Skip to main content

Devotional Journal Journey - 100 days of Less Hustle, More Jesus

I embarked on a new journey this week when I started a Devotional Journal called 100 Days of Less Hustle, More Jesus by Shannon Noel (currently $15.29 with Prime on Amazon).  Shannon is the creator of Illustrated Faith so you know the accents and concepts are solid.

This devotional/journal is designed help us slow down, reduce a bit of stress and anxiety, and, in Amazon's words: "understand and relate to God's promises in a way you never have before. These biblical truths will come to life through color and illustration and will inspire your own creativity and your personal walk with God as you fall in love with your bible all over again."

Each day has the devotion, some fun accents, and a space you to journal, draw, paint, stamp, etc.  I have decided that I will sketch and journal and even add some highlights from each day on my pages.  I may add some receipts, ticket stubbs or pictures along the way, but right now it is just me and my pens and pencils.  

I thought I would share a few of the pages I completed this week:

Day 1 was about resting more and especially resting in God.  Women are especially guilty of not taking the time to slow down and realize we shouldn't try or be expected to go, go, go and do, do, do all the time.  We need to take the time to stop and relax and dwell with God. When people ask me what my spirit animal is, I say a Panda since I am fluffy, chubby and sleepy - lol.  I was inspired by a picture taken at a zoo.   
Day 2 was about taking care of ourselves and relaxing.  We need to take some breaths and realize God is there with us and wants us to take care of ourselves.  I drew this picture - it is how in envision my daughter at her new lake house (she moves in sometime in the next few weeks - I am going to miss her and her sweet family immensely).
Day 5 focuses on how we are uniquely created and how we should not be trying to keep up with everyone else.  We need to stop running and turn our hearts toward God.  
Day 7 (today) is centered around making sure to enjoy things along the way in life.  We hurry places and forget to stop, see things along the way, and cherish the beauty of others, flowers, the landscape, the sky, etc.

I am enjoying this book and highly recommend it. 


  1. Nancy, everyone needs some down time and looks like you found a great way to ponder :)

  2. Hi, Nancy!
    I was so happy to jump high when I saw your comment on my blog. Actually I didn't know how to find your blog and now I did!
    I love your Bible journal bibling that has great arts and I love how you share interpretation with us. Such glorious opoortunities to read. Thanks again for finding me. Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. Fabulous pages Nancy, I hope your journal helps you to slow down and relax.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  4. This is so beautifully done and the words are so calming. Your sketches are so so so cute. I love Pandas and when we went to a panda shelter in Gold Coast, Brisbane, we learned that Pandas sleep up to 20 hours of the day because they don't get enough nutrition from the eucalyptus leaves they live on. It left me thinking... and my heart went out to these cute creatures.I I love the saying, 'Take time to smell the flowers'.



Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Brotherhood Wishes, a Paper Purse, and a Special Mug

Hello friends. No more fun travel or parade pictures - back to every day normal life.  On a positive note, I have been able to fit in some art. Hereis an art journal spread I finished this weekend. I am adding it to Alison's Summer Landscape challenge theme at **Art*Journal*Journey* .   I started the pages in my journal around July 4th after seeing Dina's stripes inspired Mixed Media challenge on and got as far as stamping some foliage at the bottom.  I was stuck after that, and I wasn't sure where to go with it next.  A few days later, I was clearing out some things in the craft room and ran across a Thomas Kinkade book I cut up and use in my Bible Journaling.  There was a picture of  the San Francisco Bridge and another of some mountains so I tore them out and added them to my page with Gesso representing some of the beautiful things in America and also Alison's countryside theme.  They did not blend in very well and I needed to alter them to wo

My Favorite Parade

Hello Friends! Hope you had a good weekend.  I look forward to this weekend every year because I love the Fourth of July Parade in Prattville.  It makes me feel like things are right with the world - it is a bit old fashioned, a bit innocent, a bit quirky (actually a whole lot quirky), and a lot of fun.  Anyone can be in the parade as long as you remotely look patriotic.  My kids used to ride their bikes in the parade when they were younger. I thought I would share a few pictures. The mayor and City Council had one of the first floats (by the way all the floats and cars throw candy, necklaces, and toys so the people watching are all paying close attention so they can catch the good stuff). Notice how the floats are really just trailers with a few decorations. This was one of my favorites - it was the sanitation department and they had all their candy in a toilet on the top of the truck - lol!  I am pretty sure it was tootsie rolls - lol again! The local judge - isn't she pretty?  

Hot Air Balloons, Santa Fe, and Watermelon

Hello friends. Posting Day Three from our New Mexico Trip.   When  I was 26, I was on a hot air baloon team.  Our lead pilot back then was awesome and was asked to do a lot of commercial flights and invitationals. My favorite experience was at an invitational in Telluride, Colorado.  Flying down the middle of that city was amazing, but flying around Albuquerque was always wonderful as well.  Anyway, I wanted my daughter to experience the special feeling of being in a hot air balloon in Albuquerque (the balloon capital of the world).  Her son was a bit afraid so he stayed with me. Allie was lucky to have the owner of Rainbow Ryders as her pilot and she met a wonderful woman who is an established travel blogger (I will try to get her contact info and share it because she was very interesting and I bet her blog is interesting too).  They hit it off really well, and she was so encouraging to Allie who wants to get into Social Media Marketing.  For the travel blog video they got to go insid