Sunday, May 29, 2016

Summer Check List for Kids

Hello, all! Jocelyn here!

You all know that Melissa and I are both teacher moms. Well, my kids are all school-aged and this summer I refuse to let them lose their reading and math skills to mind-numbing electronics.

My sister sent me a pic that she found online of a list of things a mom has her kids to before they are allowed to play their iPads or watch tv.

I thought it was BRILLIANT! I tweaked it a bit to suit my needs.

If you'd like a copy, you can download the PDF HERE.  I plan on printing one for each child and putting them on the fridge. A little friendly competition won't hurt anyone. :)

If you're looking for more summer ideas, try Pinterest! I typed in 'summer checklists for kids' and came up with a ton of results!
Here are just a few:
Happy summer, everyone! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Song in My Soul: It is Well...

This has always been one of my favorite church songs. I remember going to a "Gospel Meeting" when I was younger (maybe 10?) and hearing a sermon based solely on this song. The speaker went line by line talking about the implications, the promises, and the hope that we have in Jesus, all based on this song.
Even as a green-to-the-world 10 year old, I knew that what he was saying was meaningful.

Here's my favorite line (emphasis mine):

My sin-
oh the bliss of this glorious thought-
My sin, NOT in part, but the WHOLE-
is NAILED to the cross and I bear it no more!
Praise the Lord! 
Praise the Lord, oh my soul!

The PDF is of the first verse. Download it HERE!

Scripture Pictures: Luke 6:45

Luke 6:45 (NKJV)
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

I was fortunate enough to attend a Ladies Retreat a month ago and got to hear Kayci Ross speak. She was funny, entertaining, and extremely thought provoking. If you'd like an overview, I tweeted at the event. Check out #EBLR2016.
The theme was 'Words', and the key verse was Luke 6:45. I'm not sure which version Kayci used, but the verse has stayed in my mind. I created 2 versions, and the PDF is available for download under the pictures. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Monthly Reflections Printables

Because reflection is good for the soul, I made some monthly reflections sheets that match my monthly outlines.
My goal is to use these at the end of each month to really make myself see how much I've grown. God does amazing things for His children, but I know I sometimes get too caught up in life to see them. Hopefully these will help.

I have color versions and black and white available for download. Enjoy!

color version

black and white version

Scripture Pictures: John 11:25

John 11:25 NLT

25 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.

I couldn't decide on the background, so I made 3 different ones. The downloadable file has all 3 included. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Scripture Picture: Psalm 73:26

Psalm 73:26 CEV
3 font versions included in the download!

26 My body and mind may fail,
    but you are my strength
    and my choice forever.

Scripture Picture: Proverbs 4:23

Proverbs 4:23 CEV
Three font versions included in the download!

23 Carefully guard your thoughts
    because they are the source
    of true life.