Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sunday Musings | Palm Sunday

Today is the day - my Free Easter Week Facebook Series begins today and runs through Easter Sunday. I will be posting a new Bible journaling page and short devotional each day on my Facebook page. I would love for you to join me by either reading the post each day, creating a page based on the day’s scripture, sharing my post, and/or adding your page in the comments. I'm sharing today's page and devotional here, but you'll have to pop into Facebook to enjoy the rest of the series.

On Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem as a great multitude spread their clothes and palm branches on the road before Him and cried out, “Hosanna in the highest.” He rode into the city on a young donkey that his disciples retrieved from a nearby village. This scene is recorded in all four gospels: Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-10, Luke 19:28-40, and John 12:12-16.

But long before this day that began what we now call Holy Week, it was prophesied in Zechariah 9:9 that the King would come “humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” In fact, Jesus fulfilled hundreds of prophesies recorded in the Old Testament. As we head into this week, let’s marvel at the realization of this prophecy and the many others that foretold of the Messiah, and let us proclaim with the multitudes, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Upcoming Class | Ruth's Road Virtual Bible Journaling Class

The book of Ruth in the Old Testament is composed of only four short chapters, yet the story is an integral part of God’s plan for a Savior. The events in the life of Ruth, a Moabitess, earns her a place in the lineage of Jesus Christ. In this class, we’ll look at who Ruth is, where she came from, how we are like her, and how the road she traveled can help us follow and serve the Lord in our everyday lives.

Your class fee includes Biblical teaching, illustrated Bible journaling technique demonstrations and ideas, a printable notes handout and a traceable image.

Please note:

* This class will be presented live via Zoom. Due to the interactive nature of these classes, replays are not available.

* Your spot is reserved once payment is received. The link to the Zoom classroom and the notes handout will be sent separately as we get closer to the class date.

* There is not a supply kit for this event. However, I will be sending a list of items you may want to have on hand during the class. You’ll definitely want to have your Bible and a pen on hand. Otherwise, I encourage you to use what you have available as you illustrate what the Lord is showing you through His Word.

* I have previously taught classes on Ruth – if you attended one of these classes, some of the devotional materials will be the same. However, I will be doing a fresh study of the book of Ruth in preparation for the class and will have new Bible journaling pages and ideas to share.

**Optional Bible Journaling Supply Kit & Upcoming Classes (April, May, June) Bundle Pricing Available through April 3 – check out the details HERE!**

Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments and/or click the appropriate link below to reserve your spot today!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Scrapbooking | New 2-Page Scrapbook Kits Available

I'm excited to share a couple of new 2-Page Scrapbook Layout Kits that I recently created for our local scrapbook store (which also offers online ordering).

This first one features space for seven photos and has an Art Theme.

I'm using this layout to showcase photos from a crop with friends back in 2013. I really like how the neutral papers and embellishments work well with photos teeming with color.

The second kit features beautiful papers and space for five (or more) photos and would be perfect for vintage or springtime photos.

These kits are available now in limited quantities at Personal Scrapbook in Allen TX and can be ordered online for shipping or curbside pickup. The Christmas Layout Kits I created are almost sold out, so don't wait if you want to grab one of these kits for yourself.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Upcoming Event | Easter Week Free Facebook Series

Beginning on Palm Sunday (March 28) and going through Easter Sunday (April 4), I will be posting a new Bible journaling page and short devotional each day on my Facebook page. I would love for you to join me by either reading the post each day, creating a page based on the day’s scripture, sharing my post, and/or adding your page in the comments.

**Bonus Giveaway**
I’ll be sending a Happy Mail package to one lucky winner who joins me in this week-long series. To be eligible for the random drawing, please like and follow my Facebook page and comment on at least four posts throughout the week. (I'll draw a winner on Tuesday, April 6.)

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Sunday Musings | The Book of Jude

If you want to read an entire book of the Bible quickly, start with the book of Jude. It's only 25 verses long. Yes, that's right, verses, not chapters. 

It's short, but this book packs in several important lessons as Jude writes to Christians and wishes them mercy, peace, and love in multitude.

Jude originally intended to write about salvation; however, he felt he instead needed to write about contending for the faith and warning that false teachers would subtly creep in. 

He goes on to describe the characteristics of false teachers (lack of faith, rebellious, immoral, disobedient, greedy, etc) before reminding his readers to maintain their life with the Lord by learning and studying the truth, praying, abiding in the Lord, and waiting with confidence that we will not be judged for what has been forgiven.

He ends with a praise, giving glory to God.

What are you waiting for? Grab a Bible and read through this meaningful book today!

Friday, March 19, 2021

Scrapbooking | More Pandemic Pages

Persnickety Prints is continuing to offer free printable coronavirus timelines this year. Honestly, I'm hoping these will be filled with better news and statistics now that there are several vaccines being administered around the world.

I included the final six months of 2020 timelines on a two-page spread (similar to the first six months) in last year's scrapbook. I used bits & pieces from my stash for the embellishments.

I also included a digital layout with the thoughts I shared on Ruth's blog back in the fall, along with several photos and screenshots.

I'm so glad that I recorded my thoughts and observations throughout the year during 2020 as I scrapbooked and blogged regularly because so much has changed. We've adapted to new terminology and altered the way we do certain tasks (hello curbside pickup & Zoom classes) until these things now seem a part of our normal everyday life. I think some of the changes have been positive and will remain a part of lives while others we hope never to see again!

How did you document your thoughts about the coronavirus pandemic throughout last year?