Friday, May 6, 2016

Growing In Unity 2016 :: Day 5 - Romans 12:12

Welcome to the last day of my week as the Growing In Unity gal!

I am so thankful for each of you that have stopped by so far to check out and comment on each of my projects using Unity Stamp Company stamps. Be sure to comment on all five of my Growing In Unity posts this week if you want a chance to win some free stamps!

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For my final Bible art/journaling page for the week, I stamped a verse that has a lot of meaning for me - Romans 12:12.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
For this page I used the All About Hope kit that I designed for Unity. This kit is near to my heart, and is even more meaningful as each May rolls around, because May is Lupus Awareness Month. The color for lupus awareness is purple, and butterflies are tied with lupus because of the "butterfly rash" that many people with lupus have. Because this verse ties in so well with having a disease, I just had to combine it all.
On the many days when I am in pain, tired beyond explanation (and for no obvious reason), and just dealing with the many random symptoms of lupus...this verse helps me remember to be patient and pray, but also to focus on hope. True hope.

I hope this week of sharing how I've used Unity's stamps in my Bible margins has been enjoyable and uplifting for you. It's been great to hear the feedback and even to introduce the idea of Bible art & journaling to some of you. (And if you are looking to buy a journaling Bible, I've got two posts that will help you in your decision making. You can find them here and here.)

Thanks for stopping by today - and don't forget to leave a comment so you can enter to win!

From the comments that are left on each of my posts this week I will be randomly choosing TWO winners who will each receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company - to be sent to a domestic address only, please.
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (All About Hope); 
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black); Memento (Grape Jelly); 
Bible: Zondervan (NIV Holy Bible, Journal Edition);

Find all my posts pertaining to Bible art or journaling here.


Helen Gullett said...

I am really blessed this week with all your Bible Journaling pages! And today is one of my favorite verses to walk by faith and hope in our everyday life.

Your page is beautiful with those butterflies.

Thank You for sharing your pages this week!

Kenneth Simmons said...

this is awesome. Love all the work you did this week. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Leanne said...

WOW! Really enjoyed your posts on Bible journaling. A journaling Bible is on my wishlist now. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Beautiful. I like the special significance of the purple butterflies.

Gaylynn said...

This is beautiful. Fabulous bible journaling all week.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful page and love the significance of the color purple and the butterflies. Yesterday I said I was going to mention the journaling bible to my nieces, but I think I am just going to buy them each one for a Christmas gift (since all 3 of their birthday's have just passed). Thank you so much for your inspiration this week; it's been beautiful in many ways.

Aimee Phillips said...

Very pretty journaling. Love the purple butterflies and their meaning. Great week.

Miriam Prantner said...

I love this verse and great stamping/scattering of those butterflies!

Ruby said...

Thanks for sharing your projects this week. Great journaling.

Karenladd said...

This is just lovely! The purple butterflies flying across the margin with your beautiful sentiment adds to the page without overwhelming. Thank you for a creative and inspirational GIU week!

SHartl said...

Thank you for all of the great ideas with Unity stamps this week. These designs would be really pretty in any kind of journal too!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful butterflies! I love the Grape Jelly color you used for them! Thank you for the GIU inspiration this week! Have enjoyed seeing your lovely Bible journaling!

sharon g said...

My friends just told me about these special Bibles. I like how you decorated yours--not too flashy, but pretty.

Sweet April said...

Absolutely beautiful verse,butterflies and color! Thanks for sharing your talent,creativity,inspiration and love!It's been a wonderful week...thanks and many blessings!

ionabunny said...

Love the pretty purple butterflies. Hugz