I have some exciting news about an upcoming creativity challenge I’ll be launching which we are going to have so much fun with! First, have you heard of bible art journaling? People are buying wide-margin bibles and dedicating them as a place to creatively engage with the Word of God. Those who feel they have little creative experience, (or plenty) and a hunger to know God more, are finding deeper places in their time with Him. We are not talking about disrespecting a bible here. We are talking about finding scriptures which speak most to us on a page, and then creating something which makes the point beautifully. We’re talking about God revealing His Word to us, and us taking a bit of time to create a sort of remembrance stone… something in which we can remember how He spoke to us with His Word that will be there to even pass on to other generations. Interested? It’s [click to continue…]
Posts by Rebekah Jones:
Yesterday I shared a quick picture in the Prophetic Arts For Jesus group on facebook and asked the question,”Anyone else use acrylic inks or sprays in your artwork? 🙂 ” I love how vibrant they are and enjoy their permanent quality which allows for great layering without everything going muddy. Great for so many art applications! There were several people who were chatting about it so I figured it would be great to do a quick video sharing what I know about making sprays out of acrylic inks and how [click to continue…]
When I was growing up, my family rarely bothered with the newspaper. I remember as a young teenager, coming across a particular article that found its way to our house without being turned into fire kindling, or meat wrap for the freezer. When I found the article, I felt a part of my deepest inside come alive. I’d been introduced to part of my destiny. Ever experienced something similar?
The article was short. It described with an accompanying picture how [click to continue…]
In April 2011, we grew publicly quiet as a battle for my health raged and consumed our time. We’d watched for years as my health slowly and then suddenly very quickly declined with no medical answers.
Finally, in the Spring of 2011, we discovered a private health care professional who dealt with, “hard to solve cases”. They sent off for several lab tests and found my body was nearing an irrecoverable state and ordered me to bed. It was an easy order as I’d increasingly lived there in order to cope with pain and exhaustion. They’d found serious adrenal fatigue collapsing my body, two major parasites, a malfunctioning thyroid and another two long-term intense infections all causing my body to react in ways that scared my medical specialist significantly. There were a couple of additional conditions I was too ill to even be tested for, which they saw overwhelming evidence of in my body. They were unsure if I would ever regain full health but hoped their various strict orders would work toward giving me at least some quality of health. We took their orders seriously and having done all we could each day, we would cry out to God to do His part in healing my body.
We spent until early 2013 in a real battle of love to recover me as best was humanly possible. Our life was drastically upside down and focused on living itself. Our previous growing involvement in ministry life had [click to continue…]
Rest in modern Christian life has often been looked at as an old religious practice. And even some say resting leaves them feeling guilty because they believe every moment of their life must count for something in the Kingdom. It should, but please hear me out.
Some try to rest along the week with a bit of “guilt free” chill time in front of the tv or other such activities. But the bible says rest should refresh us and that it is disobedient to not take time to rest. If we do not rest properly, we [click to continue…]
Psalm 54 is a perfect picture of what faith looks like in the face of difficult circumstances. Go ahead, read it! It is seven verses long.
Save me, O God, by Your name,
And vindicate me by Your power.
2 Hear my prayer, O God;
Give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For strangers have risen against me
And violent men have sought my life;
They have not set God before them. Selah.
4 Behold, God is my helper;
The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.
5 He will recompense the evil to my foes;
Destroy them in Your faithfulness.
6 Willingly I will sacrifice to You;
I will give thanks to Your name, O Lord, for it is good.
7 For He has delivered me from all trouble,
And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.
David asks God to save him which is a now request and yet confidently states that he has [click to continue…]
Recently my friend wrote a blog post on owning our own story. About how we can’t give away what we don’t take ownership of. What in our own lives do we possess that others could benefit from? Our experiences in life are a crucial part of who we have become. How we respond to them are experiences that shape us as well.
What has shaped your life? Those experiences are a possession we own and can [click to continue…]
I remember when I got engaged five and a half years ago like it was yesterday. Dan proposed on a pebble beach at sunset in Southwest England near where he grew up. He’d promised to propose if I came to England to see the life he had and meet the people dear to him. When I arrived, he took the diamond off me from my moms wedding band, (which I had inherited), to have it set, and sneakily ordered [click to continue…]
Those who spend much time around me find out quickly my love of all things creative.
I had my first “business” at age 9 having sewn hair scrunchies (remember those!?!) and bows using school uniform fabric. I saw a gap in the market with no hair accessories allowed and gained approval to make and then sell the uniform appropriate ones on registration day. I LOVED sewing them (all by myself!) and made $200 having sold out! While home schooled for 6 1/2 years, my mom gave me an elective of “crafts” each year. 🙂 I enjoyed everything from tole painting to paper making, sewing and creating specialty candies and even preserving and re-setting wedding bouquets among other things.
While I chose particular crafts for my school elective, out of hours my mom taught me to work first, then play. Her love of crafts was considered to be a reward which she worked hard for. I think she had so much fun doing them and she was such a hard worker that she felt a need to have an excuse to do crafts. She would say things like, “let’s work really hard today so that we can spend a little extra time tomorrow doing that craft”. I learned that art was a reward and I learned to work hard for it.
Last year I was feeling little motivation for [click to continue…]