Be THANK-filled!

Hello Ladies!

2021 Thankful printable_20211120_0001I am so glad to be with you today after a little break.

I have been working on my Color, Cut and Create Coloring book titled JOURNEY TO JESUS.  To make a long story short, I am shooting for a Spring of 2022  launch.  If you would like to hear more about my journey you can listen to my podcast for today and also….

Today on my podcast we are looking into what God says about being THANK-filled.

  • When we are filled with thankfulness, it chases away so many things.
    • It chases away:
      • fear, worry, anxiety, impulsivity, doubt, depression, and feelings of lack.
      • Why?
        • Because we are no longer focused on ourselves, but on God and all that He wants for us, all that He has done for us, and all that He will do for us. Our eyes are turned outward and upward. Amen.

I have a print-able for you today that I want to encourage you to print off, pin up, hang up to be reminded of God’s word and all that God wants for you in this life and the life to come!  The link is below.

So, Ladies, Let’s be thank-filled!

May you have a blessed and thank-filled Thanksgiving.

2 Reasons to Celebrate!

I am so glad to talk with you today.  I know this is not my traditional day to talk with you all, but there are two very fun reasons to celebrate today.

Oct 2021 3rd Birthday Int Coffee day_20211001_00011st Reason to Celebrate!!!:  We are 3 Years old today!

  • It is hard for me to believe that I am about to go into my 3rd year of encouraging you to be in God’s word so your can grow in your faith and have your soul come alive through His word and we have done this through our platform, Living a Sustainable Faith.  I have had such a fun time and I pray you and your soul have loved it!
  • I have had times of growth, times of God’s leading, and so blessed and humbled how God has taken LASF to those who need it.
  • Now that I am a “toddler”, I am getting my legs so to speak and I am looking forward to creating more involved download-ables, products for purchase, and I will continue to offer free print-ables.
  • As a little spoiler, I am working on a Christmas Color, Cut, and Create Coloring Book called “Journey to Jesus”.  As October continues, I will be emailing my progress to you and I would love your feedback.  I am excited to be able to bring this idea of mine to you and pray that it will encourage you to remember that Jesus’s birth was a world changer.  Stay tuned for more information coming your way!  Yay, so excited!
2nd Reason to Celebrate!!!:  It is International Coffee Day!
  • In honor of this day I have a fun “Coffee” print-able for you to be able to copy, cut and post anywhere in your space.
  • Coffee does smell like freshly ground heaven.
  • Thank you Jessi Lane Adams for your quote.
I so want to inform you know that my family and I have been recouping from Covid and this is another reason why LASF has not been consistent these past few weeks.  We are all doing well and God being so faithful guided us to a great local medical practice with super doctors and nurses to get medication that has totally assisted us in our recovery and we have not needed to go to the hospital at all.  God is so good.

With all that being said, I am excited to be keep you in the loop this month in my journey to complete “Journey to Jesus” – A Color, Cut, and Create Coloring Book.

I want to encourage you to have grab your favorite mug and coffee and then enjoy reading God’s word at the same time.  Two awesome things in this world.  Have a great week and I will talk to you soon.

Blessings, Krista

***Be sure to print off you print-able now:)  Your links are below!

Breathe – Rest

Hello Ladies,
Welcome to Talk-able Tuesday!  I am so glad you are here.
Rest-Colorable-InstagramHave you taken a breath this last week?  I did and let me tell you it was so nice to be able to not have anything on my “list”.

At the beginning of the week I decided to set aside Saturday as a day to be able to do “whatever”, to rest.  Up here in Idaho it ended up being a rainy day and so with our wood stove warming the house, I was able to have a cup of coffee with my husband, play a game with my son and husband (I did not do very well at Scrabble by the way), take a nap, practice some hand lettering, and have time to write down a craft Idea that has been in my head for a while.  And you know what?  By the end of the day I was feeling refreshed, relaxed, and at peace, even amidst the storms of life.  I made no plans for the day and just let it unfold.

When Sunday and Monday rolled around, I was emotionally, physically, and spiritually ready to go for the week.

Did you know that God did this? He Worked, created, and was busy for 6 days and then on the 7th day He created rest, the Sabbath.  He told us to remember this and to do as He did.  God knew and knows we need a Sabbath, a day of rest.

  • Exodus 20: 8-11 says: Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns.  For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
I want to encourage you this week to put in times of Sabbath, times of rest.  When you do, you will feel refreshed, renewed, and have a clear mind that is ready to be able to make Godly decisions throughout your week.

My print-able this week is a color-able to remind you to rest.  Please print it off and be encouraged with God’s word.

May you have a great week and remember to r-e-s-t.
Blessings, Krista

Breathe: Trust, Rest, and Wait

Hello Ladies,
It’s talk-able Tuesday!
a-Breathe-jpeg.Have you ever had a bible verse come back into your mind over and over again?… And if this has happened to you what should you do about it?

Ever since I wrote about and hand-lettered the verse 2 Chronicles 7:14, it has kept coming back into my mind.  And in order to understand why this is coming into my mind over and over:
  • I have needed to take a breath, a pause, pray, and read God’s word.
  • I have needed to take time to Breathe.
  • As, I have been taking a breathe, I thought to myself, I am probably not the only one who needs to do this.
So, this month I want to focus in God’s word about what He says in regards to taking moments to breathe…to pause…to rest. 
  • When we do this what can happen? 
  • When we do not do this what can happen? 
I want to invite you to join me on my podcast where I am sharing my thoughts about taking a moment to BREATHE and why it is so important to do this especially TODAY!

Just click the link below to join me on my podcast!

Breathe-Bookmark-FinalAnd your print-able links are below as well and also in the description of my podcast.  May you print these off and pin them up and be reminded to BREATHE 🙂  And make the bookmarks to use and give away to also remind you and a friend to BREATHE 🙂

See you on my podcast!

Blessings, Krista

Just a note:  The verse that has been coming into my mind again and again is 2 Chronicles 7:14 and it says:  if My people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

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Humility – Week 7: Be Humble, Pray, & Seek Him

Hello Ladies it’s Talk-able Tuesday!
If you Humble yourself, Pray, Seek the Lord and turn from your wicked, sinful, ways, THE LORD WILL HEAR YOU, FORGIVE YOU, AND HEAL YOUR LAND.
Do you believe this?!?

It is amazing what humility will do for you, your family, your relationships and even your country!

Ladies does this make you want to be on your knees daily to come before the Lord in humility to repent, pray and seek His face?

Let’s take a moment and look at 2 Chronicles 7:14 – The Lord is speaking here to Solomon and He says:  if My people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Now let’s look at our questions:

  • Am I humble?
    • Are you humble?
    • When you are humble you will be driven to turn from your wicked, sinful ways.
  • What does being humble look like?
    • Being humble is coming before the Lord in prayer and seeking His face
    • and asking Him to forgive your sins and then you STOP doing the sinful things in your life.
  • Why does God tell us, tell you, to be humble?
    • In this verse God tells us to be humble, pray, and seek His face and stop our wicked, sinful ways so we can be forgiven and healing can begin.
  • And… How would the world look if we did this one thing: Be Humble? 
    • If we were ALL humble and in our humility we prayed and sought the Lord and asked Him to forgive all the sinful things we did and then we stopped our wicked ways, God would be able to hear us (because our sin would not be blocking our communication) and He would forgive us and then…ready?…this is incredible!…GOD WOULD HEAL OUR LAND!
So, what are we waiting for?  Let’s do this ourselves and then let’s encourage every Believer in Christ Jesus to do the same and then the Lord could heal our land!

Just a thought:  Do you think that in the past Christians have done just these things and God’s judgement has been held back in America?  I would love to know your thoughts on this.  Please comment below so we all can be involved in this conversation.

Talk to you soon and please print off your print-able to be reminded to be HUMBLE, Pray, Seek the Lord, and turn from your sinful ways and then watch the Lord move.  Links are below 🙂

Blessings, Krista

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Humility – Week 6: Humility is Fear of the Lord

Hello Ladies,
It’s talk-able Tuesday.  Let’s look into God’s word.  You and your soul will LOVE it!
Humility Week 6 Humility is fearCan you believe it?  We are on week 6 of looking into God’s word to read about what He says about HUMILITY.

Let’s take a moment to evaluate ourselves in this area of Humility.

  • How are you doing in regards to having humility in your life? 
  • Have you needed to make some adjustments on: 
    • how you do things,
    • how you approach situations or
    • how you relate to people?
Humility is not an easy characteristic to obtain.  I have found that the more I “let go and let God” change me the more I am able to have an attitude of humility.  Just admitting to the Lord that you are not able to be humble on your own opens your soul to hear His promptings when different situations arise that require humility.

OK, let’s look take a look at Proverbs 22:4 and answer the questions we have been asking ourselves these past five weeks.  Proverbs 22:4 says:  Humility is the fear of the Lord: it’s wages are riches and honor and life.

  • Am I humble?
    • Are you humble?  When you are humble, it’s wages or payment to us are riches, honor and life.
  • What does being humble look like?
    • First humility is the fear of the Lord.  Are you willing to come under the Lord and accept Jesus as your savior and then come under the Lord’s statues and guidelines to living because you know that when you do you will be with the Lord forever and He will be with you in this present life.
  • Why does God tell us, tell you, to be humble?
    • In this proverb it tells you that humility is the fear of the Lord and when you have humility you will then have riches, honor and life.
    • Riches, honor and life can mean: riches in God’s grace, honor from the Lord and life meaning life eternal.
  • And… How would the world look if we did this one thing: Be Humble? 
    • If we all had humility we would fear the Lord who is the giver of riches, His grace, the giver of honor, and the giver of life eternal.
    • We would recognize the without the Lord we would have nothing and that with he Lord we would have everything!  We would be concentrating on pleasing God and not ourselves.  Selfishness would be nonexistent and with everyone being self-less basic needs would be met for everyone.  How heavenly in that. 🙂
Ladies, may you gain a healthy fear of the Lord.  He wants to bless you with His riches, honor and life!

May you print off your print-able to remind you that Humility is fear of the Lord and it’s wages are riches, honor and life.

Have a super week and see you next week!

Blessings, Krista

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Humility – Week 5: Humble Yourself

Hello Ladies!

Humility Week 5 Therefore humble yourselvesYep, it’s a color-able print-able!!!!  I had so much fun designing this for you 🙂

My desire is that as you color your print-able you will be able to take some time to dwell on God’s word and think about why he talks so much about being humble in His word.

I think that being humble is vital to our relationship with God.  God himself is so humble and with His humility He gives us so much, patience, gentleness, goodness, kindness, self control, LOVE, joy, peace …Hmmm…. are these not the characteristics of God?  The fruit of His spirit that we read about in His word?  The same fruit we are to have in our lives?  Wow… something to ponder.

Isn’t it amazing how this all comes together?

Being HUMBLE is key in our relationship with God and is then key in our relationships with others.

Let’s look at the questions we are asking ourselves about being Humble as we read 1Peter 5:6-7 – Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time casting all your care upon Him for He cares for you.

  • Am I humble?
    • Are you humble?  Are you possessing God’s characteristics and being under the mighty hand of God?
  • What does being humble look like?
    • We are to humble ourselves.  If we are not humble, how can we get under God’s hand for Him to then lift us up in His due time?
  • Why does God tell us, tell you, to be humble?
    • We are to be humble so that He can lift us up and while we are living we are to cast all our care on Him and let Him carry our cares and concerns for us as we live out our lives.
    • “lifting us up” can mean when our lives are through here, if we are humble and have bowed to His authority and His sons saving grace, we will be lifted up and will be with Him in heaven when our lives here are completed.
  • And… How would the world look if we did this one thing: Be Humble? 
    • We would all he living humbly under the mighty hand of God, which would mean we are living by God’s rules and not man’s.  AND we would give God all our cares and therefore we would not have to worry, fret, or have fear.  That would be epic!
May you take a few moments from you busy schedule, print off the color-able and spend some time while coloring talking with the Lord and asking Him to show you how you can be more humble.

See you next week!

Blessings, Krista

A little note:  My computer has had a bit of a crash and my Microsoft word is not fully working, so I am not able to create the small version of your print-able.  Thank you for your understanding.

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Humility – Week 4: Walk Humbly

Hello Ladies,
Humility Week 4 Walk Humbly
This last week I was talking with my Mom and she asked if I was going to be lettering the verse in Micah 6:8 because it is one of her favorite verses.  To be totally honest, this is my husband’s favorite verse and one of my favorite verses too!  So, after my Mom asked about his verse, I was totally impelled to hand-letter this verse for you all this week.

How many of you also just love this verse?  I would love to know 🙂  Click the email icon at the end of this email and let me know!

Here is Micah 6:8 and it is lettered for you this week to print off as your print-able to be reminded of how to walk in this life.

  • He has shown you, O man, what is good;
    And what does the Lord require of you
    But to do justly,
    To love mercy,
    And to walk humbly with your God?
God wants you to walk Humbly with Him.
  • Not in-front of Him,
  • Not behind Him,
  • but WITH Him.
How totally awesome is that.  The God of this universe wants you to WALK WITH HIM.  Wow, take a breathe and pause for a moment and let it sink in… God wants you to walk – with – Him.  There is one stipulation to being able to walk with Him AND it is that you need to do it HUMBLY.  This is what is good.  Behave justly, LOVE mercy, and then walk humbly with your God.  Whose God?  Your God.

All I can say is … A-W-E-S-O-M-E

Let’s look at the questions we are asking ourselves about being Humble as we read Micah 6:8

  • Am I humble? 
    • Are you humble?  Are you able to walk WITH your God?
  • What does being humble look like?
    • Being humble is acting justly in our dealings with each other and loving mercy.  Having mercy is being willing to forgive and allow others in our lives to move forward.  Our mercy needs to extend to our husbands, children, friends, family members, strangers and enemies.  We are suppose to love and enjoy extending mercy to others. (This is not always easy for me to do especially when I have been emotionally hurt by someone.  But when I do extend mercy, which is an act of humility, putting my hurts feelings aside and not requiring something back, relationships can soar!  So hard to do, but so rewarding!!!)
  • Why does God tell us/you to be humble? 
    • According to Micah the prophet, when we are JUST and LOVE MERCY, we can walk humbly with our God.
    • So why be humble?  To be able to walk with our God, to be able to walk WITH our FATHER
  • And… How would the world look if we did this one thing: Be Humble? 
    • Justice and Mercy would reign in our dealing with each other and we would be walking WITH our God!
    • We would have lives of Peace!
      • Hmmm,…It would be like having heaven on Earth.  The Lord’s prayer would be actually happening…thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…
Ladies, let’s be just in our dealings and love mercy and then let’s walk humbly WITH our God!

May you have a wonderful week WALKING WITH YOUR GOD!

Blessings, Krista

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Humility – Week 3: He Guides the Humble

Hello Ladies,
It is Talk-able Tuesday!
Humility-Week-3-Humble-InstWe are continuing our talks on Humility and Psalm 25 is a great psalm. David starts the Psalm by saying:
Unto You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, I trust in You;
Let me not be ashamed;
Let not my enemies triumph over me.

Do you recognize these verses? I sang these verses as a praise song in church when I was a little girl.  There is nothing like singing the Word!

David began by telling the Lord that he trusts Him.  David is acknowledging the Lord and putting on humility.  He then goes on in verses 8-10 to tell us about the Lord and His character.  

Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
The humble He guides in justice,
And the humble He teaches His way.

All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth,
To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.

Let’s look at the questions we are asking ourselves about being Humble in relations to Psalm 25:8-10 

  • Am I humble?
    • Are you humble?  Are you able to hear the Lord?  Are you able to listen to the Lord.  If so, you are on your way to obtaining humility.
  • What does being humble look like?
    • When we are humble we can listen and hear the Lord.  We are not letting ourselves, our sin, our desires, or our ambitions get in the way.  We are repentant.
  • Why does God tell us/you to be humble?
    • God calls you to be humble so he can guide you in the ways that are just, and right AND He can teach you His way, not the worlds way, but His way to live and exist.
  • And… How would the world look if we did this one thing: Be Humble? 
    • If we were all being humble, listening the Lord and being guided by Him to be just and be taught by Him in His ways we would see the 10 commandments being lived out FOR REAL.  How exciting would that be? And this is just the beginning of what the Lord wants to teach us about His way.
Ladies, as you go through your week this week.  Print off my print-able (links below) and be reminded and encouraged to be Humble.  The Lord wants to guide and teach you in His way.  And where can we find the Lord’s way?  His way to live?  IN HIS WORD 🙂  Thank you Lord for your Word.  Start digging into His Word today!

May you have a wonderful week and I will see you next week!

Blessings, Krista

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Humility – Week 2: Humble Yourself

Hello Ladies,
I am so glad you are here! 
Let’s get H-u-m-b-l-e!

Humility-Week-2-Humble-yourCome and join me for a talk-able on my podcast to start our journey into what God says about being HUMBLE 🙂

We are going to ask and answer these questions as we journey into God’s word.
  • Am I humble?
  • What does being humble look like?
  • Why does God tell us to be humble?
  • And… How would the world look if we did this one thing: Be Humble? 
The picture you see in today’s post is your print-able for this week.  Please print it off and be encouraged that when we humble ourselves, the Lord will then be able to “lift you up” to do whatever He calls you to do.
All your links are below.See you on my podcast!  Have a great week.
Blessings, Krista
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