1/19/2018

Hello Documented Faith 2018 Week 4
If this is your first week, your first week back or your 144th week, welcome!
If you are brand new to Documented Faith, I encourage you to take a minute to read what it is all about here

Please remember that the verses as well as a link to my blog and a link to all of the Documented Faith Products are located at www.documentedfaith.com

Its been a bit crazy around our house with one down with a broken bone and one down with the flu but as I type this, I feel we have turned a corner in the right direction! Thank you for your comments, thoughts and prayers...it's been quite a year for many people I know and we are only 19 days in!
To try and keep it on the bright side, I say we are getting all of the junk out of the way so we can sail through the rest of the year....but I am keeping my life jacket on regardless!

Hang onto the promises!
With Love,
Stephanie Ackerman
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 4  1/21-1/27

God promises salvation to all who believe in His Son.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.    For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”                                                                                 Romans 1:16- NIV

NIV NOTES:
God is righteous in his plan for us to be saved and how we may be made fit for eternal life. By trusting Jesus, our relationship is made right. 
God declares us to be righteous because of faith and faith alone. When we trust and believe God, we are saved; we have life both now and forever.


To print out this weeks verse and download, click here .
began January 1st but it is never too late to start and the $52.00 registration price has been extended until the end of January.
Q: What is Documented Faith Mixed Media Monthly.

A: The Mixed Media Monthly concept is a way to "step it up a notch" and is something more than just reading a verse in your weekly email. I see it as a collaboration of sorts and an example of what happens when art & faith collide. All of the art, ideas and verses for each month will be provided via and YOU put it into action by downloading, printing, cutting, gluing and creating...OR simply downloading, printing, trimming and sharing. 

To read about this and get the $52.00 price for THE ENTIRE YEAR ( that's 1.00 a week people!) go here: Documented Faith Mixed Media Monthly

I love that so many are "getting it" by taking what I am creatively offering in the form of PDF Downloads along with a few of my own ideas and inspiration and then creating just the they create!
Here is a look at a few of the awesome cards being created by some of the ladies enrolled. If you are already participating, make sure to add your photos to the DF Mixed Media Monthly FB Group so that I can see and share!
There are several retreats planned for 2018 and I would love for you to join us. Click the links below to read about the individual retreats and be sure to check the blog for upcoming announcements.

There are still spots available for next weeks Creative Spaces Women's Retreat in the Redwoods

February is SOLD OUT but there are two more retreats with a few spots still open in 2018:

There are THREE spots left for the March 2018 Bits & Pieces Art and Faith Retreat at The White House on the Hill
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.