Hello friends! And happy (almost) November! I can't even tell you how much I love this time of year. Pumpkins, rainy days, football season, hot coffee, cooler weather, Thanksgiving. (And Christmas is right around the corner! Eeeep!) I'm also super excited to do this month's Little Bible Plan with you all. Keep reading to learn more!
Happy (almost) October! I'm so excited that fall is finally here—this is my absolute favorite time of year!
I hope you enjoy this month's Little Bible Plan! Sadly, our journey through the book of Isaiah is coming to a close. But, after we finish the final few chapters, we're going to study the entire book of Hebrews! (And if you're new here, we're super excited to have you!)
This month's calendar also includes a fall-themed 31 day photo challenge! You'll find photography ideas such as:
And lots more! If you post any of your pictures on social media this month, be sure to use the hashtag #littlebibleplan.
I hope you all have a very happy October!
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Hello friends! I can't believe fall is almost here! (If you're anything like me, fall has already begun. I've even made a pumpkin apple crisp already. No shame.) Keep reading to learn more about this month's fall-themed Bible Reading Plan!
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful July. Here is August's Little Bible Plan (download below), which features daily journaling prompts that you can use in your Little Faith Book, journal or Bible! You'll find ideas such as "Write a letter to Jesus" and "Get creative with paint today." I'm so excited for you to join in! We're journeying on through Isaiah this month (I'm a little—okay, a LOT—in love with this book). If the passages seem a little slow at first, hang in there! Because OH MY GOODNESS WOW do they get good. I can't WAIT for us to study these incredible verses together! As always, be sure to hashtag #littlebibleplan so we can see what you're learning and creating this month!
This week I’ve been struggling with anxiety. It’s ranged from mild worry to occasional panic attacks. Now first, let me tell you that I’m not usually an anxious person; I tend to let things go and roll with the punches. But for some reason this week was rock bottom. On Thursday I had my first panic attack. I was laying in my bed trying to go to sleep when I started thinking about things in my life that were stressing me out. I know, not a great idea, but I couldn’t stop. Suddenly I felt sick. My chest tightened up, I got all warm and I couldn’t breathe. Gasping for air I leapt out of bed, scared for my life. I realized then that my worry had gone too far. I was trapped in my fear, and doom surrounded me. I had no hope. Immediately I began to pray.
"God, please take these feelings away. There are things in my life right now that I cannot control. I know that. I also know that YOU ARE IN CONTROL. Lord, take my stress, take it and use it. Use it to remind me that I can TRUST YOU. Help me to rely on You and remember that You are my Rock and will forever be certain."
Praying that night helped. Listening to music helped, too. My go to song when I was feeling overwhelmed was Hills and Valleys by Tauren Wells. Dwelling on God’s control made my mind and body relax. I began to be okay with not knowing. I began to be okay with not being in control. I began to TRUST.
A few days later, at church of all places, I had another attack. This one came out of nowhere and I had to leave the sanctuary. As I was in the ladies' room trying to calm down I had the idea to look up prayers about anxiety on Pinterest. 2 Timothy 1:7 popped up. WOW. Game changer.
"For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of POWER and LOVE and SELF-CONTROL."
My fears were not only useless, but they were lies. Lies that Satan was using to distract me from focusing on God. 1 John 4:18 says that perfect loves drives out fear. When I am trusting in myself I can’t help but have panic attacks. My heart is full of fear and trusting that will lead me to destruction. BUT GOD IS LOVE. Trusting in Him and His perfect love will overcome my fears. In Christ I have VICTORY. Matthew 19:26 says that putting my trust in God will allow me to walk through life with confidence.
I wanted to talk about this because anxiety is real. For anyone else who is struggling with worry, I want to encourage you to focus on God, not your fears. If you do that, everything really will be okay.
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
Hi friends! July's Little Bible Plan is finally here! I'm sorry for not posting it sooner—I've been working full-time at a Christian campground, and these last few weeks have been absolutely insane (and wonderful!). I feel like I could fall asleep while typing this, haha, so this post may be a little shorter than normal!
I know I say this a lot, but boy oh boy, I am SO excited for this month's plan! We're continuing on with Isaiah, and as I was looking up this month's passages I came across so many incredible verses that I can't WAIT to study with you guys! (And if this is your first time doing the Little Bible Plan, don't worry, you can jump right in Isaiah with us!)
This month's calendar also features 31 fun challenges to help you grow in your faith and make the most of your summer! Don't sweat it if you can't complete them every day—these are just for fun. The most important part is getting in the Word of God!
I'm so thankful for each and every one of you and I just love seeing all of your pictures, comments and messages. I hope you enjoy using this month's Little Bible Plan and have a wonderful July!
Hello friends! Happy (almost) June and (almost) summer! I am too excited to share this month's Little Bible Plan with you! Each day features a fun challenge designed to help you grow in your faith and seize the start of your summer. But don't worry about completing the challenges every day—the most important part is the Bible passages! This month we'll be starting the book of Isaiah (so much good). I hope you'll join along!
xo, Jenny ♡
P.S. (Thank you to those who've stuck with me this month! I'm sorry I've been so absent. My life has been a bit busy—in a good way!—and I'm finding it hard to balance my blog and Instagram in there somewhere. But I have really high hopes to start posting more, so please bear with me! I love every single one of you!)
Whether you've been using the Little Bible Plan for months or this is the first time you've ever heard of it, I'm glad you're here! Here's what you'll find on this month's calendar. (Free download at the bottom of this post.)
Hi lovelies! I can't believe it's almost April—and almost one of my favorite holidays, Easter! Here is April's Little Bible Plan (free download at the bottom of this post).
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Following God’s Call
Jonah (it’s only 3 chapters!)
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What would you do if you were called to something? Would you do it?
Moana felt like she was meant for something more, something big. She didn’t know why, but she wanted to go. The sea called her into dangerous ground; go beyond the reef? It was frowned upon and marked as unsafe.
Jonah also had a calling; he was God’s messenger. He delivered both good and bad news to people all over. Then God told him to go someplace dangerous. Nineveh? That place was also frowned upon and marked as unsafe.
Both Moana and Jonah were told to go somewhere that was going to take courage and obedience. The real difference is how they each reacted.
Moana took her calling and obeyed. She sailed across the sea to complete her mission. What did Jonah do? He sailed across the sea to run away. He ran from God, away from his calling, and away from the mission God had sent him on. It didn’t turn out so well for him until he made the choice to obey and follow God’s lead.
Looking at these two stories, it’s pretty obvious that following your call and obeying God are so important. The only question is: What is our calling, anyway?
Jesus tells us! He said in Matthew 28:19-20 and Mark 16:15 that our mission is to go into the world and tell others about Christ. This is what we were created and chosen to do. It’s a pretty simple mission, but one that people tend to get hung up on almost every day. So often people get caught up in trying to "tell" with their words instead of "telling" with their life. Actions speak louder than words and that will always be true. Jonah professed to be a God-honoring man, but God’s work through him stopped as soon as Jonah took matters into his own hands. God is faithful and He will use you to plant seeds in people’s lives. Just be patient and live out your life with Christ’s agenda first, not yours. Others will see that and want the same.
Hi, I'm Jenny! I'm just a 22-year-old girl who loves Disney, writing, creativity, coffee, kids' ministry, the color pink, and my best friend, Jesus Christ, above all. ♡
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