30 Days of Bible Lettering Part 1.

Hi there,

I am finally back with blogging. Today I am starting with what I have been up to on a daily basis in July. A good friend of mine inspired me to participate with the 30 Days of Bible Lettering. This is  a wonderful opportunity to study deeper in God’s word and to practice my hand lettering.

I have found this to be a wonderful challenge as it really helps to slow down and focus on the verse of the day. Not only focus on what the words are and how to letter it, but to dig deeper and find what that verse means to me and my relationship with God.

Here are few of the verses from

Thanks for stopping by. If you are interested in seeing my daily hand lettering posts, follow me on Instagram @unending_blessings

Have a great day!!

–clara

5 Friday Favorites

So we’re back into the swing of things, back to a full week of work and life. Hope you all had a great week back to whatever you’re doing. Here are some favorite things that helped encourage me this week.

Favorite Lock Screen Verse: Joel 2:13 from She Reads Truth

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Favorite Worship Song: David Crowder “Come As You Are”

Favorite New Recipe To Try: Gnocchi With Sausage and Spinach via Real Simple

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Favorite DIY Clock: Decoupage Clock via Darby Smart

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Favorite Party Design/Entertaining Blog: The Sweetest Occasion

A beautiful website with tons of DIY projects and recipes. I love scrolling through and finding different projects to try.

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We have a fresh coat of snow to enjoy this weekend. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!

–clara

Starting a New Job

Last week, I started a new part-time job. It is a very different job for me; completely new area, a new environment and new people to know. For me personally, I usually don’t do so well with changes. It takes me a while to feel comfortable and to be able to adjust to new things. The main thing I know is to be myself and to trust God. New opportunities always give me so much anxiety. To overcome this, I spent some time in prayer and reciting God’s word, starting with one of my favorite verses.

 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Phil 4:6-7 ESV

 

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

Matt 6:35 -34

The Matthew passage was a great reminder from my BSF study from last year. Taking a look back into my notes from BSF lecture, I am reminded to change the concerns of my own personal concerns to God’s concern of the Kingdom. All my worrying insults God as it shows that I am not trusting Him and so consumed in my own concerns. I should not be worrying whether my plans will work out according to my plans, I am called  to set my priorities with God’s glory in mind.

I also turned to a few resources like Boundless to see if they have any advice or resources for starting a new job. I found a podcast where their round-table discussion was about “How to Start a New Job” (starts around the 8 minute mark, it is a 10 minute segment) I enjoyed listening to the discussion and learning from other people’s advice.

Just for fun, I looked up starting a new job on Pinterest and found great advice which I can easily apply to my new job this week. Here is a cool infographic from Lifehack.org 

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— c

2015 – Excited for the New Year

Happy New Year Friends!!

With the new year here, I have been taking the time to reflect and think about what I want to do in 2015. Every year, my dad gets the family together to explore and set goals on what we want to do in the upcoming year. This year, not living at home anymore, D and I brought it upon ourselves to keep this habit going. It’s great to reflect and see what I want to accomplish this year. At church today, in our pastor’s sermon he reminded us of how we are to trust our new year into God’s hands. It is such an awesome reminder that no matter what happens, God is always with us. So I am excited to entrust 2015 to God.

Here are some of my goals for 2015.

1. Spending more time with God. We discussed in our fellowship the other night about setting up a routine or a rhythm in our lives with how we spend time with God. I am encouraged to dwell more in God’s presence. Taking time away from the busyness of life and to have that quality time with God. I am still figuring out ways that I can do this, but my friends have encouraged me to explore areas where I can find delight and rest in God. As I figure this out, I will definitely share with you.

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you”

James 4:8a

2. Becoming more healthy through exercise and eating well. This is an important goal of mine as after my wedding I have stopped working out and I definitely feel the effects of not having that healthy area in my life. I feel more tired and more lazy in general. So with this new year, I know it won’t be easy and I will have to take baby steps to get back into it, but I am ready. I really enjoy doing the Blogilates workouts and her workout calendars are awesome. To start off I am going to do her new beginners calendar. I completed her first one before and thought trying her new one would be a great way to get back into it. Eating well will be another goal of mine as D and I are slowly learning how to cook. We are trying to meal plan more so we buy the appropriate food and don’t waste any like we have been doing. I will definitely share with you our cooking adventures.

3. Working on my creative side. This year, I want to keep working and writing on this blog. This blog is such a great outlet for me to share my thoughts, adventures and all the different things I am learning from God. I also want to continue to work on DIY projects and continue to explore new baking recipes which of course I will be sharing on this blog.

4. Budgeting – as some of you know, I had try to blog about my free spend purchases last year and to keep a blog about my budget. Unfortunately I only made through January 2014. This year, I am going to try again. So look forward to that post in the near future.

Thanks for taking the time to read through some of my goals. I am thrilled to start this new year and to see what God has in stored for me.

 

ps: I will be taking a break from posting Music Mondays starting tomorrow as I am exploring new areas I can blog about. I will still post songs that I like in future blogs but for now there won’t be any official Music Mondays. Thanks for the support.