Monday, September 18, 2017

Printable Sayings Set #1

I'm a huge lover of quotes and sayings and am always collecting new
 ones to surround myself with. 
I have lots of cute little frames and stands to house them in so I recently 
decided to create some new cards for myself. 

I did them in both a white background and black ground 
and thought I'd share them with y'all! 
 The cards are approximately 2.5 x 3.5 and there are eight cards on a page. 




You could even grab a cute little frame or stand, print them out, 
and they would make a great little gift!

You can print your own copy HERE





Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Love them ANYWAY


Lost people act lost.
Hurt people hurt people.
People are cranky and difficult
and selfish and stinky.
But we MUST love them ANYWAY.
Because y'all...that's what God calls us to do
and that's how He loves US!

You can print your own JPG or PDF copy of the printable above at the link HERE



Monday, August 28, 2017

September Scripture Writing Plan: Joy

Happy almost September friends!
The new topical plan for this month is over something
I don't think we look for enough in our lives:
JOY! 



My prayer is that every verse in this plan is a reminder 
to you of God's plan for us to have and find the joy in our lives!

I made the plan 31 days and plan to do that with
 all topical plans in the future so that they can be done any month-
not just the month I write them for.

You can find a copy of the plan in English and Spanish
in the folder HERE.


You can also find an iPhone lock screen with the plan on it HERE.


Below is the plan for the month of  September from last year.
You can download a copy in the folder HERE



At the urging of some blog readers, I've also created a long version of the plan this month
and placed it in my ETSY store HERE.

It a 127 page printable digital file that includes:
-The 31 Day Scripture Writing Plan on the topic of JOY
-A page for each day with the verse written out in NIV version with space for you to write the verse
-A page for each day with the verse written out in The Message with space for you to write the verse
-A page for each day to write observations, keywords, and takeaways from the verses
-A page to write next steps, prayers, and applications from the verses
-A page with six printable JOY verse cards

Here are a few sample sheets:
 

     


It's perfect to print and bind or put in a notebook.  
It would also be great to print and give someone as a gift! 

Lunchbox Notes

After seeing someone using some of my printables used as lunchbox notes 
I decided it was a GREAT idea ...
so I gathered some together and created a few new ones 
and put them together in a set to sell in my ETSY store

There are 48 little notes- 8 per page. 
They are perfect to put in a lunchbox, locker, backpack, mirror, 
placing on their pillow at night or even for grown up friends who need a little encouragement. 
A kind word goes a long way when someone is having a bad day! 







If you are interested, you can purchase the set HERE.  

First Day of School Teacher & Parent Prayers

Years ago while still teaching in the classroom
I found this fabulous prayer online somewhere. 
I have no idea who wrote it {there was no attribution} 
but I absolutely fell in LOVE with it.
I truly believe it's the prayer 
a teacher should pray every single day of the school year. 

As we head back to school (hopefully tomorrow if this crazy rain will stop)
wouldn't it be a fabulous present to give to a teacher as a first day of school gift?

While on Pinterest one day recently I came across this fabulous 
first day of school prayer for parents! 
I love it so and thought it would be great to share along with the teacher prayer. 
I can think of no better way as a parent to start 
the school year than praying this beautiful prayer!


You can print a JPG or PDF copy of both HERE.


Monday, August 14, 2017

The One who Calls you IS Faithful!

I don't know about you, but I so often need the reminder 
that I don't have to FEEL qualified to do what God is calling me to do.  
If He calls me, HE will do it. 

1 Thessalonians 5:24 is one of my absolute favorite verses and one that I cling to 
when I feel like I am not equipped or prepared or able to do what 
God has before me which honestly... is ALL the time. 
There is such comfort to me knowing it's not up to ME! 

The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

It's easy to name all the things that will fail us in this world. 
All people (even those we love the most) will disappoint us and let us down. 
All things in our lives will break and fall apart.
Man's promises WILL certainly be broken. 
But God's promises...will NEVER be broken. 
If He said it, He WILL do it. 

God IS faithful. Faithful is WHO He is. 
He always keeps His word because if He did not, he would not be God!

Everything that God says and does is absolutely 100% certain. 
He is dependable and certain. 
He does not fail or forget or falter or change or disappoint. EVER. 
 He says what He means and does what He says.

My prayer is that if you are feeling overwhelmed tonight, 
you are reminded that if He has called you (or me) to it, 
He WILL do it (and equip you to do it). 
That you are able to rest in the knowledge that His calling comes with an equipping. 
It's not up to you, it's up to Him!

You can print a PDF or JPG copy HERE! 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Cards for Your Child Going Away to College

Sending your child away to college is hard y'all. 
It doesn't matter if they are 10 minutes away or 12 hours away. 
It's like sending your heart away and it's hard not to worry that 
you won't be there when they need you. 

So when my sweet girl left for college her freshman year, I bought a bunch of cards, 
wrote in them, labeled them 
(For when you are sad, For when you are sick, for when you are homesick, 
For when you need a reminder you are loved, etc) 
and put them in a box tied with a bow.

My mama did this for me when I went away to Baylor too and
 I remembered how much I loved those handwritten cards. 

Because as much as I loved college, there were times when I so missed my mama 
and those cards were such a sweet reminder of her.

When we moved her into her dorm I placed the box in Madison's drawers to find after we left.
 I wasn't sure if she read them but when we were unpacking her things in her
 new apartment her sophomore year I saw the box.
When she saw me holding the almost empty box- she asked. 
"You are going to write me some more cards, right?" 
So of course I did. 

And as I wrote in them I thought of how much my mama 
would have loved me carrying on that tradition. 

If you have a child headed off to college and want to do this for them- here are the cards from the second year in case you need some ideas other than the ones above.


 (Note: Hobby Lobby has a great selection of cards 
that are perfect for this and are super inexpensive!)

Friday, July 28, 2017

August Scripture Writing Plan: Sabbath & Rest

Happy almost August friends!
The new topical plan for this month is over a topic I've been doing a lot of reading on:
Sabbath & Rest. 

I struggle greatly with resting and being still and God's been very 
clearly speaking to me about this in the past few months. 
I think as a mom, wife, and mother it's just hard to allow myself
 time to be still with so many things to do and take care of. 
{I'll post in the next few days some resources I've been using if you too struggle with resting.}
My prayer is that every verse in this plan is a reminder 
to you of God's desire and command for us to rest.

I made the plan 31 days and plan to do that with
 all topical plans in the future so that they can be done any month-
not just the month I write them for.





You can find a copy of the plan in English and Spanish
in the folder HERE.

At the suggestion of a blog reader, I also decided to do
a fun iPhone lock screen with the plan on it.
You can download a copy of it HERE.

Below is the plan for the month of  August from last year.
You can download a copy in the folder HERE




At the urging of some blog readers, I've also created a long version of the plan this month
and placed it in my ETSY store HERE.

It a 127 page printable digital file that includes:
-The 31 Day Scripture Writing Plan on the topic of Sabbath and Rest
-A page for each day with the verse written out in NIV version with space for you to write the verse
-A page for each day with the verse written out in The Message with space for you to write the verse
-A page for each day to write observations, keywords, and takeaways from the verses
-A page to write next steps, prayers, and applications from the verses
-A page with six printable Sabbath and Rest verse cards

Here are a few sample sheets:
     

     

It's perfect to print and bind or put in a notebook.  
It would also be great to print and give someone as a gift! 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

He Alone is My Strength

This week has been a whirlwind of sadness that began with the very 
unexpected death of a dear friend and co-worker. 

This sweet friend- a precious, strong, brilliant, bright light in this world is gone 
and has left her friends and family left shattered, reeling & broken hearted. 
Our hearts ache thinking of her precious children growing up without their amazing mama 
& the world without her brilliance, but we are thankful she is living with our Lord in 
paradise and that we WILL see her again one day. 

(She loved the beach more than anyone I know so I love thinking of her sitting on the most amazing beach
 ever with the sun shining on her & that beautiful smile on her face and a drink in her hand.)

Grief is hard and awful and I've said several times this week that there is no right or 
wrong way to process the loss of someone you love. 
It's okay to be sad and angry- even when you love 
God with all your heart and trust in His promises. 

To question WHY- even when you know without a doubt 
you will see your loved one again one day. 

To struggle to make sense of senseless tragedies-
 even when your heart aches and you just can't understand.

I am so, so thankful that I am not alone, that God grieves with us in our
 pain and sadness and that He is near, holding us in the palm of His mighty hand.

Thank you sweet Jesus for assuring me that Your promises hold strong and 
true even when life seems awful and devastating. 
You alone are my strength and my hope and I am so thankful for you precious savior.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Struggling to Walk

I took my sweet puppy Poppy for a walk the other night. 
Although super stinking adorable, she struggles on walks- 
sometimes trying to eat the leash, sometimes trying to lead and run ahead, 
sometimes getting tangled up in the leash, sometimes following far behind me, 
sometimes getting startled & distracted by loud noises nearby, 
and sometimes getting tired and just gives no up and sitting down mid-walk. 

As we walked and I laughed at her I thought about how much I'm like Poppy. 
I KNOW God is in control and has the very best for me, and yet I still struggle
 to follow Him sometimes. 

Sometimes I try to lead, sometimes I get weary and stop, 
and sometimes I follow far behind Him ignoring His call to me. 

Y'all I'm just like my crazy, silly puppy. 
Jesus leads me to keep me safe because He loves me so-just like I love Poppy. 


Deuteronomy 5:33 is the perfect reminder of this to me.... 
"So be very careful to act exactly as God commands you. Don’t veer off to the right or the left. Walk straight down the road God commands so that you’ll have a good life and live a long time in the land that you’re about to possess."

My prayer for us today is that we are reminded that we are to walk straight 
down the road following Him- not veering to the right or the left- 
remembering that His guidance is for our safety & protection 
and is because He loves us so! 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

July Scripture Writing Plan: Obedience {& a GIVEAWAY!}

Happy almost July friends!
The new topical plan for this month is over the topic of Obedience.

If you ever struggle with doing what God calls you to do- this plan is for you!
My prayer is that every verse will be a reminder of God's commands and promises to us.

I made the plan 31 days and plan to do that with
 all topical plans in the future so that they can be done any month-
not just the month I write them for.

You'll notice the plans got a little makeover this month. 
I added the check boxes to help you mark off as you complete the verses 
and decided it was time to make the look a little cleaner and simpler too!




You can find a copy of the plan in English and Spanish
in the folder HERE.

At the suggestion of a blog reader, I also decided to do
a fun iPhone lock screen with the plan on it.
You can download a copy of it HERE.



This is the plan for the month of  July from last year
which is topical plan on Patience and Perseverance.


You can download a copy in the folder HERE.


At the urging of some blog readers, I've also created a long version of the plan this month
and placed it in my ETSY store HERE.

It a 127 page printable digital file that includes:
-The 31 Day Scripture Writing Plan on the topic of Obedience
-A page for each day with the verse written out in NIV version with space for you to write the verse
-A page for each day with the verse written out in The Message with space for you to write the verse
-A page for each day to write observations, keywords, and takeaways from the verses
-A page to write next steps, prayers, and applications from the verses
-A page with six printable obedience verse cards

Here are a few sample sheets:

     

     


It's perfect to print and bind or put in a notebook.  
It would also be great to print and give someone as a gift! 


Giveaway: Leave a comment below of what topic you hope will be next month 
and I'll choose one winner to get a free copy of the long plan! 

Coupon Code: And to celebrate summer, use the coupon code HAPPYSUMMER 
for 20% off of your purchase in my ETSY store, Sweet Blessings, from now until July 7th!