Smile: Same Page: Journey (Introduction)


Please go to for the rest of this post. Laptop is still messing up.
It is NOT just my laptop though. I keep getting error messages from the desk top as well. Only when using WORDPRESS.
The following was COPIED and PASTED (Yeah, I got it to work…Although why they had to change it, I don’t know. I can’t get the BLOCK Quote to work .

[Doodle by Tara at Doodle Through the Bible; downloaded the free coloring page and full color page on her blog post. This devotion and doodles are our Christmas gift to you and we pray God bless you richly.]

SamePage: Journey [journey themed advent devotions]
I started writing these devotions when Pastor Mark invited me to submit writings for an advent book written by church members with the theme of “journey.” I leave here a word of thanks for him.  I wrote and submitted six. Knowing not all would be included in the church edition, I was content in knowing that I would share them on my blog and whoever happened to read them would be a connection made and blessed by God. I began to have thoughts of “what if I continue writing a whole set for an advent-long series on my blog?” Was I capable? Would I have the time and the will power? It could be my gift to my blog readers. So I kept writing. It felt as if God was inspiring me to keep writing. I had in recent months met Tara online, discovering her amazing Doodle Through the Bible images. I recognized her talent immediately for translating the Bible into illustrations. Her doodles interpret God’s word. The visual brings the verses to life. We enjoyed working together taking her drawing talents and expanding them into digital. Another thought came to my mind. I said a little prayer and wrote her to invite her to join me in this gift to readers by drawing an image for each devotional. Her “yes” has been a blessing to me in so many ways. Having a friend to do this task together kept me motivated to keep writing. I might have fizzled out without the teamwork. Each time I started my laptop and saw another image from Tara, I was filled with joy and my face was smiling from ear to ear as I re-read what I wrote and realized her interpretation. I will never forget the moment I saw the drawing of my granddaughter Abigail in God’s hands in heaven. Tears immediately began to flow down my cheeks as I sat alone with my hand over my mouth in the silence of my own room. That doodle blessed me as I clung to it through the weeks leading up to Abigail’s one year anniversary of her 6 day journey. I shared it with many, printed it and tacked it up at work, and used it as my screensaver. I printed it and mailed the doodle to my 3 year old granddaughter Ellie to utilize in memory of her sister, blessing me once again to realize I could not have thought on my own a better way lead a 3 year old through grief.

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