Hello to you and to week 49...week 49!?!

Last week I shared a bit more about the new found freedom I have been experiencing and the thing is, it was there all along.
It wasn't hidden and there wasn't a puzzle I needed to solve to figure it out.
All I had to do was get out of the way, let God in and HE would do the work.
It was and is that simple but her this: simple doesn't mean easy.
Just because I "found" freedom does not mean things are going to run smooth from here on out. On the contrary...but I know that I don't have to do it on my own (even though I thought I knew that already)

The good news is, it is there for you too.

In last weeks newsletter I also said that "regardless of what is going on in the world, my community, my creativity, my business or really anything, I have learned and am continually practicing to lean into whatever it is (the good and the hard) and press on" and it wasn't a minute after typing that phrase that I had to actually "lean it and press on" but here I am, a week later..still showing up! Again, no more wishing or rushing things, no hustling, no running or hiding from or trying to preserve but just living each day as it is.
This week I started up my "Early morning Coffee Talk" video on youtube and you can click that little red circle with the arrow below to check it out.

Lastly, thank you for those who have signed up for 52 Pickup 2019!
All of the information about this self-paced year long online workshop is below a nd just a reminder that the $52.00 price for the whole year goes up on 12/1..which is only TWO DAYS from now. Honestly, I have not made time to go into the system and change the price yet, so if you are still reading this and have not signed up yet, you are in luck!

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas,
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 49
Almost six years ago I created and taught an online and in-store workshop called 52 PickUp based on 52 weeks in one year and creating a card per week (or 4-5 per month) with a verse, quote or focus word to use as a reminder to ourselves and for others of something we might have already have known, just forgot to remember.

Four years ago I re-created the workshop still based on the 52 weeks and started to incorporate more of the 52 weeks of Documented Faith weekly verses along with the monthly focus words

One year ago I started something new called Documented Faith Mixed Media Monthly combining all the above and adding in the finished cards so that those who either did not have time to create or simply did not want to create could just download, print & cut.

Without trying to confuse you, all of the above will be one year long online see-paced workshop starting January 1, 2019 where you can do all of the creating yourself OR do none of the creating and just print & trim!

At the beginning of each month you will receive VIA EMAIL the following:
  • A password protected video of how and what I am using to create that months cards
  • A PDF download with the Documented Faith Focus word and weekly verses associated with that word
  • A Color PDF download of that months 4-5 art cards for you to print out and create on.
  • A PDF download of that months FINISHED cards for you to print out, trim and keep (or pass on to others) 

In addition to the monthly email packet, you will also receive a PDF download of "52 Moves" which are 52 exercises that you can do at home or along side me each Thursday via YOUTUBE. More on that soon!

The RIGHT NOW price is $52.00 for the entire year (That is $1.00 per week) AND you will receive access to all of 2018 Documented Faith Mixed Media Monthly so that you can go back and print out those finished cards or re-create them.

Here is the catch....
You need to sign up NOW  because the price is going to go up on December 1st to $75.00 for the year ( which is still only $1.44 per week, which is still cheaper than a large Iced tea at McDonalds)

Here is what you need to know:

  • IF you do not want to create "faith based" cards, I encourage you to still join in because there will also be encouraging quotes that will be included in each months packet.
  • The supplies are basic. I will be including a general supply list but always encourage you to use what you have.
  • IF you do not want to create anything, all of the finished cards are available for you to print, trim and use.
  • You do not have use the "52 moves" but I will always encourage you to move your body in some sort of way.
  • Week one begins January 1, 2019.
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 !?!

“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
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.