5 Minutes Monday

Today I have something excited to share with you. But first, Thank You for spending your 5 minutes to read and pray with me today for the Unreached and Bibleless People Groups.

Our Focus UPG today is Penghulu People. They are about 30,000 people live in this area in Sumatra Island.

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Their language is a mixture of the Minangkabau language and the Jambi Malay language, widely spoken by every one, every day. They don’t have one verse of God’s word in their language. The largest religion is Islam. Though in general the Penghulu are Muslims, they still cling to traditional animistic beliefs for everyday life. They believe that strong spirits inhabit sacred sites. Some are still in the habit of giving offerings to appease the spirits. Many people seek help from the shaman for daily needs like treating the sick or casting out evil spirits.

Would you join me today to pray for them?

  • Ask for God to send His workers to this people, to reach them strategically.
  • Ask that doors will be open for translation work to give them access to God’s word.
  • Ask God’s Kingdom will be there, His will be done for this people as it is done in Heaven.
  • Ask God to show you how you can be part of His works for this people.

And here’s the exciting news!

One of Wycliffe’s partner organizations, The Seed Company, released a new Devotional e-Book, Joy In All Circumstances. It’s a beautiful devotional designed to both encourage the reader and prompt them to pray for the Bibleless People Group.

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You can download the free devotional HERE (or click on the picture to download). And please feel free to share this blessing with your families and friends 🙂

And would you please consider to join us as a Prayer Partner? Visit TSC Prayer page to join as a Prayer Partner!

THANK YOU! Your partnership in prayer and financial give these people access to God’s word that will change their lives when they read it in the language they can understand best! Our prayer that God bless you abundantly!

Remain in Christ = Unity with God

In the last few days, this verses from John 15:1-8 fill my heart and mind… Jesus said,

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.

 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you…

That phase speaks loud to me. Nothing that Jesus wants more from all of us, who follow Him and trust in Him, is simply to remain in Him and His words remain in us. In other word, we stay in Jesus and have His words live in and be part of out lives.

Later He says that we may ask for anything we want and it will be granted! This is not about “whatever we want” in our flesh desire, but when we live in Jesus and His words live in us, everything we want is align with God’s will and desire. Because He is working in us with the power of His Word and Holy Spirit. We live by the Holy Spirit and not by flesh. And anything we ask in Jesus’ name that what will be granted to us.

At the end, we will produce the fruits of the Holy Spirit, becoming the true disciples of Jesus and that brings the great glory to God! The goal is to bring the glory for God only!

Remaining in Jesus leads us to live in unity with God. Isn’t that amazing truth? I want to live in unity with God all of my days. One way to remain in Jesus and have His words in us is to read the Bible, memorize the verses and meditate them all day.

When I read the Bible and some verses speak loud to me, I will write them in my small note book, a note card and tape it on the wall right beside my desk, and sometimes even I scrapbook it 🙂 So that I can read it all the time, remind me of God’s promises and His presence, and that is my bread.

Another way is I join HelloMornings challenge. This has been an amazing challenge for me to wake up earlier that anyone in my house, have some time with God in His word and prayer time. I love the to see how God speak through all the lades in my group and WOW… always get a surprise encouragement from them every single day! I am so thankful! There will be a new challenge this coming February! And I hope you all can join us and be blessed!

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I found this these free Bible verse quotes downloadable desktop background at Meat Me In The Meadow blog yesterday.

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Aren’t they beautiful? You can go and download them HERE and have God’s word always on your screen every time you turn your computer on. This is just one of many ways to have God’s word alive around you, that you can read all the time….

So, share with us, how do you have God’s word in you every day?

Why Memory Keeping Matters

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Every one has hobby. I have some hobbies, or I call them fun things I love to do as family or just by myself. Two of them are scrapbooking and making cards. I am still learning and exploring my style. So, I join Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant 3 months ago because they supply what I need for my hobby: papers, kits, stamps, inks, markers, embellishments, tools, etc.

As an Independent Consultant, I am free to manage my own time to do it. I still have the Quite Time with my God on top of my priority, followed by my family, ministry, then my hobby and business. When I joined my friend, Elizabeth’s (she is a wonderful friend and paper crafter!) team, I pray God will bless this not for my own needs, but also use this to bless others, too.

Why Close To My HeartThis is why I choose this paper crafting company and love their products 🙂 I hope after you watch this video, you’ll know why and will love it too!

If you have any questions about Close To My Heart, or anything, please feel free to send me email or leave a comment on this post. I will get back to you as soon as possible 🙂

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You are welcome to visit my Close To My Heart website and shop with me :D

Close To My Heart is retiring some of their product this month. You can check the Retiring Product List Here  available until July 31 while supply last!

Join and like my Facebook fan page for more updates, inspirations and great deals. Grab this free printable tag to share the Happiness with others!  It is available from now through July 31. Attach them to a gift or hide them around the house and watch the happy happen!

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Have a happy crafty day!

Customizing Photobook: Tutorial and Freebie

Did you know that you can get a FREE photobook?
If you create a photobook and then choose to share with professional printing you can get a FREE 6×6 Photobook.
Just use code BK6FRE on the ordering page and you can get a FREE book!
What’s even better about this deal is that you can also share this offer with your readers.

You can get more details at http://www.mymemories.com/lifetime

Here’s the video tutorial:

My Memories Suite V3 is #1 rated digital scrapbooking software! This is the super easy software for digital scrapbooking I ever used! This software can do many things that Photoshop/Photoshop Element can do, and way cheaper! You can try the MMS for FREE before you buy it! You will find out by yourself what you can create with this software. Moreover, you can get $10 OFF with my special code STMMMS3393 (sensitive case, just copy and paste the code when you check out). PLUS you will get $10 gift certificate to the online digital store! How’s that for saving money? 😀

Purse Cards: Tutorial and Freebies

Today we have a great freebie for you!! Woohoo! Who doesn’t like Freebies?! 😀
Purse Cards that you can use for tea parties, bridal showers, baby showers, baby announcements: the possibilities are endless what you can do with these cute cards. They even work great as a fun dress-up for little girls.


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Now, all of MyMemories Friday Freebies will be MyMemories Suite V3 Compatible. What does that mean??.? It means that you can now load the freebies directly into your MyMemories Suite V3 Software, and then completely customize them with any paper and embellishments that you have.

MyMemories Suite V3 is #1 rated digital scrapbooking software. This is the super easy software for digital scrapbooking I ever used! This software can do many things that Photoshop/Photoshop Element can do, and way cheaper! You will find out by yourself what you can create with this software. You can get $10 OFF with my special code STMMMS3393 (sensitive case, just copy and paste the code when you check out). Plus you will get $10 gift certificate to the online digital store. How’s that for saving money? 😀

Tutorial to customize your Purse Cards using MyMemories Suite V3:

1. Download template file and install it into your software
2. Using MyMemories Suite, choose Create Album From Designer Template and find your project
3. Now you can print and enjoy the provided template, or customize it with your own papers and embellishments.

TIP: You can right-click on the white guide and lock it in place to keep it from moving while you are working. Make sure this is the top layer of your project before printing.
Instead of adding the paper as a background paper, you can add it as an embellishment so that you can move the paper around. This is especially useful when using papers with stripes or circles, so you can decide which part of the paper you want to use.
Once it is added as an embellishment, you can now select the paper and move it into the position you want it.

Just SAVE and PRINT on cardstock!

Holiday Gift From NettioDesigns

DECEMBER IS HERE! I am so happy!

I hope you are getting ready for the Holly Jolly Christmas, it’s getting closer! 23 Days from TODAY! WOW!

I would like to spread the word from NettioDesigns today. She has a FREEBIE for you! Yes, A Freebie!

It’s a full 4-pages PDF file full of journaling prompts, photo ideas and even a planning page you can use to jot down your topic ideas and December events.

So, just click here and download it at NettioDesigns for FREE!