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Faith Turns Weakness to Strength

“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.” ~ Oswald Chambers ~ Recently I wrote about the great heroes of our faith in Hebrews 11. This passage is summarized in principle by these words — “whose weakness was turned to strength” (Heb. 11:34). Paul said, But he [the LORD] said ... Read More »

Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

Part of a series: Examining the Fruits of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. How the Bible Defines Faithfulness Faith’s primary meaning is “firm persuasion.” The Greek word for faithfulness is pistis. William Barclay explains: This word (pistis) is common in secular Greek for trustworthiness. It is the ... Read More »

Proverbs 31 & Bible Women Online Class Video

Proverbs 31 and Bible Woman Bible Journal Study.  The Proverbs 31 and Bible Women course includes 22 self paced lessons with printable DIY stickers ($100 value) to Bible journal through Proverbs 31:10-31 as you cut and paste the stickers into a Travelers Notebook. The First Ladies just completed the class. Here is a sampling of their pages in this video ... Read More »

The Secret to Producing Sweet Spiritual Fruit

Is there a lack of evidence of spiritual fruit in your life? Would you like to see more love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control? The evidence of repentance and forgiveness is fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 The root of bitterness can crush the Spirit’s root and stunt the fruit of the Spirit. The root sits ... Read More »

Free Handwriting Bible Verses

Did you know, the Old Testament Kings were commanded to copy the Torah scrolls? No scribes allowed, the King was to copy the Torah in his own hand.  In writing a scroll of these laws by his own hand, the king is given a solemn reminder of Whom he serves and how he should live.  He should live in the pattern ... Read More »

Faith is the First Step: But Whose Step?

Free Martin Luter King Lapbook! Martin Luther King, Jr. "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."I've often thought "Its a good thing God only gives the Light for a few steps at a time because if I saw any further down the road I'm not sure I would take the next step." Read More »

Symbolism of the Number 40

The number forty occurs 146 times in the Bible, It usually generally symbolizes a period of testing, trial or probation. Mem (maym), the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet; its numerical value is forty. 40 Days of Flood Waters (Genesis 7:4,12,17; 8:6) 40 Years old Moses was called by God 40 Years in the Egypt for Moses 40 Years in ... Read More »

Life Changing Book: God and Women

The Proverbs 31 Woman: Without Guild or a Doormat Mentality course begins Monday, July 31, 2017. I am using Dr. John Garr books in my research. Pre-register to receive 60% savings by using the coupon here. God and Women God and Women by Dr. John Garr is must read for every Christian! This new book brings serious biblical and historical scholarship to ... Read More »

Want More Fruit? Plant More Seed!

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Gal 6:7) Henry Wingblade said that Christian personality is hidden deep inside us. It is unseen, like the soup carried in a tureen high over a waiter’s head. No one knows what’s inside,unless the waiter is bumped and he trips! Just so, people don’t know what’s inside us until we’ve been ... Read More »

Pslam 119 Challenge

This course was developed to combine Bible journaling methods with an in-depth study of Psalm 119. Dozens of free printables (over $20 $30 value, see below) are included in this twenty-two lesson-a-day BETA course. Here are some student pages created during the study. At the end of the study you will have a Bible Study in a Planner or Notebook. ... Read More »

Study the Highest Form of Worship

When Christians think of worship, images of the Sunday morning worship service come to view, with singing, praying, giving, preaching, and sharing the sacrament. Study is perhaps something that is done in preparation for worship, but could ... Read More »

3 Ways to Bible Journal Digitally

I LOVE Bible Journaling! I was out to lunch with a friend discussing a passage I had journaled and I could actually see the page in my mind because I had spent so much time on it. Feasting on the Word, listening to God, and crafting! It doesn’t get any better! Make a Bible Journal Page in Less Than 10 Minutes ... Read More »

5 Ways to Prevent Anger & Bitterness

Note: If you are interested in learning to make Bible Journaling pages like those in this post visit BibleJournalLove.com The foundation of Christianity is a based on forgiveness. As we grow in our faith it is easy to overlook this basic and forget how forgiveness impacts us daily. A doctor from Stanford University reports, “The practice of forgiveness has been ... Read More »

Do You Have a Distorted View of God?

Many of us have a distorted view of God. The muddy view comes from the same lies as in the Garden of Eden where Satan implied that God had ulterior motives to keep knowledge from man. Satan’s Lie “I am not” vs God’s “I Am” Satan does not want us to understand how much God loves us.  He distorts our ... Read More »

Spiritual Journey: Reaching the Promised Land

In the Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach I compare the homeschool journey to the Exodus from Egypt (leaving public school) traveling in the desert, and seeking the Promised Land.The Passover story and journey to the Promised Land is a meaty symbol of our spiritual journey and growth. The Israelites were saved from Egypt but not all entered the Promised Land--only their children and a few men of faith entered. Likewise, in our spiritual journey we can be saved but fall short of arriving in the promised land. Read More »

Are You Trying Too Hard?

Many Christians measure  their spiritual walk (and others)  based on a checklist of all that they have done for God. This easily leads to legalism and bondage. Jesus doesn’t want us to “do” because He has already “DONE” the work when He died on a cross for our sins. Our goal should not be  trying to earn God’s love, and ... Read More »

Two Different Views of God’s Wrath

The world has two enormously different views of God’s wrath and sin. The main view taught today is from Greek philosophy where God is detached and unapproachable and Jesus needed to suffer and die to appease God’s wrath intended for us. The Biblical view is God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit  greatly loved us before the foundation of the world ... Read More »

You Will be Amazed at this Proverbs 31 Woman!

I bet you have never heard of this Proverbs 31 lady. I cannot not find one word about her on the Internet, so let me introduce you to this awe-inspiring woman with the words from one of my favorite authors, Phillip Keller: “She was brave, she was beautiful! Beautiful not only in bodily form, but also in serenity of soul, ... Read More »

Patiently Waiting on God for Patience

What first comes to mind when you think of patience? As a mother, my first thought is having patience with my children. Then I think of being patient with my husband. Next, I think of patience with cashiers, waitresses, and the doctor’s office or in line at the post office. pa·tience ˈpāSHəns/ noun the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or ... Read More »

What You Need to Know About Shavuot (Pentecost)

Fifty days after Passover is Shavout. Fifty days after the Exodus God gave the Ten Commandments.  Each day the Israelites are commanded to count the Omer, as they experienced their journey from captivity (Egypt) to freedom (Sinai). God declares, “You shall then COUNT seven complete weeks after the day following the Passover holiday when you brought the Omer as a wave offering” ... Read More »

Grace and Truth through Christ is Misunderstood

John 1:16-17 is a misunderstood verse usually used to say that grace replaces the law. It’s easy to see how people could think that, but let’s look a little deeper from another perspective. The Bible is one story, not two. God is the same today as He was then–perfect. He’s not a mean tyrant in the OT and a nice ... Read More »

What is Your Cardboard Testimony?

This powerful video made me cry. God changes lives. This church had the idea to record the changes before and after in a few words on the front and back of a piece cardboard. Each one spoke volumes! I loved the one where the woman walked out with her neurologist. Her cardboard read, “Diagnosed with MS in May of 2007” ... Read More »

His Eye is on the Sparrow

Jesus taught lessons with items from Creation. Light, salt, lilies, seeds, sparrows, all take on new significance. Bread and wine take on new significance because he made them symbols of his death. Read More »

When Trials Come, Rejoice!

Consider Trials Joy? Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4) Joy in trials? James was kidding, right? He certainly wasn’t talking about the trials faced ... Read More »

Bible Journaling & Logos Bible Software

I have used Logos Bible software for years. I absolutely love it. I can’t say enough good about it. This powerful digital library system is like having your own personal librarian, who, at the touch of a button, will quickly look up and organize all of the resources and information you’ll ever need for comprehensive Bible study. I use the Inductive ... Read More »

The Woman with the Issue of Blood

The woman with an issue of blood is one of the most heartrending of all Bible stories. “If I can but touch the Hem of his Garment . . .” These words of desperation formed an axis of faith which brought a miracle into the life of a dying woman when she reached out and accessed the power resident in ... Read More »

Chapter of the Week Bible Study & Free Worksheet

To join in the Bible Verse of the Week join the Bible Journaling  Facebook Group. This week chapter is Samuel 22. I will announce a new chapter every Monday. Read Four Steps and Download Worksheet Pray & Read the chapter Watch a Video & Fill out the Key Worksheet (optional) Choose a verse Creative Bible  page  374 Inspire Bible page 372 Journal in your Bible ... Read More »