Faithbook: 3 Simple Ways to Scrapbook Your Christian Faith for your Spiritual Legacy

Scrapbook Your Christian Faith

By: Donna Riner Weber – A grandmother and a strong woman of God! =)

I Personally Loved Her Welcome Video On Her New WebSite!

It was extraordinarily heart-felt!

Nana, MeMa, Gigi, Granny, whatever your AKA, God has a divine mission for YOU!

When the Israelites had been in the wilderness 40 years, God told Joshua that Moses was dead and he needed to get his people ready.
Joshua listened to God, prepared his people and led the new generation into the Promised Land.
The Grandmothers Bible compares us (Grandmothers) to Joshua, in that God has called us to prepare our future generations and lead them to Him.

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It is our divine mission to teach our grandchildren about God’s love and how He has been faithful in our lives. But how can you teach your grandchild about God’s presence in your life?

Of course one way is through the life you live. Another is by telling your grandchild stories. But while we need to do that, over time some of our stories will be forgotten.

There’s another way you can try to ensure that God’s Presence in your life will be remembered—through Scrapbooking Your Faith (Faithbooking.)

Three simple ways to Scrapbook Your Faith

Scriptures:

The Bible teaches us to “Ponder and meditate on it (God’s Holy Word) day and night, making sure you practice everything written it in. Then you’ll get where you’re going: then you’ll succeed.” Joshua 1:8 (MSG)

To help teach your future generations about the scriptures, you can adhere one of your favorite verses by the photo of your grandchild. You may choose a scripture which you’ve used to pray for your grandchild.

Prayers:

Write a prayer especially for each grandchild. Let it be a Blessing. You may write just one prayer or write one occasionally as he matures through different stages. You might decide to write one each year on her birthdays.

Stories of Faith:

As Christians you have had experiences where you know without a doubt that God intervened. Maybe a collision was averted or you lived through an accident when the doctor had said you wouldn’t make it. Perhaps you had a baby after you had been told you’d never be able to have one or maybe God blessed your home with a precious little adopted child. Share these stories of God’s Faith.

Grandma, whatever your story of faith is, you do have one and it is your responsibility to tell your grandchild about God’s love and His presence in your life. “One generation makes known your faithfulness to the next.” Isaiah 38:19 (TLB)

Let him/her know that while everyone experiences problems, God has been there for you and He will be there for them. Through your scriptures, pictures, prayers and stories of faith teach them about God’s presence in your life. Through your Faithbook Give them Hope for their Future.

Scripture taken from THE MESSAGE, copyright © by Eugene H. Peterson, 1993, 1994, 1995. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

Scripture marked (TLB) are taken from The Living Bible ©1971 Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Wheaton, IL 60187. All rights reserved.

© 2014 Faithbook 101 and Donna Riner Weber

About the Author

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Chronic Illness gave Donna more insight into passing on her Christian Faith to the next generation. Becoming a Grandmother made it even more urgent. If you’d like more info about how You can send your Spiritual Message to Your future generations, I’d like to invite you to visit http://www.Faithbook101.com.

A Wake Up Call and Happy Thanksgiving

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My heart is heavy this morning with all the anger and hatred going on (not only in Ferguson) but in other areas of the country. I’m not going to comment either way on my thoughts on the decision that was made on the death of Michael Brown. The most important thing is what’s going on in reaction to it. I’ve never seen anything like this! 

I was glued to my TV the night before last from 5pm until about 2:30 yesterday morning. My heart goes out to the Brown family. What a painful loss. I could not even begin to imagine if that were my son! I watched in enormous disbelief, and all the while asking myself, “What is this cruel world coming to?” I know to an (end) in an hour that we do not suspect.  (Rapture) I truly believe that; as my mother taught me this, and the Bible tells us so. 

◄ Matthew 24: 43-45►

43″ But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

44″For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.

45″Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?…

What was I witnessing as I sat there in horror? Violence, hatred, and anger…towards who and what?! 

We ARE living in the last days, specifically how many, we do not know. 

I agree with many…violence  is certainly not the answer! Again, I’m not commenting. I’m just leaving you with a few more scriptures… 🙂

*** From a few apps on my iPad…

O God, grant me a heart full of tender mercy.

Dear Lord, keep my thoughts fixed on what is true, pure, excellent and worthy of praise.

Dear Lord, help me to stay focused on Your word rather than what my human eyes can see.

Dear Lord, may we never retaliate when we feel wronged, but help us to make choices that would show that we love.

Good Jesus, give me a deep love for Thee, that nothing may be too hard for me to bear from Thee.

Let’s keep the Brown family in our hearts and in our prayers! I can only imagine what their holidays  will be like. 😉

With that said, my wish for everyone of you…have a SAFE and Happy Thanksgiving, and please continue to pray for our country and everyone that was affected by the non-indictment of officer Wilson. Pray for peace! 🙂

In addition, lets keep praying for all the police officers that are putting their lives at stake and while they are doing their job to the best of their abilities.

One Dozen Prayers – From iPad – Daily Prayers App

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These are just a handful of the scriptures I’ve looked up for the week, I hope you like them! They came from a cool app on my Ipad. 🙂

Today Lord, I lift up my heavy heart to you! Too many things on my mind all at once. I know you said you wouldn’t ever give us more than we could bear. I trust in you Lord that you will wrap your arms around me with your love.

Protect me with your angels! 🙂

Thank you! Amen!

For today, Lord, grant me a pure heart.

Shed Your love abroad in my heart, O God.

Thank You, God, for today.

Fill my heart with Your compassion, O Lord.

Lord, I’m leaning on Your everlasting arms.

Dear Lord, I open my eyes to You, and I give thanks for Your light that warms and brightens my day.

Jesus, thank You for loving us.

Lord Jesus, let me see through Your eyes.

Sacred heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Dear Lord, thank You for all our good fortune.

Lord, make me pure in heart that I might see You.

Holy Spirit, live in me today.

 

 

If you find this posts and the prayers within uplifting and helpful, share with others.. Thank you!

God Bless and Have a Great Day! 🙂

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When We Go To Heaven

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By: Chris Shantz

I was reading a bit this morning while sipping my hot chocolate with hazelnut creamer. It is a new book (for me). It’s titled “Hand That Rocks The Cradle” — Inspirational Meditations For New Mothers.

 

While I’m NOT a new mother…I am a new grandmother!

A certain meditation in the book jumped out at me… When We Go To Heaven

 

It started out with a mom telling her toddler to hold on tight to the balloons her child was holding. Well sure enough, one of the balloons escaped from her child’s hand.

This mother’s child reaction was:

 

 

We Can Get It Again When We Go To Heaven!

The mother resisted telling her child that when the balloon got so high that it would burst.

My Thought: After we pass on, we go to heaven; and thus, comparing the balloon to the soul. The balloon was so vivid in my mind as it carried the soul up towards the heavens and safely left it there.

On the opposite page, I found these scriptures

John 14: 1-3

1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Revelation 21:10-11

10 And He carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

I quickly realized the above scriptures were my grandfather’s favorite. I’ve heard him read these many times as he preached. I also needed to read this today.;)

Whenever you are sincerely troubled or upset about something or a situation in your life is tugging at your heart strings, read the above scriptures for peace and contentment and lean upon The Lord.

You can find this book on Amazon

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Happy Fall and Psalm Of David

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Ahh, my favorite season — FALL! Love it! 🙂

Love the crispness of leaves with deep burgundy and orange colors

 

 

 

Happy Fall 2013

During the early morning hours today, I was enjoying my cocoa, breakfast and my Bible. 🙂

As I opened it up this morning, I was led to read the Psalm Of David – My Mom’s favorite scriptures! Love YOU Mom! =)

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Psalm Of David

The LORD Is My Shepherd….

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

He leadeth me beside the still waters. Rev. 7.17

He restoreth my soul:

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me;

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

Thou anointest my head with oil;

My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life!

And I will dwell in the house of The LORD for ever.

Cheers To a Great Week! 🙂

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21 New Prayers From “My Prayers” App On iPad

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I love the My Prayers app on my iPad! 🙂

I sincerely hope you get inspired with these prayers, just like I did! =)

Keep Thy hand upon me, O Lord, and let not the evil one cause me pain.

Jesus, my God, I love Thee above all things!

Lord, please lead me right now into the path everlasting.

Thank You, Lord for the beauty I see all around me.

Keep me close to Your heart, Jesus.

O Jesus, in the most holy Sacrament, have mercy on us.

Dear Lord, help me to continue to be that greater light in such a dark world.

Dear Lord, I thank You for the chance to make a new beginning.

Dear Lord, drive away my fears and fill me with light.

Forgive me, God, for being so immersed in my own work that I had no time to give anyone else a helping hand.

Dear God, lead me according to Your will.

Lord Jesus, help me to accept Your love.

Draw me nearer to You, Lord Jesus.


Lord, help me to know that when I criticize others I condemn myself.

God of my life, I welcome this new day.

It is Your gift to me, a new creation, a promise of resurrection.

Dear Lord, grant me the strength to understand that not my will, but Yours be done.

Tender and compassionate God, You are our steadfast companion in the joyous times of our lives.

Fill me with Your Spirit, O God.

Lord, help me to lay my life on the line for Your will, ways and word.

O Lord, let me feel Your presence. Teach me faith, O God, and grant me hope.

Hope you all have a blessed week and keep the faith!

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Believing in Miracles — Some Scriptures For You

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I opened up my Bible this morning. For some reason, Matthew 11 Verses 1 through 5 caught my attention! Obviously, the Lord wanted me to see these scriptures on miracles and healing.

 

I DO believe and have a few stories that supports true miracles. 🙂

Matthew 11:1-5

And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?

Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:

The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

A Few More Scriptures


From – King James Bible Verses Online

Acts 16:18

And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

Acts 19:11

And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul

Exodus 14:31

And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

Hebrews 2:4

God also bearing [them] witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

1 Corinthians 12:9

To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit

 

 

Hope You Have A Blessed Week! 🙂

 

 

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Psalms Chapter 4 and Prayer Quotes – Scriptures For The Week

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It’s been awhile since I did a prayer or Bible scriptures post. However, I need guidance and prayer more than ever right now.

I’m considering doing something online that I’ve never done before and need to know if I’m moving in the right direction for my business. I’ve been praying about this as I prepare for this new project. I need strength and guidance!

I was reading the scriptures this morning and came upon Psalms chapter 4. I love reading in Psalms! 🙂

I find the below chapter intensely uplifting and comforting!

The last one is my favorite…

1. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.


Prayer Quotes From http://www.tentmaker.org/Quotes/prayerquotes.htm

Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan –John Bunyan

The lover of silence draws close to God. He talks to Him in secret and God enlightens him. –John Climacus

God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede. — Oswald Chambers

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. — John Bunyan

I pray you enjoy and have a productive week! 🙂

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A Spiritual Good Morning: Motivations and God Praises

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Spiritually Saying Good Morning!

Need to give credit where credit is due…I found these excellent spiritual resources at Inspirational Quotes

 

Starting with a prayer…

2 Thessalonians 3:16 – Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all!

Sometimes, I just do not like mornings, and then on the other hand — there are mornings that are awesome! Guess it just stems from all the good days and bad days. Everyone has them! :p

Now for those (good morning) quotes…Hope you enjoy!

I like the first one. So very grateful I have my online work; it gives me a reason to get up every morning!

Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
– James Russell Lowell

Do you remember this song? I wish I had $1 for every time I listened to it! LOL George Harrison was the best!!

Sunrise doesn’t last all morning, a cloudburst doesn’t last all day, seems my love is up and has left you with no warning. It’s not always going to be this grey. All things must pass, all things must pass away.
– George Harrison

Let’s start this morning with a clean heart. Don’t worry about yesterday or last night. Today is a new day to renew our mind this morning.
– n/a –Unknown
We are all blessed again today with the gift of life. Thank God and let’s make something good today. Help others who need help. Think of others who are less fortunate.
– n/a –Unknown

Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, “It’s going to be a good day!”
– Lindsay Lohan
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
– Marcus Aurelius

Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present. Then suddenly we wake up and see all the mistakes we have made.
– Bill Watterson

Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever.
– Horace Mann

 

Good Morning! 🙂

 

 

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12 Prayers For Tuesday and More – From My iPad

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Good Tuesday morning to you! 🙂

Starting out with 12 Prayers for Tuesday – These are taken from my iPad (the daily prayers app) Absolutely love it! <3

 

 

Holy Spirit, thank You for living in me.

Dear Lord, help me to find happiness in forgetting myself and in trying to bring help and happiness to others.

Thank You, God, for all that You are and for the blessings that fill every moment of every day.

Dear Lord, thank You for all the positive influencers in my life today.

Dear Lord, I thank You for the gift of faith.

Lord, help my life to be well and whole, secure in the midst of danger.

Dear Lord, help me to understand that difficult times can make me stronger in the end, even though it may not always be easy to see.

Thank You, Lord for loving me so completely.

O Jesus, the Friend of the little children, bless and protect all the children of the world.

God in heaven, hear my prayer, keep me in Thy loving care. Be my guide in all I do, Bless all those who love me too.

Dear Lord, thank You for forgiving me of my sins and giving me eternal life.

Dear Lord, I pray today that You help me to control my thoughts. Help me to not think any evil towards anyone or anything.

Amen… 🙂

From The Bible

Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.

1 Thessalonians 3:10

As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

John 15:9-11

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.

Mark 14:38

Prayer Quotes

(From http://www.searchquotes.com/)

He who interrupts the course of his spiritual exercises and prayer is like a man who allows a bird to escape from his hand; he can hardly catch it again. ~~ St John Of The Cross

Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are? ~~ Martin Luther

Have a great week!

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