Happy Thanksgiving (here is the U.S)
As you may have noticed, I have been going through some changes in the way I live & create and I am going to be sharing, encouraging and hopefully inspiring you to walk along side me whether it is in real life or from a computer screen. 
Documented Faith is changing. 
It is shifting and transforming.
I am being obedient to God and trusting that HE will do the work in and through me as long as I just stay out of His darn way. 
I simply complicate the process and a few months ago, June 11, 2018 to be exact, I surrendered Documented Faith over to Him because I know, His ways are better than my "plan" of what I thought it should be.
I did not know exactly what that all would mean, but I sure did feel confident and a sense of freedom (the peace that only He can provide) in surrendering it until July 5th, when I lost my Instagram account and what I believed to be my connection to you. 
I understand now...almost 5 months and 17,000 less "followers" that it was part of the stripping down process. Yes, I am still fussy over it but am equally confident that HE is my reach to you. 
For me, creating whether on a scrapbook page, canvas, art journal or Bible has and will always be PURPOSE over product. That alone has helped me stay focussed and aligned on WHY I am doing what I do, otherwise I get distracted and shift my focus sideways to see what everybody else is doing instead of looking UP.  
With that said, I will no longer be designing any new product for Documented Faith/Adornit. 
There is PLENTY of Documented Faith product still available through  ADORNIT.com  and I am sure they have some incredible things planned for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday! 
You know me...I have always said, "use what you have" but I just could no longer keep filling the pipeline with "more new stuff" when there is plenty for us to use..and I mean it people..I am not the boss of you but if I was, I would say USE IT and then buy more.
I am and will continue to document my faith in the margin of my Bible but am also documenting in a Moleskine Journal as well as blogging about it and creating more and more mixed media to express myself in ways that are deeper, more meaningful and best of all, transformational. 
I am excited for this continuing adventure and sure hope that you will continue to share, encourage and inspire with me.
With Love,

With Love,
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
 To print week 45 & 47
“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” Henri Nouwen 

This is one of our favorite quotes about joy. It challenges us to do the daily work of choosing joy. Joy doesn’t just happen. We have to CHOOSE IT!
We have discovered in our own lives that JOY comes when we are looking for it…by being grateful for every little thing discovered throughout our day. 

Lisa of Love Squared Designs and I have collaborated again to bring you a JOY-filled offering.  We always look forward to dreaming and creating something special together!
You can wear JOY, frame JOY and carry little JOYful cards with you... or pass them along.

Here is some great news...BEFORE you head over to check out our collaboration, go sign up for The Love Squared Designs Newsletter here and get an instant 15% OFF coupon towards your purchase and order now and grab o'self some free shipping!!!! That there is some JOY x 2!

Link to purchase the Choose Joy set: Chose Joy

Link to get your 15% off coupon by signing up for the Love Squared Newsletter: 15% Off
Creative Soul Camp at The Whatever Craft House 2019
I am excited to announce the first of three Creative Soul Camp Retreats at The Whatever Craft House in 2019! If you have been there then you already know how wonderful it is and well, if you haven't, then maybe 2019 is your year. The first date is Thursday Jan. 31, 2019 - Sunday Feb. 3rd and I am excited to announce I will have TWO special guests...

Emily Thomas of  Mom Struggling Well  and
Jenn McGlon of  Noodle and Lou 
I know !?!

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.