Contentment {Think On These Things}

Monday, October 22, 2018


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In August, my husband read me a blog post on contentment that really grabbed my attention {You can find it here.} The post describes how gratitude and contentment are NOT the same. I always used to think they were. Contentment is a far harder discipline, because sometimes we are given or not given what we want. It's easy to say "Thank You" for our blessings.  It's a totally different exercise to be content in circumstances that are less than stellar. Join me in November as we write out verses on what it means to be content!




If you would like all the Think on These Things verses or want to know more about it, click here. To read about the benefits of Scripture writing, see this post.

During the month I try to post my thoughts on the verses on Instagram. If you would like to follow me you can find me here. Also, if you are posting your own thoughts there please use the hashtag #thinkonthesethings. I would love to read how God speaks to you!!

Supplies
There are many ways you can use these verses. You can read and meditate on them. You can write them out as you meditate on them. You can read them and then write about them in a journal or journaling Bible. You could do verse mapping with them (See this post). Here are some of the items I use...

A single column journaling Bible allows you to make notes in the margins.



ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (TruTone, Chestnut, Leaves Design)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Black)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Brown, Flap with Strap)

Some highlighters {These are my absolute favorites!}...




Eco Highlighter Pencils - Set of 5 Colors

Black pens are great for writing out the verses...

Black Ink Pen Set
Black Artist Pen Set


I love these journals that lay flat...easier to write in! They are great for Scripture writing!
Studio Oh! Deconstructed Journals


Let's Think On These Things!

Friendship {Think On These Things}

Monday, September 24, 2018


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I have to admit...friendships scare me! Why? Because I have lived through some pretty awful ones. But for every frightening friendship there have been those that have stuck closer to me than a brother {or sister}. There is the one that knows my soul and gets the heartache I have been through. There is the one who can laugh with me and make me laugh. There is the one that spurs me on to better things.  And then, there is the one who challenges my thinking and maybe even makes me stretch out of my comfort zone. Yes, I have had some major pitfalls along the friendship road, but the blessings have overshadowed them. Join me in the month of October as we explore what it means to be a friend, how to choose wisely in our relationships, and most importantly, how to become a friend of God.




If you would like all the Think on These Things verses or want to know more about it, click here. To read about the benefits of Scripture writing, see this post.

During the month I try to post my thoughts on the verses on Instagram. If you would like to follow me you can find me here. Also, if you are posting your own thoughts there please use the hashtag #thinkonthesethings. I would love to read how God speaks to you!!

Supplies
There are many ways you can use these verses. You can read and meditate on them. You can write them out as you meditate on them. You can read them and then write about them in a journal or journaling Bible. You could do verse mapping with them (See this post). Here are some of the items I use...

A single column journaling Bible allows you to make notes in the margins.



ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (TruTone, Chestnut, Leaves Design)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Black)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Brown, Flap with Strap)

Some highlighters {These are my absolute favorites!}...




Eco Highlighter Pencils - Set of 5 Colors

Black pens are great for writing out the verses...

Black Ink Pen Set
Black Artist Pen Set


I love these journals that lay flat...easier to write in! They are great for Scripture writing!
Studio Oh! Deconstructed Journals


Let's Think On These Things!

The Teaching of Jesus {Think On These Things}

Monday, August 20, 2018

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Being a teacher, I am always fascinated by those that instruct well. Christ was the ultimate teacher. Not only what he taught was of extreme importance, but He also was able to deliver His message in such a way that made people think. This month we are going to write out the Sermon on the Mount. While it can be read (in English) in under 15 minutes, we will move slowly through it. What was important to Jesus? What does He focus on? How does He teach? What can we take to heart and incorporate in our lives? Join me?





If you would like all the Think on These Things verses or want to know more about it, click here. To read about the benefits of Scripture writing, see this post.

During the month I try to post my thoughts on the verses on Instagram. If you would like to follow me you can find me here. Also, if you are posting your own thoughts there please use the hashtag #thinkonthesethings. I would love to read how God speaks to you!!

Supplies
There are many ways you can use these verses. You can read and meditate on them. You can write them out as you meditate on them. You can read them and then write about them in a journal or journaling Bible. You could do verse mapping with them (See this post). Here are some of the items I use...

A single column journaling Bible allows you to make notes in the margins.



ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (TruTone, Chestnut, Leaves Design)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Black)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Brown, Flap with Strap)

Some highlighters {These are my absolute favorites!}...




Eco Highlighter Pencils - Set of 5 Colors

Black pens are great for writing out the verses...

Black Ink Pen Set
Black Artist Pen Set


I love these journals that lay flat...easier to write in! They are great for Scripture writing!
Studio Oh! Deconstructed Journals


Let's Think On These Things!



Jealousy {Think On These Things}

Sunday, July 22, 2018



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Jealousy is an ugly emotion. It creates hatred, harbors anger, and destroys relationships, but the fact of the matter is when we are jealous of someone they are actually NOT our problem. Jealousy means we have a problem with God! You see, the person you are jealous of can't do anything to change your feelings. For example, if you are jealous of your friend's beauty, how can she change that to make it better for you? Should she make herself ugly?! If you are jealous of someone's wealth, does that mean that person has sinned against you? No. You really have a problem with God. He hasn't given you what the other person has. It is an issue between you and Him, and it stems from the fact that you are not thankful for what you do have. {To read more about the concept of jealousy and how to combat it, I highly recommend Enemies of the Heart.}

Jealousy can take on another form...a positive form, the jealousy of God. God's jealousy is healthier than ours. He seeks our best. God can become angry when we walk away from Him or put something or someone ahead of Him, but it is for our good that He feels this way. He wants our exclusive devotion, because He knows it will only benefit us. Unlike human beings, God may become angry because of what we are doing, but He won't sin in that anger.

So join me in August as we look into what jealousy does to us and our relationships. You can find all the information you need below.


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If you would like all the Think on These Things verses or want to know more about it, click here. To read about the benefits of Scripture writing, see this post.

During the month I try to post my thoughts on the verses on Instagram. If you would like to follow me you can find me here. Also, if you are posting your own thoughts there please use the hashtag #thinkonthesethings. I would love to read how God speaks to you!!

Supplies
There are many ways you can use these verses. You can read and meditate on them. You can write them out as you meditate on them. You can read them and then write about them in a journal or journaling Bible. You could do verse mapping with them (See this post). Here are some of the items I use...

A single column journaling Bible allows you to make notes in the margins.



ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (TruTone, Chestnut, Leaves Design)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Black)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Brown, Flap with Strap)

Some highlighters {These are my absolute favorites!}...




Eco Highlighter Pencils - Set of 5 Colors

Black pens are great for writing out the verses...

Black Ink Pen Set
Black Artist Pen Set


I love these journals that lay flat...easier to write in! They are great for Scripture writing!
Studio Oh! Deconstructed Journals


Let's Think On These Things!