Count It All Joy



Joy Bible Journaling Maggie Holmes Illustrated Faith

James 1:2-4

Testing of Your Faith

Count it all joy, my brothers,[a] when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James: Joy Bible Journaling Illustrated Faith Maggie Holmes

What a perfect verse to start out the 3rd month of October in the Faithful Life Challenge from The Reset Girl.  This month we are focusing on Gratitude.


I am no stranger to needing God’s deliverance. My faith is tested daily, and throughout a lifetime of hurt and grief, I have learned to be thankful for all of it.  I have learned to be thankful for my less than fortunate circumstances, because in them I find Him; my redeemer, my father.  It is a strange, sweet satisfaction to be rescued from the most grievous of circumstance in the remembrance that I am His, and He is faithful!

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When I am tested by this world or my circumstances tempt my faith in Him, I lean on this truth.  “God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1Corinthians 10:13).

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Joy Bible Journaling Maggie Holmes Illustrated Faith

This page was put together using yet another one of Maggie Holmes beautiful collections, Carousel.  I’ve been hoarding it because it’s just so pretty! I started by painting in the background with white acrylic paint, Martha Stewart Glitter Paint in Wintermint, and added a little texture with a lettered stencil and modeling paste; I also embossed on some gold glitter and sewed in some crepe paper.

Enjoy your finally fall-feeling day crafty friends!


2 Replies to “Count It All Joy”

  1. Autumn Pagni says:

    So beautiful!


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