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Anatomy of a Bible art journal page

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in art journaling, Faith | 0 comments

Pin ItA lot of people ask me about my art journaling practice, especially as it relates to my Bible reading. I’ve always been the sort of person who likes to write in my Bible. I like to highlight passages that mean a lot to me, and I like to write notes in the margins. However, when I discovered art journaling, I found that I had a new avenue for worshipping God. Have you ever read something in your Bible that made you so thankful to God? Something that made you want to worship God in a deeper way? Art journaling gives me the...

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Owning your value as a writer

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Authenticity, identity in christ, owning your value, Writing | 6 comments

Pin ItI’ve had a couple of conversations lately and I wanted to share the gist of them, because I’m seeing a trend in a lot of friends, especially writers, and it bothers me. We are not seeing and claiming our value! As writers, what we do is so valuable. Think about the books that have changed your life. Most people, especially readers can name a book that impacted their lives. What price do you put on that? You might say, “well, Danica, I’m not a Hemingway, or Dickens, or whoever, and therefore, I’m...

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Booksigning! Meet Danica!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hi Everyone! Still busy with the house situation. Our house will be on the market tomorrow! But what I want to share is that Saturday, I have a booksigning. Would love to see you there! Pin It  

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When a door closes on your dreams

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Dreams, Faith | 0 comments

Pin ItI’ve been working hard to make the dream home I found at the end of last year a reality. Unfortunately, we received bad news. We were outbid on the house we wanted. To say I was heartbroken to come so close to my dreams, only to have it fall apart was an understatement. It was pretty devastating. Even my husband, who is not known for his demonstration of emotion, was crushed. I remember sitting here, sobbing, crying the big fat ugly tears that make your face swell, your eyes hurt, and your nose too stuffed up to...

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Letting God in on your dreams

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in Dreams | 0 comments

Pin ItI just got done taking a bath and reading a book. This may well be the first book I’ve actually read this year. Sometimes I get so single minded in pursuing my dreams that I have a tendency to forget to slow down and take time for me. Yes, I have a lot of work to do before our house hits the market on Thursday. But I also have to remember that part of pursuing a dream is also allowing God the grace to move and act in that space as well. Which means slowing down, spending some quiet time and nurturing yourself. If I...

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My Dream Home… Maybe!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Books, Dreams | 21 comments

Pin ItWhen I sat down to do my 2015 goal planning and dreaming, an unexpected event interrupted my plans. I found a listing for my almost dream home. I say almost, because the house itself is a bit of a fixer upper. Um, okay, it’s A LOT of a fixer upper. But the location (and view!) is amazing! The catch is, we have to sell our house first. And that house still has to be available when our house sells. But hey, those are all minor details and we are acting on faith that it’s going to happen! You don’t get your...

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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Challenge Day 31

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in art journaling | 0 comments

Pin ItWe did it!! Thirty one days of getting our art journal on! I am having a celebration over here, let me tell you! I have really needed this creative jumpstart in my life, and I’m SO THANKFUL that I did this challenge. Having a creative outlet gives me a way of dealing with all the crazy in my world, and trust me, it has been CRA-ZY. Add on being thankful, and you know, it’s been a pretty great month. I hope this has given you a taste of what both art journaling and a little gratitude can do for you. Or maybe you...

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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Challenge Day 30

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in art journaling, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

Pin ItHere we are at today’s art journal challenge, and this is where I realized that my originality was flagging. I started drawing a dollar bill to symbolize the money in my wallet, and then I remembered I’d already drawn a dollar bill. But you know, it’s not about being the most creative or original, and my picture still ended up being different. So if you think this looks similar to something I’ve already done, you can check out Day 11. There, I even gave you the cheat. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in...

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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Challenge Day 29

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Adventures in Motherhood, art journaling, kiddos, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

Pin ItThis is the point at which I admit to not knowing the day of the week or date when my kids are not in school. If they’re not around to remind of the passing of the days, I get lost in my own little world and forget. I guess that’s not really a bad thing, unless, of course, you’re committed to doing things on a certain day- like posting your art journal. Usually I’m not a fan of having my kids on break because they are always SO BORED. Well, not they. Just Princess. But this break, she’s been...

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December Thanksgiving Art Journal Challenge Day 28

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in art journaling, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

Pin ItAnd here we are, Day 28, actually on Day 28. Wahoo!! I’m caught up! I’ve signed up for tons of art journal challenges and classes over the years, and I seem to struggle getting through it and making it to the end. So to be on day 28 ON day 28 is something of a Christmas miracle for me! That, and I think the accountability of having publicly said that I’ll do it is a big help! Today I moved away from the idea of having Christmas theme, because I know some people are already sick of Christmas. Me, I’ve...

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