Thursday, September 20, 2018


I have always found Bible journaling as a beautiful form of worship. It helps me to slow down and really focus on what I am doing. Yet, I haven't done it for a couple of months. That's why this month's Illustrated Faith kit was perfect for me!

The Revival Camp Kit is the third and final kit in the Revival Camp series that teaches us to enjoying exploring God's Word, just as we explore His beautiful creation.


Take a look at all of the beauty in this kit in this unboxing:

Each kit comes with:
1 camp sticker
3 2"x2" embroidered patches with cloth bag
1 washi tape
1 4"x6" sheet of clear stamps
1 sheet of acetate Shapes
1 sheet of diecut pieces
3 devotionals
1 enamel pin
1 surprise 'Trail Mix' from Shanna
1 thank you card from Shanna
Packaged in a box with pink tissue and sticker

The praise devotion asked the question "Are you stuck in a praise rut? Maybe there's a style of praise you haven't tried in a while (or ever) and it's time to break out!" While I do not feel stuck in a rut, I certainly haven't done Bible journaling in awhile and that question was confirmation to me to begin once again! I am so excited get to back into journaling. This creative form of worship helps me not rush through my time with God and helps me to focus a little more.

While I have done Bible journaling in my Bible, I prefer to do so in my quiet time notebook. I love the blank pages to do whatever I want with. The devotional cards in the Revival Camp Kit fit perfectly inside my notebook with plenty of extra space. Here, I added a prayer, answered the discussion questions, added some fun washi tape, and used the stamps.

All of the Illustrated Faith Bible journaling kits are perfect for your Bible, quiet time journal or notebook, planner, or anywhere really. To pick up your Revival Camp Kit just click HERE.


Illustrating Bible

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Looking for something to do this weekend? There's a no movie that you do not want to miss!

Unbroken: Path to Redemption is the true story of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini. Louis suffered greatly while fighting for his country. Once he was home, his battles came with him as he went on a journey of purpose.

Louis marries and runs, a passion of his, but due to his demons, the marriage is on the brink of divorce. His wife attends a Billy Graham crusade, young Billy is played by his grandson Will Graham, where she finds hope. Louis' wife now has hope and prays for the salvation of her husband.

Unbroken is a beautiful story of love, salvation, redemption, forgiveness, and grace. You will be inspired and encouraged as you watch Louis' life unfold.

We are giving away 2 Fandango movie tickets so you can go see Unbroken. To enter to win, complete each task in the rafflecopter below.

Monday, September 10, 2018


Today I am a Woman to Woman sharing a bit of my testimony. Be sure to head over and while you're there, enter to win an incredible giveaway! Click HERE.

Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2445. Cooler temps.

2446. Open windows and breezes.

2447. Starting a new Bible study with the ladies at church.

. God protecting my family when we were in a car accident.

2449. My husband's passion for sharing God's Word.

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Between raising a family, managing a home, running multiple ministries, blogging, and much more, being a planner is vital. I am sure you can understand. I need to be able to see what my year, month, week, and day holds.

That is why I am an avid planner girl. I love using a planner! My planner stays open in my kitchen, the most used room in the home, all day long. When I leave the house, my planner goes with me. I have to stay organized, as the manager of my home, my family is depending on it.

I've used many planners over the years and have a few favorites. One of my absolute favorites is the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley. This planner is incredible!

The Simplified Planner comes in six beautiful cover options. Bright, beautiful colors on the cover and inside the planner. The planners also come with a sticker sheet to help you color code or just bring some life and fun to your planner. They also have simplicity tips to help you get started. Plus, when you purchase a Simplified Planner, you get a monthly video for one year from Emily Ley in your inbox with simplicity tips.

The Simplified Planner comes in daily and weekly editions. I prefer a weekly. I need to be able to see what my entire week holds at a glance. Here are the details of the weekly and daily so that you can see which works best for you.

Weekly 6 x 8 inches (.75 inches thick) - Daily 7 x 9 inches (1.25 inches thick)
Both Thick, 70lb., pure white Mohawk Via paper
Both Space for schedule, to-do, notes and meals
Weekly One week per two-page-spread - Daily One day per page + shared weekend pages
Both Full month views
Weekly 27 notes pages in the back
Daily Hourly schedule from 6am to 9pm
Both Monthly Simplicity Tips
Both Simple color throughout
Both Colorful stickers
Weekly Lay-flat book binding - Daily Gold, sturdy wire-o binding
Both Hard cover with gold foil details
Both Protective gold corners
Both Navy interior
Both Pocket inside the front cover
Both Colorful, sturdy mylar tabs
Both Navy + gold keepsake box

The brand new 2019 Simplified Planners launch today! The website will update at 10am EDT. What!? Purchasing a 2019 planner when it's barely September!? Absolutely! After you purchase your planner there is handling time and shipping time. Once you receive your planner that gives you a few months to get used to it. To read through the prep work, fill in important dates like birthdays and anniversaries, and to just get familiar with the new planner before January 1, 2019. Plus, friends these planners sell out fast, and when they are gone, the Simplified shop does not restock. So you need to order your planner now.

Simplified also offers fun accessories like bookmarkers, pens, notebooks, and more. You can find all kinds of accessories to match the planner you choose. Or if you can't choose, mix and match your accessories to get it all!

Be sure to head over to Simplified and get your planner. I know you are going to love the Simplified Planner as much as I do! To shop, just click the image below:

Simplified, Emily Ley, Simplified Planner

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


If you have been a Christian for any length of time, you have probably experienced a "dry season." You know, that time where you just don't feel God as you once did. That time when prayer seems a little harder and Bible reading feels more like a task than a delight.

Allison Allen, like many of us, knows this dry, desert season well. While she knows it well, she is, by her own admission, a desert hater. She says, "I'd rather climb Everest ice with Jesus than sit with Him in the Negev sand. I'm not going willingly."

In her new book Thirsty for More, Allison says, "The desert precedes destiny. If the desert of preparation was deemed necessary for the Author and Finisher of our faith, then, I believe, it will be deemed necessary for us. I've meet women who automatically assumed they were in a desert season due to sin or rebellion, and while that can be the case (the Bible says that the rebellious dwell in a dry and weary land), it is very often not the case. Often, the desert is not about misdeed but about maturity."

The desert season is a season where the Father draws us close, often it just takes us time to realize that. Allison says, "Jesus uses the desert to reveal the heart. Jesus uses the desert to restore the heart. Jesus uses the desert to release the heart. Quite often, the desert is all about the heart."

In Thirsty for More Allison shares personal stories and Biblical truths to help you appreciate the dry season as well as find the lessons and blessings as you walk through the desert.

If you are going through a desert now, Thirsty for More is a must read. If you are not in a desert now, Thirsty for More is still a must read as it will help prepare you for that next desert as well as help you know how to encourage others in the desert. Pick up your copy below.