Thank you so much for stopping by today! I am excited to have an amazingly talented guest with us!!! Ashely is a SUPERstar scrapbooker on such teams as American Crafts, and Echo Park. She has an adorable etsy shop where you will find some of the CUTEST cuts for your digital die cut machine. Come to find out she is not only enjoying her journaling bible, but is doing it such a CREATIVE and INSPIRING way, I just knew I had to have her with us today! Everyone say "HI Ashley!!!" .....
I love that God gives all of us our own individual testimonies. Testimonies may have something in common, but each one is still our own personal experience. I grew up in church...like my grandparents took me everyfrom the time I was a baby...grew up in church. I was saved at the age of twelve. As I got older, I did the typical rebellious teenager stuff, but remained in church. Even though I didn't always stay on the right path, I never strayed from attending church. I even worked in two different church offices for over 14 years, before I became a stay at home mom! Our current church is only the 5th church I've ever attended, in my span of 40 years. I believe in finding a church, staying, and being involved. I remember sharing in our Bible Study class one , as we were discussing testimonies, that mine was just a typical, boring testimony...no huge revelation, or transformation from a life of drugs or substance abuse. Our teacher pointed out, that my testimony was just as relevant as any of the drastic testimonials of being saved, because there are other people out there like me, that need to hear the same story. That even though we grow up in church, we are still separated from God, until we ask Jesus into our hearts. WOW! So, that is why I chose to journal Isaiah 6 as one of the first entries in my Journaling Bible, once it arrived. This is such an amazing description of God's holiness and our separation through sin, until we realize that sin and turn away from it. And one of the most powerful verses is 6:8 - "And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?' Then I said, 'Here I am! Send me.'" This is the perfect picture of sin separating us from God, repenting, and then doing God's will. He gives us the tools to go out and share our testimony, when we are willing to say "Here I am! Send me."
See, I told you.. she really doesn't let you down does she!? Thank you ASHLEY!! I love how she is so honest and just lays her heart out there. We have had some amazing guests, each one so different but with that same golden heart. If you would like to share your journaling bible & process I would love to hear from you please email me at shannanoelATgmailDOTcom :) Also, we have started a little journaling bible group on facebook and would love to have you, you can be added here :) Hope to see you soon!