Monday, November 28, 2022

Scripture Scribing - Thanksgiving

Scripture Scribing for November.

12 Sections of Scripture for Writing Out
 and Reflection Time.
Keeping it simple with unlined 4 by 6 index cards.
Filling in spaces with colored pencils 
for another time of reading.
Interesting to do this with a theme for the month.
Tying together a theme through the Old Testament,
 with the Psalms and the New Testament.
Oh Give Thanks to the Lord for He is Good!

Resource for Scripture Scribing is FREE 
each month at Visual Faith® Ministry.
Here is December:


Saturday, November 26, 2022

Worship into the Week- Whatever

Worship into the Week-
Thanksgiving Day

 Philippians 4: 6-20

Contentment is not Found in Strength.

Contentment is not found in a Perfect Life.

Contentment is found in the Life 

that Jesus Christ  brings to us.

Peace that transcends all understanding.

That is a phrase I use alot when thinking

 of those who have lost loved ones.

 What does that mean?

How does that peace seep into our daily life living?

When life doesn't make sense, 

and will never "be right" again?

Guard our hearts and minds.

Is that really necessary to protect us

 from the force of the evil one?

Absolutely, without a doubt.


The byline of our middle daughter.

That became her blessing verse for life.

"Whatever is true, right, lovely, admirable, 

excellent, praiseworthy, think about such things."

Thanks Paul,

 for meeting us right in the 

challenges of faith life living.


 Visual Church Year Printable


Worship into the Week Printable


Magazine Cutouts

 Colored pencils

 Vintage stamps


Friday, November 25, 2022

Thanksgiving Blessings


                  A simple project to prepare for Thanksgiving.

                                          Made on #8 tags.

                                  A bit of scrapbook paper.

Some Distress Ink.
An O binder ring and some fibers to trim.

Torn edges and a die cut or two.
Words to set before me for devotional time.
Visual Reminders of God's Word.
Praying Scripture.
Propped on a shelf or the corner of a table.
Verses of Thanksgiving from the 
Old Testament and New Testaments.
The Psalms and the Epistles.
The project makes a wonderful way
 to add Scripture verses to a gathering.
Take apart the tag booklet 
and use the verses for prayer time
at a Thanksgiving meal- or after.
The project is here from Visual Faith® Ministry.
Here is an additional resource:

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Worship into the Week- By, Through, In


Worship into the Week-

The Preeminence of Christ

Colossians 1:15-20

Preeminence means: 

the fact of surpassing all others- superiority

For all things were created by Him- visible and invisible.

All of life flows though Him, by Him, in Him.

"For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell."

Challenging to wrap the extent of this in my human mind.

I will simply rest knowing that Christ is all, above all,

in all, under all, around all.

I am invited into that relationship of completeness.


Visual Church Year Printable


Worship into the Week Printable


Magazine cutouts

Colored pencils

Vintage stamps

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The 2022 Thanksgiving Garland

We started this family tradition in 2010.
A jute string with some yarn and a couple of photos.
Sparse but good. Twelve years later 
we have added 3 sons-in-laws, 10 grandchildren,
 and more blessings than we can count.
We have moved to the fluffy category.
Fluffy is good.
Each year I get a few photos texted 
to me by my daughters.
I ask for 2 photos of each child, one family 
and one with the child crew.
Maybe a few reminders and a printing deadline later,
 but their help is invaluable for the project.
After all, I am making the tags for very busy 
working moms with littles- as a gift.

The Wilson Crew photos.
The Schumacher Crew photos.

The Meier Crew photos.

I make a set of each of the cards 
for the garland for Papa and Gigi.
The #dengrandloves enjoy looking 
at the photos of themselves and cousins and family.
We have added blessings and gratitudes, Bible verses,
and dinner place cards as tags.
This is the story of the family faith rhythm
 of giving thanks.
We give thanks- in all things.
Rejoice always, pray continually-
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for us.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Worship into the Week- Speed Ahead


Worship into the Week-

2 Thess. 3:1-5

Pray for Us

Paul speaks here to the people of Thessalonica

urging them to pray for them 

and their work for the Lord.

The key is the word of the Lord that it may speed ahead.

Today we would probably say "all hands on deck"

 and "full speed ahead."

Their prayers were that the word of the Lord be honored

 and protection from wicked and evil men.

"BUT, the Lord is faithful. He will establish you

 and guard you against the evil one."

Lord, help me to be diligent

 in the sharing of your Good News. 

Strengthen my trust and confidence in your work in me.

You are the the faithful.

Guard me and my loved ones from the evil one.



Visual Faith Ministry Printable


 Worship into the Week Printable


Magazine Cutouts

Chalk Ink

Gel Pens

Colored Pencils

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

In Everything Give Thanks


"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,
in everything give thanks;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
1 Thess. 5:16-18

This simple painted canvas 
with napkin leaves was done in fall 2006.
The hand-lettered Scripture verse with a Sharpie
was the prayer verse that held our 
family together in some very rough seas.
Every fall it comes out to hang on
 the wall as a reminder of the 
blessing of God's faithfulness.
The lettering had faded 
and a few years ago I wrote over it again.
Every time I walk by it, 
I stop and see a part of the verse
 to whisper in a heart prayer.
rejoice without ceasing,
in everything give thanks,
pray without ceasing.
The right landing spot for each Spirit-led Breath.
I give thanks for the experiences we never 
wanted, but were allowed in our lives, 
so that we stand sixteen years later-
 still giving thanks to God.