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My First Bible Journaling Page

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I have been art journaling for several years now and I often journal about my faith, as well as Scripture.  I have recently decided that I wanted to try my hand at Bible Journaling. The two art mediums are similar. So I bought a Journaling Bible that has wide margins for taking notes and/or drawing in.  I began by looking at websites, YouTube videos, and photos on the internet. I already had a good number of tools as Art Journaling and Bible Journaling use virtually the same tools and supplies.  As I was looking at ideas, I realized that I really only wanted to journal in the margin.  I personally don't feel comfortable covering the Word of God in art, no matter how pretty.  I've seen some really beautiful pages that do so, but it wasn't a comfortable thing for me.

The first thing I did was to draw a blank rectangle template that was the size of the wide margin in my Journaling Bible. This would allow me to play with my design first and make sure it would fit in the margi…

Creating Backgrounds with Spray Inks

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I absolutely LOVE these spray inks. You can create so many really cool backgrounds with them and the colors blend so beautifully. They are perfect for art journaling and I may even try using them in my Bible Journal. We shall see :)



Blessings!
Susan Lee Rose

Dirty Pour Painting With Kids

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I love trying new things and had been hearing about Dirty Pour Painting for a while. I figured it was finally about time for me to try it and my son Drew wanted to do it too. So, what better time to spend with your kiddo than doing art!


Blessings!
Susan Lee Rose

The Danger of Gossip

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There are only a few things more dangerous to a friendship, family, or church than gossip. It can tear apart relationships and build mistrust. There are many scripture verses that deal with gossip in all it’s forms. Today, I want to take a closer look at what gossip is and why it is so damaging.

First, let’s take a look at the word “Gossip”, as defined by the Webster 1828 dictionary:

Gossip – One who runs from house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler. [This is the sense in which the word is now used.] Mere tattle; idle talk

So a gossip is a person who spreads tales from house to house. In today’s world, that would also include blogs, Facebook, websites, etc. A gossip likes to talk and I’m as guilty of it as the next person. It’s too easy to forget that there is a person behind the story. It’s hard to avoid gossip. It’s constantly on TV (even the evening news!) and staring at you from the cover of magazines at the grocery checkout. It’s everywhere. It’s so easy to t…

Dr. Pepper Ice Cream

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It’s July here in Texas, which means it’s HOT. Not just a little hot, but so hot that you would think the Devil moved in for a spell. So, to cool things off, we eat a lot of ice cream. As true Texans, Blue Bell is always a favorite, but if I really want to make my family happy, I break out the ice cream maker and make homemade ice cream. Usually we just make Vanilla or Hot Chocolate ice cream, but when I really want to make something special for my family, I make either Dr. Pepper Ice Cream or Big Red Ice Cream. If you’ve ever lived in Texas, then you know that Dr. Pepper is a staple around here and Dr. Pepper Ice Cream is like having a Frosted Pep, only in Ice Cream form. Frosted Peps always put me in mind of my Nanny. She was a huge fan of Coca-Cola and she would always take us to Dairy Queen to get Frosted Cokes (they now call them Coke Freezes). I often would order a Frosted Pep, because I preferred Dr. Pepper over Coke. If you prefer Coke, you could easily substitute Coke for Dr…

Do You Offend With Love

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I’ve always tried to be transparent and honest in my blog posts. This blog is simply an extension of my real life. I don’t always get it right, but none of us ever do. My life if not perfect, *I* am not perfect. I’ve never claimed to be perfect and I always try to admit when I’ve made mistakes. I’m not afraid to be imperfect, because I know that the Lord isn’t finished working on me yet…I’m human.

I know what I believe and who I am. I believe that as Christians, we have to respect those who believe differently than we do. We provide a MUCH better Christian witness when we just LIVE our lives as Christ wants us to, rather than trying to shove our beliefs down people’s throats. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t stand up for our beliefs or share our beliefs, but you can do that in a loving and kind manner. That’s what I think Christ wants for us to do. For example, there is a person I know who is gay. While I do believe that homosexuality is a sin and I have even told them in a loving way …

Beauty in Ashes - My Testimony

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I realized the other day that in all the years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve never really given my testimony. So I thought It was about time I did so. It’s my story and I am proud of what the Lord has done in my life and how far He has brought me. This will probably be long, so please bear with me.

When I was ten years old, we were having a revival at our church. Lots of kids were going down and being saved. My brother, who was probably 8 at the time, went down and was saved. I remember my parents being so happy and they made a big deal over it (rightly so!). I also remember being a bit jealous and wanting some of that attention myself. So, the next night I went down as well. Looking back, I honestly don’t think I really understood what I was doing. While I went down and confessed Christ and was baptized I did not fully grasp what I was doing. I did it for the wrong reasons.

Many years past, and while I lived as a Christian, I don’t think that I had actually been saved. I tried hard …