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NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Jack Hayford (editor)

New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, with Jack Hayford as the editor. Thomas Nelson Publishing

New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, with Jack Hayford as the editor.

This is a review of the new NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, with Jack Hayford as the editor. I really wanted the physical copy of this bible as mine are all back in storage in Nashville. I downloaded the ebook version on to my iPad and use the Kindle App. I am used to reading digital, and keeping my bag light, so, this was a blessing as well. When I saw Jack Hayford was the editor, I knew I wanted my hands flipping through this bible. I’ve been watching him preach on tv for decades.

First, I want to say the tag line for the title is, “KINGDOM EQUIPPING THROUGH THE POWER OF THE WORD.” It is not what many reviewers are saying, “Find the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible.” The description of this bible is:

Find the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible. Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way, has led a team of anointed scholars to produce the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible. This outstanding resource offers a fresh look at the Scriptures and the work of the Holy Spirit. This Bible addresses important issues of Spirit-filled living in the context of solid biblical scholarship.

This is accomplished by integrating the following through the pages and text of one of my fav versions of the bible, The NIV version.

  • Kingdom Dynamics—41 themes throughout the Bible that give us values as we advance the gospel throughout the world.
  • Word Wealth—More than 550 key terms defined and brought to life, pulling the language from the original Greek and Hebrew into everyday English.
  • Truth-In-Action—Charts with practical application from every book of the Bible.
  • Detailed book introductions: Author details, Date details, Key Words, Content, Personal Application, Christ Revealed in that book, The Holy Spirit at Work in this book and an detailed outline of the book.
  • Verse-by-verse study notes

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The Nesting Place It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful By Myquillyn Smith

By Myquillyn Smith Published by Zondervan

By Myquillyn Smith Published by Zondervan

Perfection. You know the word. You either chase it or run the other way. When will we realize that there is a balance in the middle? Myquillyn Smith of The Nester, pulls from her personal journey through rental after rental on how to create a beautiful home wherever you are by letting go of the perfection. You can breathe now. Perfection does not create a beautiful home, your heart does.

It was a no brainer for me to want to review this book. I’ve been decorating since I was a teenager. Surprising my mom when she would come home to a whole new look in the living room due to me dragging the furniture around to create a fresh look in the room. Any room I could get my hands on, (or legs) I’d be on the floor pushing furniture with my legs across the room or into another room. It gave me confidence to hit the paint store and paint my walls the most beautiful shade of lilac & iridescence pale aqua. (it was the 80′s) It was the walls of my High school bedroom, that was actually the dining room. A dining room that was never used in our family of 6 as we always used the eat in kitchen. Having to share a room w/2 other sisters, I saw that room as an escape! Which my mom allowed. Adding just a sliding plastic door to the doorway it became the first room I did not have to share. I was in heaven.

The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith

A GALLERY WALL full of inexpensive, handmade, and secondhand art hangs over a slipcovered six year old sofa and two thrifted tables. -The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith

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How can I embrace the season I am in.

Mom’s roosters fill her home. Around every corner to greet me. Now I want real ones!

I’ve always looked at my life through seasons. Some simply say, this is a tough season or a season of blessings. My seasons tend to overlap and get messy. The overlapping also provides the opportunity to see the blessings no matter what season I am in. Seeing the blessings in a season has never been enough for me. For me it is finding how to to actually ‘embrace’ the season.

Looking at the word, Embrace

accept or support (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically.”besides traditional methods, artists are embracing new technology”synonyms: welcome, welcome with open arms, accept, take up, take to one’s heart, adopt

Accept. That’s a biggie. You did not ask for this season. This heartache, financial concerns, loss of a loved one, divorce. Yet we need to come to the place of acceptance. With the word embrace, it even says to do so willingly, enthusiastically. To take to one’s heart. There it is. The heart. That’s where He is. That’s where He meets us.

Noelle Mena

A worn ragged quilt that soothes both my skin and soul. Pretty china bowls with my favorite cereal. iPad Air follows me everywhere. It’s the little things. Surround me with them.

As I sit here in my 70 year old mom’s, comfy creme recliner in the dark, cool corner of her bedroom and write this, I’m embracing the moment. Divorce is something that was never said in our house. Not growing up and not in my own 24 year marriage. But here I am. All of my belongings packed up into storage and staying at my mom’s house. Sharing a tiny bedroom with my daughter. All of my comforts piled on top of each other in storage rooms with concrete floors and garage doors. I am someone who creates atmosphere every where I am. For me, for my family. There is no room for atmosphere as my daughter and I try to contain ourselves to this tiny room. It takes every inch to just hold what we brought for our lives the past 3 months and the next 3 months.

But, I’m choosing. I’m embracing. And He is blessing.

What can I do, right here where I am? Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually.

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My SketchBook Case

I wanted to Create something that I could use & then one day pass down. It all started w/a $1 Hardbound book from the $1 store. I had seen Jeane Oliver rip out the pages of a book to then use the binding for a Mixed Media Journal. One of my fav things to do is to re-purpose not just physical objects, but ideas! I have learned in the art world online, at least with the Mixed Media Circle I have found myself in, it’s ok to learn something new and then incorporate it into something you can do.

Finished my 'on the go' sketchbook case. I'm so excited you guys! It holds my sketchbook, my Marks All Pencils & paint brushes. For sketching & light water color. I had soooooo much fun doing this. I ripped out the pages of a thick hard bound $1 store book. I'll post an album later of the inside & process. #create I can't express how centered it brings me to get my hands in art again. Love. ...At the The Nash Pad

Finished my ‘on the go’ sketchbook case. I’m so excited you guys! It holds my sketchbook, my Marks All Pencils & paint brushes. For sketching & light water color. I had soooooo much fun doing this. I ripped out the pages of a thick hard bound $1 store book.  Below I will go through the inside & process. #create I can’t express how centered it brings me to get my hands in art again. Love. …Created at: The The Nash Pad

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Art Classes I'm Taking

  • Creatively Made

  • Creative Business

  • Journey of Letting Go

  • Land of Light & Shadows

Classes I want to take!

In His Timing.

  • Hello Soul, Hello Mixed Media Mantras

  • Flying Lessons