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Diane Marra
Florida
Child of God, mixed media faithartist, grandmother, teacher
Interests: Bible Study, bible journaling, faithart, mixed media, teaching, painting
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His Kingdom Come has a wonderful bible journaling group and we publish a "challenge" every other week. I just love Psalm 42:1 and our guest artist Andrea Gomoll really provided a great tutorial video of creating a watercolor spread on a large sheet of watercolor paper. You can see the video on the link above. I chose to create my version within my bible and used a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs for my... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Adore HIM Creations
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Week 18 Rewind Abiding in Christ to be attached to the Vine Aprils 2016 devotions have been built around the statement “I am in Christ.” Since there are 5 weeks in April, this week’s devotion is a rewind of the I am Statement. To be in Christ we must abide in Christ. What does that look like? If you haven’t read Andrew Murray’s 30 days of “The True Vine: Meditations for a Month on John... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Adore HIM Creations
Thanks to Susan Hiles, she posted a great periscope on creating journaling pages in your bible journal that tell your testimony. Here is mine. If you want to read my testimony here is the link to my blog posts . Be inspired to create a pictorial of your faith journey or testimony! Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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Here are some more of my alcohol ink faithart booklets that I have done. I just love how they instantly transform white cardstock to a beautiful background just waiting for my heart to pour out onto the pages. All of these are in response to His Kingdom Come devotions and creative prompts for Take Me Deeper DNA 2016. Come and join the faithart journey at His Kingdom Come! FREE weekly devotions, faithart inspirations, technique videos,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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I read a inspiring book over the weekend. "The Prodigal God" by Timothy Keller. "in The Prodigal God, Keller takes his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity and uses the parable of the Prodigal Son to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation. Within that parable, Jesus reveals God's prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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Shonna and I love our HKC community and want to encourage your faithart journey with our HKC products. So we have bundled all of our Promised land Products and classes and discounted them by 40%! Better than Michaels or Joanne's~ Here are some pictures and techniques of tags I made with the acrylic stamps and canvas pre-cuts. Great for tags, bible journaling, and art journaling. Here are some examples and techniques to inspire you! Technique:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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His Kingdom Come is focusing on the April monthly theme of "I am in Christ" with this creative prompt " I cannot be separated from the love of God". I have the pleasure of bringing you a simple tag project that symbolizes our theme. "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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I am making large tags for each of the I am statements from Take Me Deeper Devotions in 2016. This week I used my alcohol ink technique with deli wrap. I love this technique, so organic and relaxing to make the backgrounds and then see the patterns and designs in them to use to express God's word. The reds and golds make gorgeous papers! Last week I made a lot of sets of deli pages,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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I have been using a Lent Calendar designed by Pat Maier for the past 40 days. She made the calendar based on this site that published 40 Things to Give up for Lent by Phil Ressler. It has been an interesting Lent Journey. I have never practiced Lent, so this was a first for me. Keeping a colorful daily chart helped me stay focused on the purpose of Lent, to prepare and understand what Jesus... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
As my followers know I am co-owner of His Kingdom Come with Shonna Bucaroff. We are proud to launch our newest endeavor- in person faithart classes! Retreats, women's events, painting classes- we are ready to travel and share our passion and ministy- faithart! HKC is an online faith based ministry that helps people document their spiritual journey while growing deeper in faith through art. We know how busy everyone is with work, family, children, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
I am the guest artist for this weeks creative prompt at His Kingdom Come - " I am a personal spirit-empowered witness for Christ" I used a #10 tag to create my faithart. Last Week - Week 10 - "You Make Me Brave" by Teresa Arsenault was a powerful reminder that we need to listen when the Holy Spirit speaks to us! I loved her story of speaking to the stranger at a gas station... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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I have had the opportunity to spend more time with God in the past few weeks in lots of different ways. I am finding these tools make it easy for me to turn to Him and His word first and gives me such a sweet peace. Here are a few of the tools I am using in my life right now. Scripture Writing End of January I saw a FB post about Scripture writing. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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Such a wonderful weekend of prayer, faithart, new friends and sharing God! I was blessed to present the heART Prayer workshop at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Juno Beach on Saturday. The Holy Spirit was present and it was an electric event! This workshop is an introduction to faithart- how to go deeper in bible study and then create faithart in 4 different mediums. Each person made a faithart mixed media page, 2 faithart tags,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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God has blessed my life since Jan 1 with peace. My Logos365 has so many components and applications. Peace is a gift from God (John 14:27) Peace with others is so important (Romans 12:18) Experiencing peace exceeds all I can understand and guards my heart and mind! ( Phil 4:7) I choose peace- in all situations (driving, talking, shopping, eating, sleeping. (2 Tim 2:22) I choose to be a peacemaker! (James 3:18) Greek word for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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I have been practicing my hand lettering and not relying so much on stamps and stencils. Good news! If you are interested in this our own Tonya Andrews created a online work at your own pace Hand Letter Basics #101 Class! Totally recommend this if you are a newbie! I combined my practice with Summarizing the "I am" statements for January. Come and join the faithart journey at His Kingdom Come! FREE weekly devotions, faithart... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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New month, new "I am" statement. FEB “ I am made in the image of God” Creativity 1 Cor 6:19-20 and Genesis 1:27 I am created in God’s Own Image I am God’s workmanship, created for good works. In January, our theme was “Come as you are” and we were able to focus on understanding our identity in Christ, especially “I am forgiven” and “I am chosen.” In studying our Identity in Christ this year,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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I have never done this spiritual discipline before, so decided to try it this month. Wow, so powerful, actually a great way to spend daily time with God in devotion, journaling and praying. I am following this version here. I started 2/1 and thought I would share some of my faithart that I am creating in addition to the scripture writing. It is giving me the opportunity to do Bible Journaling for each day. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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I haven't blogged in a few weeks- wow, I have spent more time in journaling and being creative and will try to catch my readers up to what I have been studying and creating! The second Creative Prompt was "I am chosen" by Susan Hiles on Periscope. She showed us some great bible journaling techniques. I actually did Shonna's vaseline resist technique for my tag. Really enjoyed the Shonna's resist technique and journaled on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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I just love teaching others to love God and create faithart! On Sunday after church 4 of my friends come to my studio and we get to create faithart each week! It is so refreshing to share my faith with others and to teach each other techniques. It is a small group built around faithart. We encourage and pray for each other. The techniques for the first "I am statement" by Shonna and I are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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Each Friday there is a post at His Kingdom Come with a devotion on one week and a creative prompt on the other week. Friday 1/15 was the devotion written by Tonya Andrews about John 15:16 "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you." I understand intellectually that I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
We love our HKC community and want to encourage you in your faithart journey, so we have created a plan for 2016 that you will really enjoy! On the first of each month, we will discount a product and on the 15th of each month we will discount a HKC Class. There will be a code to get the discount in your checkout cart. The discount will be available from 12am on the date (1st... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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Are you enjoying DNA- Identity in Christ??? I sure have been blessed from our first author Tonya Andrews.(published every other Friday on HKC here.) Wait till you read her next devotional which will be published under Week 3 next Friday. On the opposite Fridays we are featuring artists creativity around the "I am" statements. (you will find today's post here ). To launch our creative prompts, Shonna and I are the featured artists for this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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I created a set of DNA- Identity in Christ tabs for my planner/journal and converted them into a PDF to share with the His Kingdom Come community. You can download the DNA-Identity in Christ tabs from here- HKC Faithart Shoppe . The instructions are in the file and I recommend you print on cardstock so the tabs will be strong in your planner/journal. Page 1 is an instruction page and you can print it on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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Our first Take Me Deeper (TMD) DNA devotional went live on Friday 1/1/16! We are so blessed that Tonya Andrews was the author of the devotional that focused on the story of the woman at the well and the topic of being forgiven. The link for the devotional is here. You have to join HKC to get to this page, so I am putting the main link here. www.his-kingdom-come.com Then click on Take Me Deeper... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations
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Peace is my word so I spent more time doing "research" about peace, the definitions, thoughts, verses and how I can live it. I am loving my new planner/journal!! It is easy to work in, simple to add pages of all sizes and to create faithart and then punch it and insert it into my planner. On Saturday Susan Hiles, one of the HKC Bible Journaling leaders, created a periscope/and YouTube video for the first... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Adore HIM Creations