Scripture Sunday: Psalm 34:8

I cannot tell you how much this verse means to me.

I was raised in church and attended weekly for most of my life. I even attended Christian school for a bit.

But when I got to college, I attended church less and less until one day, I just stopped. I continued this pattern throughout young adulthood: stay up/out late Saturday night, sleep in on Sunday morning, work hard all week, never even open my Bible, lather rinse repeat.

When a friend of ours led us to the church we still attend today, I began to feel God working in my life. Working ON me. Slowly but surely I began to open my heart and listen. I began to “taste and see.”

The Lord was good back then and he’s been really good ever since. I have since met and married a wonderful man. Then, God blessed us with two sweet girls and a home we love. He gave us good jobs that we enjoy and a church family filled with wonderful, kind hearted people. Things haven’t been smooth sailing all the time but he brought us through the hard times too.

I hope you’ll taste and see that the Lord is good. Here’s a cute kitchen printable for you as well.


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Have a wonderful week.

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Scripture Sunday: Psalm 145:18

First of all, I didn’t make this printable. It did, however, show up on my news feed this week on Facebook.

I’ve been working hard on my spiritual health these days. I’ve not only been making an effort to pray daily but I’ve been struggling with HOW I pray. I find that a lot of times I am praying for situations but for the most desirable outcome…for me.

In other words, I’m praying more for what I want versus what God wants. Or I’m praying only to ask for something, instead of praying because I need to talk with God.

When I saw this verse, I was reminded that God hears our prayers, but first we must PRAY.

Have a wonderful week!

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Scripture Sunday: Matthew 10: 29-31

Matthew 10:29-31 (NIV)29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.[a] 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

I have spring fever. We have recently filled our bird feeders and I’ve really enjoyed watching those birds enjoy them.

Watching those birds reminded me of something else as well. If something as simple as a bird is that important to God, think about how important we are.

I made this printable for you guys as a reminder.


Have a wonderful week!!

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Scripture Sunday: Proverbs 3:5

Have you ever sat in church and known that the preacher’s message was just for you? That can be either an extremely uplifting feeling or an extremely guilty feeling, depending on the message and your need. I can honestly say I’ve been on both sides of the coin.

This past Wednesday our pastor preached on one of my favorite passages of Scripture, Proverbs 3:5.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says this: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight.”

I’ve always kind of focused on the first part of the verse and not so much on verse 6.

Our pastor said something that made a lot of sense. He said if you’ll pray for the Lord to direct your path, it’s amazing what will happen next.

I am challenging myself this week to pray that the Lord will direct my path.

And to help us remember to pray for this, I have created the printable below. To download, just right click and save to your device.

Have a wonderful week.

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Scripture Sunday: Phil. 4:13

13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

This verse is a great reminder that even though many things are impossible for US, nothing’s impossible for God. I really needed this reminder this week that with God, WE can do anything.

Sometimes there are moments in your life that you think you cannot survive, but when you trust God, he will give you the strength to get through it.

There was a time in my life when I was highly depressed and upset. I had just lost a baby and a close family member was hospitalized with cancer. I was struggling and I didn’t know how I’d make it through the pain. Looking back on it, I realize now how the Lord brought me through this difficult time.

Even though you may feel hopeless, you are not. With God, you can do all things, because he gives you strength.

Have a wonderful week!

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Scripture Sunday: John 3:16

I’ve been writing lots of Sunday Scripture posts lately about God’s love. This is partly because Valentine’s Day is happening this week, but it’s also partly because I feel led to do so.

Today’s Sunday Scripture is one that is mighty familiar to most of us. I can honestly say this is the first Scripture I ever memorized, and the entire basis on which my faith is built.

There are many great love stories that are universally repeated and celebrated, but what about the ultimate love story? What better love story than God’s love for US?

John 3:16 says this:

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Here’s a breakdown: God loved the world SO MUCH. That “so much” is really important. He loved us so much that He gave US His only son: His perfect, sinless, blameless son. He sent his Son to Earth to die a brutal, violent death so that we could live with Him forever in Heaven.

If we’re honest, we will admit that we are sinners. I mess up on a daily basis, folks. I know I do. No matter how hard I try, I’ll never be perfect. I deserve to die and go to Hell, but because I trust in the Lord, I won’t get the fate that I certainly deserve.

The Good News is that you can do the same.

As a 22-year old female, I was just coming out of a horrible relationship. While dating and ultimately becoming engaged to this young man, I began to steer away from my Christian upbringing and all the values and truths I’d held dear.

I made poor choices, many of them self-destructive. I was headed down a road that held nothing good, and I didn’t want to listen to anyone who tried to reason with me.

I began to realize, slowly but surely, that the young man I was with wasn’t who I needed to be with. I tried visiting my childhood church with my parents, but it wasn’t the same. All of my friends had moved on, the church was so big it was hard to get to know anyone, and I felt incredibly lonely. My mom, who is a nurse, got to know a preacher’s wife through her work. This lady, whom we are still friends with, invited us to her church.

We decided to visit there, and a few months later, I ended my destructive path by completely trusting Christ. I’m still not perfect, but I’m better than I’ve ever been. I like to think of myself as a “constant work in progress.” Did you ever sing that song “He’s still working on me” as a kid? “He’s still working on me, to make me what I ought to be. Took Him just a week to make the moon and the stars; the sun and the Earth and Jupiter and Mars. How loving and patient he must be, because He’s still working on me.”

I am thankful the Lord doesn’t give up on us and that He’s still working on me. I hope this week as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’ll think about our God who loved us SO MUCH that He sent his Son so that we might have an Eternal Life with Him.

Here’s a chalkboard printable you may download to remind you.

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Scripture Sunday: Ezekiel 36:25-27


Happy Sunday! I hope you have had a wonderful week.

I am doing something a little different with my Scripture Sunday posts this month. I am posting free printable Scripture prints featuring verses that correspond to my New Years resolutions.

This week, I am kind of adding into last week’s post. I am sharing Ezekiel 36:25-27.

“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart with new and right desires, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony heart of sin and give you a new, obedient heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so you will obey my laws and do whatever I command.”

I would dare say most of us don’t bow down and worship an idol like in the Old Testament days, but if we’re honest, we do sometimes put things before God, right?

I must admit there are plenty of times when I haven’t read my Bible everyday, but I’ve been on Facebook everyday. Or maybe I’ve read design blogs, watched TV, but I didn’t read my Bible.

And yet another point from this scripture: “And I will give you a new heart with new and right desires, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony heart of sin and give you a new, obedient heart.”

Does anyone else ever feel anger and bitterness when you’re going through hard times? I have been known to throw myself a pity party and wallow instead of being hopeful and looking to God. That’s not a very obedient heart, is it?

In addition to my other three New Years resolutions, I am sharing this one as well: Trust God to give me a new, obedient heart.

As always, to download my free printable above, please right click and save to your device.

Catch the other verses in the series I’ve previously shared:

January 7, 2017: 1 Peter 1:3: The Lord Gives Us Hope Through Jesus

January 15, 2017: Jeremiah 27:11: The Lord Has a Plan for Us
January 22, 2017: 2 Corinthians 5:17: The Lord Makes His Children a New Creation

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Scripture Sunday: 2 Corinthians 5:17


Happy Sunday to you. I hope your week is off to a wonderful start. I am excited to be back here for the third Sunday sharing my Bible Verses for the New Year series.

Each of the verses I am sharing accompanies one of my New Years resolutions.

Today’s verse is 2 Corinthians 5:17. The Lord has made his children a new creation.


2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (NKJV)

I am far from perfect, but I spend so much of my energy trying to be. This year, I want to remember that while I’m not perfect, God has made me a new creation.

I am still human and I will certainly mess up and make mistakes, but I am not who I used to be before I knew the Lord.

This year I want to remember that no matter how many times I fall short, the Lord made me a new creation when he saved me.

Aren’t you thankful to be a new creation?

As always, if you want to download the printable above, right click and save to your device.

Catch the other verses in the series I’ve previously shared:
January 7, 2017: 1 Peter 1:3: The Lord Gives Us Hope Through Jesus

January 15, 2017: Jeremiah 27:11: The Lord Has a Plan for Us

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Scripture Sunday: Jeremiah 29:11


Last week, I shared my first New Years resolution, which is to worry less and remember instead that I have hope in Christ. I used the scripture 1 Peter 1:3 as my memory verse for this.

I also mentioned that I am dealing with some current hardships, and I’m also doing a little Bible study that I’m learning a lot from. My memory verse for this week happens to be one of my favorite verses.


Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
My second New Years resolution is to remember what I am currently dealing with is a part of God’s plan for my life. Even though we may not understand what God is doing, or why, he not only understands it but will use it to make me a better person.

He will use it to give me hope and a future.

To download the printable above, right click and save to your device.

Have a wonderful week.

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Best Bibles and Devotionals for Kids!

For awhile now,  I’ve been posting top five lists related to children on Mondays. Today I thought I’d share some children’s Bibles and devotion books with you. 

1. The Beginners Bible for Toddlers 

This was Emorie’s first Bible and soon we’ll order one for Aubrey.  The Bible has colorful illustrations and is a very durable board book. It costs less than $10, too.

2. The Big Picture Storybook Bible 

This is the Bible we bought our oldest last year.  We originally bought it because it aligned to the Sunday School curriculum that is used at our church. We love the way it’s written so that the verses are easily understandable. There are pictures,  there are sections for parents and there’s even an Android app that goes along with the Bible. 

3.100 Favorite Bible Verses for Mommy and Me 

My grandparents gave us a copy of this devotional a awhile back.  We have been reading and enjoying it.  Each section contains a devotion for kids on one side of the page and a devotion for adults on the other side of the page.  It’s a great way to make sure you’re getting your daily quiet times in.

4. The Bible Storybook for Girls is a very neat devotional book.  We have only recently purchased this one so it’s still very new to us.  We really appreciate the brightly colored illustrations and we love how the devotions are worded.

5. Bedtime Devotions with Jesus 

 We use this devotion a lot,  and in fact, I like it better than any of the others I mentioned.  Two pastors who’ve preached revival at my church are published in this book.  
What Bibles or devotions do you use in your home? 

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