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Bible Painting – Have you tried it?

Word of God Speak – Bible Painting – Have you tried it?

Bible painting or journalling – what is it?

Bible painting

I posted this a year ago. I have continued to work on my Bible painting/journalling. Check out my Bible Journalling Page for more scriptures and pictures. I now have a link in my menu for Bible Journalling. Check it out. Join us on Facebook Word of God Speak.

I use watercolour pencils and felt pens and Micron pens.

Here is the post:

Bible painting is something new to me.

I would like to show you this week some of the watercolour paintings I have done in my Bible. I find, being a visual person, Bible painting helps solidify the scriptures in my mind.

It’s time for a review. I have studied, painted and memorized a number of scriptures since we started Word of God Speak. Each week I would use the SIMPLE method of Bible study to hear what God was telling me.

Here is a quick review with the scripture, my Bible journalling page, and my thoughts for each scripture. I am only doing a few of them this week. Next time I will show you new ones. Review is important. It’s time to go back and see what I have learned.

If you haven’t been following you can click on the link to see my thoughts of each scripture.

My Bible Painting

2 Corinthians 9:8  Have you found one word for 2016?

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 9-8 Bible Painting

What I learned from 2 Corinthians 9:8:

In order for God to be known I must break free of my wall of insecurity – the introvert me. I must allow Him to let me burst forth – ABOUND- to show His Light to the world.

John 1:14   What does it mean God came down?

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1-14 Bible Painting

What I learned from John 1:14:

I know God is leading me somewhere. Therefore, I will continue to watch where He leads. We are called to look after those who cannot look after themselves.

John 3:5    How to accept God’s Grace

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.

John 3-5 - Bible Painting

What I learned from John 3:5:

I thought, “What does it take for the Spirit to move in the hearts of men? in my family? in my friends? I remember before I took that leap of faith, being prideful, and stubborn. So it takes the power of the Holy Spirit to break through our tough skin.


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God said Whoa! #WOGS Linkup

God said Whoa! #WOGS Linkup

Once again I got on a roll and forgot to stop and regroup and see what God had taught me in the past seven weeks. He certainly prepared me for all the possible things that might go wrong with a book launch. God said Whoa. And I have stopped to review.

Here are 2 things I know God is teaching me:

God said Whoa

God said Whoa

And all my past 7 studies since Lent have been focused on these truths:

God is interested in every facet of my life, including my prayer life  (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Do not be anxious – pray instead (Philippians 4:6-7).

Jesus lives in me and fills me with His power and strength (Galatians 2:20).

Be led by the Spirit and not man (Galatians 3:3).

All I need to do is KNOCK (Revelations 3:20).

God’s timing is perfect (2 Peter 3:9).

Have Confidence in God (1 John 5:14).

We are still waiting to make the announcement that The Kingdom of Thrim has gone to print. I don’t think it will be long now. We have gone through trial and error; we have had glitches. But through everything we remain strong in the knowledge that God will make a way.

As I remember all these past scriptures I know that God has given them to me for this time in my life. I am calm, happy and joyful that He is in control.

I am enjoying the company of my launch team. They have become good friends.

To read the reviews click here. The Kingdom of Thrim reviews.

God said Whoa

How have you been? Do you see God at work in your lives? Do you know to slow down and smell the roses?

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Keep yourself fit to let the life of the Son of God be manifested ~ Oswald Chambers (tweet this).

There is no room or time to be disagreeable ~ Oswald Chambers (tweet this).

God said Whoa. Find out how I learned to listen to Him (tweet this).

Review is Important – Take the Time

Review is Important – Take the Time

This week on Hope Stream Radio my podcast is called Make Sure to Review. Review is important.

Review is Important


Review - Hope Stream Radio

Since October 31, I have studied one scripture each week using the SIMPLE Method of Bible Study.  I have tried to memorize that scripture. I think we have done 11 scriptures. I needed to stop and take stock.

Which ones did I study? Where did I study them from? Can I remember?

Honestly the scriptures kept coming. God kept bringing them to me. They came from Hebrews, Luke, John, Romans, 2 Corinthians, Isaiah, 1 Peter.

To remember. It’s important. God talks about that in scripture. (tweet this)

Of course the best example is what we now call communion – to remember to obey Christ at all times. “This do in remembrance of me (Luke 22:19)

Chuck Swindoll wrote,

I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. . . . No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified (Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994], p. 61).

Here are the show notes from my broadcast on Hope Stream Radio.

Review is Important - Hope Stream Radio

Make Sure to Review  (this is my 45th podcast)

Click here to listen to the podcast.

This has been quite a week. I’m sure you’ve had them too. I am grateful that God showed me how to slow down my pace this week as other things have filled up my time.

Listening to God has become my top priority. Before taking on any additional projects I sit with Him and hear what He says. If I sense a strong YES I will say yes too. If I sense a hesitancy in my spirit – then I say, maybe. If I sense a big NO, then I will say no.

On my blog this week I knew I had to stop studying and memorizing a new verse for this week. I knew it was time for a review.

Review is important in our lives.

Whether we sit down and review what we are to do today; or look at our year and see what were the challenges and what were the successes; or before we go to bed review what went on during the day – review is important.

God talks about remembering many times in Scriptures. This year I have begun a two-year study of reading through the Bible. I am thoroughly enjoying reading through Genesis. Those stories are starting to become more real to me every time I read them. I also noted that Abraham in his travels always erected a remembrance to God, and named each one.

This week there are three scriptures I am reviewing from my study:

John 1:14 I believe this scripture is crucial to our understanding of the incarnation.

And the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only Son who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

I wanted to commit this to memory so that I could say – He made His dwelling among us. And because of His sacrifice He made His dwelling in us when we have said Yes to following Him.

John 3:5

Jesus answered, “No one can enter the Kingdom of Heaven unless he is born of water and the Spirit.

I know personally how I felt when I accepted Jesus. Certainly His Spirit worked in me. And when I was baptized I felt a different elation, a joy of submission and acceptance.

The third one I am reviewing this week is:

2 Corinthians 9:8 This is also my verse for this year.

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that you may in all things and at all times and having everything you need, you will abound in every good work.

My Word for this year is abound. This verse reminds me that God is behind everything. He will give me everything I need for His purposes.

In order for God to be known I must break free of my wall of insecurity – the introvert me. I must allow Him to let me burst forth – ABOUND- to show His Light to the world.

Podcasting for Hope Stream Radio has allowed me to do some breaking forth. I thank you for listening to my podcast.

Have you taken time to review your year, your week, your day? If not, stop now and see where you are headed. Is there something you need to change? Are you heading in the direction that God is calling you?

May I pray for you and me?

Father, we need time to review and remember. Help us to stop, and take stock of our lives. Help us to review our days, our weeks and our years. As we review help us to hear Your words to us. Are we to move forward, stay still or change direction? Help us too learn Your Word – help us to dig into scripture, ask You questions, and hear You speak. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.

Until next time take a look at your life, your day, your week, your year – review, talk to God and be in the Word.



Watchful Wednesdays – Who is Tadeo Turtle?

Watchful Wednesdays – A Review of Tadeo Turtle by Lorilyn Roberts

Tadeo Turtle - Written and Illustrated by Janis Cox

Tadeo Turtle – Written and Illustrated by Janis Cox

Lorilyn’s Review:

The endearing image of Tadeo and his problem will make this a favorite story for young and old alike—a story with which we can all identify.

Tadeo Turtle is a one-of-a-kind children’s book with a wonderful message—God has made you perfectly just the way you are. In addition to being entertaining and imparting a strong spiritual message, the illustrations will capture the heart and mind of a young child.

To read the whole interview please go to Tadeo Turtle by Lorilyn Roberts

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Children Christian Authors – a Review of Tadeo Turtle

Children Christian Authors – A Review of Tadeo Turtle

A big thanks to Diane Stortz for asking to review my children’s book, Tadeo Turtle. Yippee. Diane gave it 5 Stars!

Tadeo turtle

Tadeo – It’s Me!

Some of her words:

Editors of Christian children’s books often see manuscripts similar to Tadeo Turtle. A young character wishes to be different in some way, faces an obstacle, and then decides he is happy with the way God made him after all. Because the plot is so common, most of these manuscripts don’t get published.

But in Tadeo Turtle, author and illustrator Janis Cox presents a well-put-together package of text, art, and extra activities that make the familiar plot line worth a look–and garnered the award for best children’s book at the the 2013 Word Awards Gala in Mississauga, Ontario, in a competition sponsored by The Word Guild, an association for Canadian Christian writers.

You can read the rest of the review at Christian Children’s Authors. There are other wonderful Christian authors both writing and blogging on this site. Please visit.

To find out more about Tadeo and how to order please visit Tadeo’s Page.

Or you can purchase one from me right now by clicking on the Paypal icon. You will be directed to either use a credit card or paypal. I will sign the book as well. Price is $13.00 and $2.50 for shipping and handling.


Review for Tadeo Turtle by Bonnie Way

A great review of Tadeo Turtle by Bonnie Way. Thanks Bonnie.

Here is an excerpt. Please follow the link to read more.

Book Review: Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

Tadeo loved to laugh and play…
… until he met Sam Squirrel one day.

Janis Cox’s story Tadeo Turtle is a delightful tale of a turtle who becomes discontented with carting his shell around after he makes a new friend who can do things he can’t do.  Tadeo dreams that he loses his shell and can do everything that Sam Squirrel can do—until Cat shows up.  Then Tadeo learns that “God had made him perfectly.”

Janis’ beautiful watercolour paintings accompany her rhymed story about Tadeo.  Together, the pictures and story show children that each of us is unique—and that’s a good thing.  The story is a lovely illustration of Psalms 139:13-14 (NLT), “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knite me together in my mother’s womb.  Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!  Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it!”

Please continue to read.