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On JosephinesDesigns.com YouTube Lately…

Hey Sweet Friends,,

I have been a bit behind posting here on the blog. Lots of things happening.

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Love and prayers Sweet Friends….k ūüôā

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Fall Gratitude & Thanksgiving Bible Journaling Camp Has Begun!!!

Hey Dear Friends,

#FGTBJC2019 has begun on JosephinesDesigns.com YouTube as begun!!

It has already been such a blessing!! We have had amazing contributors as well as all our amazing campers!!!

See below the Welcome to #FGTBJC2019 letter as well as the key Bible verses being used in our camp.

Hugs and prayers,

k ūüôā

Welcome Campers Email:

Hello Sweet Friend,

I am so thankful each of you are a part of the Fall Gratitude and Thanksgiving Bible Journaling Camp….or #FGTBJC!!! This is a time of our opportunity to love and thank the Lord!! We also get to give Him our gratitude as well!! Aren’t we blessed my Dear Sweet Friend!!!

My Prayer for each of you:

I pray you are encouraged in your walk with the Lord.

I pray you are blessed.

I pray you grow in the Word and your daily walk with Jesus.

I pray that you will hear Him speak to your heart…as He so wants you to know His will for you and know His voice.

I pray Dear Sweet Friend that as you embark on this journey in seeking and knowing the Word that not only will you grow in your gratitude and thanksgiving to the Lord…but that you will grow in your creativity that our Creator has blessed you.

We also give thanks to the Lord for these lovely and generous contributors to our class.

You are prayed for and feel free to reach out any time during the class….I am here. JosephinesDesigns.com@gmail.com

Hugs and prayers‚ĶKris ‚Äúk‚ÄĚ ūüėä

CONTRIBUTORS:

Allie Scraps on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AllieScrapsShop

Move the Mountains on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MovetheMountains

By the Well 4 God on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ByTheWell4God

Sara Borgstede at https://theholymess.com/

Hot Minute Customs email: HotMinuteCustoms@outlook.com

Our Sweet Friend and fellow camper that wishes to remain anonymous for her beautiful bagged contribution in each kit.

My Sweet Husband for all his endless printing.

My Sweet Youngest One for her ‚ÄúGirl Friday‚ÄĚ endless help.

Scripture from BibleGateway.org

And most importantly, to our Sweet Jesus for His incredible love, endless grace and His unbelievable sacrifice for our sins so that we could have each a one on one relationship with him.

Our key Bible verses and key words:

Scripture: BibleGateway.org

Amplified Bible (AMP)

A Psalm of David.

138 I will give You thanks with all my heart;
I sing praises to You before the [pagan] gods.
2 
I will bow down [in worship] toward Your holy temple
And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word together with Your name.
3 
On the day I called, You answered me;
And You made me bold and confident with [renewed] strength in my life.

4 
All the kings of the land will give thanks and praise You, O Lord,
When they have heard of the promises of Your mouth [which were fulfilled].
5 
Yes, they will sing of the ways of the Lord [joyfully celebrating His wonderful acts],
For great is the glory and majesty of the Lord.
6 
Though the Lord is exalted,
He regards the lowly [and invites them into His fellowship];
But the proud and haughty He knows from a distance.

7 
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
8 
The Lord will accomplish that which concerns me;
Your [unwavering] lovingkindness, O¬†Lord, endures forever‚ÄĒ
Do not abandon the works of Your own hands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hebrews 12:28

28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, and offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship with reverence and awe

 

Genesis 12:8

Then he moved on from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord [in worship through prayer, praise, and thanksgiving]

 

Leviticus 7:12

If one offers it as a sacrificial meal of thanksgiving, then along with the sacrifice of thanksgiving he shall offer unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, and cakes of fine flour mixed with oil.

 

Leviticus 7:13

With the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving, he shall present his offering with cakes of leavened bread.

 

1 Samuel 2:1

[ Hannah’s Song of Thanksgiving ] Hannah prayed and said, “My heart rejoices and triumphs in the Lord; My horn (strength) is lifted up in the Lord, My mouth has opened wide [to speak boldly] against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.

 

1 Chronicles 16:8

[ Psalm of Thanksgiving ] O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; Make His deeds known among the peoples.

 

1 Chronicles 16:29

Ascribe to the Lord the glory and honor due His name; Bring an offering [of thanksgiving], and come before Him; Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

 

 

Nehemiah 12:46

For in the days of David and Asaph, in ancient times, there were leaders of singers, songs of praise and hymns of thanksgiving to God.

 

Psalm 100:4 [Full Chapter]

Enter His gates with a song of thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, bless and praise His name.

 

Genesis 4:26

To Seth, also, a son was born, whom he named Enosh (mortal man, mankind). At that [same] time men began to call on the name of the Lord [in worship through prayer, praise, and thanksgiving].

 

Genesis 12:8

Then he moved on from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord [in worship through prayer, praise, and thanksgiving].

 

Leviticus 7:12

If one offers it as a sacrificial meal of thanksgiving, then along with the sacrifice of thanksgiving he shall offer unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, and cakes of fine flour mixed with oil.

 

Leviticus 7:13

With the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving, he shall present his offering with cakes of leavened bread.

 

Leviticus 7:15

‚ÄėThe meat of the sacrifice of¬†thanksgiving¬†presented as a peace offering shall be eaten on the day that it is offered; none of it shall be left until morning.

 

Leviticus 22:29

When you sacrifice an offering of thanksgiving to the Lord, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted.

 

 

1 Samuel 2:1

[ Hannah’s Song of Thanksgiving ] Hannah prayed and said, “My heart rejoices and triumphs in the Lord; My horn (strength) is lifted up in the Lord, My mouth has opened wide [to speak boldly] against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.

 

2 Samuel 15:8

For your servant made a vow while I lived at Geshur in Aram (Syria), ‚ÄėIf the¬†Lord¬†will in fact bring me back to Jerusalem, then I will serve the Lord [by offering a sacrifice of¬†thanksgiving].‚Äô‚ÄĚ

 

1 Chronicles 16:8

[ Psalm of Thanksgiving ] O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; Make His deeds known among the peoples.

 

1 Chronicles 16:29

Ascribe to the Lord the glory and honor due His name; Bring an offering [of thanksgiving], and come before Him; Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

 

 

1 Chronicles 25:3

Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with the lyre in thanksgiving and praise to the Lord.

 

Nehemiah 11:17

Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the leader to begin the thanksgiving in prayer, and Bakbukiah, second among his brothers; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

 

Nehemiah 12:8

The Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah who was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving and praise, he and his brothers.

 

 

Nehemiah 12:27

[ Dedication of the Wall ] Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites from all their places in order to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, with hymns of thanksgiving, and with songs to the accompaniment of cymbals, harps, and lyres.

 

Nehemiah 12:31

[ Procedures for the Temple ] Then I had the leaders of Judah come up on the wall, and I appointed two large thanksgiving choirs, the first one proceeding to the right on top of the wall toward the Refuse Gate.

 

Nehemiah 12:46

For in the days of David and Asaph, in ancient times, there were leaders of singers, songs of praise and hymns of thanksgiving to God.

 

Psalm 9:1

[ A Psalm of Thanksgiving for God’s Justice. ] [ To the Chief Musician; on Muth-labben. A Psalm of David. ] I will give thanks and praise the Lord, with all my heart; I will tell aloud all Your wonders and marvelous deeds.

 

Psalm 26:7

That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders.

 

Psalm 30:1

[ Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death. ] [ A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House (Temple). A Psalm of David. ] I will extol and praise You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.

 

Psalm 50:14

“Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving And pay your vows to the Most High;

 

 

 

 

Psalm 50:23

‚ÄúHe who offers a sacrifice of praise¬†and¬†thanksgiving¬†honors Me; And to him who orders his way rightly [who follows the way that I show him], I shall show the salvation of God.‚ÄĚ

 

Psalm 69:30

I will praise the name of God with song And magnify Him with thanksgiving.

 

Psalm 95:2

Let us come before His presence with a song of thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with songs.

 

Psalm 100:1

[ All Men Exhorted to Praise God. ] [ A Psalm of Thanksgiving. ] Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.

 

Key Words:

 

THANKSGIVING 

 

THANKFUL

 

THANK YOU, LORD 

 

THANK YOU, JESUS

 

GRATITUDE

 

HEART OF PRAISE

 

PRAISING THE LORD

 

PRAISING HIS NAME

 

PRAISE

 

GRATEFUL

 

GRATEFULNESS

 

LOVE

 

HONOR

 

ADORE

 

ADORATION

 

WORSHIP

 

 

 

 

 

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FREE Scrapbooking Supplies?

Hello Dear Friends,

Here is an amazing offer via Creative Memories for FREE SCRAPBOOKING supplies!!!

The Creative Memories scrapbooking supplies are the best!!!  This offer is unbelievable!!!

PLEASE take just a moment and read below!!!

If you are interested in becoming a Creative Memories Advisor, there is an amazing bonus for signing up right now as well!!! (See my website for this sign up offer.) This is the best time to sign up!! You can sign up as a hobbiest, as there are NO minimums!!! Many of us start out as hobbiest and then decide to make a business.¬†Or you could start your own business…the decision is all yours!!!

On a personal note, Creative Memories home office and all the local Creative Memories advisors are the warmest most supportive friends…ever!!! I love my CM family and all the beautiful memories I am saving for my family!!! CM makes it all soooooo very easy!!! I complete beautiful pages in absolutely no time and I have a story to pass onto my children and one day my grandchildren!!

If you are interested in this great offer as a customer or a potential advisor, just contact me at: JosephinesDesigns.com@gmail.com. I am happy to help!!

Here is a link to my website as well: http://www.CreativeMemories.com/user/JosephinesDesigns.com

If you shop on my website and want to receive this wonderful offer..BE SURE to click on the Mystery Bag button to add to your cart!!! It’s amazing!!! Remember, there are 3 different bag with different sayings and many different colors of the albums. Both are the “luck of the draw” and you can see all the gorgeous papers included!! FUN!!!! None of us know which bag we will receive or what color album until we open our box when it’s delivered!! It’s like Christmas in July!!! Woo Hoo!!! ūüôā And you can place as many seperate orders for $150 in product to receive as many Mystery Bags as you like!!! (Until supplies run out.)

My first Mystery Bag comes in Friday and I am considering 2 more orders!!! 3 albums, 3 paper kits and 3 bags!!! Yeah!!! Love, love, LOVE my Creative memories!!! I will have one album for each of my children for Christmas!!!! Shhhhh don’t tell them!! ūüėČ

Great big hugs and hoping this post helps you with you being able to save your family memories and saving money too!!

You can be the story teller of your family…for generations to come!!

Blessings and happy Scrapping,

k

PS…be sure to read all the way to the end of this post!! ūüôā

GET YOUR MYSTERY BAG!

Available Until July 31 at noon CT or while supplies last

Now through July 31 (or while supplies last) you can get a FREE exclusive Mystery Canvas Bag, 12×12 Mystery Camera Album Cover and exclusive 12×12 Secret Garden Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack (12/pk) with your order of $150 or more!

My link to my website again… ; )

http://www.CreativeMemories.com/user/JosephinesDesigns.com

 

 

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Do You Like Free Scrapbooking Supplies…

Hello Dear Friends,

If you would like some FREE Creative Memories scrapbooking contact me at: JosephinesDesigns.com@gmail.com Anyone can receive this FREE fantastic and beautiful bundle with a purchase of $150!!! The bundle is a $75 value!! WOW!!!

If you would like to become an Advisor and also receive the amazing sign on bonus, yes there is a sign on bonus too!! There are NO minimums and discounts on your scrapbooking supplies!! ūüôā YAY!!! Please contact me at: JosephinesDesigns.com

And you can go visit my website to take a peak at all the fantastic Creative Memories!!! ūüôā

http://www.CreativeMemories.com/user/JosephinesDesigns.com

Advisor Review – Mystery Bag Promotion | US – Creative Memories

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Beach and Water….

Hello Dear Friends,

I am over the moon excited with the newest collection just released by Creative Memories!!!

Growing up on the coast of South Texas, not a day goes by that I don’t think of the ocean and sea!! When I saw a sneak preview from the main office at our CropNConnect…I knew, it would be a must have in my next order!!

As I send you this peak in a video, I am holding in my hands this absolutely GORGEOUS album, papers and embellishments!! I cannot wait to make an album for my family.

I hope you enjoy this video!!

If you have any questions please email me: JosephinesDesigns.com@gmail.com

Or have yourself a peak in my 24/7 store: CreativeMemories.com/user/JosephinesDesigns.com

I will be working through my new album on my YouTube: JosephinesDesigns.com, so come on by and let’s create together!!

With no further adieu, enjoy!!!

k

 

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I Can’t Wait….

Hello Dear Friends,

I am over the moon with this gorgeous paper kit!! I also love the stickers that match as well!!

I will be making cards and album pages using these darling pictures and stickers…it is just our thing!!! ūüėČ As some of you know, we have been eating a vegetarian diet for many years and are working to going vegan. This is just our thing!!! As well as My Sweet Husband LOVES gardening and working in his small orchard. He is never so proud as he is when he brings in he produce!! And we all love his gift to our family!!

Here’s a quick peek!!

 

If you have any questions feel free to email: JosephinesDesigns.com@gmail.com

And you can also visit my website 24/7: www.CreativeMemories.com/user/JosephinesDesigns.com

Mine is on it’s way!! YAY!!!! ūüôā

Great big Summer Fruit and Veggie hugs,

k ūüėČ

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Look What’s Here!!!

Hello Sweet Friends,

I am so excited to share this quarter’s sign up blessings!!! I absolutely LOVE what is being offered for new Creative Memories advisors. To be an advisor is such an amazing blessing….any day!!

Starting today, the sign on is amazing!! There is a wonderful bonus bag for each new advisor!! I LOVE this bag!! I wish I could resign up and receive this for my crops on the go!!

I LOVE the new Creative Memories!! It is the CM of years ago…but even better!!!¬†Creative Memories is an amazing company with amazing people that make up this wonderful journey!! The quality and now even more variety in scrapbooking supplies plus all the ingenious creativity is truly endless!! If you love scrapbooking and are considering joining…the time is right now!!! Also just in case you are wondering, there aren’t minimums as well as you receive wonderful support in not only keeping your family’s memories…you also if desire to make this a wonderful business!! When I was first in CM years ago, I loved it and it helped put my husband through graduate school!! And he really loved that I was saving our family’s memories!!

Here’s my website link: http://www.CreativeMemories.com/user/JosephinesDesigns.com

And also a wonderful video by a sweet sweet lady I was priviledged to meet at the CropNConnect in Richardson, TX weekend before last. The home office had 3 lovely ladies come out and teach us new techniques and designs as well as demonstrate fun activities to do with our customers!! It was a blast!!!

Creative Memories is a blessing in my life…as well in my family’s lives too!!

FREE Gift When You Become An Advisor In Creative Memories Beginning July 1, 2018 3rd Quarter!!

Please feel free to email any questions to: JosephinesDesigns.com@gmail.com

I will do my best to answer any questions!!

Have a lovely week,

k

 

 

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My Creative Memories Adventure…

CM Crop and Connect 2018 banner

Hello Dear Friends,

I am excited to share my amazing Creative Memories weekend!!!

As many of you know, I am coming out of a season of emergencies, lots of love, lots of….dare I say it…yes, stress and loss. It has been a very very long journey but one I wouldn’t trade one moment for any of it. I loved my parents and though I honestly would never want to go through anything like this again, I look back now and know I was exactly where I needed to be. I had amazing love and support from people I could never imagine being in my life!! I am so very very blessed and so very very thankful!!

As a result of this journey, I had become very very ill this last month. And I couldn’t nor could the medicine get all cleared. I had signed up for a CM Crop and Connect in north Texas but couldn’t see how I could be there much less be apart of this weekend. I prayed and prayed and though not any better and decided go….there are hospitals there too!!¬† I had decided by Thursday if not better, I would need to go to the hospital.

I am soooooo thrilled I went!!! My Sweet Husband and youngest went with me. And when I signed up to go, I bought some groupons for them to go and have a wonderful vacation as well!! We caravaned up to our location in Richardson, TX. We checked in quickly to the hotel. And then I made my way to the crop.

I didn’t know a soul at the crop and thought…no problem, I am so tired I will be able to sit quietly and get my albums done. HA!!!

I signed in and found my way to my assigned table. I was the first one there and loved looking at all the beautiful and perfectly planned gifts at each seat that ranged from CM tote, CM notebook with pen, pencil with a heart, trash bags, beautifully made treats to snack on, etc!!¬† Each table had a linen white table cloth with lovingly made name cards. These ladies truly worked so hard to not only make it beautiful…but later I found out, really thought through who to sit with who!! WOW!!

As I began to get myself organized, in came in my first table mate. A very beautiful and lovely lady that sat to my right. She was grace and eleganc wrapped up in one. She has one of the sweetest smiles I have ever seen. Every part of her was beautifull put together and perfectly planned. As we became more aquainted she had lost her husband in the last year and instantly began to share.

Then these two beautiful fireballs arrived and completed our foursome. They both came in and knew the routine. They in a matter of moments set up all their supplies, arranged their carts all the while chatted and smilled and laughed!! They all three were genuinely pure joy!!! I later found out they all three knew each other for over 20 years!!

How easy it would have been for them to talk only to each other. How easy it would have been for them to go off and do their own things. It was clear to me how much they loved each other and genuinely were friends. As each of them were finishing up their stations ready for the conferenct, they all decided to take pictures at the photo booth area. They asked if I would like to come. I said sure, as I was certain I would gladly take their pictures for them.

Once we were at the area, I snapped pictures for each one’s phone. They were fun, hilarious and amazing women!! I loved watching their love for each other realizing these ladies were long time genuine friends to each other. I stood there and thought…how blessed they are to have each other!! And I remember thinking how happy I was for each of them!!

CM Crop and Connect 2018 new friends

Then one of the sweet ladies said…hey, I will take a picture of you!! I said sure…and thank you. Then as a lady passed by, one of the gals said would you take a picture of all of us. So I prepared to step out and they said no!! You are with us!!! We all four stood there and giggled and laughed!!

So as we made it back to our table…I thought, well that was so sweet but these ladies can now go and do their thing. I decided, I will go on back and read my material/notebook folder for the weekend. Seriously, everything was so well orchestrated!! As I looked up, all 3 ladies were back as well. They began introducing each other…asking about me and the friendships began.

I am so humbled by these 3 ladies. In just one weekend, they literally brought me back to life. Each one so differet yet so focused on saving memories and having fun!! I had forgotten how much Creative Memories ladies love family, God and each other!! I was exactly where I needed to be. I needed the smiles, encouragements and pure joy that filled the convention hall!!! I was amazed at not only the quality of speakers, teachings but talent in that room. I was so giddy with the excitement of being back in Creative Memories I just couldn’t get my head around the projects. I loved playing with all the materials and adored all the challenges!!! There were endless drawings and I came home with 3 gorgeous albums…3!!!! WOW!!!!!

Each day was maybe a bit long by most standards….but I could have gone on and on. And yes, I was battling some serious health issues, I found myself one of the first to arrive and last to leave. I was in my groove. A groove that producced and grew more creative with each beautifully made product by Creative Memories. In the days of my first journey with CM I LOVED the products but felt a bit…honestly, limited. I am and have always been a bit outside the box gal. As I had discovered Creative Memories was bought and had come back slowly in time for me to make a very special album a few years back, I had resigned.

With all my family emergencies, planning was all I could basically get done. It was a time to love and care for my parents and I would trade one minute of being apart of their lives and final days on this earth. I just hadn’t thought much about making albums. I still have my 2 oldest graduation albums to finish and my son’s and dil’s albums to finish from their wedding. Besides, I have boxes and boxes of our own pictures to get busy with. I just ordered a bit here and there and that was enough. And I still received my discount.

Years ago when I was a CM “Consultant”, which we are now Advisors, I worked my business. I had scraps, attended events, booths and even a National Scrapbook Day weekend event!! I even helped pay for my husband’s grad school!! I was so thankful to have a job that I could be home, homeschool my children and help my husband. Then when all began to change, we were moving and we had an unexpected late in life pregnancy…that would result in our little sweetheart going ot heaven sooner than we wanted. Life had changed, Creative Memories had changed….I just let it go.

As I had rediscovered the Creative Memories comeback online, I signed up as a hobbiest and ordered a bit here and there for my projects. I missed the friendships and fun of scrapping together…but thought that part of my life was over.

I WAS WRONG!!!! Creative Memories LIVES!!! I had such fond memories of CM that I just couldn’t believe it could be the same. PTL, I WAS WRONG!!! Not only was the event beautifully planned, but the women were absolutely amazing!!! The smiles were everywhere, people were having a genuine blast!!! There was laughter, smiles and stories being shared!!! There were endless friendships to be made and encouragement galore!!

By the end of our Crop and Connect weekend, I realized not only did I again find the wonderful Creative Memories beautiful products, I also realized these were creative and fun friends I had been missing all these years!! I had almost an album finished as well as many fun project recipes completed that taught new skills and fun designs!! I also came home with 3 and yes I said 3, new albums I won in the drawings!!! CM Class FUn

 

CM Crop and Connect group pic 2018 wave

What an amazing weekend!!! And the very best news to share is…I was physically better. After 3 weeks of serious illness, I was better!!! I needed to get away and have a genuinely stressfree joyful time!!! There is a scripture that I kept trying to focus on but with all that has needed to be done…just I couldn’t quite get a focus on.

Proverbs 17:22 (NAS) A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

I am home now. I have wondered to find things I could be creative in and yet I was just never as happy in them thinking they were not Creative Memories. I never imagined Creative Memories was back to this degree of the former company. And I am here to attest, they are and so am I!!! I have decided to begin with sharing with my community and see if I can gather friends and new friends together so we can scrap together and save our families’ memories!! And I can share all about my amazing new journey with Creative Memories!!!

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. JosephinesDesigns.com@gmail.com. I would love to share about this amazing company!! And more importantly, I would love to encourage you to be the story teller saving your family’s heritage to pass onto the next generation!!

And if you would like to take a peak at the Creative Memories goodies, here’s my website:¬†http://creativememories.com/user/JosephinesDesigns.com

I highly recommend the Fast2Fab if you are feeling you don’t have time for scrapbooking or have allot to catch up on!! Or if you don’t want to have to think about colors and matching things together.

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There are beautiful colors and designs and endless ideas for preserving your memories!!! And I am sooooo happy to be back and preserving my family’s stories!!

Serving Him….k

 

 

 

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10 Prayers to Pray Over Your Husband

10 Prayers to Pray Over Your Husband

Sep 3, 2017 by Rachel Wojo

Do you spend time each day praying for your husband? Determining what prayers to pray over your husband can be an eye-opening experience. Years ago, I decided to consistently pray for my husband. While that sounds really mature and wonderful, the choice was a selfish endeavor, though I thought I was being helpful. In my immaturity, I wanted a few things to change in my marriage and so I called on the Lord to change them. Funny how I discovered the one who needed to change was ME! Ever been there?

Through God’s work in my heart, I discovered the importance of praying for my husband and the power of praying for him. Over the years, God has shown me his work in my marriage through prayer time and time again. Prayer is a life-changing, uninterrupted connection to our heavenly Father and oh how he loves to hear his children pray! Check out these 10 prayers to pray over your husband using God’s Word.

  1. Pray for his work.

‚ÄúLord, I pray that You would bless my husband‚Äôs work. That he would be diligent and prosperous. That You would give him wisdom and discernment. God, I pray You would give him strength to walk the opportunities you provide. Thank you, Lord.‚ÄĚ

Do you see a person skilled in his work? He will stand in the presence of kings. He will not stand in the presence of the unknown. Proverbs 22:29 CSB

  1. Pray for his heart, soul, and mind.

‚ÄúFather, I praise You for my husband, Your unique creation. Please guard his heart and mind, Jesus. Protect him from temptation and fill him up with the good things he needs. You‚Äôve promised to fill his soul with what he needs and I ask You to do just that.‚ÄĚ

For he has satisfied the thirsty and filled the hungry with good things. Psalm 107:9 CSB

  1. Pray for healing from the past.

‚ÄúGod, would You heal the wounds of my husband‚Äôs heart? You‚Äôve promised healing to those who submit to You. Lord, please smooth the scars of past hurts and brokenness. May Your healing permeate his being, inside and out.‚ÄĚ

Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved, for you are my praise. Jeremiah 17:14 CSB

  1. Pray for courage.

‚ÄúLord, You are gracious and merciful, yet You are all-powerful and understanding. This world can be a fearful place and I pray that You would give my husband courage. Lord, infuse his character with courage for daily decisions and the difficult ones as well.‚ÄĚ

The fear of the Lord leads to life; one will sleep at night without danger. Proverbs 19:23 CSB

  1. Pray for his leadership.

‚ÄúGod, You have provided Your Word and I am so grateful. May Your Word guide my husband as the leader of our home. May his leadership skills be empowered by your wisdom. I trust that You will lead in his hand and heart in our relationship, his work, our home, community and church.‚ÄĚ

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God‚ÄĒwho gives to all generously and ungrudgingly‚ÄĒand it will be given to him.¬†James 1:5 CSB

  1. Pray for wisdom in finances.

‚ÄúLord, money yields the greatest potential to cause problems in a home. Please give my husband wisdom as he seeks to honor You with finances. I praise You for the blessings You‚Äôve provided and I pray that You would help him, help us, to always honor You first.‚ÄĚ

Keep your life free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for he himself has said, I will never leave you or abandon you. Hebrews 13:5 CSB

  1. Pray for a heart for the Lord.

‚ÄúFather, please give my husband a pure heart for You. May he seek to love You and trust You with everything he has and is. Protect him from opinions intended to sway him from Your Word.‚ÄĚ

Don’t work only while being watched, as people-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, do God’s will from your heart. Ephesians 6:6 CSB

  1. Pray for his speech.

‚ÄúFather, in a day when the world speaks with complete corruption, keep my husband‚Äôs words pure before You. I pray that he would use his words just as You would have him to. I praise You for his personality and pray for purposeful conversations in our marriage.‚ÄĚ

No foul language should come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 CSB

  1. Pray for his friendships.

‚ÄúLord, I pray that You would provide encouraging friendships for my husband. That he would know he is never alone because You are with him, but I ask for others to speak into his life and sharpen him as he sharpens them.‚ÄĚ

Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 CSB

  1. Pray for your husband to be a good father.

‚ÄúGod, I thank You that You are the good, good Father. Would you help my husband‚Äôs parenting to reflect You? May his children know Your heavenly love personally and experience it through their earthly father.‚ÄĚ

Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 CSB

This list of 10 Scripture-based prayers is a perfect place to start exploring how to pray for your husband. If you know someone struggling or feeling disconnected in their marriage, share these powerful prayers with them and use this article to encourage their hearts. If you know someone who longs to strengthen her marriage and build up her husband,these prayers would be the perfect tool to do so!

Visual reminders of my praying intentions are always a bonus and if that‚Äôs you too, check out the¬†You + Me gift collection¬†for beautiful inspiration to pray for your husband. This collection, inspired by¬†The 5 Love Languages, comes with¬†sticky prayers,¬†couples‚Äô coupon book,¬†correspondent cards, and¬†love notes. You could also take your prayer encouragement another step by giving your husband one of these beautiful¬†‚ÄúYou‚Äôve been prayed for‚Ķ‚ÄĚ cards.

Article credit: Dayspring.com

 

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Stampin’ Up’s 30th Anniversary…

Hello Sweet Friends,

It is Stampin’ UP’s 30th Anniversary!! The new catalogs are coming out June 1st!!! And lots and lots of fun fun fun!!! Let’s ge really crafty this Summer!!!

I hope you enjoy this new video!!

If you have any questions or would like a catalog…please email JosephinesDesigns.com@gmail.com

Also feel free to visit my 24/7 store: JosephinesDesignscom@StampinUP.net

I hope your day is blessed, creative and lovely,

k