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What I’ve Learned From 40 Years of HIS Mercy and Loving Kindness ENDURING

What I’ve Learned From 40 Years of HIS Mercy and Loving Kindness ENDURING
This might offend some, but I cannot complete my husband and he cannot complete me. Unlike many popular songs, we are not equipped to complete each other… Only Christ can do that! We can complement each other. We can even balance out each other’s weaknesses and when we are allowing the Spirit of God to flow through us to each other and the others around us, HIS Mercy and Loving kindness are the spotlight! We make a powerful team when we function like that.

How Early is TOO Early to Decorate for Fall?

How Early is TOO Early to Decorate for Fall?

As we enter into this season of Thanksgiving, we encourage you to "harvest" with a thankful heart. Our Lemonade Reminders Encouragement Kits are meant to plant seeds of truth on your heart and also to spread the seeds of truth to others. Continue showing gratitude to others, especially to God, for we owe all things to Him. 

I hope some of these ideas inspire and encourage you to tap into your creativity! You never know what a piece of art hanging on a wall might do for someone!

He Will Perfect That Which Concerns Me

He Will Perfect That Which Concerns Me

David had repeated encounters of having his enemies on all sides. He had been surrounded by danger. He knew tragedy. And David knew the depths of great sorrow over his own sin and the grief over the weight of the consequences birthed from those sins. And yet, he could write this psalm with great confidence!  

“The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.
Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, endure forever -
forsake not the works of Your own hands”  Psalm 138:8

How 1 Peter 5:7 Helped One of Our Friends Through a Difficult Time

How 1 Peter 5:7 Helped One of Our Friends Through a Difficult Time

One of my favorite things about this ministry (that I also get to call my job!) is hearing customer testimonials, and testimonials in general about the products I make.

One of our long-time customers, Monica, shared part of her testimony with us. Since we knew our focus this week would be on 1 Peter 5:7, we asked if we could feature it in our blog.

Proverbs 3:5 & 6 - Having a Healthy Distrust of Self

Proverbs 3:5 & 6 - Having a Healthy Distrust of Self

Proverbs 3:5 & 6 gives us these reminders that almost seem like steps in a recipe. Reminding us:

  1. WHO to put our trust in 
  2. The need for a FULL commitment of spirit, soul and body
  3. To Trust God not only in salvation, but ALL areas of life
  4. A healthy distrust of self is acknowledging that we don’t know what’s best
  5. Turning over every area of our life to His control… laying down our Self-will to embrace His will

Praying for God's Will While Living In a Selfish World

Praying for God's Will While Living In a Selfish World
I came into this world wanting my way. I wanted it when I wanted it and how I wanted it. [ I realized I needed to start ] making it part of my daily prayers that God will direct my "want to" to line up with what He wants for my life.

Lord, TRAIN my heart to WANT the things you want for me.
Lord, TRAIN my heart to have a distaste for anything that doesn’t line up with YOUR will.
Lord, TRAIN my heart to TRUST YOUR Gracious Spirit wherever You lead me.

Why Scripture Journaling Is Important To Me

Why Scripture Journaling Is Important To Me

Teaching women how they really do have creativity inside of them... planted by the Creator Himself! By teaching you how to work with your own handwriting with very simple steps to enhance it... Teaching you that the discipline of practice applied to lettering and journaling Bible Verses can actually help you memorize the verses. 

The scripture lettering that I do in my journals helps me ZERO in on the verse, helping me write it on my heart. But many times it doesn’t end with the finished lettering, it goes a step further and becomes a prayer.  

A Sneak Peek at this Month's Box: June - Praying to the God of Hope

A Sneak Peek at this Month's Box: June - Praying to the God of Hope

"May the God of Hope so fill you with Joy & Peace in believing that by the Power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be bubbling over with Hope." Romans 15:13

Freedom is not free, it comes with a price! Just as each of us was bought at a price: the price of Our Savior laying down His life so that we may be FREE! Free from sin, Free from death, Free from the weight of our own destructive nature.

"So if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed." John 8:36

Verses To Help Guide You When Praying For Direction

Verses To Help Guide You When Praying For Direction

Psalm 139: 23 & 24 can be used as a prayer as well, asking the Holy Spirit to sort through our motives and intentions. We aren’t always the best judge of our own heart, but He is! “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.”

All of these verses bring reassurance to my heart and mind, especially when I am praying for direction. I’ve often asked Him to make my heart, my mind and my desires line up with His. Basically, to make me want what He wants for me! And to give me a distaste for anything that is not of Him.

How to Use Discomfort for GOOD!

How to Use Discomfort for GOOD!

So, friend, receive the comfort from these powerful verses [of Psalm 139], BUT I also want to encourage you that even the discomfort can be useful! Welcome the blessing of the vehicle that leads you to the foot of the Cross!  

“Search me (thoroughly), O God, and know my heart!  Try me and know my thoughts!  And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23 & 24 Amplified

Feeling Encircled by God : The Story Behind the Design for May's Christian Women Subscription Box

Feeling Encircled by God : The Story Behind the Design for May's Christian Women Subscription Box

You are NOT overlooked. You are not forgotten. You are not unheard. You are NOT a mistake!  You are KNOWN by Him. You can praise Him because you ARE fearfully AND wonderfully made BY Him!

I hope you can take a few moments to read our blog and read the 24 verses of Psalm 139. Read them slowly to soak on the words and let them sink into your heart. The words are describing a Good Father and His precious child. These verses are incredible Truths to combat negative thoughts and feelings.

What IS Peace Anyway? The Story Behind the Design in April's Christian Women Subscription Box

What IS Peace Anyway? The Story Behind the Design in April's Christian Women Subscription Box

What IS Peace Anyway? 

I think this is a really important question to be able to answer. Read this week's blog as I share a few thoughts that I have, as well as a few verses that I hope encourage you. And you will even find some helpful tips for next time you are lacking peace.

I was reading the Tony Evans Bible Commentary to see what Dr. Evans had to say about these verses.  He describes it this way: “Peace is harmony on the inside always in every way–that is, regardless of your circumstances.”