Scripture Writing Plan for September 2018

Scripture Writing Plan for September 2018

Scripture Writing Plan for September 2018

 

I want to thank all of you who prayed for me and reached out to me with encouragement and support after I posted about my autistic son running away from home last month.  You’ll never know how much that meant to me and how much it helped me!  I have since installed door and windows alarms to keep him safe (and my stress level down).

This month, I’m getting our scripture writing plan for September up a little early. I put together a different planner (I’ll post about that really soon – my Frankenplanner) that’s keeping me on task for getting this prepared on the same day every month. I know most of us use planners or journals of some type to schedule our writing for the month and it’s always nice to have the schedule with plenty of time to have the information to set up our next month’s planner or journal.

 

Use these passages to write out the scriptures and grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! 🙂

Click on the image below to pull up the full-sized PDF file for printing –>

Scripture Writing Plan for September 2018

I usually print these out on 28 pound white paper (or 32 pound paper is even better) and just stick them right into my planner or journal. The heavier the paper, the less chance it will tear out of your binder or planner by accident and helps resist bleeding or ghosting from your pens or markers.  It helps the page turn easier too.

If you choose to print these out on full-size (letter) sticker paper.  I use these here.  They’re priced great and you can write on them easily. They are good enough quality for my needs.  If you want a top-quality sticker paper look for these or clear ones here. (Though not all pens or markers will write well on the clear ones). If you don’t want to use sticker paper, you can print them on card stock or regular printer paper and glue them down.  Honestly, the sticker paper is the best way, however. Regardless of the type.

Going through a lot of ink printing out planner stickers?  Do like I did and enlist in the HP Instant Ink program! I’ve saved so much money on ink since I did a year and a half ago.  They have different plans, but the one I’m in (the most pages) is that I can print up to 300 pages worth of ink for just over $9.99 per month. You can choose lesser pages for a lower rate, but I do a lot of printing between coupons, planner stickers and other things.  Click on the image here to check it out! –>

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Freebie Friday – TV Show Printable Planner Stickers 2018-2019

Printable Planner Stickers for TV shows 2018 2019

Freebie Friday Printable Planner Stickers TV Shows 2018 2019

This week’s Freebie Friday is a set of printable planner stickers.  They are for TV Shows for the Fall 2018 – Winter 2019 season. I sized them to fit the classic Happy Planner and the Erin Condren planner.

There are SO many TV shows now that it would take forever to vet them, so I have no idea of the content of many of these.  So I ask you to please use your own discretion in using them according to your own values and know if there is something very unGodly in them, I haven’t vetted them so don’t email me complaining if there is something not so worthy.  Having said that, shows I know for sure to be ones that someone following Jesus should not be promoting I did exclude (Lucifer, Supernatural, etc.), so this is in no way a total list. It’s a very thorough list though, I have to say! 🙂 I put a lot of work into it for sure! 🙂

My hope in creating these is that those of us who grew up in the TV generation and beyond can choose a handful of our favorite shows and plan for them, so that we aren’t just sitting in front of the screen mindlessly lost in the fog of information being thrown at us.  Choose your favorites and schedule watching them into your day, be it when it’s first aired or (like me) from your DVR.

I first made these last year and didn’t use them as much as I thought I would because I got in the habit of just watching whatever showed up on the DVR.  But now my hope is to do the advice I just gave you and choose a handful of shows and include them into my planner.  I can see ahead of time what shows will be on the next day that I want to watch and schedule the amount of time they will play into my day the next day so I watch just those and be a better steward of my time. That’s where these stickers and my planner come in 🙂

Right now for Freebie Friday I am sharing the TV Shows alphabetically and numerically, so this first installment is the number one through the letter I.  (I’m still working on the rest).  I will also be updating this post with links to CUT FILES for the Silhouette (my personal favorite that I’m a proud owner of) and the Cricut cutting machines, so keep an eye out for that update!  These are PDF versions of the whole set (19 pages of planner stickers with an introductory page). So my advice is to print the pages you want to use rather than the whole set.

Here we go!

Printable Planner Stickers for TV shows 2018 2019

I tried to put these all into one big PDF file, but it was too big a file to upload, so I had to break them down into smaller file sizes.

ONE THROUGH A :  CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL-SIZE PDF FILE !

 

These are thumbnails of what are included in this set one to I (click for larger preview):

TV show stickers one through A tv shows planner stickers A tv planner stickers A 2

 

A 2 :  CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL-SIZE PDF FILE ! —>

These are thumbnails of what are included in this set one to I (click for larger preview):

 

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Mindful Monday Devotional – Serving Leftovers to a Holy God

Mindful Monday - Serving Leftovers to a Holy God

Mindful Monday - Serving Leftovers to a Holy God

This is one of the devotionals I read recently on YouVersion.  It both inspired and convicted me and I thought you may benefit from it as well!

 

“Serving Leftovers to a Holy God” by Francis Chan

James 2: 19 says, “You believe there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.” God doesn’t just want us to have good theology; He wants us to know and love Him. First John 2:3-4 tells us, “We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says, ‘I know him,’ but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”

Call me crazy, but I think those verses mean that the person who claims to know God but doesn’t obey His commands is a liar and that the truth really isn’t in him.

Some people claim that we can be Christians without necessarily becoming disciples. I wonder, then, why the last thing Jesus told us was to go into the world, making disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey all that He commanded? You’ll notice that He didn’t add, “But hey, if that’s too much to ask, tell them to just become Christians—you know, the people who get to go to heaven without having to commit to anything.”

Now, I do not want true believers to doubt their salvation as they read this book. In the midst of our failed attempts at loving Jesus, His grace covers us.

Each of us has lukewarm elements and practices in our life; therein lies the senseless, extravagant grace of it all. The Scriptures demonstrate clearly that there is room for our failure and sin in our pursuit of God. His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3). His grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9). I’m not saying that when you mess up, it means you were never really a genuine Christian in the first place. If that were true, no one could follow Christ.

* Do you see the fruits of Christianity in your own life? A love of Christ, following His commands? If you’re feeling brave, ask someone who knows you well whether or not your actions reflect Christ and the commands He gave.”

What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
James 2:14‭-‬17

For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?
Luke 9:25

“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
John 14:15

 

You can pick up Francis Chan’s book, “Crazy Love” which this devotion can be found in here —>

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Ponderings of My Predicaments – The Great Yellow Jacket Escape

Ponderings of My Predicaments The Great Yellow Jacket Escape

Ponderings of My Predicaments The Great Yellow Jacket Escape

See this yellow jacket here? —>

Yellow Jacket

One just like this one is at the center of one of the worst days of my life to date.

On July 19th I was on our deck sweeping the leaves and debris away in preparation to assemble the new patio umbrella I’d gotten for my birthday 10 days earlier (it’s still not together). My 15 year old non-verbal autistic son, Evan, was inside and I could see him in the house on the other side of the sliding glass door that separated our kitchen from the deck.

In the corner of the deck there was a cover that usually goes over one of our patio chairs covered in leaves. I picked it up not knowing it contained a yellow jacket nest.

Yellow jackets swarmed me and one got in my ear!  I quickly went into panic mode and raced into the house and up the 7 stairs to the bathroom where the mirror was I was hoping would help me to see the nasty little creature to extract him from my ear.  The loud buzzing was disorienting me, besides the fear of the bee being in my ear to begin with. But this was just the beginning of the traumatic day for my family and I.

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End of the Age Prophecy Updates for 8/12/18

End of the Age Updates August 12 2018

End of the Age Updates August 12 2018

How is everyone out there?  It’s almost time for back to school! Where did the summer go?  It seems like the older I get the faster time seems to go by!  That being the case, the return of Jesus is getting closer to closer. That should give us so much hope and comfort!

 

Pastor J.D. Farag:

(Pastor J.D.’s Video List Here)

 

Amir Tsarfati:

 

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Doodle Challenge for August 2018

August 2018 Doodle Challenge

August 2018 Doodle Challenge

It’s amazing that we’re getting ready for August already! Back to school is coming up soon!  I’m sure my son is looking forward to it, because he loves school!  I thought it was fitting that our doodle challenge for August be back-to-school themed with everyone about to prepare for it.

This challenge is participated in by the members of my Facebook group, Christian Planner, Journal, and Craft Fellowship and any of you who would like to join us! You can join us in the group or join along on Instagram.

Why do we doodle? Doodling helps improve our drawing skills so we can improve our Bible art journaling pages!

Click the thumbnail image below to pull up the full-sized PDF file for printing! –>

August 2018 Doodle Challenge

 

 

I usually print these out on 28 pound white paper (or 32 pound paper is even better) and just stick them right into my planner or journal. The heavier the paper, the less chance it will tear out of your binder or planner by accident and helps resist bleeding or ghosting from your pens or markers.  It helps the page turn easier too.

If you choose to print these out on full-size (letter) sticker paper.  I use these here.  They’re priced great and you can write on them easily. They are good enough quality for my needs.  If you want a top-quality sticker paper look for these or clear ones here. (Though not all pens or markers will write well on the clear ones). If you don’t want to use sticker paper, you can print them on card stock or regular printer paper and glue them down.  Honestly, the sticker paper is the best way, however. Regardless of the type.

Going through a lot of ink printing out planner stickers?  Do like I did and enlist in the HP Instant Ink program! I’ve saved so much money on ink since I did a year and a half ago.  They have different plans, but the one I’m in (the most pages) is that I can print up to 300 pages worth of ink for just over $9.99 per month. You can choose lesser pages for a lower rate, but I do a lot of printing between coupons, planner stickers and other things.  Click on the image here to check it out! –>

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Scripture Writing Plan for August 2018

August 2018 scripture writing plan header

Please forgive me for the delay in posting this. By the grace of God, I compiled it a week early, but then a family crisis struck that really knocked me for a whollop (more on that in an upcoming “Ponderings of My Predicament” post).  Also, this just shows how the Lord has His hand on me and my writing here, and the Facebook group I admin that uses these plans every month.  The family crisis struck me with fear like I haven’t felt in – well probably EVER!  and the Lord put it on my heart to have our topic for this month’s scripture writing plan be “Fear and Confidence” before the circumstance arose that put me into such a state.  (Believe me, the knowledge of that has not been lost on me!)

 

Use these passages to write out the scriptures and grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! 🙂

Click on the image below to pull up the full-sized PDF file for printing –>

 

I usually print these out on 28 pound white paper (or 32 pound paper is even better) and just stick them right into my planner or journal. The heavier the paper, the less chance it will tear out of your binder or planner by accident and helps resist bleeding or ghosting from your pens or markers.  It helps the page turn easier too.

If you choose to print these out on full-size (letter) sticker paper.  I use these here.  They’re priced great and you can write on them easily. They are good enough quality for my needs.  If you want a top-quality sticker paper look for these or clear ones here. (Though not all pens or markers will write well on the clear ones). If you don’t want to use sticker paper, you can print them on card stock or regular printer paper and glue them down.  Honestly, the sticker paper is the best way, however. Regardless of the type.

Going through a lot of ink printing out planner stickers?  Do like I did and enlist in the HP Instant Ink program! I’ve saved so much money on ink since I did a year and a half ago.  They have different plans, but the one I’m in (the most pages) is that I can print up to 300 pages worth of ink for just over $9.99 per month. You can choose lesser pages for a lower rate, but I do a lot of printing between coupons, planner stickers and other things.  Click on the image here to check it out! –>

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Mindful Monday Devotional – Practicing His Prescence

Mindful Monday Devotional Practicing His Presence

Mindful Monday Devotional Practicing His Presence

This week’s devotional is pretty long, so I’m going to just get to it 🙂  It’s a beautiful devotional that makes us yearn for more of the Father’s prescence in every area of our life no matter how small.

This is from, “Practicing the Presence of God:  Exploring an Old Habit for a New Year“, from You Version.

 

Practicing His Presence

What we discovered in Day One, was that Brother Lawrence was just a simple cook with a straightforward practice. In his own words, he believed, “We should establish ourselves in a sense of God’s presence by continually conversing with Him.” In Day Two, we saw that love must be the goal of all our spiritual practice, if any other motivation uproots love then we’ve missed the point. With this preliminary foundation poured, we’re now ready to look at the practice itself. How do we make a start in practicing the presence of God? Let’s take it in three steps:

Recognize God Is Already Present

The first step is to recognize that God is already present where we are. Remember the story of Jesus walking to Emmaus with two of his disciples? He was present among them but they didn’t recognize Him. Have we recognized Him? Have we acknowledged that He’s already with us? Brother Lawrence helps us see this when he writes:

“All we have to do is to recognize God as being intimately present within us. Then we may speak directly to Him every time we need to ask for help, to know His will in moments of uncertainty, and to do whatever He wants us to do in a way that pleases Him. We should offer our work to Him before we begin and thank Him afterward for the privilege of having done it for His sake.”

Before we begin our next work day, perhaps we could write out the following prayer, offered by Lawrence, and place it in the path of our work.

“My God, since You are with me and since, by Your will, I must occupy myself with external things, please grant me the grace to remain with You, in Your presence.”

Name Our Pots And Pans

How do we spend our days? What’s in our hands? For Brother Lawrence, he spent his time in a kitchen preparing meals and cleaning pots and pans. What are our pots and pans? What is the work that’s right in front of us, for God wants to work with us. Brother Lawrence writes:

Lord of all pots and pans and things,

since I’ve no time to be a great saint

by doing lovely things…

make me a saint by getting meals,

and washing up the plates.

Warm all the kitchen with Thy Love,

and light it with Thy peace;

forgive me all my worrying,

and make my grumbling cease.

Thou who didst love to give men food,

in room, or by the sea,

accept the service that I do,

I do it unto Thee.

Amen.

It is in the details, the nuts and bolts, the ins and outs, where God truly wants to work with us. The second step in practicing the presence of God is to claim our work for God, to acknowledge He wants to work with us, whether that’s selling cars, writing code, keeping children, or building homes. It’s in our actual work, the menial and the momentous, that God uses to shape us more and more into the image of His Son.

Speak To God Continually Throughout Your Day

The final step is simple and at the same time difficult: we have a continuous conversation with God as we move through our day. It’s simple because we’re used to making conversation, we do it everyday. It’s difficult because, on the whole, we’ve not been taught to chat with God as intimately as a friend and co-worker. Brother Lawrence writes,

“During my work, I would always continue to speak to the Lord as though He were right with me, offering Him my services and thanking Him for His assistance. Also, at the end of my work, I used to examine it carefully. If I found good in it, I thanked God. If I noticed faults, I asked His forgiveness without being discouraged, and then went on with my work, still dwelling in Him.”

To help us build this practice of a continuous conversation with God, there are a couple triggers we can use:

1. If any good thing, large or small, happens in our day we can immediately, right where we are, thank God for it. We can say it out loud, quietly under our breath, or if we’re in the middle of a conversation we can think it in our minds.

2. If any thing unpleasant happens in our day, ask God what he may be wanting to show us. Is there something in us that He wants to change or transform?

Brother Lawrence wrote so much for us to consider and implement. What we’ve explored in this plan today, is that there are three steps to begin practicing God’s presence: the first is to recognize He’s already present with us; the second is to acknowledge He wants to work with us in the actual tasks and duties we’re responsible for; and finally, we simply have a conversation with Him as we move through our day. Next, we’ll be looking at what happens when we meet resistance or make mistakes, we’ll discover how we keep one foot in front of the other as we learn to build the practice of His presence in the rhythm of our life.

Reflection

1. Are there good things that pop into your day regularly that you can thank God for? What are they?

2. Think through your full day. Are there other times that would make for good triggers for chatting with God? What would they be? What would you say?

Practice

A pulse check is one simple way of practicing His presence. We can experiment with this little discipline anywhere. Here’s how it works: Close your eyes and place your thumb on your pulse, once you find it, sit quietly for sixty seconds. Keeping your eyes closed, thank God for sustaining you, for keeping you alive, for He holds all of our lives in His hands. Then, as you feel the rhythmic pulse, imagine you’re listening to the heartbeat of Jesus. Sense His immediate presence. Feel His nearness. Imagine Him at your side. As you move beyond the sixty seconds invite Jesus to remain with you throughout your day. Teaching you how to practice His presence all day long.

 

Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?
Psalms 139:7 ESV

Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord . Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord .
Jeremiah 23:24 ESV

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’
Acts 17:26‭-‬28 ESV

 

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End of the Age Prophecy Updates for 7/1/18

End of the Age Updates 7-1-18

End of the Age Updates 7-1-18

Hi everyone!  I hope those of you in my area of the United States is staying cool and drinking lots of water!  It sure is a swelcher out there! It’s 91 here in north central Ohio (with high humidity making it feel like 97). Ugh.  Remember to keep your pets inside and check on your neighbors!

I’d been working really hard around the house preparing for some yard sales, but the past few days while under a heat advisory I haven’t been doing much physical work (which my back and knees are really thanking me for).  I’ve been working on the underside of my blogs and my fixing a few glitches on my laptop while I was at it.   I really hope the heat lets up soon though. I need to get my cleaning groove back!  When we moved in here (three years ago on Thursday!) the realtor told us it had central air.  When we moved it we discovered he had lied and there was no air. So we bought a window air conditioner for the bedroom and use a box fan to try to blow some of the cool air down into the rest of the house. The other windows are the tall crank-out type you can’t put a window unit in :/

But I’m thankful for the one we do have. If we get too hot, we just go to the bedroom.  Now on to our updates!

 

Pastor J.D. Farag:

(Pastor J.D.’s Video List Here)

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Ponderings of My Predicaments – June 27 2018

Ponderings of My Predicaments The Great Yellow Jacket Escape

Ponderings of My Predicaments June 27 2018

So I was talking with a few friends a while back about my blogging and mentioned that I was considering starting a new series that was just me talking about what’s on my mind. They said they thought that was a fabulous idea to help my readers get to know me better.  I’ve been meaning to do this before now, but it just sparked in my brain to actually start it while I had my laptop fired up 🙂

I had a blog way back when when it was rare for people to blog’ and I used the picture of myself above (from several years ago) and called that very first blog, “Ponderings of my Predicaments”.  So I decided to pull that out of the photo archives on my computer and use it. I think it looks very reflective as if I really am pondering my predicaments 🙂

My House and My Mouth

I’ve been cleaning and decluttering my house since June 8th. Really hitting it hard and gathering things in boxes and bags I want to get rid of (or hopefully sell).   I’m suffering for it, but was trying to push through the pain.  I have spinal stenosis which means I have nerves in my back that are getting pinched. The worst pain is when I’m bent over and forward like when you get clothes out of the dryer or reach for something in the back of the fridge (I SO miss our old bottom freezer fridge!) or make the bed. The official term is, “narrowing of the nerve root exit points”.  It’s in my lower left back, but I’ve been having pain in my entire lower back since starting the cleaning efforts. I’ve been spending a lot of time at night with my ice pack and my TENS unit.

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