Bible Journaling Workshop #2

Bible Journaling Workshop #2

I am an Oklahoman by birth, a Texan by current living situation, but claim the world as my playground.I love to travel and hope to someday soon take our family on adventures to far off lands, where we can share God with others and experience all the wonders He has created.

I am a mother of 5 crazy, homeschooling children ages 10 & under, wife to an amazing man, and daughter of the King of the Universe!I enjoy reading, making my kids laugh, cooking, all things natural, learning to play guitar and dusting off my piano skills.One day I hope to run again, but until then I’m learning patience.
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Mark your calendars! We are so excited to announce our 2nd Bible Journaling Workshop!

When:

February 20, 2016

Time:

9:30am – 12:00pm Central Standard Time

Where:

South Yukon church of Christ
11700 NW 10th St.
Yukon, OK  73099

or

From Your Living Room (if you’re not local)

Cost: (3 Options)

Option 1 – $20

Attend the workshop & receive a goodie bag filled with supplies!
We are getting the supplies at a discounted rate so you will really get some bang for your buck. Bring your own Bible.

Option 2 – $5

If you already have your own supplies or just want to join in on the fellowship and fun, then come along.  You will get your own journaling pen. We will also have some supplies to share like colored pencils, stamps, and practice paper.  This is also a great option to add another family member and share supplies.

All that are able to attend the workshop, will be gifted a Chick-fil-A coupon card for a FREE meal.  McKenzie will teach you a special way to apply paint to your Bible pages with the cards and then you can clean it off and use it for a free meal! Thank you to Chick-fil-A at Yukon for your generosity!

Option 3 – Free

Your own Living Room via Periscope @Create_GreatDay

What is Periscope?  It’s a live video feed that you can watch via your computer or if you download the phone app, you can watch and comment!

Follow us on Creating a Great Day’s Facebook page where we will share the link or follow us Periscope – periscope.tv/Create_GreatDay

Gather some of your friends and join us from wherever you are!

You will need to purchase your own supplies. This is a basic supply list.  We will use a few different items in this workshop than last, but this basic list will work.

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A sample of McKenzie’s work.

Our very own McKenzie will be instructing us on how to get started Bible Journaling.

Find more of McKenzie’s work to purchase at her Lettered Light Etsy Shop!

So if you have been inspired by her Bible Journaling Posts, then you will love how she will walk us through step by step the process of connecting with God’s Word on a different level, which is really what Bible Journaling is all about.

Sure, there is some creativity involved but she will show you some of the tips and tricks and best of all you will walk away with an appreciation that anyone can Bible Journal.  It’s not just for the artistically inclined!

Space is limited so register today!

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Who will you bring to the event?

Bring another friend or family member!

Need more info?  Read about our 1st Bible Journaling Workshop!

Or feel free to ask questions.

 

The Lettered Light’s Giveaway! {Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide}

The Lettered Light’s Giveaway! {Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide}

I am an Oklahoman by birth, a Texan by current living situation, but claim the world as my playground.I love to travel and hope to someday soon take our family on adventures to far off lands, where we can share God with others and experience all the wonders He has created.

I am a mother of 5 crazy, homeschooling children ages 10 & under, wife to an amazing man, and daughter of the King of the Universe!I enjoy reading, making my kids laugh, cooking, all things natural, learning to play guitar and dusting off my piano skills.One day I hope to run again, but until then I’m learning patience.
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Are you ready for an artistic, inspirational giveaway?

If you have been a follower of Creating a Great Day for even a short time then you know how McKenzie uses the talent God gave her to glorify him through Bible Journaling!

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McKenzie is the creative shop owner of The Lettered Light Etsy shop where her Scripture Art is available for purchase.

“The Lettered Light is a little shop filled with words! A place where inspired words meet art and the rest is up for interpretation. Ink, paint, watercolor, stamps, stickers, and words…lots of words!

A shop filled with pieces that will put a smile on your face on a hard day, remind you of our ever-present Father on a lonely day, fill you with peace in an anxious time, and wash over you with love on every day. The Lettered Light is a place where your inspiration is the right inspiration and where His words will continue to guide you.”

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After seeing her work, many have come asking for custom designs based on:

  • Favorite verses to hang in their homes
  • Inspirational thoughts or quotes
  • Verses to encourage someone else for:
    • Graduation Gifts
    • Wedding Gifts
    • Baby Gifts
    • New Home Gifts
    • The gifting possibilities are endless!

Currently, McKenzie is not filling any more custom orders for Christmas, BUT there are plenty of gorgeous prints available for purchase for only $25!

And now The Lettered Light is giving you the opportunity to win your favorite digital print!  Enter the The Lettered Light’s Giveaway, which will close on Sunday, November 22 at 11:59pm.

The winner will get to choose any one of these amazing prints shown in this post.  

Which one will you choose?

The Lettered Light’s Gift to You – Christ in Christmas Giveaway

 

Be sure to check out all the other giveaways that are part of the “Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide” and don’t forget you can enter daily to increase your chances to win!

 

This is not a sponsored post.  We are sharing this because it’s something we love and hope it encourages you too!

Bible Journaling Workshop: RECAP

Bible Journaling Workshop: RECAP

Hello all!I am an Oklahoma girl, through and through!I was born here and after 5 years in Texas for college, I missed Oklahoma too much and just had to come back home with my Oklahoma husband to raise our Oklahoma babies! I met my husband in high school and fell we in love in college.We have 2 beautiful kids that are full of life and make me such a proud momma.I love to craft, journal, paint furniture, and decorate our Edmond home!See some of my creations at The Lettered Light www.etsy.com/shop/theletteredlight and IG:theletteredlight
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God+His Word+Friends+New Experience

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I always, ALWAYS get nervous when I am about to do a Bible journaling class/workshop or lesson of any sort.  It doesn’t matter if it is for friends that I have known for years or a small group of five new friends.  But this full workshop of 25 beautiful ladies brought my nerves of public speaking to a whole new level. Friends, I am not a public speaker!  I’m just a gal who likes to paint in her Bible.  Well, I guess that is all the Lord needs sometimes…His word and a scared momma!

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The morning was amazing.  I definitely felt the Lord speaking through me and it was exciting to see so many people experience His word in a new way.  My emphasis is always on the meditation process on the scripture.  I think that is pretty new for people.  It was and still is for me.  The pretty page at the end is just a bonus, you know what I mean? Spending so much time thinking and contemplating just one verse has brought me peace and stability.  I think about my page when I am done, I think about the next verse I feel the Lord leading me to, I think about how I may illustrate that one, I think about how the same words I have read for years may be speaking to me in a new way…The Living Word!

The Giveaways!

We had some great giveaways thanks to some very generous donors:

  • Oklahoma City Lifeway Christian Store donated a beautiful Journaling Bible. They also gave $10 off coupons to all who attended.
  • Ashlie’s Special Customers donated a super cute item from Thirty-One Gifts.
  • An anonymous donor donated a $15 gift card to purchase Bible Journaling supplies.
  • Creating a Great Day donated a fun stamper to date all the Bible Journaling pages.

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A HUGE thank you to all who made this possible.  Many were involved from shopping to helping set up the audio visual to donating the space where we had the workshop.

(This is Kristi writing this part – another HUGE “Thank You!” to McKenzie for putting on this workshop.  It was so well done and we all learned so much.  Thanks for combining your talent with faith and sharing it with others!)

Here are some pictures and words from a few friends who were at the workshop. Enjoy!

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“I absolutely loved the Bible journaling workshop!  It had been a busy week and it was a wonderful way to relax and meditate on God’s word!  It’s new to me, but I look forward to making time to sit down, focus, and study on a verse and then journal it!  McKenzie is a wonderful Christian inspiration to so many women and especially now that she is encouraging us to really study God’s word in a new way by Bible journaling!  Loved her workshop and the Bible journaling idea she taught us all!” -Terra

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“My most pleasant surprise was how the doodling, “sketching it out” time truly evolved into a picture of what I believe God would emphasize from the text for me personally at that time.  I started out with an attitude of ‘oh well, we’ll see how this goes’ and ended up encountering God’s heart the deeper I went in the exercise.” -Angela

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“Being in McKenzie’s Bible journaling class taught me another avenue to write the Word on my heart!  Focusing on scripture, feeling it, and highlighting it was powerful to me!  I love the depth of the class.  McKenzie has a gift that she chooses to give to God!” -Leslie

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I pray that if you feel pulled to this type of worship that you will lean into what God is trying to show you.  God is the creator, and therefore He is creative!  We are made in His image and so we too are creative!

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Bible Journaling Workshop Supply List!

Bible Journaling Workshop Supply List!

I am an Oklahoman by birth, a Texan by current living situation, but claim the world as my playground.I love to travel and hope to someday soon take our family on adventures to far off lands, where we can share God with others and experience all the wonders He has created.

I am a mother of 5 crazy, homeschooling children ages 10 & under, wife to an amazing man, and daughter of the King of the Universe!I enjoy reading, making my kids laugh, cooking, all things natural, learning to play guitar and dusting off my piano skills.One day I hope to run again, but until then I’m learning patience.
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Are you unable to attend the Bible Journaling Workshop event but want to participate with us anyway?  Perfect! We have just the way to do that and have the Bible Journaling Workshop supply list ready for you!

Meeting in Isle 15! McKenzie & I had such a fun time planning out what all fun things to use during the workshop.

Meeting in Isle 15! McKenzie & I had such a fun time planning out what all to use during the workshop.

If you are not attending the live event then you will need the following supplies:

1.  An Open Heart

The coolest thing about Bible Journaling is not so much the artistic aspect but the meditating on a verse and seeing it come alive in a whole new way.  Praying for understanding, insight, and wisdom while dwelling on His word plants it into our hearts so that it will blossom in our life and not only on the paper.

 2.  A Bible or a Journaling Bible.

Yes, you can use your everyday Bible, but many choose to purchase a Journaling Bible because it has wide margins,which allows more room to create.

Bible Journal

The Oklahoma City Lifeway Christian store has generously donated this Journaling Bible for us to giveaway at the workshop!

3.  The Periscope app

Periscope is an app Twitter has created to watch LIVE streaming videos.  So what you see is what we will be doing.  You can ask questions or just send us some love.

If you are on Twitter then start by following Creating a Great Day @Create_GreatDay 

Once you are on Twitter, all you have to do is download the free Periscope app your phone.  When you open the app, you will notice that all the people you follow on Twitter who have a Periscope app will automatically show up.  It will even notify you with a bird tweet any time someone you follow is live on Periscope.

We will  tweet out the web link to our Periscope broadcast, so you can watch it from your computer as well.  You can watch it up to 24 hours after it’s aired.

4.  Scrap paper, a journal, or photocopies of pages from your Journaling Bible

This will be used to practice on before you ever put anything into your Bible, so any piece of paper will do.  Recently, I saw someone made copies of their Bible Journal so that they could create a rough draft before putting the final product in their Bible and I thought that was a brilliant idea!

5.  A pen

Any pen will do.  We purchased the Bible Journaling pens from Illustrated Faith to use at the workshop.

This is really all you need but if you would like to add the extras that we will have at the workshop you can as well.  

6.  Watercolors & paintbrushes

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7.  Craft paint

craft paint

8.  An old gift card

McKenzie will show you a really cool trick on how to apply paint to your Bible using one of these cards.

9.  Crayola Twistable Crayons

McKenzie prefers to use these instead of colored pencils because they have a soft touch on the Bible pages and won’t rip through them.

Twistables

10.  Stamps & ink pads

 

11.  Tags

Tags can be used for many different things including tabbing your Bible Journaling pages.
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12.  Washi tapeWashi Tape

 

Again, for Bible Journaling all you really need is an open heart and a pen.  Meditate on God’s word, let it soak into your soul, and express itself in your life as well as on paper.

May you be blessed by this workshop!  We look forward to having you participate.

Remember, it all happens on Saturday morning, October 24 from 9:30am – 12:00pm central time.

What are you most excited to learn from this workshop?

Illustrated Faith: How It All Began

Illustrated Faith: How It All Began

Hello all!I am an Oklahoma girl, through and through!I was born here and after 5 years in Texas for college, I missed Oklahoma too much and just had to come back home with my Oklahoma husband to raise our Oklahoma babies! I met my husband in high school and fell we in love in college.We have 2 beautiful kids that are full of life and make me such a proud momma.I love to craft, journal, paint furniture, and decorate our Edmond home!See some of my creations at The Lettered Light www.etsy.com/shop/theletteredlight and IG:theletteredlight
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Shanna Noel is the owner of Illustrated Faith and encourages thousands of people to grow closer to God by focusing on his word through Bible Journaling.  It has been such an inspiration to us.  Her story of how God brought her to this point is awesome.

Be encouraged to listen to what God is putting on your heart as you read from Shanna how it all began!

1.  How did you even start Bible Journaling?

Since I became a Christian, I have always struggled reading my Bible.  One day, while browsing Pinterest, I saw an old standard Bible that was highlighted and underlined, it just looked LIVED in.  I WANTED that.  I was HUNGRY for the word.  I just wasn’t sure how to get there.  So I went on Amazon and picked up a “journaling Bible.” When I got it in the mail, I brought it over to my scrapbooking space and started journaling in the way I was comfortable, with was more of an “art journal” style.  I took the notes from that Sunday’s sermon and just allowed myself creative freedom.  It was a HUGE light bulb moment.  For the first time, I understood the word like NEVER before.  For the first time, I was left HUNGRY for more!

2.  Why did you start Illustrated Faith?

Illustrated Faith started after a conference called “Influence” and so many people came up to me and asked if I was doing “this” full time.  I was confused, doing what?  Coloring in my Bible?  :O) I felt God calling me during that conference to start this full time as a way to grow the community even more.

3.  What is your prayer for Illustrated Faith?

My prayer for Illustrated Faith is to be community for creative Christians.  A place where they can come, share and be inspired to illustrate their faith in a way that is meaningful to their relationship and walk with God.

4.  How has the response to Illustrated Faith demonstrated God’s handiwork?

It is 100% due to God’s handiwork.  If you would have told me 2 years ago that I would be traveling the world telling people it was ok to worship God in a way that was outside of the box and sharing my testimony, I would have just laughed.  That is how I know this is all God.  He has set every single stone to this path and I pray that I follow it as best as I can.

5.  What has been one or two of your biggest “ah ha!” moments since you began Bible Journaling?

The biggest “ah ha” moment was

YES!  It is OK to not only color in your Bible but it will make A HUGE difference not only in MY walk but those who join along side me.

It has been amazing to see this same “AH HA” moment for so many as they discover Illustrated Faith for the first time.

The second “ah ha” moment was leaving the Influence conference in 2014, knowing that God was telling me to close my other business and focus on this full time.  It was a huge leap of faith but one I know he is completely in control of.  I love that through this we can bring culturally relevant products to the market that can make illustrating your faith approachable!

6.  What advice would you tell someone who doesn’t want to mess up or doesn’t believe that she has the artistic talent to illustrate her faith?

The only thing I regret is not starting sooner!  I have messed up several times but you can always fix that or cover it up.  The truth is WE ARE ALL CREATIVE!  God is the ultimate creator and we are made from HIM!  Therefore, YOU are creative.  So many times we have decided “I am not creative.”  That is for my best friend or my husband.  “He” is the creative one, not me.  That is a lie my friends.  You have it in you!  Allow God to use it.

7.  You have several workshops going on right now.  What can one expect, if they attend?

During the workshop, I share my personal testimony on how we got to this point today, the way God has used me to share this with others.  We also cover some FAQs and answer any questions.  Then we listen to a short 15 minute sermon and after that we talk about how we are going to enter that into the margins of our Bible.  During work time, I walk around and answer any questions, hear beautiful stories of how God is working in the lives of those attending and just OOOH and AWEEEE over the beautiful pages.  At the end (my favorite part), the ladies share what God has done on their hearts through this experience as they share their pages.  I am always left feeling just in awe of what God does in these workshops and if you are in the area I would love to see you!

Check out a list of Shanna’s workshops. 

8.  How would you respond to someone that says your work is disrespecting God’s word?

I would encourage them to look closer.  There isn’t one bit that is disrespectful.  This is my love letter to God, one that I am constantly writing, praying and creating over.  This has me deeper in the word and closer to Him than I have ever been before.  I don’t think God is upset about that. :0)

9.  Would you mind sharing a few of your favorite Bible journaling pieces & share what they mean to you?

To be honest, my favorite page is always the last one I have created.  It is what God is currently whispering on my heart.  To stay up to date on my latest entries, make sure to follow me on Instagram at @shannanoel.

Doesn’t this just motivate you to open up your Bible and dig into God’s word in a new way?  

Do you Bible Journal already or are you finally ready to take the leap?

 

Bible Journaling Workshop!

Bible Journaling Workshop!

I am an Oklahoman by birth, a Texan by current living situation, but claim the world as my playground.I love to travel and hope to someday soon take our family on adventures to far off lands, where we can share God with others and experience all the wonders He has created.

I am a mother of 5 crazy, homeschooling children ages 10 & under, wife to an amazing man, and daughter of the King of the Universe!I enjoy reading, making my kids laugh, cooking, all things natural, learning to play guitar and dusting off my piano skills.One day I hope to run again, but until then I’m learning patience.
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Mark your calendars! We are so excited to announce our first live event – a Bible Journaling Workshop!

When:

October 24, 2015

Time:

9:30am – 12:00pm Central Standard Time

Where (Two Options):

Option 1

New Hope church of Christ

700 NW 2nd St

Edmond, OK  73003
Cost:  $20 (includes a bag of artsy supplies to get you started! We are getting the supplies at a discounted rate so you will really get some bang for your buck. Bring your own Bible.)

Option 2

Your own Living Room via Periscope @Create_GreatDay

Gather some of your friends and join us from wherever you are!

Cost:  Free, you will need to purchase your own supplies. We will share a supply list closer to the event date.

I Can Do All Things - TheLetteredLightA sample of McKenzie’s work.

Our very own McKenzie will be instructing us on how to get started Bible Journaling.

So if you have been inspired by her Bible Journaling Posts, then you will love how she will walk us through step by step the process of connecting with God’s Word on a different level, which is really what Bible Journaling is all about.

Sure, there is some creativity involved but she will show you some of the tips and tricks and best of all you will walk away with an appreciation that anyone can Bible Journal.  It’s not just for the artistically inclined!

Space is limited so register today!

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Registration via this link is now closed.  However, if you still want to come, please contact us at [email protected]

Who will you bring to the event?

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