How to encourage your kids to be grateful

Encouraging children from an early age to be grateful and thank God is important. God teaches us in His word that we should always give thanks. That is part of our Christian life and worship to Him. www.hispurposeinme.org

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Encouraging children from an early age to be grateful and thank God is important. God teaches us in His word that we should always give thanks. That is part of our Christian life and worship to Him.

In these days I have been evaluating several books that we can use for this purpose. Involving children in reading is vital. The first book that our children should know is the Bible. The bible is inspired by God, useful for teaching on many topics. However, there are several books inspired by the Word of God with beautiful illustrations that our little ones can use. Below I will share with you at least 5 books that can be of great help to you.

These books can help you to teach and encourage your kids about thanks giving:

These books can be part of your library and you can use them at any time. Giving thanks to God and having a grateful heart is one of the best teachings we can give to our children. We must encourage them to be grateful all the time!

O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His compassion and lovingkindness endure forever!Psalm 107:1

How to make your own index cards for Bible Journaling

Bible Journaling is one of my favorites things to do.  I can have a bible study, a devotional and a creative time all in one! - Recently I've been practicing with incorporating Index Cards to my Bible Journaling creative process.  Today, I want to show you how to make your own index cards for Bible Journaling.

Bible Journaling is one of my favorites things to do. I can have a bible study, a devotional and a creative time all in one! – Recently I’ve been practicing with incorporating Index Cards to my Bible Journaling creative process. Today, I want to show you how to make your own index cards for Bible Journaling.

I’ve seen a lot of Memory Dex cards around the web and I loved the idea of making my own (because I don’t have those lovely cards). I wanted to use the supplies that I already have without spending to much. Here’s how I did it!

Make your own index cards for Bible Journaling

The first thing we need to do is look around the supplies we already have. I used the following materials:

Now that we have the materials, I started cutting two pieces of scrapbook paper with the cutter.

Then, I used the Envelope Maker to cut the corners of the piece of paper and also to make the TAB. See the pictures for references.

  • 1- Cut the piece of scrapbook paper
  • 2- Cut the corners with the Envelope Maker Punch
  • 3 – Make the tab with the Envelope Maker Punch
  • 4 – Cut the rest of the paper next to the tab with the cutter

Once I have my index card prepared I start decorating them with the supplies listed above.

Once I have my index card decorated with a few supplies I added a Psalm I’ve been studying. Also, I used my newest bible journaling printableCrowned with Love” available for purchase at my Etsy Shop. It’s an Instant Download at an affordable price.

For more Bible Journaling Printables you can visit “His Purpose In Me Shop” and also you can search in the blog for other posts related to Bible Journaling!

Patterned Paper and Faith Journals

During these past months I’ve been working with prayer journals and bible verse journals. One of the things that I use the most are the patterned papers or scrapbook papers. They are great to decorate and personalized almost every craft project.

I wrote a post about how to make a prayer journal (that you can read here). I am still working on that journal, where I wrote my prayers and those prayers that have been answered by God. Also, I started a bible verse journal. Where I write my favorite bible verses or those verses I am studying.

Now, how do I use the papers and where do I find them?

First, I use them as backgrounds in my pages, as tabs, as tags and to journal in them. There are tons of uses for scrapbook paper!

I find papers in different places like:

Creative Market – I use those digital scrapbook papers you can buy (or free), I printed out and use them in the journals.

Yarisi & Co – This is an Etsy Store, specilized in stationery, envelopes, greeting cards and more! But, there is a assorted paper pack that is my favorite! It comes with different sizes, patterns, envelopes, tags and more! Perfect for journals!

Pinterest Search – You can make a pinterest search for digital scrapbook papers and you will find plenty of options. Again, you will need a printer.

Local or Hobby Stores – I know there is a few stores that you can find a variety of scrapbook papers. You can visit the store or buy online!

The possibilities with scrapbook papers are endless. I love to work with them in my faith journals. You should give it a try!

Making your own prayer journal

One project I wanted to start during this season was making my own prayer journal. But I wanted to make this project a

One project I wanted to start during this season was making my own prayer journal. But I wanted to make this project a “do it yourself project”. I wanted to take my time, step by step and enjoy the process.

While I work in this prayer journal I want to share with my readers the process and how I’ve been doing until I finished. So, here is a little bit about how you can make your very own prayer journal.

Make your own prayer journal:

First, I started decorating the front of the journal. What materials I used?
I got a notebook at Dollar Tree for $1 on my last trip to Orlando, Florida. Isn’t that amazing? To find so many things at super low prices at the Dollar Tree Stores?

Well, once I got my notebook… I found on Pinterest a free printable for bible journaling and got an extra sheet printed at my local school supply store to decorate my journal. I found out this printable so lovely and beautiful that I decided to use it for my journal.

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I bought an assorted patterned paper pack at Yarisi&Co, that I wanted to get for a long time ago. Finally bought them! This pack comes with more than 50 assorted papers (different patterns and sizes) perfect for crafts projects.

I had some washi tape that I also used to decorate the journal.

Finally, used some paper pieces and tabs from Illustrated Faith that I already had. Here is a picture, you can see how I used all these materials. I just got creative! At the end of this post you can see all the links for the materials 😉

The tittle of my prayer journal is “Jesus, my first love”. Oohh… I also used some stamps at the end from Illustrated Faith too.

The bible tabs I used includes words like “love, passion, believe…” I thought they were very aligned with what I wanted to create. I just love the final touch they gave them to my journal.

As you can see, this is just the front of the journal. In the following posts I will sharing the other pages and how I decorated them. Stay tuned for the development of this project. Hope this motivates you to create your very own prayer journal. Also, I hope this gives you some ideas on how to start it.

Materials used (Links):

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One project I wanted to start during this season was making my own prayer journal. But I wanted to make this project a

Strengthen your marriage with this interesting application

Marriage is not easy.  Everyone who is married knows that there are highs and lows in marriage.  There is always a need to strengthen marriage in many ways. Today, we have an application; yes! an application, that can help you strengthen your relationship. Of course, the most important thing is to have God as the center of the marriage relationship. Know a little about this interesting application.  Marriage is not easy.  Everyone who is married knows that there are highs and lows in marriage.  There is always a need to strengthen marriage in many ways. Today, we have an application; yes! an application, that can help you strengthen your relationship. Of course, the most important thing is to have God as the center of the marriage relationship. Know a little about this interesting application.

This application is called “The Love Nudge” and it’s based in the famous book “The 5 love languages” by author Gary Chapman.  How this application can help you in marriage?

This app will help you apply what you can learn from the 5 love languages.  Even, you can start with a small quiz to identity your love language and your spouse love language too.  You can connect in different ways and make goals together to strengthen your marriage.

You can check out the whole features of the app visiting this website: Love Nudge App and you can download completely free for your phone or device from the Apple Store and Play Store.


I have used the app and from my experience is so easy to use that will you enjoy it for sure! Give it a try!


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