Yesterday as I was listening to Lysa Terkeurst on the Weekend Recap in the First 5 app, she urged us to “bring life” and “speak life” in everything we do. As they were talking about marriages especially, I was reminded that often we tend to hurt the people we love the most. I was especially convicted in her message.

I can be like Eve and convince him to do things my way, instead of lifting him up and encouraging him to do things God’s way. I often times struggle with patience with my kiddos and am quick to frustration instead of standing by them and encouraging them no matter how long it takes them to do their school work or pick up their rooms. I could go on and on with ways that I end up speaking death to my loved ones rather than life to them.


I wanted a reminder of my need to “bring life” in Genesis. I know it’s not something I can do on my own so I wrote a little prayer to help bring it to mind often. I didn’t have a lot of time yesterday, and was reminded of Natalie’s reminder on Friday that it didn’t have to be pretty, just has to be a response to the Word. I grabbed a little paint and my markers to highlight the verse and then grabbed the stickers to get the main point across. I finished with writing my prayers and highlighting the stickers and called it done. This gave me lots of time to hang out with my family and enjoy “bringing life” to them.


ESV Single Column Journaling Bible | Illustrated Faith Whatever Is Lovely Collection by Bella Blvd | Illustrated Faith Genesis Collection stickers and pen by Bella Blvd | Tim Holtz Distress Paints | Faber-Castell Big Brush Markers | Heidi Swapp date roller stamp

1 Comment
  1. Amanda Williams 5 years ago

    This is lovely and I’ve been meditating on “bringing life” to my hubby today, too. I try to ask myself, “is this good for his heart, healthy for his soul?” Thanks for sharing!

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