Saturday, April 30, 2016

Truth Telling 34: He carries my burdens.

Psalm 68:19, "Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens."

Isaiah 7:4a, "Be careful, keep calm and don't be afraid."

Matthew 11:28-30, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

1 Peter 5:7, "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."

Tell yourself this truth today: Giving my burdens to God's capable hands will lighten my load.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Slow Gift Winner

Winner of the Mother's Day Slow Gift Set is Carly! Still time to order a set before Mother's Day and don't forget coupon code GIVESLOW for $5 off!

Truth Telling 33: He gives me rest.

Genesis 2:2-3, "By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done."

Exodus 20:11, "For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."

Psalm 23:2-3, "He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake."

Psalm 62:1, "Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him."

Psalm 91:1, "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty."

Matthew 11:28, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give your rest."

Mark 6:31, "Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, 'Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.'"

 Tell yourself this truth today: God models rest and provides rest for me.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Truth Telling 32: He is the Light!

Luke 11:34, "Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness."

John 8:12, "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'"

Romans 13:12, "The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light."

1 Corinthians 4:5, "Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God."

1 John 1:5, "This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all."

Revelation 21:23, "The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp."

Tell yourself this truth today: When darkness threatens to overwhelm, remember - God is light.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Slow Day: Packing up Camp

After this half of the day it was time to drive home, unpack and start tons of LAUNDRY!!!!

Truth Telling 31: He equips me.

2 Samuel 22:40, "You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me."

Psalm 144:1, "Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle." 

Ephesians 6:10-18, "Finally be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all he flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."

Tell yourself this truth today: God does not leave me helpless for battle, He equips me with what I need.

I ordered this print on Etsy from a shop called Printable Verses, it doesn't seem to be open at this time.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mother's Day Slow Ideas

Good morning! Mother's Day is coming up - it seems earlier this year! I still have some sweet gift sets and am offering a coupon code and even a giveaway today! Yippee!

You can use the code GIVESLOW for $5 off your gift set! There is a huge post with lots of photos and details here that you can reference for many more specifics about this sweet set I've had fun putting together! All gift sets will ship no later than Monday, May 2nd! And, shipping is still included for US addresses!

I'd also love to give one set away! Yay! Leave a comment on this post with your favorite way to slow down on Mother's Day! Comments will be accepted until Friday, April 29th at 8pm EST. Winner must have a way to contact them and a US shipping address.

Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the inspiration of a Mother's Day picnic found on Pinterest! Here are some great ideas in case you are still making plans!

Breakfast in a Box

Picnic Inspiration

Sweet idea from Southern Living

An adorable box lunch!

Beautiful brunch!

DIY R&R Day from Ann Voskamp and the version I tried at home!

A treasured memory: Mother's Day picnic 2008!

Adorable banner printable

Mother's Day free printables

Printable Mother's Day cards

Can't wait to hear your ideas too! Also, you can now pre-order my book!!!!! Right now, only through the publisher's website but soon through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. Also, it will be available as an ebook eventually too but not for pre-order. Yay!

Truth Telling 30: He fights for me.

Joshua 23:10-11, "One of you routs a thousand, because the Lord your God fights for you, just as he promised. So be very careful to love the Lord your God."

2 Chronicles 14:11, "Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, 'Lord, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army. O Lord, you are our God' do not let man prevail against you.'"

2 Chronicles 20:12, "For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you."

2 Chronicles 20:15b, "This is what the Lord says to you: 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's.'"

2 Chronicles 20:17, "You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you."

Tell yourself this truth today: God is fighting for me!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mountain Camping: Part 2

Enjoy a little virtual vacation today as we stomp through the woods and along the banks of a mountain creek!