Friday, January 1, 2016

Currently January

Happy New Year! New Year's Day is my favorite day of the whole year. No expectations. No work. A brand new start to a whole new year. I have enjoyed a day in my jammies, working a puzzle, reading and eating every yummy thing my man concocts in the kitchen! There is only one thing left on my to-do list for this day...Currently!

I love all the attention there has been to having students learn to change their mindset into a growth mindset. Before a student can can have that kind of mindset a teach should too! I will always be looking for ways to better reach my Owlets and encourage them to grow. 
To start my growth pattern thinking off to the right start, I started (today!!) Bible journaling. I asked for a journaling Bible for Christmas and didn't get one. I  am so glad I didn't! I've decided to just write out passages from scripture in one of the many journals I've accumulated over the years will help me concentrate on God's word for me. I've joined an accountability group and I'm so excited to \see how God will lead and grow us up in faith this year. I know there are fancy pens out there, but I just used my trusty flair pens to write and decorate my text. I've thought about these verses all day long and felt so blessed to be truly seeking to grow in God's grace.
Isaiah 43:16-19

If you would like to know about Bible journaling, I am probably not the one to ask. Today is my first experience with it. I am following Sweet Blessings plans for the month of January. I don't have a lot of artistic skills, so for me copying The Word and dwelling on its meaning  is going to be a huge blessing for me. Hey, Shannon, you forgot verse 20...The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

Friends, I hope 2016 is a year filled with more laughter than tears, more joy than sadness, more sunshine than rain and more love than hurt.


  1. Ooo I've always wanted one of those journalling bibles! What you are doing in that notebook looks awesome.
    Have a great year!
    Learning to be awesome

  2. What a great idea! I have loved using She Reads Truth last year to keep up with my devotions, but I love the idea of writing out scripture as well!
    Inquiring Our Way Through Third Grade

  3. Stopped in here from Oh' Boy 4th Grades post. I recently got a journaling Bible and looking forward to doing some art while dwelling on His word. I also do She Reads Truth and will be combining them this year. Have a great New Year!

  4. My sweet friend!!! Guess what????!!!! I'm doing the same journaling!!! I just finished up the December, Christmas one and now I've moved onto January. I love spending those little moments with His word. It's truly been touching my heart. I hope you had a great break!!!! :)
    Love and hugs to you!

  5. I don't think I've heard of a journaling bible. It sounds very intriguing!


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