My Love Dare with God – Week 5

wk 5Week 5 – Dare days 14 – 17… I realize I mention this each week, but this is a really good week!

This week we take a look at how Love

  • Takes Delight – we will explore how some areas can mean relearning some of the ways we express our love for God, which will open us to a truer love
  • is Honorable – how do we express a willingness and develop holy habits to sacrifice for God on a daily basis?
  • Intercedes – how do we become “wise farmers” and care for the soil of our lives so that seeds planted will reap a harvest in God’s timing; and
  • Promotes Intimacy – how do we love well by accepting ourselves and others as God accepts us

My Love Dare – week 5

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My Love Dare with God – week 4 freebies

Love Cherishes Freebielove fights fair
It’s a rainy day in southeast Texas – you know what that means for this gal???? Art time!

I’m so thankful to be feeling better – it’s so much fun sharing faith art!  Here are a couple of pieces to add to your meditation time – enjoy!

The PDF files are setup so that you can “build” your art piece…or, if you prefer….you can simply print the prepared image.

click here ->My Love Dare with God Art Freebies to see all the freebies available!

As I mentioned in Love Cherishes, faith art plays a big role for me reaching out to the hurt and wounded – granted, it may not seem glamorous or substantial, but I believe God has me share His light through art to nourish the souls of His precious children.

What is your gift?????

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My Love Dare with God – week 4

wk 4Can you believe it??? Week 4 already????  Hallelujah! You’re still here!!!! If you’re anything like me, it may be getting tough continuing to commit the time to fully immerse yourself in this study – one thing is for certain – you are not alone!

Hang in there – continue to strive for balance…don’t rush through to check this off your to-do list, but try not to drop it all together – a fine balance to say the least!  Remember, I’m the person who took 12 months to complete a 12 week study!!!! Keep asking God to stir your heart to know Him more intimately and trust in His timing.

This week we’ll be looking at:

  • how we express our love for God  through Cherishing our relationship with Him and others
  • avoiding the trap of insisting on having things “our” way and showing God and others we value Him/them by seeking their needs first
  • fighting fair – establishing and exercising me boundaries to build bridges instead of burning them

My prayer is consistently for you to thrive in this study and allowing God to grow your relationship with Him to new depths!

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My Love Dare with God – week 3

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Welcome to week 3 of My Love Dare with God!  I hope you are enjoying the study and ready to keep deepening your relationship with God.

This week we will take a look at four aspects of love:

  • believing the best
  • turning away jealousy
  • making good impressions
  • loving unconditionally

As I mentioned before, I recommend approaching the study tools as follows:

  1. print stuff
  2. read The Love Dare
  3. watch related video
  4. read related discussion
  5. complete Think-Write-Pray

I remain confident you will find your groove

My Love Dare with God Study – Week 3

I’m looking forward to your feedback!  Please share your thoughts & any questions on the site; also, please feel free to share any artwork on my FB Page – Celeta’s Journey

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My Love Dare with God – week 2 freebies!

I always say there’s something good in everything…. and it’s especially good when you have to dig for it!  Still feeling a bit under the weather, so instead of boring stuff like household chores I enjoyed most of the day yesterday playing on my iPad and creating faith art!

Dare day 4 is based on Thoughtfulness; one particular comment from the book stood out to me, “[Love] filters through a grid of truth and kindness.”

thoughtfulnessIn my minds eye, I saw a baking sifter with a handle (Love)…. kindness and truth goes in and thoughtfulness comes out…  but there’s work involved – you have to exercise – crank  the handle of LOVE to generate the desired output…. thoughtfulness!

I hope you enjoy the art – I’ve prepared it a couple of different ways… a finished margin artwork, one to color, and another to piece together & color (yes, Miss Leah – this is for YOU!) – hop on over to the study to download your freebie…. and please share on my Facebook page (Celeta’s Journey)! I love seeing your interpretations

My Love Dare with God – Freebies

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Rise up!

Oh my goodness! Why I didn’t publish this post TWO years ago, I have no idea… but I stumbled across it this evening and it fits in perfectly with My Love Dare with God

Not so long ago, I posted on Facebook that I received my new Inspire journaling Bible & discovered something new….the line art included with the Bible actually draws me into scripture – pretty cool, right?

So now I’m learning to take it a step further, which is actually bringing faith art full circle….beyond coloring (first)….beyond reading….to writing & a bit more coloring!

This morning as I was working in my Documented Faith binder – I’ve revised mine a bit to focus on words of the month vs months (that way I don’t feel “behind” – yeah, the comparison stick, but let’s leave that subject for another day!) – anyway, my eyes landed on love – so many verses on love, right?  So I began flipping through my Bible and landed in Judges – admittedly not a book of the Bible I’ve spent much time studying or even reading…the line art was simple, but it grabbed my attention all the same…Judges 5:31

May those who love You rise like the sun in all its power.

Immediately I thought of sunrises. I love them! Everything is usually still & quiet….life is still a bit blurry-eyed and the brain isn’t driving at supersonic speeds…the promise of a new day….new opportunities and yes, new challenges…. But it’s a time to set our paths straight again – to keep our eyes & focus upward.

The first sunrise that came to mind was at Surfside beach – yes…I had to head out from home pretty early, and even though the ocean usually doesn’t call my name, it did that day…so off I went.  The beach was deserted and quite frankly, I didn’t have much of a clue as to where I was going! I’d only been there once before in recent years, and since I’m not exactly the spontaneous type, I’d definitely call it a God thing.  Alone with the waves rushing in, sand in my toes and coffee in hand, I sat and watched as the sun sparkled across the water – such power! such promise! Oh…. if only I showed my love for God like a sunrise!

I went in search of pictures I took that morning – not on my phone, not on my old phone, not on my Mac….darn! They must be on that hard drive buried behind boxes…what I discovered though were other sunrises…and you know what? The feelings were practically the same! All the others were woodsy type (that’s my favorite place!)…the difference? Anticipation. On the water, there is nothing to block your view – in a wooded area, you get glimpses at first….it takes a bit more patience, but maybe that’s a good thing….it’s an opportunity to “get still” first….to lean in and hear God whisper to my heart.

What is God whispering to you today? Did you miss it? Did you rush off in a flurry of to-dos today? Take a few moments – walk outside….take your phone with you & snap a picture of the sun…is your view clear? cloudy? dark?  Now close your eyes and imagine….only the sun…feel the warmth of it on your face and let it sink in. God’s love for us is infinitely more powerful than the sun and even though there may be obstacles blocking our view, He is still there….loving us and wanting nothing more than for us to rise up and love in return.

May those who love You rise like the sun in all its power.

Further Reading 

After I found the verse, I put the spectacles in reverse to see what in the world they were actually talking about! Go figure….it was a song! The Song of Deborah….whoops back up….Deborah who? Yeah….I’ve got a LOT to learn! The less than abbreviated version (i.e. I’ve got much more reading to do!)….Deborah was a prophet (surprise to me) and a judge….anyway, her song was praising God for defeating Canaanite King Jabin.  Happy Reading!

My Love Dare with God – week 2

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Welcome to week 2 of My Love Dare with God!  I hope you enjoyed week 1 and found your way around the site.

As I mentioned last week, I recommend approaching the study tools as follows:

  1. print stuff
  2. read The Love Dare
  3. watch related video
  4. read related discussion
  5. complete Think-Write-Pray

Most importantly??? …. no set rules! No set timing!  I remain confident you will find your groove

My Love Dare with God Study – Week 2

I’m looking forward to your feedback!  Please share your thoughts & any questions on the site; also, please feel free to share any artwork on my FB Page – Celeta’s Journey

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