Get Ready to Celebrate!

Get Ready to Celebrate!

Kristi F

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.
Avatar

Latest posts by Kristi F (see all)

In one week we will be kicking off our birthday celebration and you will not want to miss it! It will last all month long and includes some great stuff…read on to see how we will celebrate.

That’s right! One year ago, we were getting ready to kick-off this Creating a Great Day blog.  There was a lot of excitement and anticipation as to where God would take it.

When we started we knew one thing for sure:

Since our goal was and still is to encourage others and glorify God whatever the day may bring, we knew the devil would try to attack and destroy it however he could.  This is how the devil works, we know that so, from day one we started praying this prayer:

Lord, you are an awesome and Holy God and daily are bringing us into better understanding of who you are and how to love you and those you have created.  We pray that your will be done with Creating a Great Day blog.  That our hearts and minds will be open to you and your guiding Holy Spirit.  We pray that all we do will be glorifying to you and draw others into a closer relationship with you as well.  We look at this as a mission field to encourage our fellow sisters but also hopefully to reach others who may not be in a relationship with you right now.  May our words and internet presence be a shining light for you and may you be with each of these ladies as they lift up your name!  In the One who is the Word himself, Amen!

So much has changed this first year.  We’ve learned a lot, had to be flexible, and roll with the punches of life but God’s faithfulness has remained the same and we are excited to celebrate all He has done.

When God called us to start the Creating a Great Day blog, we obeyed and He provided every step of the way and continues to do so.

It has been exciting to see God’s faithfulness during this ministry throughout the entire year, and that is definitely something to celebrate.

Even though the blog’s birthday is July 1st, we will be celebrating with a Birthday Bash throughout the month of July.

We have so many wonderful ways of celebrating planned and hope you will join along side us!  We are sure you could say that in your own life as well.

Celebrate by sharing Your Story of God’s Faithfulness

We would love to hear your story!  How have you seen God be faithful to you over this past year(s)?  Share it with us by emailing it to info(at)creatingagreatday.com  or sending it through our “contact us” page. We may feature your story on our blog.   (Use the @ sign instead of the (at) when typing our email address.  We typed it like that on this post so fake emails won’t come our way.)

In your email to us include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your story of God’s faithfulness to you over this year or which ever time you want to celebrate.  (Minimum 300 words, Maximum 1500 words.)
  • A picture of yourself
  • A short biography of yourself (3-6 sentences – check out our about us page if you need help.)

Hearing how God has worked in other’s lives is truly encouraging and gives hope as well as glorifies God, so share with us.  We can’t wait to learn how God has worked in your life!

Celebrate with Giveaways

It’s not a true celebration without gifts, but instead of receiving we will be giving!

Every Friday in July we will be spotlighting some services/products from fantastic companies that have impacted our lives and our ministry for the Lord.  We know you will benefit from knowing about them too.  Be sure to check them out and enter to win some great gifts!

We can’t wait to introduce you to:

So don’t forget next Friday, July 1st the festivities begin!  But you don’t have to wait until then to share how God has been faithful to you.

The Future

None of us know what the future holds, but we do know the One who holds the future. Because of that, we can stand strong in the faith and create a great day whatever the day may bring!

 

Get Ready to Celebrate! pinterest

Win Bible Journaling Supplies

Win Bible Journaling Supplies

Kristi F

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.
Avatar

Latest posts by Kristi F (see all)

In preparation for the Bible Journaling workshop this Saturday, our excitement is growing.  So much so, that we’ve decided to have a Bible Journaling Supply Goodie Bag Giveaway!

What’s in the Bible Journaling Supply Goodie Bag?  Great question!  Take a look.

Bible Journaling Supplies

  • Tags
  • Stamp
  • Washi Tape
  • Water Coloring Set
  • Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush
  • Crayola Twistables Colored Pencils – 12 count
  • Pigma Micron 05 (.45mm) Ink Pen – Black
  • Coupon Card to apply paint. (If you attend the workshop, you will win the Chick-fil-A card, that can then be used for a free meal.  If not, then another card without any value will be included in the bag.)

So what do you have to do to enter to win?  Easy…

  1. SHARE this post on your Facebook wall
  2. LIKE our Facebook Page
  3. COMMENT on this Facebook Post

The WINNER will be announced at 9:00 pm Central Time Thursday, February 18 on our Facebook Page.

Don’t forget to participate in our Bible Journaling Workshop!

  • If you are local to OKC, come to the class in Yukon, OK this Saturday from 9:30am – 12:00pm.
  • If you are not local, watch us live on Periscope and ask your questions in real time.  You can click on the above link provided and watch us from your computer. If you want to ask a question or comment, download the Periscope app to your  phone and add us to your list. Our Periscope handle is Create_GreatDay.
  • If you won’t be available that morning, sign up for our newsletter to gain access to our FREE Resource page where you will be able to access the recorded video of the class plus many other wonderful freebies like a Scripture Art Printable by McKenzie.

Sign up for the class now , right here!

Save the Date Bible Journaling - Slider

Sight & Sound Theatres’ Giveaway {Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide}

Sight & Sound Theatres’ Giveaway {Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide}

Kristi F

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.
Avatar

Latest posts by Kristi F (see all)

Disclaimer – This is a sponsored post for Sight & Sound Theatres.  All opinions stated are 100% our own and we highly recommend Sight & Sound Theatres to all our friends and family.


Have you ever had a present you just couldn’t wait to open because you knew it was going to be amazing?  Then with every sighting of that present, you get a little more excited until you are about to explode with excitement upon opening it!  This is how I felt sitting with my family in the Sight & Sound Theatres in Branson, MO in the Spring of 2014 waiting for the show to begin.

We had heard amazing things about the productions that came to the Sight & Sound Theatres.  Everyone one said if there is just one show you see, make sure it’s at that theater.  So when we made our plans, we made sure to purchase tickets to see Jonah.

Sight & Sound Theatre

We arrived at this beautiful theater ahead of the curtain call to take “The Behind the Scenes” tour, which only increased our excitement levels even more.  We saw the animals that are an integral part of each production and learned a little of how they train them to be used in the production.  We were able to see the massive sets that were used in the production of Joseph.  We even got to try on some clothes from the wardrobe.  It was such a great learning experience to better understand how these wonderful productions come together.

Jonah Spring 2014

Our families’ first experience at the Sight & Sound Theatre in Branson.

Then we experienced the story of Jonah come alive not only on the stage but throughout the entire auditorium!  My kids ages 6, 4, & 2 sat through the entire performance in awe of everything happening around them. They still talk about this production and ask when we will get to go back. This is truly an experience everyone in your family will enjoy!

McKenzie experienced a show at Sight & Sound a few weeks ago.  Before she had never heard of Sight & Sound, so she didn’t know what to expect, but now having experienced it this is what she had to say:

My husband and I got to see the Jonah show at Sight & Sound Theatres recently and we were both in awe the entire time.  We weren’t familiar with any show in Branson, much less one with a spiritual plot line, but when Kristi recommended that we see it, we were excited to experience something new!

Once we got to Branson, and drove around, we understood that the Sight & Sound Theatre is not like all the other theaters there.  It’s HUGE.  This size enables them to make such a beautiful impact with their show.  The sets come and go off the stage with fluidity.  The REAL animals on stage, I mean come on!  It was so amazing.  The text to stage interpretation of the story was beautifully done and we left the show beyond impressed.

I have seen many stage productions in many cities, in many venues and this honestly was like nothing I had seen before.  As we ate dinner, we talked about our favorite parts.  We discussed even the familiar story in a new way, seeing it played out the way they did.  Sight & Sound Theaters has left a lasting impression!  I can’t wait for the opportunity to go again!

2016 brings new productions to the Branson & Lancaster County Sight & Sound Theatres!

From March – December 2016 – Moses will be captivating audiences in Branson, MO.

Their creative abilities are astounding. I get excited imagining how they will express the plagues,  the parting of the sea, and even Moses’ time away from Egypt!  Anticipation is growing again!

Moses

From March – December 2016 – Samson will be debuting in Lancaster County, PA.

This story has always been one of my favorites and so this has trickled down to our kids. Our kids are constantly asking to watch the Samson teaser and the Samson Announcement Event videos.  Needless to say, we are excited to see this production too!

Samson

So in a couple of words, the best way I can describe Sight & Sound Theatres’ productions, without you seeing it, is Epic!

Epic Bible Story + Epic Storytelling Production = Sight & Sound Theatres!

Now is your chance to win your choice of 3 different Sight & Sound Experiences
1. Experience ALL of Sight & Sound Theater’s Productions in your own Home with the Complete DVD Collection

Sight & Sound Theatres Complete DVD Set
 

2. Experience Moses in Branson, MO – Tickets for 4!

  Moses – Tickets for 4 at the Sight & Sound Theatres in Branson, MO  

3. Experience Samson in Lancaster County, PA – Tickets for 4!

  Tickets for 4 to see Samson at the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA

 

 

Put some of this excitement under your Christmas tree this year!

Check out Sight & Sounds store and reserve your tickets today.

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!

Pin this and help us spread the word!

Pin this and help us spread the word!

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

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

Kristi F

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.
Avatar

Latest posts by Kristi F (see all)

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!

The Lettered Light - 1 The Lettered Light - 2

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.”

The Lettered Light - 3 The Lettered Light - 4

 

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!

Torchlighters: The Robert J Thomas Giveaway {Christ In Christmas Shopping Guide}

Torchlighters: The Robert J Thomas Giveaway {Christ In Christmas Shopping Guide}

Kristi F

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.
Avatar

Latest posts by Kristi F (see all)

Have you ever heard of Robert Jermain Thomas?  You may not be familiar with his story, but his willingness to enter a country that would immediately execute any foreigner who stepped on their soil and secretly gift Bibles to others, brought Christ to a country that was considered impenetrable.  This is an amazing story we all need to hear.  It will bring you courage to step out in faith in your own life.

The Robert Jermain Thomas Story

Robert Jermain Thomas’ Story

Robert J. Thomas left Great Britain with his wife Carrie and went to China as missionaries because they believed God was calling them to Asia. They were prepared to give up everything to follow his calling.

When his wife died in the mission field, Robert began to doubt their calling.  It wasn’t until Robert met two Christian Korean men, who had been secretly leaving the country and returning unnoticed, that he “realized his suffering was nothing compared to need” and remembered his wife saying that they would follow no matter the cost.

With a renewed desire to light up Asia for Jesus, Robert willingly entered “the hermit kingdom,” which had previously executed 10,000 Christians and destroyed any Bibles found.  Learning this fact encouraged him all the more to simply hand out Bibles.  With this simple act, he not only handed out Bibles but handed over his life–a life that God used to turn Korea into the second largest missionary-sending nation in the world!

Torchlighters image

Enter Now to Win The Robert Jermain Thomas Story

Torchlighters: Robert J. Thomas DVD Giveaway!

Torchlighters Heroes of the Faith DVDs Complete Set

1st 12 Episodes

The newest collection is 14 episodes.

Even if you don’t happen to be the winner of the giveaway, you can still bring this great series to your family.  The entire set of 14 DVDs is only $79.99.   Click here to find the details. My family purchased the complete set of DVDs last year for Christmas, and it has been a big hit!

All of the Torchlighters Heroes of the Faith DVDs have had a huge impact on my family and it will impact your family as well.  My kids are learning that the greatest thing we can do is to give our lives fully to Christ whatever the cost.  They get inspired by watching true-life heroes and are amazed at how God can use each “Torchlighter” in such a unique way.  This is why I am thrilled that my children enjoy watching this animated series and the documentary.  Enjoy them with your kids then dream and pray about how God will use your family in “Torchlighting” ways too!

 

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!

Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide

Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide

Kristi F

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.
Avatar

Latest posts by Kristi F (see all)

Are you ready to do some Christmas shopping and get to know some fabulous companies that use the talents God has gifted them to honor him?

Before you kick off (or finish) all your Christmas shopping, we would like to highlight a handful of companies which are owned by Christians and/or offer products and services that will enhance your relationship with God.

Each company has some very unique and encouraging products or services that will delight anyone who receives them under the tree!

 

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift - Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide

Wednesday, November 18 – Creating a Great Day’s gift to you!

We are kicking off the “Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide” giveaways with a copy of Ann Voskamp’s Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas.   Colorful and eye catching, it will also catch your heart and throw it into the spirit of the season in a whole new way.  Our family so enjoyed growing through Advent with this book last year.  Seeing how God’s promises worked together over time to fulfill the greatest promise of all was awesome!

Enter now to win Ann Voskamp’s book now!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

Torchlighters - Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide 2015

Thursday, November 19 – Torchlighters Heroes of the Faith Series 

Torchlighters’ newest DVD spotlighting The Robert Jermain Thomas Story is amazing. It will embolden you to answer God’s calling in your life no matter what the cost.  Their collection of DVDs will inspire you all year long.  Check out all their DVD offering here.

The Robert Jermain Thomas Story

Win the latest Torchlighters DVD!

Giveaway is open from Thursday, November 19 to Saturday, November 21 @ 11:59pm Central Time.

Click here  to learn more about the Torchlighters Series.

 

 

The Lettered Light Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide 2015

Friday, November 20 – The Lettered Light

The Lettered Light’s light is shining brightly and creatively by bringing scripture to life in word art form!  You will not want to miss your opportunity to have one of these special pieces displayed in your home for daily encouragement. Enter to win your own 8″ x 10″ Digital copy of your favorite Scripture Art from The Lettered Light!

The Lettered Light - 2

Giveaway is open from Thursday, November 20 to Sunday, November 22 @ 11:59pm Central Time.

Click here to learn more about The Lettered Light.

 

 

Barr None Music - Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide 2015

Monday, November 23 – Barr None Music

Guitars, ukulele, violins, mandolins, pianos–oh my!  If you’ve ever wanted to take lessons to learn any of these instruments you will want to know about Barr None Music.  Not only are they able to instruct you on any of these instruments, they can do it from the privacy of your own home, the lessons are for everyone in your family and the number of lessons are unlimited/month!  Learn more about Barr None Music on Monday and be sure to enter the giveaway for the chance to win a musical experience.

Learn to play guitar, ukulele, mandolin, violin/fiddle and piano.

Learn to play guitar, ukulele, mandolin, violin/fiddle and piano.

Click here to learn more about Barr None Music.

 

 

Sight & Sound Theaters Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide

Tuesday, November 24 – Sight & Sound Theaters

With locations in Branson, Missouri and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Sight & Sound Theaters is more than just a musical production of a Bible story. It literally brings the Bible to life so that you will be spellbound and inspired by the scriptures in a whole new way.  It truly is an experience your family will never forget so be sure to check out their giveaway next Tuesday.

Moses (2)

Click here to learn more about the Sight & Sound Theatres.

 

Be sure to share the Good news and the companies that encourage it to be part of our every day lives!

We are highlighting each of these companies because we have personally used them and found them to bring light into our lives!  We did not receive any compensation to write these post.  Each company is supplying a giveaway item.  

Christ in Christmas Shopping Guide side bar

Pin It on Pinterest