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    Journaling Bible Tip-Ins

    It is perfectly okay to have other people’s artwork in your Journaling Bible. It is no different than using stickers. Although, It is better than using stickers if the person who did the artwork inspires or encourages you. You see, I am a believer in…

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    ENGAGE with others & BE courageous

    Sometimes you just need to accept that God is in control of the timeline of life. In January, I adopted embrace as my word for the month when my girl, Cole, shared Ann Voskamp’s reSOULutions. It lasted the whole month of January, and I was…

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    Pray More

    My prayer life includes praying with seasoned Christians as well as baby Christians. The veterans give me inspiration with the variety of styles they share me. Those new to the prayer scene allow me to really appreciate the relationship I have with my Lord, and…

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    A Really Big Deal

    Earlier this week, a girlfriend of mine made a statement that I latched onto. I wrote it down before I would forget what she said. Then, I lettered it in my Journaling Bible so that I would be sure to know where it is. She…

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    Journaling Bible Review – Part three

    Yes, another Journaling Bible review… I am a believer. But it does not stop there. I also believe that you need to feed your faith. And unless, you find a way to feed your faith that you really enjoy, it will be a chore. I…

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    EMBRACE opportunities

    In a room with about a hundred women, all moms at assorted stages of life, a friend of mine shared Ann Voskamp’s take on New Year’s resolutions and how we should scrap them to just focus on a word each month, while really putting out…

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    On My Desk

    Here is the first of a three part series, (which might turn into four parts). Today, I will share what is on my desk. The things that I use frequently, if not daily. Later, in the other posts, I will share what is in my…

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    Color in Your Bible

    Last year after I wrote, illustrated and published my little book, Pray More, I was asked to share how I integrate art into my Bible time. About one hundred ladies were there to hear my spiel, but that is only a hundred people. Many of…

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    Journaling Bible Review – Part two

    Just a couple weeks ago, I gathered up an assortment of Journaling Bibles to review and compare them (in this post) so that anyone contemplating which to purchase had a side by side analysis from the same set of eyes. Well, since then, another arrived…

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    Journal & Planner Organization

    A new year, a new start. Not really, but a great excuse to (once again) try to be organized. New(ish) on the organization front is Bullet Journaling. A super cute way to kick it old school with an analog paper planner (and justify the purchase…

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    Journaling Bible Review

    Bible Journaling really jumped into high gear when Shanna Noel’s Illustrated Faith went viral. Longing for a way to be in The Word that fit with my creative spirit, I jumped on the bandwagon with Crossway’s Single Column ESV Bible and the stash of art…

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    Gift Wrapping

    Brown butcher paper and red ribbon, with hand lettered names, is how the packages under our tree are dressed for Christmas. You can get a huge roll (900 feet long) for about the price of one regular roll of gift wrap (link below). And the…

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    Food ID Tags

    It is party season. Many of these parties feature buffet style dining. Not everyone can eat everything. Because some of my dear friends fall in to this situation, I created these little identification tags so they can confidently fill their plate without fear and without…

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    Cookies

    What do Ranger Cookies have to do with creativity, anyway? This is not a food blog. I am not a professional chef or baker. I am a Creative Resource. Sometimes creativity means to be flexible and change things up. So, since it is National Cookie…

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    It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.

    What to do when you have a lot on your mind or that you just want to remember and the corresponding page is already full of other notes and sketches? Make a tip-in, of course.   A few weeks ago, Pastor Dave examined Romans 8:18-30,…

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    Bloglovin

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you like feeds with all of your favorite blogs in one happy little place, give this one a try. The app works well, as does the email digest. Everything has a place and this helps with organization. Give it…

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    Website Revamp

    Much like the shoemaker’s son, my website has been neglected. In fact, the name THE PHOTO COTTAGE has been only moderately applicable for the past many years, even though I still take photos and teach photography classes, since much of my work shifted to also…

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    Guest Blog Posts and Artist Features

    My Blog is coming soon. In the meantime, check out a few blogs featuring my work here. Miracles in the Mundane | Guest Blogger, Nancy Ingersoll, explains how she feeds her creativity. She Paints Truth | Featured Artist, Nancy Ingersoll, created a lovely handlettered piece with Proverbs…

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