Every Monday, I publish whatever is on my mind -consider it a smorgasbord of thoughts and randomness- as a way to clear my head and prepare for the next week ahead. By doing so, I hope to calm the chaos and organize the scattered. Cheers to 2015 and blessings to you!
Y’all, it’s Monday (again) and my heart is so full of thanksgiving. Yesterday’s Bible journaling workshop at church blew my socks off. WOW! I was expecting five or six to join me for a couple hours of coloring in our Bibles (as Husband so eloquently puts it) but 11 lovely ladies showed up with their journaling Bibles, sketchbooks, crayons, colored pencils, ink pads, and stencils ready to doodle and create. I was blown away! There are about 20 people interested in participating but this week is Spring Break so lots of families are on vacation and (hopefully) enjoying warmer temperatures and lots of sunshine wherever they are. I’m not only over-joyed with the number of people who are as passionate about God’s Word, but the amazingly talented and wonderfully generous Jacqueline Reape donated a Bible Journaling Supply Kit with Bible and Katy K. was the lucky winner! The kit includes an ESV Journaling Bible, alphabet stickers, stamping blocks and ink pads, stencils, a Micron fine-tip ink pen, and more! I contacted Jacqueline on a whim a couple of weeks ago when I found her blog and online store. Imagine my surprise when I received a reply from her *AND* she offered to send a journaling kit for a lucky winner in our new small group. God is doing great things through Bible journaling and Illustrated Faith and I’m excited to be a part of the journey.
If you are new to Bible journaling or looking for inspiration, these seven verses are the perfect place to start.
I wish I was as kind as Boaz. Here are five characteristics of kindness worth imitating.
Another excellent post on how to read the Bible.
Being a parent is awesome, but these parents have taken it to a whole new level of hilarious!
Last Friday, I cleaned (very thoroughly) our fridge and freezer because of Jen’s declaration to waste not. By the way, I love their French-door refrigerator and wish we had one too. I’m so glad she shared this post because our food storage areas were in desperate need of a deep cleaning and purge fest. I removed every shelf and drawer I could out of the side-by-side, scrubbed it inside and out with heavy-duty kitchen cleaner, and tossed every bit of food that was either expired or about to be classified as a science project. It was depressing to see how much food we waste but liberating to know that I was doing a good deed for my family. Now that the fridge is sparkly clean and mostly empty, I’m hoping my attempts at meal planning will be more successful. I have a grocery list to accomplish later today and I promised myself I wouldn’t buy anything extra. There are two packages of frozen meat that will be used this week and I hope to defrost the chest freezer in the garage by April 1. That’s my next pet project, if you will.
The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team finished their regular season 31-0. That means they’re undefeated. And awesome. And continuing the legacy of greatness on the hardwood court of Rupp Arena. Basketball is pretty much it’s own religion in the bluegrass state, second to God, of course. To celebrate their fabulous season, Kamden and I wore our UK t-shirts all weekend. #BlessOurHearts #BigBlueNation #bbn #weareuk