Palm Sunday is coming this weekend – the start of Holy Week, a celebration of Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem. As He made His entry into the city, He was greeted by a crowd of people. They were waving palm branches in the air and laid them across His path.
I knew I wanted to incorporate these palm fronds into this week’s Project Faith™ cards. And in my research, I discovered that in ancient times, palm branches symbolized goodness and victory. Pretty cool revelation. So, let’s lay down our figurative palm fronds and welcome Him into every aspect of our lives this week!
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I’ve heard and read this week’s Project Faith™ verse many times, “Be still and know that I am God.” It doesn’t mean to be unconcerned or indifferent to the world. It simply means to be assured of who reigns over all things. It doesn’t mean, “do nothing.” We are His hands and feet, but He is the one who directs us.
My prayer is that we all slow down this week to thank Him, praise Him, and know Him better.
Thanks to everyone who continues to visit my little corner of the internet each week! I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying this series!! Have a wonderful weekend.
I celebrated my birthday last week, and one of my favorite gifts was a new daily devotional book. The very first of those readings was about how God explains his own being in Exodus. God called Himself “I am.” The devotional points out the present tense of these two words. He was. He is. He will always be.
This is the inspiration behind Project Faith™ Week Eleven. One card says simply, I am. The other is intended for journaling what you are… faithful, fearful, hopeful, excited… Both of these cards are accompanied by a messy polka dot pattern card.
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Do you know the song Thrive by Casting Crowns? This is one of those choruses I find myself belting out while doing laundry, making dinner, etc. While I am no singer, I certainly have passion for it. My family must love me, because they let me go for it! Anyway, I’ll spare you of that experience and you can hear the actual band perform it here:
“Just to know You and
To make You known
We lift Your name on high
Shine like the sun make darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more
Than ordinary lives
It’s time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive”
This week’s Project Faith™ cards are centered around this single word, “thrive.” As the song defines it… to know Him and to make Him known. I’ve included a versatile journal card in the set, which I plan on using to record my goals for the week. Asking myself, “what can I do this week to thrive?”
To me, that means showing love to others.
- Sending a condolence card to a co-worker who lost her mother recently
- Paying for someone else’s meal
- Donating warm clothes to a shelter
- Praying for a friend who is facing a difficult decision
- Making deliciously sweet treats for my family
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CALL FOR PROJECTS
I’m hoping to showcase a variety of Project Faith™ projects over the next several months, and I would LOVE to feature yours! Will you share your pages, layouts, hybrid projects, etc with me? You can email them to me at email@example.com. I will confirm receipt for every project I get, and you’ll know when yours is being featured!
Little Man is every bit of two years old and is exercising his independence. For the last several months, he’s been extremely picky about what he eats. Mostly he wants starches – bread, oatmeal, waffles, etc. So I turned to the internet to figure out how I can incorporate even a couple of vegetables into a baked sweet bread. I’ve adapted a couple of recipes to create my own delicious treat our whole family can enjoy!
Introducing Zucchini Carrot Apple Bread
If you’re looking for a new way to feed your family a couple of extra vegetables, give this a try!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 1/4 cup King Arthur all purpose white flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup grated zucchini
- 1/2 cup grated carrot
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the sugar and blend.
- In a separate small bowl, mix the eggs, applesauce and oil. Then add it to the flour mixture, and mix again.
- Then fold in the zucchini and carrots.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan, and bake in preheated oven for approximately 50 minutes or until cooked through.
- Let cool slightly, then slice and enjoy!