The Book of Matthew from Alabaster Co.

One of my favorites books from the bible is Matthew. Matthew gives me along with the book of John a detailed story of the life of our Saviour Jesus. There is a book that combines the Word of God and art, photography, illustration.

One of my favorites books from the bible is Matthew. Matthew gives me along with the book of John a detailed story of the life of our Saviour Jesus. There is a book that combines the Word of God and art, photography, illustration.

It caught my attention to study the Gospel of Matthew along with very descriptive pictures giving me a more clearer idea of what I am reading.

I share with you today, a review of the Book of Matthew by Alasbaster Co. First of all, what is Alabaster Co and what they do?

Alabaster Co. began late one night when friends Bryan Chung and Brian Chung were deep in discussion on creativity and God. Reflecting on the direction culture was taking toward visual images, innovation and design, an idea was born: create a brand passionate about fully exploring the intersection of creativity, beauty, and faith.

I love this concept and the story behind it is one my favorites from the bible. When a woman breaks an alabaster jar… you can read it at Mark 14:1-9. Read more about Alabaster Co HERE!

One of my favorites books from the bible is Matthew. Matthew gives me along with the book of John a detailed story of the life of our Saviour Jesus. There is a book that combines the Word of God and art, photography, illustration.

Alabaster Co, brings the books of the bible with amazing illustrations (beautiful images) in each book. I’ve used this book along with my bible and dictionary in my study time. I loved it!

While studying and doing some bible journaling it helped me to expand my creativity while drawing in my bible.

How many books are available from Alabaster Co?

  • All the Gospels
  • The book of Romans
  • The Psalms
  • The book of Proverbs (Pre-Sale) 30% off

If you think these books are for you and they will be a great companion in your bible study time, you can join the giveaway below. For a chance to win a complete set!

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Enter for a chance to win a set of 4 books from Alabaster Co. Click the image below to enter or HERE!


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When God calls you to His presence

Have you ever felt how God calls you to be in His presence? That moment when you have to let everything you are doing and run to God? The presence of God is with those who calls upon Him, with those who seek Him. His presence is in us, with us and around us. But, there are moments that He only wants from us to give all the attention to Him. That is when God calls you to His presence.

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Have you ever felt how God calls you to be in His presence? That moment when you have to let everything you are doing and run to God?

The presence of God is with those who calls upon Him, with those who seek Him. His presence is in us, with us and around us. But, there are moments that He only wants from us to give all the attention to Him. That is when God calls you to His presence.

In the book of Exodus, we know story of Moses (Exodus 3). The one who was called by God to make his people free from slavery. That was a great commission or task that started in the presence of God. Let’s see!

Now Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian; and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. (AMP)

Moses was first working for his father in law, keeping the flock, leading the flock… then something amazing happened to him.

The Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing flame of fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was on fire, yet is was not consumed. (AMP)


The Lord appeared to him as fire! God caught his attention in such a way that he had to stop what he was doing to focus all his attention on the presence of God. Sometimes God must do something similar with us. Because we are consumed with so many things, that sometimes we forget to go to the Father who certainly wait for us.

Immediately Moses said and acted quickly:

I must turn away [from the flock] to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”. And he said, “Here I am”. (AMP)


What teaching do we get from this encounter of God with Moses?

God is the one who calls us, gives us purpose, enables us to fulfill the call. All this in His presence. We cannot achieve it, by having multiples tasks and leaving aside the presence of God when He calls us to be alone with Him.


When you know and you feel that God is calling you, say to Him “HERE I AM”.

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Put your plans in God’s hands

Most of us tend to make plans in the beginning of the year, and that is good. But some people just let God out of their plans. We start planning every month, expectantly waiting that every goal could be achieved as planned. Our God is one of planning and He makes the bests plans. Why not take the first step this of putting all of our planning in God's hands instead? We are starting the year and we still have time to do it.

Most of us tend to make plans in the beginning of the year, and that is good. But some people just let God out of their plans. We start planning every month, expectantly waiting that every goal could be achieved as planned. Our God is one of planning and He makes the bests plans. Why not take the first step this of putting all of our planning in God’s hands instead? We are starting the year and we still have time to do it.

How we can put our plans in God’s hands?

  • Praying: presenting in prayer every plan or goal we have in mind is the best way to do it. Asking for His will to be manifested in them. Even, asking for His approval.
  • Guided by the Word: we have the best book full with wisdom, where God speak, teaches and guide us in every detail of our lives.

There are plenty of bible verses that give us confidence about this practice:

  • May He grant you your heart’s desire And fulfill all your plans.
    PSALM 20:4 AMP
  • ~‘For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord , ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.
    JEREMIAH 29:11 AMP
  • A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them.
    PROVERBS 16:9 AMP

Are you letting good take control of each one of your plans this year?

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How to replace anxiety with peace.

Anxiety is a feeling and it's very common in our nature. However, anxiety can be dangerous if it's not treated correctly. There are many options in the world like psychologist or psychiatrists many people look for help. Looking for help is the right thing to do, but we must seek guidance and help in the word of God. In the bible and in our relationship with God we can find the solution to this problem. Let's learn a little about how to replace anxiety with peace.

Anxiety is a feeling and it’s very common in our nature. However, anxiety can be dangerous if it’s not treated correctly. There are many options in the world like psychologist or psychiatrists many people look for help. Looking for help is the right thing to do, but we must seek guidance and help in the word of God. In the bible and in our relationship with God we can find the solution to this problem. Let’s learn a little about how to replace anxiety with peace.

The word of God says in Philipians 4:6

Do not be anxious or worried about ANYTHING,

Anxiety is the equivalent of not trusting God. And in this verse we are called to not be worried about any thing. Nothing should be worrying us. Now, all the circumstances around us can lead us to that state if we don’t take care of it. When Paul says “anything” he means nothing without restrictions, no possibilities, no spaces, NOTHING!

Then, how we can replace or exchange the anxiety that invades us sometimes with a state of peace? The bible says that it is possible and give us a way. Philippians 4:6 says again:

Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.
PHILIPPIANS 4:6 AMP

How we do it?

We come to presence of God with prayer (that is our way of communicating with God, vital part of our relationship with Him). We express our petitions accompanied of thanksgiving (that is our way of asking God for His will to be done in us). Then, we make our requests known to God in a specific way.

All of this is part of an active life of prayer, we speak… We express… We make requests… We give thanks. This provides to us an outlet for anxiety. We liberated ourselves, we left the heavy burden that from the beginning we should not have carried. And instead of this, we receive peace that surpasses everything. Even if you are in the middle of the storm.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

May this be a way for all us who are in Christ to replace anxiety with the marvelous peace that ONLY God gives us.

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Anxiety is a feeling and it's very common in our nature. However, anxiety can be dangerous if it's not treated correctly. There are many options in the world like psychologist or psychiatrists many people look for help. Looking for help is the right thing to do, but we must seek guidance and help in the word of God. In the bible and in our relationship with God we can find the solution to this problem. Let's learn a little about how to replace anxiety with peace.

How trust will bring you security

Today I want to share with you how trust will bring you security based on Psalm 91.  Plus give you some cards for bible journaling, as well as some tabs for you to enjoy it! I know you will love it.

How trust will bring you security free bible journaling cards and tabs

How trust will bring you security

During this season in my life, where I have gone through a few difficult processes, this Psalm 91 verse has given me strength. In the same way that I have received the consolation and promises of God for my life, so I want to share this feeling with you.

This psalm, assures us that if we remain under the presence and cover of our God, He does not assure their protection and care. There may be difficult and even dangerous moments for our lives, but there is a promise from God to protect us and to guard us against such circumstances. Psalm 91:1 says:

He who [a]dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].

Being honest with you during these weeks I have needed so much of the Father’s coverage of my life. And while I decided to look for His presence I received the rest I needed so much.

I have been able to experience what it is to trust in God when things are not going well. One word I can share with you today is security. The security we need can only be found in God.  Are you in need of security today?

I remind you that if you remain in His presence He will take care of you and nothing will hurt you.

Bible Journaling Cards and Tabs

Bible Journaling Cards & Tabs:

I’m so happy to share with you some bible journaling cards and tabs I did for you! These are focused on Psalm 91:1 and they are perfect for your bible journaling study time.  Also there is included 4 tabs that you can personalized as you desire.  I hope you enjoy it!

You are welcome to Bible Journaling Cards and Tabs with 2 cards and 4 tabs in one page.

bible journaling cards and tabs

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