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365 Day Verse Journal

Today I'm sharing my daughter, Alyson's newest creation - a daily journal/planner. It can be used for appointments, birthdays, prayers, etc., but for those of us who journal a daily bible verse it is perfect for that as well, and it is beautiful, hand painted! Check out the colorful pages inside this journal!

 Soon she will have a site where all of us who journal daily bible verses can be together to share our weekly verses!   Click here:

Your can order your custom designed handpainted in watercolors Journal here:

Be sure to click on PREVIEW, below the book picture, then click on the scroll space bar below it to see the inside pages of the journal. You will also see some extra pages of Alyson's hand-penned bible verse designs that she has given to members of her (free) Write Them On My Heart Blog: If you would like to join (free) to receive (free!) weekly hand-penned/designed Bible verses click here:

To read this week's WTOMH Blog post, click here:

Alyson also has an Etsy shop where she sells her hand-penned Bible Verses, mugs with verses, tee-shirts with bible verses, Calendars, ETC! Click here to find the perfect gift for your loved ones:

I hope this has been helpful to you. 
Please join me and others to write daily bible verses and receive a blessing in doing so!
If you have any questions, please contact me!



Cornucopias and Turkeys!

How cute is this!

 How's this for a tablescape?
I couldn't resist!

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Before I put up my Christmas decorations I'll show you my November decorations.

The beginning of November I put away my Halloween decorations and scarecrows and put out my November decorations, which is mostly cornucopias, turkeys and pumpkins I hope you enjoy seeing them. I've had these ceramic cornucopias since the 80s. I change the florals inside them sometimes.

 The small ceramic Pilgrim figurines were from a dollar store back in the 70s.

Couldn't decide if I liked the lace tablecloth on the dining room table, or just have it on the plain wood. Which do you prefer?


 I just had to do one of the pumpkins with the succulents!

 This cornucopia is brown:
 Displayed on the low curio cabinet in the dining room:

I filled my white wicker turkey with white faux hydrangea and white magnolia

 Displayed in the breakfast nook

My other white wicker turkey:
These wicker turkeys are from the 70s or 80s! I spray painted them white.

Beaded pumpkins on bottom of hall tree in foyer:

I still love my velvet pumpkins and faux leaves!

I'm also sharing on Susan's Tablescape Thursday, click on her name for lots of inspiration.

 I painted the large pumpkin a few years ago:

May you have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!



God speaks to me

My daughter and I have been doing weekly accountability bible verses for almost a year. She writes a favorite verse daily that she finds in a daily devotional, bible study, or anywhere in the bible. At the beginning of September I decided to use my old bible that I used in the 80s to share favorite verses. I felt led to share from Isaiah. I started with Chapter 1 and I'm now almost finished, in Isaiah 63, three more chapters to go!
My old bible:

I'm feeling I should share some personal things in my private life. My first husband left me and our children in 1981 and he divorced me in 1982. I was devastated. Being a Christian I felt prayer would make things alright, and bring my husband home. I believed God would answer my prayers (plus a lot of my friend's prayers for me and my family.) I started reading and studying Isaiah. I marked up my bible a lot, and dated verses that I thought spoke to me. So, back in September (2018) when I started reading the bible that I used in the 80s, I started noticing the dates beside some of the verses that I had circled and dated.

 In the margin on the right is my birthday, a promise I was given!
(Isaiah 62:11) It has the word "forsaken" in it.

As I posted weekly verses I noticed a pattern of promises in Isaiah that I had circled. As I wrote some of the circled verses this past week I saw clearly that the Lord had indeed spoken to me through scripture, giving me hope and encouraging me. Some people don't think this is possible, claiming "don't take scripture out of context...., etc." I beg to differ. The Lord had placed me in a church who taught that the Lord can speak to you in many ways, especially through scripture. I also believe that when we have faith to believe the Lord and what the bible says, your prayers will be answered. 

This past week as I was writing the daily verses I felt I heard the Lord tell me to share this on my blog, not just the weekly verses on FaceBook as I usually do. Not sure I have told this private story before, my children may never have heard it either. In one and a half years I'll be 80 and I want to tell it before it's too late!

Can you read the verses here:
Try clicking on it to see if it will enlarge.

Some excerpts: "Instead of shame you will have double portion, and instead of humiliation they will shout for joy!" "Everlasting joy will be theirs." "I will faithfully give them a recompense."  "I will not keep silent....I will not keep quiet." "You will be called by a new name..."You will no longer be called Forsaken or Desolate." "You will be called My Delight, and your land Married." "I have appointed watchmen day and night, they will never keep silent." "You who remind the Lord, take no rest and give Him no rest until He establishes and make Jerusalem a praise in the earth." "You will be called sought out, a city not forsaken." Keep in mind, these are excerpts from the verses I chose this past week.  Back in the 80s I had felt shame and humiliation from being divorced, forsaken and desolate. I wanted to be married, and I felt the "your land married" was a message that I would marry again. The watchmen will never be silent meant to never stop praying and believing. I would "remind" the Lord constantly about His promises, (praying the parable (in Luke 18:5) about the widow nagging the judge to give her what she was asking.)

My prayers were not answered for a long time! I was single 16 years! Yes, sometimes I was depressed, yes I was discouraged and impatient, and sometimes angry, but I hung in there and in 1994 I finally met a man of God. I had been praying for a husband who would go to church with me (the first one didn't.) We have been married almost 22 years now. I'm not saying marriage will solve all problems, as contentment and joy can come in many forms, but I was in my early 40s when divorced and felt too young to remain single. 

I feel I have been truly blessed to hear from our Lord in this way and many other ways. He has had His hand on me most of my life, maybe since I saw his face in the clouds when I was about 8 or 10 years old. I praise God that He has protected me and my family all these years! I'm very thankful!

If you would like to talk to me about this subject, leave a comment of how to contact you and I will send you my email address.

One of my favorite verses:
Above: One of my daughter's hand designed bible verses.

My daughter has a blog where she shares the handwritten verses she writes in calligraphy, along with a short bible study and an Etsy store where the verses are sold on cards, mugs, tee-shirts, etc. When you join (free) her group you will receive a free frameable verse or card weekly. Having different bible verses displayed all over your house is a real blessing and reminders of His love for us, and His forgiveness! Praise You Lord!

Do you have stories of how you communicate with the Lord? I would love to hear them!