The Holy Spirit {Think On These Things}

Monday, July 17, 2017


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He is the most "neglected" of the Three. We seem to not know Him well. Maybe it's because we think He is the last to show up on the scene (which is actually not true). Or could it be that He seems to be the most mysterious? God, the Creator and our Father, makes sense to us. Jesus, in human form, is someone we can relate to, but the Holy Spirit? Who is He? What does He do? How can we relate to Him? How does He try to relate to us? This month I have chosen verses about the Holy Spirit, the most unknown of the Trinity. I have to admit I find Him the hardest to picture in my mind, to relate to, to understand. Let's take this coming month to find out more about Him. Grab your Bible, a pen, and a journal. We will write out these Scriptures and meditate on who He is. See below for a downloadable file of the verses and other tips to help you this coming month.



You can download the file HERE.

If you would like all the Think on These Things verses or want to know more about it, click here.

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!

Focus {Think On These Things}

Monday, June 19, 2017

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We follow what we focus on. We become what we behold. We long for what we look at. However, you express it doesn't matter. The point is we all have priorities and tend to pursue those things we put forefront in our minds. The problem happens when we allow the wrong goals, things, or people to take precedence over our lives. Throughout God's Word there is a theme of FOCUS. What we set as important in our minds and what we focus on with our eyes become the things we run after. If you look closely at Scripture you will see a plethora of examples of how the focus of a person dictated the course of his or her life: Lot's wife, Jehoshaphat facing his enemies, and even Peter walking on water. So let's take a look at how our focus can change our lives. Grab a pen and a journal (see my suggestions below) and let's copy God's Word!




You can download the file here!

If you would like all the Think on These Things verses or want to know more about it, click here.

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!

Identity in Christ {Think On These Things}

Monday, May 15, 2017



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I am never good enough. I don't measure up. I have failed so much none of it can be made right. We all struggle with who we are. We hide from others, because we know they will think the same way we do about ourselves. We cover up our imperfections with make-up, laughter, perfectionism, and lies. Not a single one of us enjoys getting our masks pulled off to reveal the real person underneath. But what if we aren't who we think we are? What if there is Someone out there who thinks differently about us? Could we dare to believe we are loved and secure no matter what others think...even if that "other" is ourselves? In June, for Think On These Things we will explore our identity in Christ. Who does God say we are? Do we really need to hide when we are loved and cherished by the Creator of the universe? So pull our your Bible, a pen, and a journal and let's find out who we really are!





If you would like all the Think on These Things verses or want to know more about it, click here.

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!

Rest {Think On These Things}

Monday, April 17, 2017


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For my Word of the Year for 2017, I chose REST. This has been a crazy school year filled with blessings, work, commitments, and big life changes. I have struggled to find quiet time, free time, space to breathe. So I am intentionally carving out time and space to rest in Him. I have made  a commitment to myself to take time away from my commitments. I am also continuing my journey of rest when it comes to my thought life which is not small feat since I suffer from anxiety. I am finding that rest heals, provides freedom, and gives time to concentrate on God and who He is rather than the problems this world has to offer. So in May, let's focus on how we can honor God and help ourselves through rest and Sabbath living by copying and meditating on the Scriptures below.

Before we get to the Scriptures...

If you are interested, there are two books (one that I have read and one that comes out this month) on the subject of rest that I would recommend. The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan takes a look at why we have the Sabbath, how to keep it, and how it benefits us. I found the book to be thought-provoking. Buchanan brings up ideas I had never thought of in regards to our need for rest. I love his explanation of how the Sabbath is treated differently in the commandments in Exodus and then the second time around in Deuteronomy. Eye-opening!



 The second read comes out towards the end of May. I have read Bonnie Gray's other book, Finding Spiritual Whitespace, which was life-changing for me. Her first book taught me that rest is vital to healing (which I have needed these past few years and that giving ourselves time to be creative can provide rest for our souls.  Whispers of Rest: 40 Days of God's Love to Revitalize Your Soul is her second book (it releases May 23), which is a guidebook to finding rest in this noisy world. I can't wait to sit down and read it!

Now onto the Scriptures...







You can download the file here.

If you would like all the Think on These Things verses or want to know more about it, click here.

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...



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...

Black Ink 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!

Grace {Think On These Things}

Wednesday, March 15, 2017



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In 2011, I selected a Word of the Year: GRACE. Little did I know what a tough year it would be. I would have to learn the real meaning of the word GRACE, and even harder for me, I would have to learn to give it. In the end, I was thankful for the lessons learned as within a couple of years I would have to extend grace to those that would devastate my life. I see grace as forgiveness. And that's exactly what it is. However, it is far more than that. It is unmerited favor given to us by God and others. It is a letting go of the pain that was heaped on us. It is the opposite of anger. It is realizing that we are all sinners and acting accordingly. It is a gift we get that we never earned or deserved.

In the month of April, I will be focusing on grace again through writing out Scriptures related to the topic. Want to join me? "Think On These Things" is a monthly Scripture writing plan, but it can be more than just copying out God's Word. It can be words to meditate on and/or divide deeper into through journaling or verse mapping. You can spend just the time writing the verses out or you can go deeper and longer. So why don't you join us this month? See below for more information.








If you would like all the Think on These Things verses or want to know more about it, click here.

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!