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Want a Never-ending Date Stamp?

Just a quick Saturday tip that I wanted to share with you. Do you want to stamp a date that is from June 6, 1908? Or maybe from 1965? Or even what about 1994? Your date stamp probably does not go back that far. Well, locally I purchased this 8-band number stamp. It works amazing, and you can create any date you like. The only problem is that you would have to write in the /, -, or dot between the numbers. But for me to have a never-ending dater, it's worth that little minor hiccup.

As I said, I purchased mine locally but amazon has one slightly smaller than mine that you can find here. Hope you like my tip for today. Enjoy!
      
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Glory {Art} Rewind 2018, Anchor

Today at our church, we kick off registration for our women's retreat this Fall. Our theme is "Anchor." I thought today would be a great day to look at this study from 2011. Let's begin.

The Study
Early in December 2010 as I was working on my Bible Study Fellowship lesson, there was a question at the end of the lesson that asked “Will you ask God to anchor your mind to Him? How will you choose to fill your mind with Him this week?” That was such a powerful and eye-opening question to me. Wow, anchoring myself to God. I have never thought of it in that context before. This is something I have really been thinking about since then, and thus I thought it would be a great word for us to start with this year.

Challenge Word #1: Anchor

How many of you have been in a storm at sea? Probably not many of you but you can certainly imagine how scary it would be. Even the storms on land can be very scary at times. Think of the disciples as they were out on the Sea of Galilee. The twelve disciples along with Jesus went out on a boat that was big enough to carry all of them. They had not gone out in a storm yet once they were out on the water, one caught them without warning. Matthew 8:23-26 says “Then He got into the boat and His disciples followed Him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke Him, saying, ‘Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!’ He replied, ‘You of little faith, why are you so afraid?’ Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

Look at Jesus’ response to the disciples, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” It seems so easy to love God and share our joys with Him but when the going gets rough, we panic just as the disciples did. Or maybe you are the other way, when things are easy you leave God out of the picture but the minute something gets tough, you cling to Him. No matter which one of these describes you, our faith should be strong in all things—during the good and the bad. If we are not anchored to God, we drift. We waiver in our relationship with Him, and then we feel like we will drown in the “storms of life.” God not only knows what is going on in your life, He has the power to help you deal with it. We need to be anchored to God just as a ship is anchored to the ocean floor. And this isn’t just once we need to do this but daily. We need to wake up purposely anchoring ourselves to Him so that we can stay firm and secure with Him through our day instead of drifting with the waves. Will you anchor yourself to God today, tomorrow, and the days ahead?

Psalm 46:1God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

Hebrews 6:19The hope we have is an anchor for the soul, sure and steadfast.

In closing for today, remember that whatever comes your way, God knows what you are going through. He has a purpose behind it. Anchor yourself to Him daily, and know that in time “this storm will pass” and you will have grown with Him through it. He can provide strength in any circumstance. He is our anchor, our security, our hope.

Journaling
  • How have you anchored yourself to Christ in a situation?
  • How can you anchor yourself to Him daily?
  • Is there someone that needs to hear about Christ as their anchor? How can you share that with them?

The Art
I wanted to share the digital art I created for our retreat. I thought it would be something fun and different for you today. Feel free to print it out as a reminder to anchor yourself to Him daily!

Original Study Link
To see the study from 2011, please click here.

Feel free to join us on the Facebook page where some people will be sharing their creations. To see all of the information regarding this challenge and the previous studies, please click here. Remember to anchor yourself to Him today, tomorrow, and each day ahead no matter what the day brings! Blessings,
      
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Scripture Writing, Psalm 100:3

Here is a quick page I did this week. Super simple and quick. I love adding a splash of color. Just makes me happy!



Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed weekend!
      
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Scripture Writing

As I look on Pinterest, Instagram, etc., I see lots of people writing scripture. I have never done it but started doing so in June. What prompted me to do this was vacation! Many of you may remember my travel art bag from 2016. If not, look at that post by clicking here. Anyway, I have kept up that travel journal every single year since then, and I LOVE it. It brings me such joy when we are on vacation. This year I did my Bible study and watercoloring outside each morning before 7 a.m. It was so very peaceful and wonderful!



As I was working in my favorite little book, I realized this would be a fun format for scripture writing. When I study each day in my One Year Bible, I love looking up scriptures in different versions. So I am writing the scripture several times from different versions along with a few truths and a keyword.




So fun, quick, and easy to do! I hope this has given you some ideas. Thanks for stopping by! Blessings,
      
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Glory {Art} Rewind Update & a Wedding!

Hello dear blog readers! I am sorry it has been quiet. My life has been swamped since the end of March, and I knew it was just going to get more crazy. It's all been great stuff but truly more than I am used to--getting daughter moved to be near the medical school she will attend in July. She also just got married in mid-June so wedding fun overtook everything. Then one of my other daughter's purchased her first home. I went down to meet the movers to help her move in and get out of her apartment. So, two moves and a wedding with other fun things thrown in between. I hope you will understand why I did not post this month. Please use this time to catch up on previous studies! Have a blessed weekend, and enjoy a couple of photos.


      
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