Friday, January 29, 2016

Proclaim! (Bible Journaling With Paper Smooches)

Yesterday, I did a little bible journaling from my sermon notes on Sunday. Our church had a mission and ministry launch that day for 2016, and it seemed very appropriate that the sermon was from Luke 4, where Jesus announced and started his ministry.

Proclaim, proclaim, proclaim. The word appears three times in the scripture that Jesus reads in the temple from the scroll of Isaiah.

Pastor said something that really stuck with me. He said (and he may have been quoting from someone else here) "The church is not a purveyor of religious goods and services. The church is meant to go and proclaim the good news!"

From my notes:

God assigns each believer a powerful platform to proclaim the truth. (our homes, our jobs, our communities)

God's people proclaim the truth triumphantly!

It's extremely important how you live your life for the Lord.

Do I have a heart for the poor, the prisoners, the blind, and the oppressed? God does! We must have a heart for them to carry on what Jesus started until he comes again.

Here are some of the products I used for this page. Wow, this one came together so easily. Three squirts of Distress Stain, some stamping, a little marker, and done. Alphadots from Paper Smooches is one of my all time favorite alphabet stamps. So easy to use, and perfectly imperfect every time.

Thanks for visiting the cafe today! I hope to make quite a few cards at this weekend's crafting event, so hopefully I will have more to show you next week.


  1. am curious about the bleed through on that stain. How do you keep the pages underneath clean from your crafting?

    1. Great question, Vikki! I will show you my technique (and thoughts on bleed through) in an upcoming post this week!