• When Abraham was 75 years old, God promised him to make him into a great nation. Abraham couldn’t help chuckling to himself. He was 75 years old and had no children! How could God make him into a great nation? Y

    • I loved this post so much that I shared it and created it in my journaling Bible! Imitation is the highest form of flattery, Jess. ;-) I love the message about waiting and not waivering in this instant results culture. I’ve thought about it many times, but this illustrated it terrifically. Thanks Jess!

  • I don’t know about you, but sometimes I sit down and commit something to the Lord and expect that His yes will either come immediately or not at all. I forget about the whole waiting thing, the trusting, the

  • Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
    Psalm 37:4

    I remember hearing a long time ago that the “give” in this verse doesn’t mean that God will give me whatever I want

  • For the first year and a half of our marriage, my husband and I worked together and saw each other throughout most of the day. Then he got a job with an hour and a half commute each way, which means a whole lot

    • Love this idea!!! I try to pack my hubby his lunch too and my sons for when they go to school, what a sweet idea for them to find little love notes!!! I use to leave my hubby notes all the time, I am totally going to do this now.

    • Love this idea! Need to get more paint sample cards.

    • This is a great idea. I’ve been wanting to make salt leaks, which are little art works for random people and now you’ve added what else I can do in both technique and persons. Now to ask my partner if he’d lIke one.

    • These are so cute and thoughtful! I get up at 4am every weekday to make my husbands lunch and I frequently throw in project life cards that I write little notes on. I never thought to use paint sample cards! Gives me an idea to use the color sample card we used to paint his reading room with. Thanks for the idea!

  • You visit the earth and water it;
        you greatly enrich it;
    the river of God is full of water;
        you provide their grain,
        for so you have prepared it.
    You water its furrows abundantly,

  • Though the fig tree should not blossom,
        nor fruit be on the vines,
    the produce of the olive fail
        and the fields yield no food,
    the flock be cut off from the fold
        and there be no herd in the stal

  • If you’ve been a Christian for very long, you’ve probably heard, quoted, or even owned a mug with Psalm 46:10 on it. You know, the one that starts, “Be still & know that I am God…” The verse is used all over pain

  • I’ve always been one for routine. I love schedules, routines, and all things organization. I’ve been often teased that that is not normal at all for an artist, that artists are sporadic, spontaneous, and all ove

    • I love this post. Reminded me I need to get back time to do my morning bible study like I used to.. LIke you I like organization and recently my morning routine has changed and I have drifted away.. What a great reminder. Even though I cant draw as great as you at least I can read my bible in the morning and just get a color base down and go back later to finish :) thank you for your post.

    • I adore your idea to pray and paint through the Psalms. I can relate to your season of life right now. For me, early mornings before the house wakes doesn’t always work out so I usually get to read during breakfast with a cup of coffee while the kids eat. Then, our kitchen island becomes my worship zone. My bible and paints and supplies sit up high (out of reach of curious hands) and in little segments of time between meeting the needs and wants of three little humans I journal and draw and paint and pray. It becomes my heart song all through the day and helps me to be able to extend patience and grace and humility to my kids. ♡

    • What a lovely way to start the day! I like routine, too, so I’m glad you’ve found a way to put a little bit of that back into your schedule.

  • I have so many fond memories of family vacations and long car rides as a child. I remember one particular car trip as a child, sitting watching the hills roll by. I sat thinking about what Jesus said, that with

    • WOW! and Awesome! this blog post really touched me and the best thing I have read in a while. What a good reminder of God’s love and capabilities and how we interpret that in different stages of our lives.

  • Since Shanna’s first sneak peak of the Praise Book, I knew I wanted to use it to write letters to and prayers for my daughter. There are so many moments I want to bottle up for us to remember and it seems like e

  • A few weeks before our daughter was born, I read a short book called Mom Enough. It’s a collection of articles talking about the role of motherhood, the calling God has put before us to lay down our lives for the

  • Love this Amy! It’s such a good reminder to finish strong, even at the very beginning of the race. I remember a speaker in college saying that the way to finish life well was to finish each day well, one day at a time. This was such a good reminder of that!

  • After God brought the Israelites out of Egypt, they wandered in the desert for 40 years because they didn’t trust God to bring them into the promised land safely. During their time in the desert, God provided

  • As an artist, illustrator and big kid at heart, there’s a huge special spot in my heart for a good animated movie. I love seeing the intricate details that go into each scene – the play of colors, shapes and w

  • When I joined the Bible Journaling community, one of the first Bibles I saw was a momma using illustrations to write letters to her daughter. I thought it was the sweetest thing ever, took 50 million screen shots,

  • When I was studying art in college, I had a professor who taught that being made in the image of God meant that we were made with the ability to create. He taught us that no other creation could think and create

  • For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved change. You know, a new phone case, rearrange the bedroom, try a new drink at Starbucks, paint an old dresser a bright new color. Change is so fun, right guys!? B

  • I’ve tried to put these thoughts into words too many times to count in the past months and even now it feels a little like leaving my high school diary open for you to read, but I feel like even just one of your h

    • Wonderful job on this post! I think many of us struggle with feeling like we’re enough. And I snort when I laugh. And sing loudly. Oh, and wear thrift store jeans. Hmmm. Are you having me followed? Blessings to you.

  • About a week ago, I sat curled up in the cool morning air reading in the story in Matthew 19 of the rich young man who asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. I had heard the story so many times that

    • When you first posted this idea of illustrating your faith as being a way of causing you to meditate on scripture on Instagram, it really struck a chord with me. I’ve been intimidated to start illustrating my faith because of perceiving a lack of artistic ability within myself, but reading that post set something free in my heart about just using it as a means to worship The Lord. Reading your full post here has been just another encouragement to keep at it, regardless of my perceived lack of training or resources (I live in Africa where Michael and Joann are simply names, not craft stores and shipping takes a month or two lol ?). So thank you for sharing!! ❤️

    • I totally agree. Since I started this in January, I find myself thinking about Scripture so much more! Love the idea of the paint cards!!

    • Beautiful!

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