Free Scripture Printables

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Friends,

I am so excited to share these with you because I have a confession to make.

Are you ready?

I am 100% horrible about Scripture memorization. Like quite actually the worst. I've been blaming it on sleep deprivation but the truth is, I've always been bad with memorizing details. You see, I'm more of a big picture kinda girl and my brain gets all wonky when I try to hang onto the little things. Like my keys... WHERE ARE THEY??? And names of people, Jesus take the Wheel I've started a NAMES notes section on my phone because I am just that bad and living in a new city... well that doesn't bode well for me. 

I like to think that my big-picture-gifting is awesome when I'm reading because I can outline exactly what the book is about and all it's main ideas, but please whatever you do don't quiz me on characters' names and other rather important but minor details. Ain't nobody got time for that... ok, well actually that's not true, a lot of people do. It just takes an INSANE amount of work on my behalf.

What I am trying to say is... memorizing Scripture is not my strong suit. HOWEVER, I am determined to overcome my brain's insufficiencies. 

So this past weekend I designed 24 Scripture Memorization Cards with some of my favorite passages in Psalms. I figured it's 2 passages a month so it's DOABLE for my sleepy memory and I wanted to make them pretty so I can washi tape them on mirrors or have them around the house and it not just be a 3x5 notecard (which is what I have currently by my kitchen sink so no judgement here for those of you who use that method too).

But when I was finished, I wanted to share them with you too!! 

Alas I give you these. 

Aren't they pretty??? 

(Ok, that feels a little braggy seeing as I designed them BUT I'm gonna leave it there anyways). 

They're 5.5 x 5.5 inches and you can print them on card stock (like the ones I found here) or just print them on paper, but if you are printing them at home (as opposed to using a printing service) be sure to change your printing settings to custom 5.5 x 5.5 or it'll print all wonky (like my memory). 

Y'all, these are 24 passages from Psalms that I really love. I spent a solid year reading through and studying Psalms and it revolutionized my walk with the Lord. That book has ministered to my soul in a variety of seasons and my prayer is that as you memorize these passages, they'll minister to you as well.

The Word is living and active and it doesn't return void! So for those of you who, like me, are frustrated with a lack of Scripture recall, take heart. The time you spend memorizing these verses is NOT in vain; even if it doesn't deliver the results you want, Scripture is having its way with you. 

As I was designing these and reading through Psalms and picking the passages out, I was amazed at how some of these passages had taken root in my life. I might not be able to quote it to you... YET... but that time I spent studying has not returned void. 

Ok, so onto the logistics. WOMP WOMP. 

In order to get the goods, you just need to put your info. in the box at the end of this post! Fill out the form below and you should get an automatic email with a link to download the Free Printables (if you have problems, comment below or shoot me a message)!!

And because I feel this needs to be said, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE SPAM from me. I promise to NOT fill your inbox with junk or to send you things daily. Ain't nobody got time for that. Amiright? 

But what I do promise to do is get fresh blogposts in your inbox as soon as they're ready AND I like to make sure that my email subscribers are the first to know any good news (ahem, give-aways, surprises, special insider info, etc.). 

Also, if you do decide to join me in this - holler back! I'd love to hear your experiences, see pics of the memorization cards in your homes/cars/desks/etc. You can tag me on instagram or shoot me a message here

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OK, much love and happy memorizing! 

Brittany

Hope is Hard :: Joy Comes

Preface :: Just a reminder to those hitting up this post first... This post is a part of a series over at www.HopeIsHard.com. If you want to hear the WHY behind why I'm posting over there (& then reposting over here) check out this post and it'll all make sense. XOXO.

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Yesterday I experienced my first big West Texas storm. Winds reaching 60-65 mph, rain, and hail rolled through our yards, neighborhoods, and little town. Our home is situated south of our city in the flatlands between two plateaus. Evidently, it’s not that uncommon in the spring for tornadoes and high winds to gust through.

As day turned to night, I stood in our backyard surrounded by a beautiful sky full of lightening, swooning over its grandness before the rain and winds came. My family thought I had lost my mind, standing in the darkness waiting for the storm. But I stood amazed with windblown hair and eyes on the sky.

Isn’t it crazy how something so beautiful can also be so damaging? 

The clouds rolled closer and as a gust of wind came and the rain started pelting, I took shelter inside.

Just as quickly as the storms came, they left.

This morning we woke up to a beautiful blue sky full of the fluffiest white clouds. The grass and newly budding trees appeared extra green. No damage was done to our home, but I’m hearing scuttle about a few cars damaged from hail and a few trampolines escaping yards and landing in others.

Isn’t that a lot like life?

Storms come, storms go. Sometimes they leave their mark, sometimes we go unscathed. But when the morning comes, the grass usually appears greener, the sky bluer, the air extra crisp. 

As I sit here reflecting on the storm and the beauty of a spring day, I am reminded of Lamentations 3. If you know me well, you know this passage is never far from my heart or mind. I love how the beginning of the chapter starts with a storm, with affliction, but we see a man who proclaims God’s faithfulness in the storm. 

Talking about affliction the writer says:

“My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me. But this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in Him.’” 

And then Psalms 30 says this,

 “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

You see, I think I’m drawn to watching storms roll in and out for a reason. Like the man in Lamentations 3, I too have seen affliction. I have walked (more like limped) through life’s storms. I know what it is to be damaged by winds, by the hail that life throws at us. But when the morning came, the damage was still there, but so was our God’s faithfulness. So even in the face of oncoming storms I stand in darkness proclaiming, “The Lord is my portion, therefore I will hope in Him.” Let come what may, but my feet are rooted, arms raised in praise, ready to boast in a faithful God amidst the storm.

Today, you might be in the middle of a storm. Wind and hail might be pelting your soul. My friend, hold fast to hope. His mercies are new every morning. Storms come and they go, but the steadfast love of the Lord endures forever.

Your morning will come.

This storm will pass.

And in the light of a new day, even if trees are uprooted and trampolines are moved, the grass will appear a bit greener and the sky a bit bluer.

Cheering you on,
Brittany

Posted on April 9, 2017 and filed under Hope is Hard, Suffering.

When the Bible feels BLAH.

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Today I sat down to study God's Word, and I'll be honest, I didn't want to. Some weeks I'm eager to study, other weeks it's a *hard* discipline.

But what I've been reminded of this week as I keep showing up to God's Word, is that it doesn't return void. The book I've been studying has felt a bit blah (sorry not sorry - just keeping it real), BUT as I've kept going, kept on fighting and starting again when I've missed days, I am reminded that His Word doesn't return void. Scripture is living and active and it can transform any heart/mind (even the most stubborn ones... ahem 🙋🏼). And while I've been kinda in a rut in the book I've been studying, God has ministered to my soul through the grand picture of the Bible and other passages that keep coming to mind as I read.

I share this because sometimes social media makes it look like we all have it together with our pretty Bible studies and gorgeous Bibles and fancy scripts. I think in an effort to encourage each other to get in God's Word, we've tipped the scales & we make it look like we come to Scripture and magically we're refreshed and renewed. We've neglected to show the HARD part of studying Scripture. And so unintentionally we give off the impression that if you come to Scriptures and leave frustrated then that's on you.

Well, Yes and No.

(A) Gods Word isn't designed to be your daily feel good pick me upper. So if you're looking at it that way, you're going to be disappointed... a lot.

But (B) it also NEVER returns void. So if you're showing up & diving in, even the blah days aren't wasted. Every word of this book is inspired and active. But walking with the Lord is hard sometimes. Reading and studying Scripture can be a difficult discipline to maintain.

So if you're out there, wrestling with a daily time with the Lord, let me encourage you... YOU are not alone. This wasn't made to be easy. But even the hard parts, the failures and the get back ups, those are ALL worth it in the end. He will accomplish His purpose.

Keeping reading. 

Keep praying. 

Keep wrestling with the Lord. 

Pressing on WITH you,

Posted on April 5, 2017 .