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 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 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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A Month of Worship Music | Day 9, 10, & 11

Hey y’all! I know that expression sounds pretty southern, but I’m really in the country/southern mood today. Not ashamed to say I’m a born and raised farm girl  and country girl for life! Guess I have to switch gears from country music for a minute cause none of these songs really fit in that genre. 😀 Hey, it’s a good thing to like multiple styles – can’t get too stuck in the mud! (sorry, just had to throw that in there 😉 )

Since today is another catch-up day, I’m sharing three songs again! Live your day right with hope, courage, and the knowledge that you are LOVED!

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 6,7,8

I had day six written and ready to post… and my internet connection failed. And then I headed off to my new job to start a few mildly stressful yet fun days of training. Now I’m relaxing at the beach and have the time and resources to connect again and (hopefully) make up for the lost time. Or maybe I should say I’m holed up in an under-lit, outdated hotel room while the wind howls and blows a cold drizzle outside ( #reality ). I hope your mornings haven’t been too mundane without me. 😉

I wrote that yesterday. 😀 So this morning, I decided to get up and be productive. With my amazing sister helping me, I came up with a strategy to overcome the overwhelming feelings of life. She’s pretty great!

I figured out my power word, sentence, verse, and song. Basically, I now have a few things to read and think about that I know will always inspire me beyond just the next few seconds.  I’ll probably make all that into a completely different post, but I thought I’d make a note for now… 🙂

So let’s pick up where we left off. I’m planning to post several songs a day so that y’all won’t have to miss any of the amazing ones I’ve picked out.

Your encouraging thought for the day:

“No matter what you’ve gone through, no matter what you’re going to go through, Jesus is always strong enough.”

 

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 5

Here’s an encouraging thought for your Wednesday:

“I am completely unafraid of the unknown, because nothing is unknown to my Father!”

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A Month of Worship Music | Day 4

Here’s an encouraging thought for your day: (even though I’m sure you’ve heard it “too many” times before – hey, it’s timeless! 😉 )

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

~ Philippians 3:14 ~

We’re going praise and worship style with our fourth song. It’s calm compared to what a lot of this month’s music will be, but it has such a subtle underlying passion and energy that I absolutely love.

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