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100 Days of Bible Journaling: Days 8-14

Week 2 of the 100 Days of Bible Promises is complete. This week I had a lot of fun playing with colors and new techniques, but mostly I loved taking in all of these beautiful scriptures. Take a look:

Day 8: Praise At All Times 

It's so easy to praise God when everything is going well, but when things aren't quite going our way? Well, that gets a little bit harder. Still, the Bible reminds us to praise Him during ALL times. The good, the bad, the ugly... it all serves it's purpose in God's plan and He is faithful through it all.

For this page, I wanted lots of FUN. After all, praise should be joyful, right? I had some fun playing around with gelato backgrounds and incorporated some pieces from the Delight in His Day collection too!

Day 9: New Beginnings 

My word of the year is Renew, so the the idea of new beginnings is one that I really focusing on this year. There truly is no greater new beginning than when we begin our new life following Christ.

For this page, I really wanted to reflect that. I chose some bright spring colors (as nothing says renewal of life quite like spring) and a simple illustration to let the words speak for themselves.

Day 10: New Mercies Every Day

Continuing with the topic of NEW, I loved this reminder that EVERY day is a new day. I think so often when we set a goal for ourselves and something gets us off track, we decide 'well, that's it, I failed, I'm done'. Instead we need to remind ourselves that we start with a clean slate every day.

For this page, I felt this die cut I'd been looking for a way to uses for ages seemed very appropriate. Start every day new--- cup of coffee, some prayer time--- do it again the next day. I played off of the colors in this die cut to create a bold, beautiful background to tie it all in.

Day 11: Freedom in Confession

When I read this devotional and thought about these verses, I thought of the lyrics, 'my chains are gone, I've been set free'... When we are burdened by our past mistakes and sins, they can weight on us and keep us from living the joyful life that God has intended for us to live.

For this page I again wanted it to reflect that joy and that freedom... so hot air balloons seemed like a perfect choice. This was a great page to practice my hand lettering on as well. You may notice that most of the lettering found on my pages is either stickers or stencils. I have issues with my hands that have impacted my handwriting and it's something I'm not very comfortable with at all, but I am working on it. Slowly.

Day 12: Wisdom For Those Who Ask

Sometimes I think we can feel like God is a little bit mysterious... something we just can't wrap our heads around. But it doesn't have to be that way... the Bible tells us that if we ask for wisdom, it will be given.

For this page, I of course had to incorporate some owls--- after all, nothing says 'wisdom' more than owls, right? Now, as I've mentioned before I am using these 100 days to experiment with some different techniques and styles. On this page, I attempted a fun gelato background and the results were not my favorite. Still, I know the point of journaling and in this challenge is NOT perfection, so while normally I might not show this page, I wanted to include it as well.

Day 13: Courage Instead of Fear

As I've said before... fear is a tough one for me. And I don't think I'm alone in that. Fear has such a way of making us believe the worst--- about ourselves, about our lives, even about the people around us. Fear tells us that we're all alone and that we should just give up. Sometimes fear can be very convincing.

For this page, I thought of the song 'Fear Is A Liar' by Zach Williams:

When he told you you're not good enough
When he told you you're not right
When he told you you're not strong enough
To put up a good fight
When he told you you're not worthy
When he told you you're not loved
When he told you you're not beautiful
That you'll never be enough

Fear, he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
'Cause fear he is a liar

Such a powerful song, isn't it? We've all experienced this fear to some degree or another. I wanted this page to be a very bold reminder to myself that God has this, and that all of those words that fear tells me are simply a lie. This is a page that I know I will be revisiting time and time again.

Day 14: A Spirit-Led Life

So often we feel like we're going through life alone (there that fear is talking again), trying to live the life Christ has asked us to lead... but we were promised that we are never alone. We have the holy spirit with us always to guide us and shape our lives... we need only have to open the door.

For this page, I incorporated one of my favorite songs 'Holy Spirit'. If you have not yet experienced this amazing song, I highly suggest it. It's one of those songs that you just cannot help but close your eyes and take you over. A beautiful message for all Christians. The main idea id found in these simple words, 'Holy Spirit, you are welcome here.'


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