did you know that today is family day? it really is and this morning as i was pondering my blessings ... my family is at the top of the list! ⠀
TRUE STORY ➡️ when i met steve, i thought he would be "safe" just to hang out with and have fun because he was nothing that i had on my long list of requirements for a husband. however, i know steve was God's plan for me and what a HUGE blessing for me to accept that and allow everything to unfold. fast forward 20 years and we have been able to work side by side together and i love him so much more today that i ever thought possible. he is my best friend and we love this journey together with God as our priority!⠀
ok so back to family ... i am super blessed that i have been given not only the most amazing man but also 4 beautiful kids. i actually do not know how i deserved to be their mother and i take that responsibility so very serious. it isn't easy but i am grateful and know i can always ask God for help. i know God has sent these children to us to teach not only the important things in this life but more than anything to teach them to know and love God. ⠀
i spent a few extra minutes this morning writing steve and all 4 kids a note reminding them how much i love them and how much God loves them and to be patient with me as i am trying everyday to be the best me i can be.⠀
p.s. and this post also reminds me we so need a new professional family picture.
Most people know the joy of the Lord is their strength, but did you know quietness and confidence is your strength too?!! How do you gain quietness and confidence in such a tumultuous culture? This is a picture of TRUST. No matter if your life is full of adversity and affliction, if you TRUST GOD, you will know which way to go. He will guide you through it to the other side of your trial. Are you confused about the direction you should take? Quiet your heart and listen. You will hear His guidance.
Isaiah 30:15, 18-21
“ For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:
“In returning and rest you shall be saved;
In QUIETNESS AND CONFIDENCE SHALL BE YOUR STENGTH…
Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
Blessed are all those who wait for Him….
You shall weep no more.
He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry;
When He hears it, HE WILL ANSWER YOU.
And though the Lord gives you
The bread of adversity and the water of affliction…
YOUR EARS SHALL HEAR A WORD BEHIND YOU, saying,
“THIS IS THE WAY, WALK YE IN IT,”
Whenever you turn to the right hand
Or whenever you turn to the left.”
#isaiah 42:13 The Lord goes out like a mighty man, a warrior; like a man of war He stirs His zeal. He shouts out; He raises a war cry. He will prevail against His enemies! He shows Himself mighty against His foes!
Got my washi tape under control and made a pretty page to remember Phil 2:13. There are lots of ways to add color to a Bible Page. Come join us in October to experiment, play, and begin. Intro to Bible Art Journaling class visit link in profile.
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Isaiah 45:7 God created everything and in that he created prosperity and also disasters.
How often I ask God why?! I only want the good stuff, none of the bad stuff! But through the disasters I learn and grow from them.
Yes they bring me down but God brings me up. He carried me through whatever the situation was and I am made stronger for it. I learned that I can rely on Him because there is no one else I can rely on.
Yes I still only want the good stuff but I know to expect the bad stuff especially when things are starting to get better and comfortable again. He will carry me through it. He is able.
If you are often in the car or don't like reading I would suggest you run to your local @kmart and get this audio Bible. I don't know when the sale ends but it's a total steal at $7. On the tag it says regular price is $20 but on the back of the box it's $124.99!
I decided to add this to my arsenal of Bible resources. Out of the box, the 78 discs come in a leather bound case. There is also a bonus DVD and you can access bonus materials online.
Nicht meien schönste gejournalze Seite, dafür um so wichtiger ist dieser Version in Offenbarung 22 Vers 13: Jesus sagt, "Ich bin das A und O, der Anfang und das Ende. Der erste und letzte."
This week in #scripturewriting ... My #succulents kit from @apileofashes was the perfect size for the boxes in this #planner ! Because of this cute set, I was able to spend more time on my lettering than the drawing/painting... Thanks to @elli.s_heart, @maker_mom and @legacyoflove_creations, I have great #lettering inspiration! Get the same succulent kit for only $1.50 or a larger succulent kit for $8. Be sure to use my code for a discount off a $10 purchase: LAQUISHA20. (Link in bio) 🌱 #confidentcanvas
Ephesians 2:8-9 Grace is a gift from God. We don't deserve the blessings he gives us because we are sinners. We are saved because he chooses to give it to us freely.
What things do you boast about that you are blessed with because YOU worked for it? A raise, your job, your family, your health or maybe your house? Are you giving thanks to God? Are you giving him the glory? Are you living your life worthy to be called his child, one who is saved?
Today I honor a wonderful mother-in-law on her birthday! I chose to journal Naomi--she must have truly been a godly witness for Ruth to cling to her even after her husband died. Ruth chose to follow Naomi's path in footsteps and faith. I pray I will be such a wise and supportive mother-in-law, much like my own is to me! The @creativeretreat September #faithartbox served perfectly for this entry!
Isaiah 40:28-29 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
There is no match for who God is and what he can do. Put your hope in him and he will give you strength.
as i am thinking on this first day of 🍁 fall 🍂 this verse comes to my mind. ⠀
we all are in various seasons in life and as we change from one season to the next it can sometimes be hard. i have always been under the belief if i don't like something to just endure as it will change in time. so true! ⠀
BUT today, i love the season i am in and i want to stay right here and enjoy this season for as long as i possibly can. but i know that change always brings new circumstances, obligations, responsibilities and growth.⠀
happy first day of fall 🍁