Saturday Ease: CREATE {made with Canva}


Saturday Ease Create Made With Canva


I don’t think that I will highlight companies like these often, but I’ve found a new fondness and excited liking to Canva.

Thanks to the introduction by Crystal Stine, I’ve been able to CREATE several graphic designs for my blog, Instagram, Facebook, twitter and Google+ profiles!

I know that many have their preferences for creating and I’m sure that I’ll still use other ones from time to time, but for now, Canva has my CREATE heart!

Below are a few “stand alone” quotes that I’ve done. Other works will appear in blog posts.


PRAYER quote from Oswald chambersremain spiritually tenacious

When we, as parents, need to teach ourWhere's my joy

Colossians 2 six through sevenEXERCISE (1)


Share with me some of YOUR favorite sites that you use to CREATE!


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Recognize Your Beauty

Pursuing What Is Excellent Recognize Your BeautyRecently I was confiding in some sister-friends about how I’ve started to feel about myself; my body image and the emotions that can go along with.

I’m starting to call myself beautiful.  I’m discovering who I am as a person and as God’s daughter; truly embracing that.

I’m a mom of six and a grandma.  I have hit the 40+ mark and I’m comfortable in my skin.

Can you say that about yourself as a woman? Will you allow it to sink in?

Join me today at Christian Wife University as I share how I arrived at this point in my life! Do You Accept Who God Made You to Be?CWU Contributor

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*Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at

Wisdom For Wives On-line Conference


Oh my sisters! God’s will for wives is to be strong in HIM, to be a willing vessel and instrument used by HIM

We can’t do that very well without the wisdom of God.

I want to invite you to partake with other sisters as they share what God has laid on their hearts to share about Wisdom For Wives!

There is so much to gain in wisdom from God’s word with 3 days full of conference speakers, free eBooks with registration and other resources!

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When God Moves Us

God Moves Us

I’ve been pondering the move of God a lot lately.

Maybe its because of the newness all around me.
Maybe its because I see evidence in friend’s lives.
Maybe its because there are brothers and sisters that speak directly to my soul.
Maybe its the atmosphere of praise and thanksgiving.
No doubt its because of the Holy Scripture being preached.

Whatever it is. I don’t want to miss it! I won’t miss out!

There is a higher call on EVERY Christian’s life.
Ours won’t look the same. We’re different members of one Body.
There is a seed planted in each of us that God longs to cultivate.
Will you nourish it?
Will you help it develop and flourish; relying on the Holy Spirit to breathe life into it?

No dying on the vine, my friend.
There’s work yet to do!
No stagnation, either.
There is no life in stagnation.
Let me tell you something here…just because you’re still while waiting on God doesn’t mean you’re stagnant.
Stagnation comes when there is no seeking godliness or holiness.
Stagnation seems to be prevalent when you’ve given up hope that something [that is absolutely God’s will] will happen for you.

Keep the faith, my friend!
The water is stirring.
Only trust Him.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1


But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6


Be confident that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6


And this I pray, that your love may about still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:9-11


Lord, the hunger for You is strong. The need for Your presence is what is yearned for in our hearts, homes, communities and nations. You want to reveal Yourself even more than that. May we be a people that create an atmosphere to receive You!
In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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