Hello and welcome to Documented Faith Week 17. It is a VERY CRAZY "in a good way" week coming up!

Make sure to scroll through the entire newsletter, there are a few new things announced including this:

I am a speaker at The Flourish Conference and guess what?? It is online and...FREE! Watch your inbox on Monday, April 23rd for the link!
Also, Wednesday I head to Utah for the Facebook Live/Live event.
Click the event page here to let us know you are going to be online with us.

If you are in Northern Utah, YOU can be a part of a LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE during my FB LIVE event. All the Live studio audience information is here

This week we are reminded of the promise that God has promised peace when we pray.
Again this week there are several verses to look up this week and I encourage you to take some time to look them up in different translations.

Have a great week!
With Love,
Stephanie
The heart behind Documented Faith 2018’s theme is “Yes & Amen" 
"For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God."
  2 Corinthians 1:20

Week 17       4/22 – 4/28
God promises peace when we pray.

Promise: “ Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus .” Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

NIV NOTES: God’s peace is different from the world’s peace. True peace is not found in positive thinking, in absence of conflict or in good feelings. It comes from knowing that God is in control. Let God’s peace guard your heart against anxiety. His peace is protection.


 To print out this weeks verse and download, click here .
A new In-Store Workshop at By The Well in the Pacific Northwest just announced.
Join (me) Stephanie Ackerman at By The Well on Sunday, May 20th for a workshop starting with drawing & doodling and then stitching words, flowers and icons.
We will be referring to the book “Faith Journaling For The Inspired Artist,” so if you have a copy, please bring it along! And of course, copies are available at By The Well.
All supplies will be provided, so grab your friends and join us!
If you have favorite doodling and writing pens, markers, watercolors, embroidery floss bring them along to use.

Space is limited to 38 participants. Please, no one under the age of 12. Register for the workshop is through Eventbrite only.: By The Well Workshop with Stephanie Ackerman
My New ONLINE Self-Paced workshop, "Mixed & Stitched: Journaling Bible Cover"
begins May 1st.
Registration and a discount now open.
After months of teaching this workshop at retreats and taunting many of you online, it is time to announce TWO new things!
Click the links below to read about the individual retreats and be sure to check the blog for upcoming announcements.

Honey, Pie & Stitches Retreat in Round Top , TX May 9-12 at The Vintage Roundtop. Join Honey Holden, Tara "The Pie Queen" and me for a creative time of worship,pie and stitching!


SOLD OUT at the Creative Soul Camp Retreat at the Whatever Craft House Oct.10-14, 2018 with Shanna Noel
Have you heard me talking about The Bless You Project on my "Early Morning Coffee Talk" videos and via social media?? The response has been overwhelming and there is something that everyone can do to help. To read all about it, please go to www.blessyouproject.com
The Core Purpose of Documented Faith
It is not about religion. It is about a personal relationship with Jesus. It is about developing the habit of spending time reflecting, reading, worshiping, learning and memorizing God’s word in a creative way. Documented Faith was created to remind, encourage and inspire each other to record, illustrate, document and journal our everyday moments, how God is working in us and through us, what Bible verses speak to us and how they apply to our situations, reminders and inspirational quotes and most importantly, how our relationship with Jesus and with others is growing.*There is no start date, no finish date, no right way or wrong way to do it...just the gentle, persistent encouragement in the way of an email with a verse that lands in your inbox once a week.

The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,the Father, the Almighty maker of heaven and earth,of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven:by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

*The reference to "the holy catholic Church" in both the Nicene and Apostle's Creeds refers
to the universal church, not the denomination.