Welcome Sweet Friends!

Hey Sweet Friends,

We begin!! After many years of loving Jesus, crafting and Bible study….Bible Journaling Camp has been born!! I am so excited to be able to focus on teaching Bible Journaling. I have loved hosting Bible Journaling Camps on my YouTube channel: JosephinesDesigns.com soon to be transitioning to BibleJournalingCamp.com

We are blessed to host seasonal Bible Journaling Camps online and in Central TX.

This is my first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

Hugs and prayers….k 🙂

St. Valentine: Who Was He and What Is The History

Hey Sweet Friends,

Here is a little information on St. Valentine as we discussed on one of the YouTube videos.

I hope this encourages you to remeber this holiday and it’s Christian heritage!! 🙂

Love and prayers….k 🙂

Saint Valentine, who according to some sources is actually two distinct historical characters who were said to have healed a child while imprisoned and executed by decapitation.

 The St. Valentine who inspired the holiday may have been two different men.
Officially recognized by the Roman Catholic ChurchSt. Valentine is known to be a real person who died around A.D. 270. However, his true identity was questioned as early as A.D. 496 by Pope Gelasius I, who referred to the martyr and his acts as “being known only to God.” One account from the 1400s describes Valentine as a temple priest who was beheaded near Rome by the emperor Claudius II for helping Christian couples wed. A different account claims Valentine was the Bishop of Terni, also martyred by Claudius II on the outskirts of Rome. Because of the similarities of these accounts, it’s thought they may refer to the same person. Enough confusion surrounds the true identity of St. Valentine that the Catholic Church discontinued liturgical veneration of him in 1969, though his name remains on its list of officially recognized saints.

English poet Geoffrey Chaucer may have invented Valentine’s Day.
The medieval English poet Geoffrey Chaucer often took liberties with history, placing his poetic characters into fictitious historical contexts that he represented as real. No record exists of romantic celebrations on Valentine’s Day prior to a poem Chaucer wrote around 1375. In his work “Parliament of Foules,” he links a tradition of courtly love with the celebration of St. Valentine’s feast day–an association that didn’t exist until after his poem received widespread attention. The poem refers to February 14 as the day birds (and humans) come together to find a mate. When Chaucer wrote, “For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day / Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate,” he may have invented the holiday we know today.

Article Resource: https://www.history.com/news/6-surprising-facts-about-st-valentine

#FBJC2020 Pictures of Journals…

Hello Sweet Friends,

LOVING everyone’s beautiful work!!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!

I pray you are encouraged!!

Love and prayers….k 🙂

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Today We Will Have a LIVE: Crafters List With Me

Hey Sweet Campers,

Today at 4 pm Central, we will have our Crafters List With Me!!! We will be working from our Fall’s Listers Gotta List from The Reset Girl.

Today’s titles:

#2 Quotes About Autumn

#4 All The Fall Smells

#11 School Supplies I Still Love

#13 Current Grocery List

So be sure to grab your craft supplies, journal and get ready for a fun fellowship together!!

My youngest will hopefully be finished with her project and help read your live comments while we craft.

***(Hint, hint) 😉 And for all who come….you campers that attend the live will have a heads up on some extra free goodies for next week’s projects!! 😉

Love and prayers….k 🙂

An Extra Praise Video My Brother Just Sent…

Hey Sweet Friends….I have a younger brother who sent this sweet encouragement today.

This is a very talented Christian artist, Lincoln Brewster. For my more hymn loving friends…this is a contemporary Christian artist and the song is a bit more rock. Now….PLEASE read the words of the song….amazing!!!

Be encouraged Sweet Friends….k 🙂

#FBJC2020 Day 4

Hi Sweet Campers,

Today’s verse download has changed.

I found these as somehow my computer didn’t save when it crashed…but I found several others!! I am so excited to find these!!

I will have an extra video up later tonight with our Lister crafting.

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I am looking through all my resources and if I can find it…I will add it to this posting.

Love and prayers…k 🙂