Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Are you looking for a Mother's Day gift, graduation gift or a just because gift? Maybe you just want to treat yourself to something special? Look no farther! Dayspring has beautiful inspirational mugs to fit everyone's personal taste.

My girls and I love mugs! From my daughter's morning cup of coffee to all 3 of us sipping on tea or hot chocolate throughout the day. My husband always laughs that his girls like hot drinks even in the dead of summer! My son even enjoys using {manly} mugs for water. Mugs have become quite a fixture in our home, and Dayspring mugs are our faves!

This Everything Beautiful Jumbo Mug is one of my favorites. Holding 16 ounces, I love this one for hot chocolate. The front says: Designed to dream...Created to be beautiful. And the back says: He has made everything beautiful in its time.  Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV.

The Lyrics for Life - Blessed Be the Name of the Lord is a gorgeous mug that my girls and I love. One side says: Blessed be the name of the Lord; and the other side: Every blessing You pour out I'll turn back to praise. It holds 12 ounces, perfect for that morning cup of coffee to get you going.

No matter who you are shopping for or what your style is, Dayspring has a mug!

Can I share a secret? This Thursday, for one day only, Dayspring is having a fantastic sale on mugs! It's buy one get one free! Isn't that incredible? Just pick two mugs and one will be free! This is a great time to stock up on some gifts or treat yourself...or both!

To enter to win the Everything Beautiful Jumbo Mug or the Lyrics for Life - Blessed Be the Name of the Lord, complete each task in the rafflecopter below. Two winners will be selected!

Monday, April 24, 2017


The brand new Illustrated Faith Bible journaling kit releases today, and friends, you will not be disappointed! This kit is incredible.

This new kit, Doodles to Live By, is inspired by Elaine Davis (a paper crafter & graphic designer for Illustrated Faith). The bright colors are perfect for spring time.

This bright 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

The devotional, written by Elaine, will enrich your soul with Scripture and 14 days of thought-provoking devotionals. Elaine encourages you to get your story on paper, ask God for creative guidance, and speak words of kindness, even when it's difficult. She reminds us that we all have a story to tell and someone needs to hear that story.

One thing I love about Bible journaling is the legacy it leaves my kids. My Bibles and journals will likely never be seen by millions, or even hundreds for that matter. But one day my children, grandchildren and maybe even great-grandchildren will find boxes and boxes of my journals and prayers and see the story that God gave me. My prayer is that the words and doodles would inspire, encourage and lead them to Jesus.

Doodles to Live By is a beautiful and fun kit and I know you will love it.

***Dayspring has an amazing sale going on through 11:59pm tonight. Just enter code FAITH25 to receive 25% off your order. That is an incredible deal! Plus, pick up some of the older kits, already marked half off, for a steal!

To pick up Doodles to Live By, click the image below.

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

Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2190. Creative ways to share my story.

2191. Celebrating my nephew and niece's birthdays this weekend.

2192. My beautiful red-headed princess cowgirl niece who turns 2 this week.

2193. My husband working hard in our yard this weekend.

2194. A safe trip for my teens and our youth group to our district Fine Arts Festival.

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

Monday, April 17, 2017


Today I am over at Woman to Woman sharing 5 ways to be a better wife. Click HERE to join me.

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

Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2185. Celebrating Easter with family and friends.

2186. Knowing that Easter only happens, we are only here, because of what Jesus did for us all those years ago.

2187. The empty tomb.

2188. Sunshine.

2189. A new week, new mercies.

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

Friday, April 14, 2017


If you've been around here much at all, you know how much I love the Bible. My love for the Bible has grown so much over the past 6 or so years. I went from pulling my Bible off the shelf long enough for church services then putting it back in its place until the next Sunday, to now I deeply love my Bible and want it around me all of the time. I love getting up each morning and sitting in the quiet of my home reading God's Words to me.

My husband and I both have developed this deep love and passion for the Word of God. We firmly feel that every person needs and deserves their own Bible. Because of this, we keep extra Bibles in our home and in our church office. If anyone, even a child, needs a Bible, we give them one. As a children's pastor I am continually teaching my kids at church how important the Bible is. Next week we are even starting a 12 week series all about the books of the Bible, I can't wait for this.

When I heard that She Reads Truth was developing their own She Reads Truth Bible, I was beyond excited. I've followed the SRT studies for several years and I am always blessed and encouraged with their devotions as well as their passion for God's Word. Partner my love for the Bible and my love for SRT and this new Bible had me completely geeking out!

Just look at that Bible, isn't it gorgeous! This Bible is, simply put, incredible. Some of my favorite features are:
• Art at the beginning of each book
• Maps
• Timelines
• Color coded subdivisions
• Devotions scattered throughout the Bible
• Reading plans
• The amazing covers

Two things I didn't like about this Bible, which are just my personal preferences, is this Bible is not Red Lettered and pronouns for God, Jesus and Holy Spirit are not capitalized (this one is actually hard to find in a Bible). But the things I loved about the SRT Bible pressed me to get one and I am so glad I did. My 19 year old daughter chose the Gray Linen, my 15 year old daughter chose the Poppy Linen, and I chose a Poppy Linen and the Brown Genuine Leather. Yes, yes, I got 2 for myself. I told you, my husband and I are obsessed with Bibles!

To see more videos about the details of this Bible, click HERE.

I love the SRT Bible so much that I want to share with you. I am giving away a SRT Bible in Poppy Linen and the She Reads Truth Book by SRT leaders Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams. To enter to win the SRT Bible and book, complete each task in the rafflecopter below.

If you need a Mother's Day gift, graduation gift or a just because gift, or if you are looking for a new Bible for yourself, check out the She Reads Truth Bibles!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Does reading your Bible ever feel like a chore? Do you struggle to really enjoy reading the Word? Is making time each day for Bible reading seemingly impossible? We've all been there. Struggling to find time to read, then struggling to enjoy and understand what we are reading.

Shanna Noel, creator of Illustrated Faith, understands. Even as a pastor's wife, Shanna struggled with God's Word. Until, that is, she found 10 ways to fall in love with her Bible.

In Shanna's new book available today, 10 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Bible, she says,
The only way you're going to fall in love with your Bible is to make it a top priority. Not your only priority, but a top-tier, get-it-done priority that automatically appears on your to-do list every day.

Shanna gives us 10 ways to really begin to love the Word of God. Ways like getting rid of the excuses, turning the guilt into a gift, writing love letters to God, applying the lessons, a 30 day journaling challenge, and more. Each chapter ends with your personal top 5 and your personal top 10. This is a space for you to dig deep and think about your own personal goals and ideas.

If you have ever struggled with Bible reading or if you are struggling now, this book is for you! Pick up a copy of 10 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Bible today!