Thanksgiving is coming & it's time to let people in our lives
know how thankful we are for them.
It's a small thing that will make a
BIG difference in someone's day. I promise.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

His Kingdom Come: A New Online Christian Creative Community

 


Today I am celebrating the launch of a brand new online
Christian Creative Community: His Kingdom Come.
I am thrilled to be a part of this team of talented Christian artists
who have come together to launch this exciting new community

I also get to be a moderator for the Faith Art Journaling group.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

31 Days of Scripture Art Journaling:: Day 30: Journaling A Favorite Verse; John 10

 

If you are new to Scripture Art Journaling start here.

Day 30: Journaling a Favorite Verse; John 10

14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me."
John 10:14

 
This is what I love about art journaling.
I've read this chapter so many times and this verse hasn't stood out to me before.
But as I've read and prayed through this chapter, this verse just jumped off the page.