Devotional Journaling | #Inktober Throwback

It’s been November for exactly one week. I’m currently loving the fall colors, even with all the recent downpours trying to wash them away! October was a great month with a much needed slightly slower pace. I didn’t blog as much as anticipated, but I feel much of the content wasn’t ready yet and I had to learn to be okay with that. As a fact, I’m still working hard to get a few things (including some pretty cool freebies) ready for y’all.  And today is #ThrowbackThursday! How appropriate.

Maybe this month can be your chill month! Don’t over-think things, and spend more time with Jesus. I promise that’s going to make a huge difference.

Devotional journaling is a great way to express what you’re feeling, write down thoughts, prayers, favorite or impact-ful scripture, ideas, and all kinds of other things. I like to use my journal as a space where I can put down anything.

 

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In my previous devotional journals, I  wrote a lot of scripture and little thoughts I had about them. But I rarely pick them back up and read them. Why? Because they’re so bland and boring. Not that the content is particularly bland and boring, but each page looks exactly the same. Nothing stands out. I used the same blank ink, the same handwriting, and wrote everything in the same style paragraphs. Continue reading “Devotional Journaling | #Inktober Throwback”

#Inktober Adventure: Handwriting

Most years I get just almost a little annoyed at fall. Why? Because it means that winter is coming. And in Maryland, winter means cold weather. Months of it. And I really don’t like being too cold. But in reality, I love fall its self. I love the crisp (but not too cold) weather and bright colors and leaves falling and the smell of wood smoke in the air and cinnamon scented candles… and fall outfits (don’t get me started on that!) Another exciting thing about fall? Inktober!

Officially speaking, Inktober is where artists all over the world, take on the challenge of creating a piece of artwork done with ink, every single day for the month of October and post it on social media with the hashtag, #Inktober. It’s a pretty cool trend. Drawing every day stimulates the mind and helps it become more creative.

 

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Obviously, I haven’t shared anything for the first half of October. Mostly because I’ve been busy working on a new mini course that will be coming out sometime in the near future. I’m not setting any deadlines yet, but I’ll keep y’all updated! That doesn’t necessarily mean I didn’t create any ink projects (though I’ll admit it wasn’t every day!) during that time. I have been trying out my skills with handwritten quotes and words. It’s extremely popular, so I decided to try it. It is so much fun and not difficult at all. I think just about anyone can do it. Continue reading “#Inktober Adventure: Handwriting”

A Month of Worship Music | Day 30

This is the last installment in the “A Month of Worship Music” series. I’m relieved that probably the craziest month in my life (literally!) is just about over. At the same time I feel a little a mixed about it. I’ve learned and appreciated so many new songs this month. At the end of August, I made a list of songs for each day this month. Funny thing is, half of those got changed when I wrote the actual posts because I had found new ones that I loved even better and hit home stronger.

I am not afraid of anyone,

because I am BEST FRIENDS with GOD.

And He’s a whole lot bigger than the

entire world COMBINED.

I hope you all enjoyed following along. Thank you. If this is your first time here, welcome! It’s never too late to go back and replay the music.

Stay tuned for the October stuff I have planned… 🙂

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 29

September is almost over, which means this series is just almost finished. But let’s not let the music stop! I’m challenging you to share your top three favorite worship songs with someone you know. Spread the love!

“It’s my choice to live loved.

I have chosen it and now I must

go beyond just that, and

actually live it.”

~ Anonymous

 

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Song #29: “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton

I said I like country. 😉 This isn’t your typical worship song, yet it reminds us how important the closest people to us really are. It’s not just about your significant other. It’s about your best friend, your parents, your family. It’s about Jesus himself.

 

 

 

A Month of Worship Music | Day 28

I’m doing something different than usual and posting two separate posts today rather than consolidating them into one.

Looking forward, I’m excitedly preparing for #inktober. It’s gonna be great! I love handwriting quotes and words, but it hasn’t been until very recently that I’ve tried drawing portraits with pen. We’ll see where that goes! The concept is the same, but the outcome very different and less detailed than the graphite portraits I’m used to doing.

I don’t like advertising a whole lot. I’m going to boldly do it this time though and recommend you subscribe in the sidebar so you don’t miss any of the upcoming posts! 😉

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Song #28: “You Are More” – Tenth Avenue North

You are everything to God.

 

 

A Month of Worship Music | Day 27

I can hardly believe that we’re almost to the end of September. There are only three days left! It’s been an amazing month. Very challenging in so many ways, yet God has worked incredibly. I’m feeling pretty inspired about October – whatever that means. 😉

If you’re working, relaxing, stressing out, and/or jumping for joy, remember…

You are loved,

You are whole,

You are complete,

You are enough for

God’s plan.

 

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 22 – 26

Hey there!

Today’s post is going to rather lengthy as we have five songs. And I’m pretty excited about them! I know this is a month of my favorite worship music, so each day previous were favorites, but today is some of my favorites of favorites. 😀

Excited too? Keep scrolling down!

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A Month of Worship Music| Day 20 & 21

I’m excited for fall to officially begin this year. Generally I dread the coming winter and dislike the disappearance of green foliage and pretty flowers. Last year, I didn’t put up fall decorations until just before thanksgiving. And when I finally did, I wasn’t very happy with the style. This year, thanks to my new found love for Pinterest and the Dollar Store, I had my decorations bought by the middle of August and placed around the house by the beginning of September.

My brothers claim that fall has NOT started yet (read: why on earth did I already decorate?). So my question for y’all today is, when does autumn start for you? After Labor Day? Halloween? I’m curious!

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 19

Ahhh… You guys have no idea how good it feels to be caught up again! I keep realizing that I can’t make too many promises (which I’m famous for doing… ). This month has been crazy, yet so packed full with experiences that I’m so thankful for. A new job, working on my own car with deadlines, vacation with the sister, and of course, just everyday life. And the month’s not over yet!

I’m so excited about today’s song. I recently nominated it as my theme song for my current . The song that I can listen to and be inspired every time.

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A random photo taken with the sis by the Chesapeake Bay.

 

Song #19: “ Jesus Saves” – Jeremy Camp

A Month of Worship Music | Day 15, 16, 17, & 18

After starting my new job in dining at a retirement community two weeks ago, I’ve begun to realize just how much a cheery smile brightens someone’s day. “Let your smile change the world”, is something I’ve believed for a long time. But I’ve gotten to test it out. Seeing those people every day can get boring if I’d want it to. Living there, probably gets boring too. Giving an extra dose of kindness and cheer makes a noticeable difference in their moods. Old people aren’t the only ones like that! Do you see certain people every day or at least fairly often? Maybe a grouchy or irritating customer? A hard to work with coworker? You might be the only smile they see.

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