Last year when the new Illustrating Bible became available, I promised myself that I wouldn’t spend the money on something I didn’t need…. then a fellow journaler shared a special purchase price… I still didn’t need a new Bible, but boy oh boy did I want it!
For the past year I have been diligent in prayers for my daughter and her family. As newlyweds they face the typical struggles, and layered onto that, they now live 6hrs from our hometown…away from mama, family, and lifelong friends. And yes, mama still struggles missing her girl!
So….I justified the purchase to purposely journal thoughts and prayers in the new Bible specifically for my daughter and family… a living legacy Bible of sorts….
And then I began to suffer from ‘new Journaling Bible’ syndrome….. the purpose was overwhelmingly shadowed by thoughts of exactly what tone the art would take…. yes, TOTALLY missing the original purpose! What to do?
Pray. Wait. Trust.
Finally, this past weekend God showed me that it didn’t need to be one or the other…. simply keep my focus on Him! okay……but what does that picture look like? For me, it is now two God experiences…. art time and then Scripture/Prayer time.
For now, I plan to create digital artwork beforehand that I can print and then it will be ready for my prayer time over family…. it’s only been a few days, but thankfully it finally feels right! And even better, by creating the art digitally, I can easily share with others! Click on the link here —> Freebies
How we find our rhythm with God is just as unique each journey. What’s your rhythm? I’d love to hear from you!
New to journaling? Welcome!!!!
I just love how God speaks to us on such a personal level!! I always try to encourage folks to journal – whether you write a few words, a picture, or any combination…it can inspire and encourage either yourself or others in ways you can’t possibly fathom!
I stumbled across this note from a binder…a BIG. BLANK. BINDER…
“Where to begin??? So much space to be filled!!!
I want to follow Your lead and not get so focused on the canvas that I lose sight of Your artistry. Amen”
As we prepare for Resurrection Sunday next month, I thought it might be nice to share (again?) some faith art I did a couple years ago – this piece was inspired by the amazing Stephanie Ackerman of Documented Faith. Like many other incredible artists, Stephanie uses her gifts to share God’s Word in her own unique style! I encourage you to discover all God is doing through this ministry – you can find her online at the link above, and also on FaceBook and instagram – you too will be inspired by her love for the Lord shared through art ☺️
click here for printouts! -> He_is_Risen (colored) He_is_Risen (uncolored)
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?????
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.”
In 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
My Love Dare with God Bible study is in full swing! This is a self-paced study, so join in at any time…. and of course I couldn’t resist artwork to go along ☺️
My Love Dare with God<
The only thing you need to purchase for this study is the original Love Dare book – everything else (videos, discussions, handouts, & artwork) is provided on my website – God planted this seed quite some time ago and I am beyond thrilled to see His Mighty Hands at work!
Also, please share your thoughts, questions & artwork – the website isn’t setup for adding your artwork, but my Facebook page (Celeta’s Journey) eagerly awaits!
Here are a few of the add-ins I did this week (in the Kindness image, I used goodies from Lot95 Designs):
Last week I shared my “one word” for 2018….and it just dawned on me, as I was looking at the visual, that I didn’t bother to ask yours!
As you may know, sharing faith art is something I really enjoy – so here you go…. one to personalize for YOUR one word 🤗 – and if you prefer, just add a comment below & I’ll be happy to personalize just for you!
I’ve saved mine as the home screen on my phone… and iPad…and laptop… get the idea☺️