Today I spent time connecting with God’s word through bible Joirnaling. I am currently participating in an online Bible study for The book of Ephesians. Our first assignment was to do a page with the title Ephesians on it along with a page that showed an overview of the chapter. Because I had a Bible with chapter titles, I used those titles for the overview.
Here are the two pages I created.
So in the past 12 months, I have been trying to strengthen on my faith and my involvement with my faith. Some of the things that I have been doing include: participating in Online Bible Studies, being a Facebook Small Group leader for an Online Bible Study, spending more time in prayer and in the Word, plus I have started to become involved in Bible Journaling. Here is a piece I did earlier this year.
I went on Amazon and found quite a few books on Art Journaling and Bible journaling to assist me in my journey. I also have found quite a few blogs and Facebook groups to participate in as well. Moreover, I am making wonderful connections with people who are able to inspire me and give me ideas.
So I invite you to come on this journey with me. I will be sharing my endeavors here.
So how do you express, show, demonstrate or enrich your faith? I would love to hear from you.
So for the last several months we have been having church in our home. Being a military family living away from our home church presents some unique challenges. My husband is an ordained Primitive Baptist preacher and has been preaching for over 23 years. We are used to being actively involved in whatever church we attend. So we look for churches that will permit us to do so. While we had found one to attend in our current duty station, we discovered that ultimately it was not the right fit for our family. With homeschooling and everything else going on in our lives, we made the decision to hold church services in our home.
So here are some photos of what it looked like during today’s service.
Our message for today centered on Matthew 5:13. It was interesting to hear the remarks regarding salt and its various uses in Biblical times and current days. Because of the situation, our services tend to turn more into discussions and thoughts rather than a typical sermon.
In addition to a message, we also sing songs from the Lloyd Hymnal (used by many Primitive Baptist Churches). We sang “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”, “Come Thou Fount of Many Blessings”, “Alas and did my Savior Bleed” in addition to a couple of other songs.
So that is how we had church services today, How did you spend your Sunday?
The letter for today for the Blogging A to Z challenge is “L”. For me, “L” brings to mind Language Arts (including Literature), Laughter and Listening.
Language Arts is one of those subjects that causes me to cringe. While I absolutely adore reading, trying to teach Language Arts to my children is quite another subject. Spelling and writing seem to cause great distress in our home. I have found Institute for Excellence in Writing and Daily Grams do a good job of getting us through Language Arts.
Some Literature choices are wonderful to read and others leave a lot to be desired. Some of my favorite books to read come from a company called Lamplighter Publishing. The books from this company have provided hours of enjoyment for my family. They even have turned some of their books into audio dramas that we listen to as we are driving from place to place.
Laughter is another thing that is important to our family. My children have a way of adding excitement and adventure to our lives that results in laughter. When there is something to laugh about, it adds enjoyment to the day.
Listening is another important skill. Sometimes it is more important to listen than to speak. Listening allows us to know what is truly being said. It is especially important to listen for the voice of God in our family because He leads us in the way we should go.
Looking is another word that comes to mind when I think of the letter “L”. As we go about our homeschooling day, looking is important. We need to look at what we are reading, writing, or calculating. Looking for observations is an important part of science.
So what comes to mind when you hear the letter “L”. I look forward to hearing from you.
The letter for yesterday for the “Blogging A to Z Challenge” was “G”.
“G” is for God. We are a Christian family and we attempt to place God at the center of everything we do. This means when we buy curriculum we strive to find Christian publishers that line up with what the Bible says. Fortunately, there are a great number of them that are available to us. We search out and examine our choices prior to purchasing anything.
“G” is also for generosity. We strive to be generous in giving of our time, talents and money. We strive to give God the glory for all He has given us.
“G” is for Geometry. As we attempt to finish Algebra with two of our children this year, it means that Geometry is on our horizon. I plan on using either Alpha Omega publications Monarch for Geometry, Life of Fred, or Videotext Interactive Online Geometry for our remaining three children. Each child learns differently so it is important to find the correct match for that child.
What does “G” represent for you?