Bible Journal Tours

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I started reading through the Bible for the second time a couple of years ago and decided I’d write down my favorite verse from each chapter as I went. I try to read a chapter + journal every night, so thus far I’ve made it to Psalms and filled up nearly six journals! Sometimes I write the verses in beautiful hand lettering and other times… well, I just write them. XD

I’ve really enjoyed this method so far! It helps you slow down and think about the verse or verses, plus it’s fun to look back on the notebooks you’ve filled. Speaking of that, I thought I’d show you guys some of my favorites today. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully you enjoy the tour and maybe gain a little inspiration for your own journaling!

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Shoot & Share Contest {My Entries}

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Recently, one of my friends told me about this really neat photography contest calledย Shoot and Share.ย Have you heard of it? You can enter up to 50 photos in 25 different categories, and then people all over the world can vote for their favorites!ย I’ve quite enjoyed browsing the photos and gaining inspiration so far, and thought I’d show you guys some of the pictures I entered in case you’d like to vote too! Continue reading

Etcetera #6

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I’m back with another collection of miscellaneous photos! I’m not too far behind this time, so it will be a little shorter than usual Etcetera posts. I hope you enjoy some of my favorite recent pictures of nature, people, landscapes, etc. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sit back, relax, and start scrolling!

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Fun & Creative Pen Pal Ideas

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My last pen pal post, “The Ultimate List of Pen Pal Ideas,” was super popular, so here I am with more ideas! Apparently that list wasn’t ultimate after all. ๐Ÿ˜›

Today I’m going to give you suggestions for how to take your letters from a one-page weather report to the highlight of your pen pal’s day. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ll go through tips for improving your letters and envelopes, as well as a big list of fun extras to send and creative activities to do with your pen pal. Excited? I am! ๐Ÿ˜€

Let’s get started.

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Pond Poems

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Before we get started, thank you SO much for helping myย first post of sketchesย tie for the “best writing/poetry post” on Megan’s Best of 2018ย awards! It was lovely of you all to nominate me, for that and for the other categories. It made my day!

Anyway, I mention that because… today I have another sketch for you! I wrote it almost a year ago, but waited to post it til I had another set of pictures to go with the words. Now I do, and I’m so excited to share it!

These words are a little bit strange, but honestly, so is my mind sometimes. XD I still like it (especially the ending), and I hope you do too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Find a comfy spot, sit down for a spell, and enjoy…

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Christmas Harvest 2018

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It already feels kinda weird to say “2018,” doesn’t it? XD Anyway, today I’m going to show you some of the lovely gifts I received for Christmas. As I’ve said before, the term “haul” really annoys me for some reason, so I’m sticking with “harvest” for now as a more… I don’t know, polite term? ๐Ÿ˜›

Before we begin, the obligatory disclaimer: of course I’m not writing this post to brag to you guys about my gifts. Why would I do that?? I made this post because I enjoy reading these kind of things, and hopefully you do too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bullet Journal Setup 2019

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that it’s officially 2019, I decided it’s time to try a new layout for my bullet journal. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This time, I went with something super simple but still pretty – namely, washi tape! ๐Ÿ˜€ I got a bunch of GORGEOUS tapes for Christmas (more on that in a later post), and I had so much fun using them throughout this spread!

I kept the first part of my bujo simple so I had more time to work on… some exciting Etsy news pertaining to bullet journals. ๐Ÿ˜‰ More on that at the end of the post. Keep reading if you like bujos or planners! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Farewell, 2018 {Yearly Wrap-Up}

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How was your Christmas? Mine was a little different than normal, but still wonderful. ๐Ÿ™‚ We had 5 celebrations with different parts of the family, caroled at a nursing home, had a beautiful Christmas Eve service, were blessed with many fun gifts, and ate WAY too much good food. XD

Now, the post. Whew, where do I start? 2018 has probably been the most exciting, scary, stressful, wonderful, and all-around life-changing year for me yet. O.oย I don’t think I can do it justice in one post, but I’ll try.

Today I’m going to show you guys some highlights, blog stats, popular posts from this year, goals for 2019, and more. I hope you enjoy the ride! Let’s start with some highlights from 2018, which aren’t necessarily in order.

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What Child Is This? {a Christmas Story}

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Last year I wrote a little Christmas story for you guys, and this year I wanted to continue the tradition – only this time, from Mary’s perspective.

As a disclaimer, this is obviously NOT to be taken as gospel truth. Although I’ve collected as many insights as I could from the Bible (duh), advent devotionals, articles, sermons, etc., this is just me imagining what it would be like to be a part of the first Christmas story, as the mother of a Messiah. It’s hard to fathom what overwhelming joy and what terrible shame Mary would have dealt with. But I shall give it a try. ๐Ÿ™‚

Find yourself a warm drink and a cozy spot, and please enjoy. โค

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