I feel at a loss of words when I think of Veronica being with us here today. I will ALWAYS remember when I first met her at CHA (a couple years ago) in her adorable Chic Tags booth. Her love for the industry was contagious but her constant ability to give God credit for her accomplisments is something I will always admire (her husband is also one of the most patient, sweetest men you will ever meet!) . So when she started using a journaling bible I crossed my fingers that she would be willing to share with you guys .. and here we are today..
I’ve been in love with paper for as long as I can remember. I remember walking to a local stationary shop after school and using my lunch money to buy cool pens and planners. Yea, I was that kid. Who am I kidding? I am now that woman. It’s no wonder I started a paper company! Lol A couple of months ago I was browsing through my IG feed when I spotted Shanna’s bible. I knew I needed THAT same bible. I knew this was the answer to my spiritual slump. You see, I’ve been a “Christian” for as long as I can remember, but I am horrible at reading my bible. *CONFESSION* I had my bible in a dusty bin in my garage for YEARS! AND….if we’re being real honest, I’ve struggled with fellowship too. *there I said it, WHEW!* I’ve attended church regularly for the past 2 years, but for whatever reason, I was not making time to dig into his word like my heart needed. I was just going through the motions. It was almost as if God said, “look Veronica, you can make your bible pretty, if it means you will read it.” At least that’s what I imagined he said. And in true child-like behavior , with great excitement I clapped all while doing a little happy dance. I then registered for Shanna’s class and ordered a bible that day! I’ve had a really rough year. This year provided many “lost” days, days of ugly cries from the depths of my soul. I experienced true loss and many rock bottom moments. Thankfully, God is such a merciful God and he knows how to crack even the HARDEST shells. He purposefully worked through Shanna to draw me closer to his word. I believe that wholeheartedly. Studying his word has brought me peace….don’t get me wrong, I still have my cry-fest-lost moments all thanks to my stubborn mule like tendencies. lol It’s just a whole LOT less now. :) I am quick to pray and even quicker to get my bible out and just read!