September 2019 Scripture Writing Plan -Fresh Start

September 2019 Scripture Writing Plan

Without further adieu, here is our September, 2019 scripture writing plan. Better late than never 🙂

Please forgive the delay. I was due to bring my husband home from the nursing home yesterday, then it was changed to this Saturday, THEN he had a setback and is back in the hospital admitted with an elevated white blood cell count (indicating an infection) and so far they’ve discovered an infection in one of his lungs.

They performed an MRI yesterday and we’re still waiting for the results from that.

It’s been such. a. long. summer….(sigh…)  Actually this all began just after Thanksgiving last November.

Every time we think he’s at the end of this trial, a new complication arises…

When he does return home, he’ll have to have a visiting nurse attending to him.  But you know, this has really drawn him so much closer to the Lord. Crises either make you or break you and that includes in terms of your spiritual life.  I’m just so glad it’s drawn him to the Lord.

We couldn’t have afforded any of it without the GO FUND ME PAGE loving people have given generously to. We don’t need help with the rental fee every day any more (thank the good Lord), but there are some expenses remaining I would be more than grateful for your help with.  I have to pay the tax and title for the new van and that’s a little more than I have in our account at the moment.  There will be a lot of doctor appointments once Greg is home from the nursing homes. I’m just so eager for the days away from each other to be over!

Please help us

More on that later, this post is about the September scripture writing plan. (I hope to do a lot of writing here about it all once things slow down.) I’ve been so busy that I left it up to my Facebook group members to suggest a theme (thanks guys!). Out of a long list they supplied, I chose this one:  Fresh start.  With the start of a new school and college year, a new fiscal year, and new season, it did seem fitting!

I’m so thankful that so many of you are enjoying and spiritually benefiting from these monthly scripture writing plans! I love putting them together for you knowing that you find them useful and uplifting! 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! –>HP Instant Ink

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August 2019 Scripture Writing Plan -Steadfastness

August 2019 Scripture Writing Plan Click here for the PDF

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So much has happened since I posted July’s scripture writing plan.  Good and bad. My husband’s health (hospitalized and now nursing home), upcoming (unexpected) landlord inspection, van purchase (finally! We finally sold that pinball machine and got enough money to buy a new van). I feel like a yoyo that keeps going up and down!! 🙂  I’ll be posting all about it soon, but today’s post is for those of you who enjoy these Scripture writing plans.

I’ve been trying to get at least that posted every month through these crises, if nothing else. I long for the time I can be consistently active with more posts! It can’t be helped at this point, but with my husband having only 3 more radiation treatments (they discontinued the chemo) we’re at the last stretch (Lord willing!!)

I’ve been overwhelmed a number of times but the Lord has helped me understand the importance of steadfastness. He’s been so so good to us through all of this.  I’ve learned I’m stronger than I thought I am (through His strength), and He’s shown me how to keep putting one foot in front of the other in the midst of all this. If He’s been here for us through ALL that’s happened since December, I can have faith He always will, and that has taught me to be steadfast and keep going one breath at a time. I usually say, “One day at a time”, but with all we’ve been through, I’m now saying, “one breath at a time”, because that’s how we face every day, after all.

We need to be steadfast, trusting the Lord to be our shepherd to protect us, be our rock to hold us up, and be our lighthouse to guide the way for us.

 

We couldn’t have afforded any of it without the GO FUND ME PAGE loving people have given generously to. We don’t need help with the rental fee every day any more (thank the good Lord), but there are some expenses remaining I would be more than grateful for your help with.  I have to pay the tax and title for the new van and that’s a little more than I have in our account at the moment.  There will be a lot of doctor appointments once Greg is home from the nursing homes (his last radiation day is Wednesday and I’m moving him to the nursing home near our home (my mom is there too) for further rehab and recovery.

Please help us

 

I’m so thankful that so many of you are enjoying and spiritually benefiting from these monthly scripture writing plans! I love putting them together for you knowing that you find them useful and uplifting! 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 –>

August 2019 Scripture Writing Plan Click here for the PDF

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! –>HP Instant Ink

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July 2019 Scripture Writing Plan -Overcoming

Scripture Writing Plan for July 2019

July 2019 scripture writing plan

First I want to say thank you for very very very much for the love outpoured to my family during this trying time.  I literally could not have gotten through it without you!  The Lord has been so good to us using some of you to get us through it financially, and He has been so good to us helping us to endure the trials.

We just finished week 1 of 6 weeks of chemo and radiation for my husband.  I’ve been sick the past 3 days with a sinus infection (I suspect) that began as a bad allergy attack, and now (as much as I’ve tried to distance myself from him), Greg has it now. That can be very scary in his condition…

So far he’s dealing with some swallowing difficulty, tiredness, and a little dizziness. He still has a lot to go though…

We still are looking for a buyer for the pinball machine whose sale can get us a new vehicle after my husband hit a deer two days before his cancer surgery.  We are still driving a rental car and that daily rate adds up really quickly.  We couldn’t have it without the GO FUND ME PAGE loving people have given generously to.

Please help us

We are staying Monday-Friday in Solon, Ohio with friends of Greg’s family who have opened their home to us.  We stayed there last week and will again this week, but it’s uncertain for the other four weeks. They are such a blessing to us because there hasn’t been a facility open for us to lodge in throughout Greg’s treatments because we have our 16-year old autistic son with us and they don’t allow minors, or because they want us to contribute half the normal hotel room rate and we can’t afford that.  It’s an hour and a half drive from our home to the Cleveland Clinic where he gets chemo once a week for 5 hours, and radiation for 5 days a week.

We can use all the help we can get, and if the Lord puts it on your heart to lend a hand, I have a Go Fund Me page here that will explain it all.

But on to the scripture writing plan!  July is my birthday month, so I thought it was ok to be selfish and choose the theme I need the most right now:  overcoming!

 

I’m so thankful that so many of you are enjoying and spiritually benefiting from these monthly scripture writing plans! I love putting them together for you knowing that you find them useful and uplifting! 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 July 2019

 

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! –>HP Instant Ink

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June, 2019 Scripture Writing Plan -Our Words

Download June 2019 scripture writing plan here

June 2019 Scripture Writing Plan

Better late than never, as they say 🙂

Please forgive the delay in getting this up and ready for you all.  As you may have read in my post about my husband’s health crisis, I have my hands full trying to douse water on all the fires and hold on to the Lord as tightly as possible along the way. My husband just had cancer surgery last week to remove a grapefruit-sized tumor on the back of his head/neck.  A few days before that, he hit a deer and totalled our only running vehicle.  He has to go to the Cleveland Clinic for radiation beginning June 11th for 6 weeks and we live an hour and a half away, so you know I’m a bit beside myself at the moment…

I really try to follow our Lord’s teaching in Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” and do my best to put His kingdom first knowing He will straighten out everything else. With that in mind, I try to make it a priority for me that I get my ministry items for up to my blogs and my groups and get everything straight so I can then turn my attention back to everything else (and boy is there a LOT!)

We can use all the help we can get, and if the Lord puts it on your heart to lend a hand, I have a Go Fund Me page here that will explain it all.

But on to the scripture writing plan!

 

I’m so thankful that so many of you are enjoying and spiritually benefiting from these monthly scripture writing plans! I love putting them together for you knowing that you find them useful and uplifting! 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 –>

Download June 2019 scripture writing plan here

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! –>HP Instant Ink

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My Husband has Cancer Please Pray!

Ponderings of My Predicaments The Great Yellow Jacket Escape

Ponderings of My Predicaments The Great Yellow Jacket Escape

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will remember that I posted about my husband suffering from Sepsis back in December and January.  Then in March he had part of his toe amputated due to MRSA he probably contracted during his hospital or nursing home stay.  Now doctors say he has cancer…

I covet your prayers!!  The enemy is attacking my little family left and right and I need the family of Christ to come together against these attacks once and for all.  I guess I must be doing something right to be attacked so badly, so often.  Our son is 16 now and has autism. Still non-verbal, still my greatest gift and joy next to salvation and eternal life through Christ.  My mom has alzheimers. I suffer from spinal stenosis and deal with back pain regularly.

But this post is about my husband who is suffereing the most, at present.

Greg has been diagnosed with squamous cell cancer. He has a tumor on his neck/head the size of a baseball. You can see it in the photo, though it has grown considerably since I took this photo. –>


He is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday and will be hospitalized 5 days afterwards. They have to operate in two stages. The first 5 hours will be to remove the tumor and any other areas that need it.(There are 3 others smaller areas). Then another five hours for reconstructive surgery where they will take skin from either his chest or thigh to replace the skin that’s removed on his neck.
This will be at the Cleveland Clinic.
Three weeks later he will undergo radiation treatments for about 6 weeks. That will occur in Cleveland.
My small family consists of my husband, our son (who is 16 and autistic, non-verbal) and myself. We are all disabled.
Greg had a kidney transplant in 2011 after which he has to remain on immunosuppressants for the rest of his life. These drugs help his body avoid rejecting the kidney, but they also greatly reduce hiss immune system and makes him more susceptible to other illnesses.
That makes this cancer treatment so much trickier because they have to monitor him closely as they take him off the immunosuppressants did he can heal after surgery, but during that duration he is at risk for kidney failure.
We live an hour and a half drive from Cleveland near Mansfield.


Another issue is that on his way home from an appointment a few days ago, he hit a deer and (probably) totalled our only running vehicle (still waiting to hear back from our insurance company). We have a rental car through tomorrow but his surgery is the next day.
I don’t know how we can afford the rental car after the insurance company stops paying for it. The contract is only through Monday and surgery is Tuesday. I’m praying they will extend the time we can keep the rental car.
There will be a lot of trips to Cleveland and back for my son and I during surgery week, then when radiation begins (3 weeks after surgery) there is up to 6 weeks of getting him to Cleveland daily for that.
The average cancer patient in our area can get radiation here in town, but due to his complex medical situation with his kidney it has to be done there, the doctors tell us, where his specialists are.
My husband suffered sepsis in his knee in December and January, then had part of his toe amputated in March due to MRSA, now cancer…

I asked his surgeon and oncologist why this keeps happening. They explained about the risks the immunosuppresants create. Even though they help him retain his new kidney, they put him at risk for anything else.
Those who know me, know how much I hate doing this… but several people asked me to set up a GoFundMe page, and if you share this, it may help us through this season of trials.

It’s so hard to be humbled in any situation, but when it comes to asking for help the stress multiplies as people may think you are trying to scam them or make money off a situation. They don’t know the person on the other side of the screen and how genuine they are. God does, and I’m trusting Him to get us all through all of this, but also to provide through it all. He is so faithful.

go fund me for Greg

Any help for getting him to surgery and treatments and meals for my son and I during surgery week and the six weeks of radiation is so much appreciated.

I had no idea what amount to ask for, and the GoFund Me default is $1,000 so I just left it at that. Any help at all is much appreciated.
We are a Christian family and I’ve laid this at the foot of the cross. This funding was suggested by several members of Facebook groups I’m a part of, and I’m humbling myself to place this as part of trusting God to get us through.
I know the Lord will bless you for any help you may offer. Thank you ❤

I truly appreciate your PRAYERS mostly, as I know God is good and faithful, and He listens to the prayers of His children.

I’ll be doing my best to keep you all updated here and my mirror blog, SincerelySapphire.com

God bless you!

oh, BTW:  I’ll have a lot of time during my waiting room hours to work on June’s scripture writing challenge, and our other monthly plans and challenges, so I’ll do my best to get that done as well.

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May, 2019 Journaling Prompt Plan

May 2019 journaling prompts

May 2019 journaling prompts

I’m sorry this has been delayed.  It couldn’t be helped this month as I’ve had my time given to my husband and his recent diagnosis of squamous cell cancer. Lots of doctors offices, lots of scans and tests.  I plan to post about it soon, but really we won’t know much more until May 10th when the doctors decide what the treatment plan will be. He’s a kidney transplant recipient, so it’s even trickier with him than the average patient.  We do know that the cancer that’s located where his neck and head meet hasn’t spread.   They’re (and of course we) are eager to not let the grass grow under our feet before his treatments (and possibly surgery) begin.

On to the printable, so we can play catch up with our prompts!

I encourage you to use these prompts to write out prayers to the Lord or just meditate yourself. It’s a good way to express ourselves and work on our mental and spiritual health!

So with that in mind, here is our next journaling prompt plan!

As usual, click on the thumbnail below to pull up the full-size PDF for printing –>

May 2019 journaling prompts download

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! –>

HP Instant Ink

 

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Create Your Own Stencils from Laminating Pouches -DIY Build Your Stash

DIY stencil

worrying about my husband’s health and prognosis as he was recently diagnosed with squamous cell cancer (new post in my Ponderings of My Predicaments series to come soon about that…).

Busy day for me 🙂 I went to visit my mom, did a little shopping, came home and worked on laundry, now I’m on my laptop getting some online work done 😉

I hope you enjoy learning how you can make your own stencils and save money building your stash! 🙂

This week is how to make your own stencils from your favorite fonts.

 

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Doodle Challenge for May 2019 -Things We Experience

May 2019 doodle challenge banner
I decided to change things up a bit this month 🙂  Instead of telling you WHAT to doodle, I’m making you decide what to doodle according to the idea of the day.  Let’s see what you come up with!

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! –>

May 2019 Doodle Challenge Download

 

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! –>

HP Instant Ink

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DIY Homemade Glimmer Mist Build Your Stash YouTube Video

DIY glimmer mist

DIY glimmer mist

Around the same time I made my DIY alcohol inks, I also made my own DIY glimmer mist.  It’s along the same method, but you add a clear glue to the bottle as well.  It adds a nice shimmer, glittery sparkle to your work, and who can’t use a little more sparkle in their lives? 🙂  It’s just the same 2-ounce spray bottles as in the alcohol ink video, alcohol, any clear-drying glue, and any loose eye shadow (I used LA Colors from Dollar Tree, but I just found a great assortment of it on Amazon for a great price here!)

 

Supplies I used:

(these are affilate links and any time you click on an affiliate link I provide in my post, I get a tiny commission at no cost to you)

2-ounce spray bottles with caps

Alcohol

Mod Podge (or any type of clear-drying glue)

Loose eye shadow (I got mine at Dollar Tree, but you can get a great variety of it on Amazon here)

 

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DIY Homemade Alcohol Ink Build Your Stash YouTube Video

DIY Alcohol Ink

DIY Alcohol Ink
So in the midst of all the family drama, I’ve been keeping my mind occupied in my newly-put together craft room.  I decided to get busy on my YouTube channel and be of use to the Kingdom 🙂  There are so many great ideas for Christian art journaling and Bible journaling and I know a lot of you are struggling to keep on top of it all due to all the expensive supplies!

I decided to start this series on my YouTube channel and my blogs to help us all learn to make so many of our own supplies!  That also helps us to be better stewards of the money the Lord gave us to care for ourselves, our families, and His Kingdom!

This very first installment is how to make your own alcohol inks 🙂   I got the markers at Dollar Tree, the alcohol I had on hand, and I got new 2-oz. spray bottles on Amazon.  I’ll post the affiliate link under the video link here.  (Of course, anytime you click on an affiliate link I get a little kickback myself at no additional cost to you).

Why pay big bucks for the expensive kind available at craft stores and hobby shops when you can create your own and save money?

These markers were a dollar a pack, but you can also use a 40% off coupon usually available at most craft stores and buy a pack of Sharpie markers too (make sure they are the markers, not the pens).

Please leave a comment so I can see if you made yours!

 

SUPPLIES:

2-ounce spray bottles with caps

Sharpie markers

Alcohol

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