Who am I?

Hello Ladies,

I am so glad that you have joined me today!

Let me ask you a question right off:  Who are you? … Ladies, who are you?!?

This month we are going to be diving into God’s word to read what God says about who you are and let me tell you God has much to say on this topic.  How awesome is that.  God knew that we would have this question at various times in our lives and He gives us direct answers in His word to this vary question.

Join me on my podcast and learn who God says you are!

And here are your print-ables for this week to continue to encourage you with God’s word. Print off your print-able and be reminded and encouraged that You are Chosen!

May you have a great week knowing God chose you to be apart of His family.  I look forward to seeing you next week for talk-able Tuesday.

Blessings, Krista

Let’s Get Praying – Keep it up!

Hello LASF Ladies!

It is talk-able Tuesday and I am so glad you are here.

I have a serious question.  How are things going for you? Really?  How are things regarding your relationships?  Your family? Your city? Your state? Your country? If the answer is that things are not going well, then it is time to PRAY and time to keep PRAYING!

Ladies, I believe it is not a coincidence that this month we are focusing on PRAYER.  I believe it is not a coincidence that I keep hearing Christian leaders calling for God’s people to PRAY.  I just read a letter from Dr. James Dobson and a letter from Rabbi Johnathan Cahn calling God’s people to PRAY.  I believe it is not a coincidence that I was reading 1 Peter 4 & 5 last week just before I met with the Fervent Book Club Ladies, and it says

1 Peter 4:7-8: But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.  And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 5: 8-10: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.  But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

I believe all these things are happening because it is time for me to PRAY and it is time for you to PRAY.  To PRAY Ladies!  Pray for your marriage.  Pray for your family.  Pray for your church.  Pray for your city, your state, and your country.  We need to be on our knees before God Praising Him, confessing our sin to Him, pleading with Him to restore these things back to himself and that His TRUTH will reign, and thanking God for Jesus and His sacrifice.  Then be still and rest in the Lord knowing He hears your Prayers

Ladies keep PRAYING!  Be fervent in your PRAYER.  I feel an urgency.  Pray for God to have forgiveness and mercy on you and on your spouse, family, city, state, and country.

Keep Praying, in the good times and in the bad times.  We are living in a post-christian time.  God’s TRUTH is not accepted or respected by the majority.  We need to be in PRAYER in these days, so we can be strong and in direct communication with our Lord, the Lord of the Bible.  Keep PRAYING!

As always, I have a print-able for you. Your print-able this week is to encourage you to PRAY ALWAYS.  Please take a moment to print your Craft-able print-able and make your two bookmarks.  Use them as you read a book and use them in your Bible to be reminded to PRAY ALWAYS.  You can also keep one and give one away to encourage a friend to PRAY ALWAYS.

Love you ladies and blessings to you as you keep praying and making prayer a default response to your life circumstances.

See you next Tuesday for Talk-able Tuesday!

Krista

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Here is your Craft-able! – CLICK HERE

Let’s Get Praying! – How to start praying

Hello Ladies,

How are you this week?  Have you been praying? No? …Kind of? … Not really?  Well, there is not better time to start than now.   But first, have you made your prayer jar from last week’s print-able?  If not, I want to encourage you to do this because there are 35 Bible verses to cut out and put in a jar and for the next 35 days you will be encouraged by scripture to pray and the bible verses will tell you what God says about prayer, and how God says to how to pray.  CLICK HERE FOR YOUR PRAYER JAR BIBLE VERSES. Let’s set ourselves up for success.  Let’s get strategic.

In the book FERVENT by Priscilla Schirer, she is calling women to be serious, specific, and strategic in regard to their prayer life.  This is biblical.  God says in Ephesians 6 to pray continuously because our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces in the air and in Jeremiah 29 God says that when we call on Him and pray, He will listen. Ladies, we need to be in prayer for God to hear us and for us to hear Him.

So, with that being said, let’s get strategic! 

  1. This week let’s set a goal regarding your prayer life. (I have done this as well, just to let you know)  I want to encourage you to set a certain time to pray, establish a certain place to pray, and set a certain length of time to pray.   Maybe you want to write your goal down or tell someone what you are doing so they can keep you accountable.
  2. You now have your prayer goal.  Now what?  Start to pray.  “How?” you ask.  I thought you would never ask.  You can start by using the Prayer Strategy I wrote on the Prayer Card I created.  Here is a link to my Prayer Card, which was one of last week’s print-ables. CLICK HERE FOR YOUR PRAYER CARD PRINT-ABLE.
  3. Also, to give you suggestions on how to pray, I heard a wonderful podcast from Jennifer Rothschild on her podcast entitled 4:13 Podcast with Jennifer Rothschild.  She was interviewing Sheila Walsh.  I want to invite you to listen to this podcast.  I have the link below.  Sheila has also written a book about prayer and she talks about a wonderfully effective and simple “one-word” and “two-word” prayer you can pray when you just do not know how to pray.  This is where I got the one and two-word prayers I put on your prayer card.  Thank you, Sheila Walsh!

Ladies, I want to encourage you to print off your color-able print-able for today and while you are listening to this podcast you can color your color-able that tells you that the Lord will hear you when you call on him and pray.  May you enjoy listening to Jennifer and Sheila as they talk about prayer and may you continue to be inspired and encouraged to make a prayer goal for yourself and then start praying!

Here is a quote from Sheila to encourage you to keep praying even when it is hard.  She says, “Pray hardest when it’s hardest to pray.”

Let’s make prayer a default response to our life circumstances.

Blessings and I will see you next week for talk-able Tuesday,

Krista

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Here is your Color-able to print off Large – CLICK HERE

Here is your Color-able to print off small – CLICK HERE

And

Here is Jennifer Rothschild podcast on Prayer – CLICK HERE

Be a REFRESHMENT to Others

Hello LASF Ladies and thank you for joining me at the Blog.

Moose-smHow has your week been?  I pray that you have taken time this month to allow the Lord to REFRESH your soul.

Last December I told my husband that I would love to see a moose this Winter on our property.  I love nature and all God has created and living on our piece of property in a rural setting allows me to see and live right in the middle of God’s creation.  Well…one morning last week I opened my font door to go feed our chickens and when I looked to my right there was a female moose getting ready to approach the salt lick, which we set out for the wild deer, elk and moose who cross through our property.  I hurried back inside to grab my phone and take a picture.  After I took the picture, I was able to stand there and watch her.  So awesome to watch and just take a moment to breathe and allow the Lord to “refresh” my soul.  Do you ever have moments like that?  A moment where you were able to be refreshed in your soul?  Our God is so good.

Whoever refreshes_20210118_0002I would like to invite you to listen to my podcast this week to look into God’s word  and be encouraged to not only allow the Lord to REFRESH your soul, but to allow the Lord to use you as a REFRESHMENT to others.  His word says that when we refresh others we too will be refreshed.

Come, listen and be REFRESHED by God’s word! See you there!!

Also, as always here is your pint-able to be able to keep God’s word in front of you each day.

I will see you next week for Talk-able Tuesday.  We are gearing up to talk about PRAYER during the month of February.

Blessings to you,

Krista

REFRESH Your Soul

Refresh-colorable-staged-smHello Ladies,

We are mid-way through January.  How are you doing?  How is your soul?  Are you taking moments to allow the Lord to refresh your soul? This last week, did you take a moment and allow the Lord’s creation, His glory, to refresh you?  If not, it is not too late and whenever you are needing a refreshing from the Lord remember to take a moment in His creation.  He will refresh you!

I have been reading through the book of James.  It has been a while since I have read this book.  James does such a great job outlining how we are to live and behave as those who have been saved through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.  It has been a refreshing time to take a moment and look at how I am to live as one saved through Jesus.  Am I following and obeying God’s word?  Because when I am my soul is at peace and I feel fresh and ready to face each day.

When you are in need of refreshing your soul, go to God’s word.  It is full of truth and wisdom.

Psalm 19:7 says:

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.

This is such a simple thing to do and yet sometimes we go to everything else but God’s word. 

  • Ladies, right now and each day this week take some time to be in God’s word. 
  • It is prefect for REFRESHING your soul. 
  • It is trustworthy and will give you wisdom.
  • Do not wait another day!  Go to His word and dwell there.  Your soul will thank you 🙂

As always, your print-able is ready.  This week it is a color-able print-able! May you continue to be encouraged by God’s word as you read it and color your color-able.  It is there to refresh your soul and give you wisdom.

I will see you next week for Talk-able Tuesday and it is a Talk-able Podcast! (Spoiler alert!)  I am excited to talk with you.  Keep watch in your inbox for your gift of encouragement!

Blessings Always,

Krista

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Print-ables

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  • A Note from me to you:
    • If you have not started to follow LASF 4 Women on Facebook, now is the time.  Come and be encouraged by other ladies and encourage other ladies.  More content will be added as this months continues and as the Lord gives me time:)
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Being REFRESHED

Refresh-the-weary-smallHello LASF Ladies!

Have you ever taken a moment and noticed your surroundings?  Noticed all the things that grow and happen in creation?  Noticed a sunrise on a crisp, clear, Winter morning and all the colors it produces?  And when we take that moment and take a deep breathe a sense of refreshing begins to happen.  Why is this?

In Isaiah 6:3 we read:  And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!”

Nature, all living things, the awesome array of colors we see are made by God and show us His glory.  The whole earth is full of His glory.  In Genesis it says that we are made in God’s image and He breathed life into us.  So, it totally makes sense why we feel refreshed when we spend time in God’s creation.  We are being washed in His glory, being refreshed by God and His glory.

Ladies, are you weary and need to be refreshed?

Jeremiah 31:25 says, I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.

A Little Challenge:  One way to allow the Lord to refresh you and your soul is to let His creation refresh you.

  • I want to encourage you this week to take a moment, breathe deep and observe God’s creation: His glory.
    • I know that when you do you will begin to feel the Lord refresh your weary soul.
    • For me, whenever I watch a sunrise or sunset I am filled up with awe and wonder and my soul feels refreshed.  The colors in the sky are amazing and it just fills me up!
  • I would love to hear what you observed in creation and how the Lord refreshed you.
    • Leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you and be encouraged.

As always, your print-able is ready for you to print off to continue to be reminded that God wants to refresh the weary and will satisfy the faint, that means He wants to refresh and satisfy you and your soul.  How awesome is that!  God is so good.

Have a super week and keep watch in your inbox next Tuesday for your gift of encouragement!

Blessings Always, Krista

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PRINT-ABLES

  • Print-able: I will refresh the weary – Click Here
  • Print-able: I will refresh the weary small – Click Here

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  • A Note from me to you:
    • If you have not started to follow LASF 4 Women on Facebook, now is the time.  Come and be encouraged by other ladies and encourage other ladies.  I did my first FB Live chat.  It is still there for you to see.  More content will be added as this months continues and as the Lord gives me time:)
    • Also if you would like to share LASF with a friend and have them receive a weekly gift of encouragement each Tuesday in their inbox, share this link www.livingasustainablefaith.com and encourage them to “Join our Email List”  by clicking the button in the right corner.

Happy New Year to You!

HNY-color-fix-2-smHello LASF Ladies!

We made it to 2021.  Wow!

The word REFRESH keeps coming to my mind.  Are you in need of some REFRESHMENT?  I know I am.

As this month continues and we are in the word, I am looking forward to allowing the Lord to REFRESH our souls.

May you have a wonderful relaxing New Year’s Day!

I will see you this coming Tuesday, Jan. 5th for “Talk-able Tuesday”.  Keep watch in your inbox and get ready to open your gift of encouragement from LASF.

Talk soon!
Blessings,
Krista

Have You Made Your “Cup of PEACE?”

Hello Ladies!

Have you made your “Cup of Peace”? It is not too late and it is so worth it! I have all the links below.

A verse I picked this last week from my Cup of Peace that stood our to me was Isaiah 26:3-4:  It reads:

  • “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.  Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”
  • I am reminded that when I am steadfast, moving in God’s direction, the Lord will keep me in His peace and I am told that the Lord is the ROCK ETERNAL!  He is forever solid, like a rick, and I can trust in that and have His peace. Amen!

Is there a verse that has touched you in some way?  I would love to hear about it and so would the other ladies.  I am always strengthened and encouraged by other believers testimonies. (You can comment below)

Here are all your links to make your Cup of Peace and to print off your hand-lettered Peace print-able:

Click Here for your 30 Peace Bible verses to make your Cup of Peace: Click Here

Click Here for your Peace Print-able: Click Here

Click Here for your small Peace Print-able: Click Here

You can also purchase our original “Cup of Peace” Click Here

When you order our “Cup of PEACE” you will receive:

  • Our PEACE mug
  • 30 Bible Verses about PEACE printed on lime green paper
    • ( ready for you to cut them out)
  • 1 Magnetic Clip (to hold all your verses together once you unfold them
  • 1 Living a Sustainable Faith Bookmark
  • All for $15 + shipping

I will talk with you July 28th!

Blessings, Krista

A Cup of JOY!

Hello Ladies

I am excited to have you join me this week and I want to invite you to join me for the next four weeks in June as we dig into God’s word to see what He has to say about JOY. (just to let you know, Joy is one of my most favorite words!)

Today and for the rest of this month we are going to:

  1. Dig into God’s word to read about what God has to say about Joy
  2. Search for how we can have JOY in any circumstance and what that means
  3. Learn some practical things to do to start experiencing the deep-felt JOY God wants us to have.

Join me for today’s talk-able where I:

  1. encourage you to be in God’s word,
  2. which is where to start to be able to search how to have joy in any circumstance and
  3. to encourage you to make a Cup of JOY for yourself to use this month to get yourself into God’s word to read what he says about joy.

Let’s get going!

Here is your print-able to make your Cup of Joy – Click Here

Here is your hand lettered print-able – Click Here

Here is your hand-lettered small print-able – Click Here

Clean Life, Clean Living (Part 1)

Hello ladies and thank you for joining me today!

I have to tell you, I have had the flu/cold sickness for the past week and a half and I am ready to be feeling better.  I sill have a lingering cough and so with that being said my talk-able this week is short, but sweet.  Thank you for your understanding.

As Winter is ending and Spring is approaching, I decided to postpone my talks “He Makes All Things New” until April when Spring is in full motion.  This month with the Winter days getting longer, the snow melting up here in Northern Idaho and with starting to physically feel better, I feel the need to start to clean things up in my life.   I am getting the urge to deep clean my house and feel the need to have the Lord deep clean my life as well.  Do you ever feel this way?

I want to encourage you today that the Lord wants to clean us up! He wants to clean you up. Why?  So we can have a clean life and be righteous, full of right living, so we can be in a great relationship with our God and with others around us.

Enjoy todays talk-able and join me March 24th for the second part of Clean Life, Clean Living.

For this week’s print-able Click Here

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For this week’s print-able as a screen saver Click Here

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