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Be Strong and Courageous

It’s hard to believe summer is over!

At least the calendar says it’s over… School has started in most areas and if you’ve been on social media lately you know that people are super excited about PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON! Just for the record, I am not one of those people. I’m more of a peppermint latte kind of girl. My season hasn’t begun yet!

I also realized my Bible journaling has gone by the wayside this summer along with the blog posts to go with it.

Hmmmm…Maybe today would be a good day to revisit some ideas I’ve been mulling over…

I sat down at my desk and this is what I found waiting for me!

Someone sneaky laid this sweet picture out on my computer this morning. It was created just for me and put in a conspicuous place where I would be sure to find it! My heart is so full of gratitude right now that I just cannot begin to put it into words. This was a gift from a special young friend with a beautiful heart for people and for God. The really amazing thing is…I was thinking of a journal idea today based on this verse!

Joshua 1:9 says, “This is my command– be strong and courageous! For the Lord you God is with you wherever you go.”

It is a familiar verse and can be applied to a lot of different situations in life. It may speak to you one way today and much differently in other times.

Maybe you are moving into a new season in life… starting a new job, or a new church! Maybe it is the start of a new grade in school. Maybe you have just become an empty nester!  Whatever the circumstance, this is a perfect message for life!

This is what I love about Bible Art Journaling…What this verse is teaching me today I will remember forever when I do a journal page. Today I am not going to use my own art, but this sweet picture drawn by my young friend. I will never forget the heartfelt message she sent to encourage me!

I used my copier to make the picture fit my Bible page by reducing it by 50%.  I then trimmed the edged and added it into my Bible with washi tape. When you add extra pages to your Bible, secure with acid free tape or glue dots. Make sure they are a material that will not damage the pages over time.

The original picture will go on a bulletin board in my office to be an encouragement  everyday!

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