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Who is God? // week 2

tiffany garzaComment

Hello beautiful, welcome to week two of the Identity : Beautiful creative bible study on identity and true beauty.

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What is identity and how do we know if ours is in Christ? Building on our Identity in Christ from the Identity : Loved and Identity : Chosen kits, we are cultivating thankfulness, study who God is and what beauty means.

Join us as we pray, study and create through the Identity : Beautiful creative bible study. Grab yours here.


Here’s to getting creative and studying God’s word. ⠀

TOPIC: Identity : Beautiful
KEY PRAYER VERSE: Romans 15:13
READING: Will vary according to the Who is God handout


WHO IS GOD? - Week 2 // Inspire Weekly

Have you ever thought about God and who he is? Or perhaps how in daily conversation the God you are referring to may not be the same one someone else is talking about? This week we are focusing on getting know God's character and who He is.


PLAYLIST

Each week we feature songs that tie into what we are studying. Praying they convey these truths and more as you take time to listen to the heart and lyrics behind them.

TREMBLE by Mosiac

MY GLORIOUS by Delirious?

AT YOUR NAME by Phil Wickham

LION AND THE LAMB by Big Daddy Weave

GOD OF MIRACLES by Chris McClarney


CREATE IT // Creating More Space

Not sure what to do with little notes or photos? This week we are making more space in our #findthejoytoday notebooks for whatever your heart desires.

CREATE A POCKET PAGE

Use your favorite paper to create an entire page pocket. I used double sided patterned paper to give both sides extra pop but you can use whatever you have.

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CREATE AN ENVELOPE PAGE

Hole punch the included envelopes for a simple and functional storage for cards and such.

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CREATE MINI ENVELOPE PAGE

Leave the envelope flap behind for this easy mini page, perfect for tucking in your paper heart in.

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CREATE MINI POCKETS

Cut your envelopes in half and glue them down to a page for to make space for a note or two.

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WATCH TUTORIAL

Let me know if you have any questions and I am happy to help as I can.


OTHER RESOURCES // Word Study: YHWH - “Lord” by The Bible Project


INSPIRE + ENCOURAGE OTHERS

What has the Lord been speaking to you throughout the study? What have you been creating? We would love to share and encourage others with what you are learning and creating as you study. Tag us with #findthejoytoday 

Making a Choice // week 3

tiffany garzaComment

Hello beautiful, welcome to week three of the Identity : Beautiful creative bible study on identity and true beauty.

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What is identity and how do we know if ours is in Christ? Building on our Identity in Christ from the Identity : Loved and Identity : Chosen kits, we are cultivating thankfulness, study who God is and what beauty means.

Join us as we pray, study and create through the Identity : Beautiful creative bible study. Grab yours here.


Here’s to getting creative and studying God’s word. ⠀

TOPIC: Identity : Beautiful
KEY PRAYER VERSE: Romans 15:13
READING: Joshua 24


MAKING A CHOICE - Week 3 // Inspire Weekly

We all have choices to make - how we spend our time and resources, where we go to dinner, what clothes we wear. Some are weightier than others but all play into who we are. This week we are diving into how we approach choices in our lives and choosing to do so from a biblical perspective.


PLAYLIST

Each week we feature songs that tie into what we are studying. Praying they convey these truths and more as you take time to listen to the heart and lyrics behind them.

NEW WINE by Hillsong

GOD WHO MOVES THE MOUNTAINS by Corey Voss

YOUR NAME IS POWER by Rend Collective


CREATE IT // Creating More Space

Using the included art print, we dress it up this month with easy techniques that can be used on just about any page.

HOLE PUNCH ART PRINT

Using a hole punch is not rocket sciences but I wanted to note this month on the difference in hole punching the left or right side. A simple design choice that can change up the page.

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MINI 3D BANNER

Washi tape is so versatile and perfect for creating little details, like this banner. Fold it over on itself and there you go. You could also tape it down on the page and draw a line if you do not have twine.

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ADD COLOR

Keeping color schemes on pages is always important for me, so adding coordinating colors to this print gives a little more pop, which I love.

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WATCH TUTORIAL

Let me know if you have any questions and I am happy to help as I can.


OTHER RESOURCES // Image of God by The Bible Project


INSPIRE + ENCOURAGE OTHERS

What has the Lord been speaking to you throughout the study? What have you been creating? We would love to share and encourage others with what you are learning and creating as you study. Tag us with #findthejoytoday 

behind the design with mary elizabeth

tiffany garza
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I am so thrilled to share a bit about Mary Elizabeth, the lovely designer behind our newest mini fabric #findthejoytoday notebooks. We had the amazing opportunity of meeting at our monthly Inspire Gatherings at Mercy Multiplied. She is oh-so-sweet and beyond talented in creating, so without further ado, here is a bit about her and her design process. Isn’t her work gorgeous?!

P.S. You can get this gorgeous #findthejoytoday notebook here if you haven’t had a chance yet.


I felt so honored when Tiffany asked if I would like to contribute a floral design for The Inspire Shop.

I began exploring various art forms at a very young age. After being tutored in drawing in high school, I decided to pursue further education. I graduated with a fine arts degree from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

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The professors I had were some of the best examples I’ve had in life, and they gave me so much more than just a skill set through their education. Since graduation, I’ve done the most work in watercolor. Watercolor painting has always provided a space for me to pull away from the busyness of life, and be fully engaged in the present moment.

Colors that communicated passion kept coming to mind, so I chose to use a vivid red to fill in this illustration. First, I sketched it using colored pencils, and then did a second illustration in watercolor.

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Depending on the subject, I normally do either a similar sketch first, or use pencil to lightly outline the image I am painting. Then, I fill in the image using several layers of watercolor painting, with as many different hues as is needed.

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// Connect with Mary Elizabeth

You can find more of my work at maryelizabethstudio.squarespace.com or @maryelizabethstudio on Instagram.

identity : beautiful // week 1

tiffany garzaComment

Hello beautiful, welcome to week one of the Identity : Beautiful creative bible study on identity and true beauty.

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What is identity and how do we know if ours is in Christ? Building on our Identity in Christ from the Identity : Loved and Identity : Chosen kits, we are cultivating thankfulness, study who God is and what beauty means.

Join us as we pray, study and create through the Identity : Beautiful creative bible study. Grab yours here.


Here’s to getting creative and studying God’s word. ⠀

TOPIC: Identity : Beautiful
KEY PRAYER VERSE: Romans 15:13
READING: 1 Samual 16:1-13, James 2: 1-13


IDENTITY : BEAUTIFUL - Week 1 // Inspire Weekly

This month we cultivate thankfulness, study who God is and what beauty means. Studying 1 Samuel 16, we see how important our hearts are, as opposed to our outward appearance.

Join us as we pray, study and create this month through the Identity : Beautiful creative bible study kit. Grab yours here.


PLAYLIST

Each week we feature songs that tie into what we are studying. Praying they convey these truths and more as you take time to listen to the heart and lyrics behind them.

You’re Beautiful by Phil Wickham

HE KNOWS MY NAME by Franchesca Battaselli

Total shameless plug here if you need help, Mercy Multiplied is such an incredible organization that we are thankful to bring Inspire Gatherings to, and Francesca Battistelli supports, too as you can see from this video.

LET’S BE BEAUTIFUL by Tim Timmons

Let the lyrics of this one really soak in. This song has been one that continues to impact me.


CREATE IT // Find the Joy Today Notebook Basics

Here’s to cultivating thanksgiving this month and seeing God’s attributes, focusing on His presence in the moments. As we get started, here are a few basics for getting started on this week’s Create It.

ASSEMBLE NOTEBOOK WITH JUMP RINGS

Notebooks are mailed with jump rings on the side to keep them safe during shipping. If you have not used them before, this is a quick and easy video to show you how to open and attach them.

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ADD SOME COLOR

Think of each page as a coloring book. Color pages with your favorite medium of choice - colored pencils, markers, crayons, etc. Take time to pray while you color.

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ADD EXTRA PAGES

Easily make more space for thankfulness with your favorite patterned paper of your choice. Easily cut pages to measure 5.5” x 4.25” or use pages as a template.

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WATCH TUTORIAL

Let me know if you have any questions and I am happy to help as I can.


OTHER RESOURCES // God by The Bible Project


INSPIRE + ENCOURAGE OTHERS

What has the Lord been speaking to you throughout the study? What have you been creating? We would love to share and encourage others with what you are learning and creating as you study. Tag us with #findthejoytoday