The fall season is one of my favorites. It’s the time that announces the coming of holidays and Christmas. Also a time to give thanks culturally. But if we read and study the word of God we can see clearly that there is no specific time to give thanks. Instead, the bible teaches us that we were created to worship and give thanks to God AT ALL TIMES.
For that reason today I’m sharing a special bible study with you. No matter the time or the circumstances we must give thanks to God for He is good always. He is faithful at all times. I want you to enjoy this bible study at your own time, space and your favorite way. Bible study must be enjoyed at every moment. Get creative, write, journal, paint, draw… do what you love while you study.
O give thanks to the Lord , for He is good; For His lovingkindness endures forever.
1 CHRONICLES 16:34 AMP
This is very simple. Just copy or download the image below which contains all the bible verses that will guide you in the study. I’m sure your heart will be transformed into gratitude.
It’s been a year since I wrote my last post on this blog. A year of new things that I never imagined to live. What can I say, God surprised me and I had to take a moment to enjoy it.
If you read my blog you will notice that I got married in 2012, but since that year It was our desire to have a baby. I tried 4 times, but had 4 miscarriages instead. Hard huh? When I decided not to try anymore, God said that it was the moment of my miracle to be materialized. And that’s the reason I was away from blogging since July 2017.
I enjoyed my pregnancy with some highs and lows, but I was living my dream praising and giving thanks to God all days. Had the best christmas ever and on March 28, 2018 I received my baby in my arms.
As you know I live in Puerto Rico and my island was almost destroyed by Hurricane Maria. That was another reason why I was completely disconnected from blogging. I was pregnant and living the remanents of a hurricane. But God was with us and with Him recovery was possible.
For with God nothing [is or ever] shall be impossible.” LUKE 1:37 AMP
Now, my baby is almost 6 months and I’m in love with my baby boy. Now also I am a mommy fulltime which makes very happy. Waking up every morning and looking to my baby growing up so fast that I want to stop time.
It’s been a year and now I can testify about how good is God and His wonders in my life. I just needed to believe to see His glory.
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you believe [in Me], you will see the glory of God [the expression of His excellence]?”
JOHN 11:40 AMP
What’s your impossible? GOD CAN MAKE IT POSSIBLE IF YOU BELIEVE.
If God permits me I will be writing again in this blog, making some new changes, sharing my experiences, writing about God and His word. I encourage you to follow me at social media for new posts and subscribe to my blog for weekly posts that you may enjoy.
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In my journey with the bible journaling I have learned to look for various tools that are affordable but beautiful to give free rein to my creativity. Today I want to share several tools that I have been able to find and I am currently using for bible journaling. They are affordable and beautiful, I know you will love them! – Plus, I’m celebrating the community and summer with a Giveaway!
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Beautiful Affordable Tools for Bible Journaling you need to know:
One of my favorite tools is the washi tape. Right now I have a box full of them. I have gotten them in different places, but the most economical strategy to get the washi tape for me has been in Ebay auctions. In just one month I’ve got more than 10 washi tapes for less than $ 1.00 each. Also, I got several washi tapes in Etsy. But if you are looking for tapes with beautiful patterns at a low cost, Ebay can be an alternative. Here’s a search in Ebay.
At first I did not use paperclips. I did not see a great use in them for bible journaling, but only for marking the pages. However, I discovered that I could buy ribbons and fabrics and decorate my paperclips in a very easy and affordable way. If you are like me, you love having your beautiful bible in every aspect. Sure, you’ll like to try this strategy. Where do I get ribbons and fabrics? At the nearest discount stores. With half a yard of ribbons or fabric you can decorate a lot of paper clips! I have some decorated paperclips in my Shop HERE!
I love the die cuts! These are an easy way to make journaling and add a little color and personality to what you are doing. My favorites ones and that I’ve always used are those from Shanna Noel and her brand Illustrated Faith. A few months back I was able to get like 5 packages at an excellent price with a discount coupon at DaySpring. Every month I always checked when they are with additional discount and I take the opportunity to buy them.
The watercolor painting I’m using right now, I bought it at Walmart. Here you can get several painting options from $ 4.00 to $ 11.00. Which I consider quite reasonable, since you can mix the colors and obtain different tones according to your need. To this I also added a set of brushes. That cost me no more than $ 7.00. Here I made a search for you to look for more options: HERE!
Ok, in this I have to tell you that I have like 3 boxes of colored pencils from different stores. It is that the colored pencils are easy to use that you have to have several and many colors of course. I got them at, Walmart and Marshalls (Yes! at Marshalls). One of the places I always buy something for my office is at Marshalls. Many times they have available sets and boxes of colored pencils, markers, washi tape and beautiful notebooks (I always end up buying at least one).
Here’s a Pinterest search I did with posts that includes tons of bible journaling tools and supplies: (you can follow my Bible Journaling Pinterest Board for more ideas HERE)
Yay! This is a giveaway for welcoming the summer and celebrating the community that visits every day this blog looking for encouragement! I’m giving away a Bag full of beautiful supplies you can use for bible journaling, for your planners or journals. Check it out!
Summer is just around the corner and the heat and sun will be in full swing. We usually freshen up with a lemonade, go to the beach and sit down to read a good book. That would be my case of course! There are many ways to cool down this summer, one of them is to enjoy and reflect on several bible verses that will refresh your spirit and soul. Here, I’m sharing 17 bible verses that will make your spiritual thirst go away!
17 Bible Verses that will Refresh you this Summer
Summer is a very hot season, very similar to life in the desert. And we all go through moments of deserts where we need to be sustained by the water. The Bible has great promises of God, among them a great story of a woman who had been (for a long time not saying all her life) a great thirst. It was not a natural thirst; it was a spiritual thirst, a thirst for eternal life. And next to that well where she went every day to draw water, there, where she never imagined, she found salvation.
You may know the story of the Samaritan Woman, you may not. You can read the whole story here. But in the meanwhile, Jesus had encounter with this woman and He invited her to drink from the water He was offering to her. She never imagined there are was a living water available for her. And because of that she will never be thirsty again.
But whoever drinks the water that I give him will never be thirsty again. But the water that I give him will become in him a spring of water [satisfying his thirst for God] welling up [continually flowing, bubbling within him] to eternal life.”
I collected 17 bible verses about water that will refresh you for sure! It’s a free bible writing plan, that start with the encounter of the Samaritan Woman with Jesus. It’s so refreshing and uplifting.
I invite you to immerse yourself in this time of Bible study and writing verses in which you can receive a response to your great need. You can do this study in 17 days, 1 month or more! It depends on your study style, time and your desire to be immersed in the word of God.
This writing plan is in PDF Format and contains 17 bible verses to study and write.
Finding alternatives and tools to study the bible can be many times challenging. It is not easy to find those tools that truly help you to learn the Word of God and get the knowledge you want. In my search, I found a course that I participated a month ago that helped me in my study time of the word. Today I want to share with you about this course and how you can Deepen Your Understanding Of The Bible.
How To Deepen Your Understanding Of The Bible
The Israel Institute of Biblical Studies offers live online classes that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. I took several classes, even from my smart phone. I never imagined that I could study another language and that this would allow me to know more deeply about the Bible.
I took several classes on Biblical Hebrew, all classes were live, online and with other students around the world. My experience was great, I used only my laptop or my smart phone (for those moments I was not at home) and my bible.
This experience helped me to have more interest in knowing more in depth the word. It took me to another level of education in which you have control of your study time and share different opinions with other students. I have also been able to expand my knowledge on several specific topics.
For more details about the how it works you can visit this WEBSITE that is the Official Israel Institute of Biblical Studies site. Here’s all the languages you can study: Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Modern Hebrew and Yiddish.
Read ancient texts as they were originally written centuries ago and deepen your understanding of the Bible, the Holy Scriptures, and biblical history.
Enter the Giveaway!
The Institute is giving away a biblical course, you can participate of this giveaway HERE! – This giveaway is hosted by Frongate & IIBS.
This can be a tool to help you have a deeper understanding of the Bible. I hope this can help you to expand your knowledge and can be an effective alternative for you as it was for me!
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The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by Frontgate or IIBS. Giveaway is hosted by Frontgate and Israel Institute of Bible Studies. **Each contestant will receive a follow up email after they enter for $100 off a class for entering the giveaway! This post is in no way sponsored, administered by, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or WordPress.)