Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Gentleness is a precious quality that soothes us when we are in the presence of it.  It is a quiet word that sometimes gets forgotten, but it is an important feature of the Spirit of God, and the more time we spend with Him the more we are transformed into His image and it becomes a fruit in our own lives and a part of our personality.   That's not to say that we can't be  full of joy and fun and strength and laughter, only that it is a beautiful added element to the other qualities of our perosnality.  This has been the word for my word study the last couple of days, and I felt like sharing it with you this morning, maybe it will bless you, and encourage you to find rest in Him, and as you do, His sweet, peaceful, quiet, gentle presence will refresh you.

I like to make scripture cards and little scrapbook creations that include scripture.  It is part of the way I  take a hold of and memorize it.  I am starting a prayer journal, scripture and art journal, and am having fun finding nuggets of inspiration.  I found several on-line scrapbook sites and some of them free.  So I tried this one out today for my little scripture memory exercise  I thought you might like the  link.   You do have to pay for certain elements of it but other elements are free.  Have a blessed day everyone.

Note: now here is a test for any of you to see how well you have memorized your scripture:  I made a mistake on one of these, and just saw it.... see if you can tell which one it is.  I am so glad that patience is a fruit of the Spirit, and evidently I need to work on self control.... my mind wanders ha ha.... luckily I haven't printed this, and perhaps I will go back and edit it and reload but for now... it is a brain teaser for you.


  1. It's been on my mind lately too. I pray for this quality to be established in Elyse; I was praying that for her just last night :)

  2. I love it! So fun to be creative :-)

    I am always encouraged by God's word and I am always amazed at how HE can work a change in conform me. I love that He loves me so much.

    Great verse!


  3. I LOVE it! It's so good to be able to have all the scriptures on a pretty card that you have done yourself. Roxy and I have done these a few times in the past, but I was just thinking the other day that I wanted to make new ones.

    A little gentleness is what we all need, at least a dose a day!

    And, in answer to your question on the dyes: Food dyes are the same as artificial dyes. But, if you do the natural food dyes you are okay. Just check your labels and if they show anything with a number (for example-Red #40) you probably shouldn't be eating that. I know, now that I really look at the labels, it takes a bit longer to shop. And, something is if you got to have it, I guess eat small portions of it. Because... it is in a lot of everything! :)

    See you next week!

    Love You,

  4. Colossians 3: 12.

    I have a bracelet that says gentleness on it. I think I need to start wearing again as a reminder. Especially with seven (more or less) children home at this time of the year.

    Thank you for the reminder.


  5. gentleness is a wonderful quality I think it comes naturally when we are at peace it is not something someone can have when they are rushed or hurried or hectic or busy...etc I found your post encouraging I have been writing in my journal a ton lately and I often draw in there to... I love your scrappbook type of memory versing ...I noticed that the little tag cut off bearing with one another in Ephesians..not sure if that was the one you were speaking of ~take care xo Heather

  6. Pam,

    I just found your blog via Roxy's blog.

    I thank God for creating a way for Sister's in Christ to find a way to correspond with one another.

    Your blog is beautiful.