Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A HEART THAT RECEIVES {ILLUSTRATED FAITH}

God created you on purpose for a purpose. No one, not a single person on this earth, was created by accident or for no reason at all. God has a purpose. He has a plan and a path that is just for you. No one else can walk the path He has for you, and you cannot walk anyone else's path.

I love these truths. I love knowing that God created me on purpose and for a purpose. And I love knowing that He has something for me. The trick comes with actually receiving what He has. You see, if your husband walks in the door with a dozen red roses and box of chocolates, are you going to tell him, "No thanks"? Of course not! It's a beautiful gift that is intended for you. You'd be foolish to not accept it. The same is with God. He has something for each of us, but we have to learn to accept His gift.

Sometimes accepting His gift and His plan means we need to do something, like move our feet or step out in faith or trust in Him. Often we ask God to direct our steps, yet we don't want to move our feet in order to have our steps directed. And often we ask God to bless us, yet our hands are clinched into fists not ready to accept His blessing.

Friends, it's time we believe that God has a plan and purpose and it's time we open our hearts and hands to what that plan and purpose is. We can't receive His gifts until we receive His plan and purpose.

The brand new Illustrated Faith kit by Dayspring is all about having a heart that receives. I know I say I love each kit that comes my way, but I just have to say, this kit is probably my favorite. The pink and purple on this kit is so pretty and the design reminds me of springtime. The verse on the bag is one of my favorite verses and from one of my favorite Bible stores, "You were born for such a time as this." (Esther 4:14) I am in love with everything about this kit!


The Heart that Receives kit includes:
1 plastic pouch
1 devotional booklet
1 clear stamp collection
1 roll of washi tape
1 sheet of cut-out paper pieces
2 cardstock sticker sheets
3 tip-ins
1 magnet
1 thank you card from Shanna



I love the stamps in the kit. There are flowers, borders, a large arrow and words like wait on Him, strong and courageous, and more. The washi is such a pretty color of blue with pink flowers and the words strong and courageous.



The cardstock stickers are also really cute. They colors are very pretty and there are stickers that say receive, yes Lord and more. There are also alphabet stickers. Then we have the cut outs which are the same springtime colors with words like breath deep, hope and more.



Last we have the tip ins. These are very pretty with verses that make it great for Scripture memory. Tip ins can be used with glue or tape to add a pop to the margin of your Bible, but they also make great book markers.



The author of this month's devotional is Kim Marquette. Kim writes devotions of people in the Bible who had to learn to receive the gifts and plans from God. Stories like Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Esther, David, Job, Daniel, Nehemiah, Mary, John, Peter, and Jesus. Each page has Scripture verses to read, a devotion from Kim and questions to help you dig deeper. There is also space to utilize your Bible journaling supplies.

This kit is stunning and I am having so much fun with it. To pick up your Heart That Receives kit, click on the image below:










Tuesday, March 21, 2017

THINGS ABOVE {DAYSPRING SALE}

There is so much negativity and evil in this world. Everywhere we go and everywhere we look, there is something. Something trying to fill our hearts and minds with junk. But we need to fill our hearts and minds with things from above.

Think about the things of heaven,
not things of the earth.
Colossians 3:2

One thing that helps my family keep our hearts and minds on things of God, not things of this world, is to fill our home with Scripture and reminders of our Father. Every room in our home has Scripture posted. It's a great way to keep the Word constantly in our view and it's a great reminder of the Word as we walk from room to room.

I love DaySpring for just this. They have beautiful home decor that has Scripture or spiritual reminders that are perfect for your every day. Today DaySpring is having an incredible spring sale with over 40 items at up to 65% off!

Check out a few of my favorite pieces:

Grace for Today Teapot from the Daily Grace line, This teapot is super cute! It has a little chalkboard banner where you can write what your teapot holds or your favorite Scripture. The teapot holds 32 ounces and is dishwasher and microwave safe. Right now it is only $12.



A Grateful Life Is Blessed - Cake Pedestal, also from the Daily Grace line. This cake pedestal is great for a cake, brownies, scones, or even fruit. It says, "a grateful life is blessed." On sale right now for $16, this is a great deal.



The Grateful For All God Gives Platter, also from the Daily Grace line, is a favorite of my daughter's. She loves to bake cookies and this platter holds all her cookies, but it is also a great serving platter or dinner platter. It says, "grateful for all God gives." Right now this 16" platter is only $15.



Also in the Daily Grace line you will find dishes, serving bowls and more.

This spring sale is a great time to add to your home decor or stock up on gifts. There is something everyone will love. To shop this fabulous sale just click the image below.









Monday, March 20, 2017

Springtime Blessings

Today at Woman to Woman we are talking about trusting God with transformation. To join us, click HERE.

#eucharisteo, #joydare, #thanksgiving, #thankfulness, #1000gifts,

Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...


2170. Warmer weather and sunshine.


2171. Bible journaling with the ladies at church.


2172. Spring!


2173. Spring break and letting the kids sleep in after a very full weekend.


2174. Seeing my son read his Bible every night.


Share something you are praising God. I would love to rejoice with you.







Thursday, March 16, 2017

MORE CHILDREN'S BIBLES YOUR CHILD WILL LOVE

Yesterday I shared the Jesus Calling Bible for Children. Today I want to share two more Bibles that your kids will love.

The Investigator's Holy Bible is a fun Bible that uses a detective theme. This NIV Bible explains Biblical text for children ages 6–10 using easy to understand, honest language. It also has many features that explain the essentials of each book and challenging concepts. Like invited the children to investigate with these features:

Evidence—Bible book introductions answer what kind of book it is, who wrote it, what happens, and the “best part”
Breakthrough—answers questions kids might ask, such as “Who were the Philistines?” and “What is The Spirit of God?”
Scene—includes descriptions highlighting geographical information pertinent to a verse
Witness—explains the meaning and history behind Biblical names
Detective—quizzes students on what they have learned
Case Closed—explores how the events of a particular book of the Bible relate to children as individuals


The Plans I Have for You NIV Bible will inspire children to dream about their future and to trust that God has great plans for each and every one of us. There are 50 God’s Big Plans pages that tell how God had big plans for individuals in the Bible and His people as a whole, for example, Moses, Noah, Jonah, Esther, and YOU! Then we have 25 Promise Prayers pages that focus on children asking God to help them fulfill His plans for them. We also have 100 highlighted verses, including God’s promises as well as hopeful and uplifting verses.

My favorite thing about this Bible is the matching devotional and journal. This 3 piece set is sure to encourage your child to study God's Word.



Both the Investigator's Holy Bible and The Plans I Have for You NIV Bible are great Bibles your child will love. Easter is right around the corner and a Bible all their own is the perfect Easter gift!








Wednesday, March 15, 2017

JESUS CALLING BIBLE FOR CHILDREN {GIVEAWAY}

My husband has gotten into a dirty little habit. A habit that costs quite a pretty penny for us. And I am so proud of him for it!

What's the habit you ask? Giving his Bible away. Over the past several years he has given away at least 6 of his own personal Bibles. Why would he do that you ask? Because we firmly believe that every person, no matter how young or old, deserves and needs their own Bible. So when my Jeremy hears of someone who doesn't have a Bible, he hands his right over.

This is why I love sharing Bibles with you. And today I have a wonderful children's Bible that your little ones will love. It's the new Jesus Calling Bible for Children. This Bible has beautiful pictures your child will love looking at as well as Sarah Young's Jesus Calling devotions we all love.


Jesus Calling Bible for Children has 160 devotions from the Jesus Calling children’s devotional. The two-color Bible text and devotional content are complemented by 96 colorful Bible story pages, takeaway applications, 365 highlighted key memory verses, prayers, and kid-friendly applications. This is a great Bible for your child and for family devotions.


To enter to win Jesus Calling Bible for Children, complete each task in the rafflecopter below.