I love me some bling. Jewelry, bows, headbands, scarves, handbags, any accessories to jazz up my outfit. I’m kind of famous for it. When I was in college I roomed with a sorority girl & all the dorm rooms
Since I’ve been a part of the Illustrated Faith Creative Team for a year & a half now, sharing my testimony has become almost second nature to me. I keep myself open to others because I know that someone out there
Hey hey sweets! My husband Ian & I have been working through the Stubborn Love class by Shanna & her husband Jonathan. It’s been really insightful to stop & have conversations about the “early years” of our
Inspiration is EVERYWHERE! So it’s no surprise that we get inspiration from other peoples’ work. We are a part of a rich community full of artists just bursting at the seams to create for our Creator! But
As the Director of the Illustrated Faith Print & Pray Shop, I’m constantly trying to come up with fun ways to use our digital products for our faith journeys! It’s SO fun to dream up with new projects where you
@cancholadione Shanna is very much a “use what you have” person! She constantly encourages people that you don’t have to have fancy supplies to Bible Journal! (She also journals for her career, so she has a lot more pages than most people do. So the average person doesn’t change Bibles more than once a year at the most!) You can do journaling in…[Read more]
Everyone has things about themselves that they’d rather not draw attention to or admit. Everyone. Maybe it’s a bad habit you only do behind closed doors, a regret you have from years past, or a personality trait t
Beautifully honest. Thank you. This really hit home for me because I have that same big ugly brown suitcase. Along with many others. 😒
I will now be much more aware of how my response to situations is actually a direct reflection on our Father in heaven. Ouch! Why did I never see that? By you being transparent, you’ve already helped just one of us. I will be leaving all of my anger (whether I see it as “justified” or not) at the cross. I do not want to be walking around behaving in such a way that shines negatively on the One I want to shine for.
Great stuff! Thank you again, Elaine. Here’s to hopefully having 1 less ugly suitcase to drag around.
Hello Elaine, I also carry that ugly suitcase around from to time. I have had situations where I was a 100% corrected but I got so offended that all anyone saw was my bad behavior. I have a good book I refer to often by Lysa Terkeuast, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions. It has really help me, think before I react. I also try to remember God mercy, love, and forgiveness to us. Thanks for sharing.
So Happy to read this I’ve been struggling with this my entire life and I love the way GOD takes time to remind me that I am not alone and that he is helping me. Love Love this Elaine. Thank you!! be blessed
I am reading a book by Gary Chapman on anger as I have begun to struggle with it in the last 5 years or so. It can be really frustrating when it’s something you didn’t struggle with before and then shows up. I’m growing in my walk with Jesus so why would a negative trait show up in the midst of that?? The book has been helpful because it breaks down the psychology behind anger & what the Bible talks about regarding anger. I might have to check out Unglued, as well.
Hi Audrey, what is the name of the book by Gary Chapman if you don’t mind sharing? I really like his books, would love or rather “need” to check it out! Definitely going to get Lysa TerKeurst’s book “Unglued” as well, we can never have to much guidance along with the Bible!
I too struggle with anger, but never use to years ago, in fact, I was on the other end of the spectrum, I use to let everyone walk all over me, like I had a neon sign flashing on my forehead, here I am , walk all over me! Unfortunately, I’ve now gone to the other end of the spectrum and really lose my cool just like Elaine describes, especially if it’s something I believe wholeheartedly to be the truth. Now to just find that happy medium to not be to far on either side of the spectrum and still be pleasing to God.
Thanks Elaine for being so transparent, we all have baggage, that’s for sure!
God’s blessings to you all!
Do you keep a journal? I do. I’ve filled notebooks since I was old enough to hold a pen, but I got really serious about it my first day of Freshman Year of high school, 2002. Ever since then, I’ve ALWAYS had a
This is my favorite time of the month when all the new Print and Prays come out and i am loving all of these!!! Thanks to all the designers for filling our ” hearts” with the words of Gods love for us.
This morning we sent out a newsletter for the digital shop called The Print & Pray Shop Time Capsule which featured some of our older products from the summer. I thought it would be fun to dig into my stash to
Love this page, it’s so bright and vibrant. The whole page goes so well with the message. I love how you end the blog “So step out there & run. Your shoes might get dirty, but it will be worth it.” Thats the best advice! Thank you.
Some one once said “we have translated the Bible into many languages but never to a creative one” and that is exactly what Illustrated Faith is striving to do; provide a place to see the bible through a creative mind.