Invitation to Journey


Click on the following link to watch the introduction video:

Invitation to Journey


What our weekly journey will look like:

  • Intro Video:  Each week our time together will begin with one short intro video where I will share what the Lord’s been teaching me.
  • Read:  Then you will be asked to read the chapter.
  • Prayerfully Ponder Scripture:  Each week will also feature a short passage of scripture for you to prayerfully ponder.
  • Art Journal Example Video: Then I’ll share the page I art journaled and give a sample art journaling assignment – remember these can take as much or as little time as you’d like.  Even a 30 second sketch will help you process the material more deeply.
  • Process Through Art Journaling:  Then you get to create your art journal entry as you process with the Lord paying attention to whatever He wants to creatively teach you!
  • Application Video:  There will be a final video where I’ll share my application for the week and walk you through creating yours!
  • Create Application Page:  You get to create your application page and if you’d like share it with us on instagram using the hashtag #inherentlyworthy


This Week’s Challenge:

  1. Ask the Lord if He wants you to do this.
  2. If so, ask Him to help you come up with a plan for when you’ll be doing this.  My goal is to post each week’s video on Monday.
  3. Respond in the comment section below letting me know you’re in and share why you are joining this journey.
  4. Obtain the materials you’ll need to do this course (see below).
  5. Create your cover!  (remember to start with prayer asking the Lord what He wants this to be!  And for help if you’re artistically challenged like me! ;0)


Click on the following link to watch this week’s

Art Journal Demonstration Video


Materials Needed:

The Soul of Shame by Dr. Curt Thompson

Canson Mixed Media Art Journal 7×10 inch 98 lb paper

Crayola Colored Pencils 24 count*

Optional Materials:

*Water Color Pencils – I have fallen in love with using these!!!  They are incredible for creating backgrounds for both your quiet time pages as well as the pages you take notes on!  If you get these you won’t need to purchase regular colored pencils separately.

Scrapbook paper – This is one example – you can even buy single sheets at Michaels!  I’ve found beautiful paper makes any page look amazing!

Elmer’s glue sticks

Elmer’s glue for making Mod podge  – Mix this with 1/4 parts water and you have mod podge (though of course you can just buy mod podge if you’d rather. But this costs much less!)

Scissors, regular pens, markers, paint, stickers…  Have fun adding whatever catches your fancy!  I love to go to Tuesday Morning and peruse their craft section – it’s amazing what you can find there  and at greatly discounted prices!

Please feel free to comment below or email me through the contact page if you have questions!


See you next week!  ;0)




Are You An Innie or An Outie?

In Matthew 22 Jesus tells a fascinating story to illustrate what the kingdom of heaven is like.  This story is about a king who throws a wedding feast for his son.  Only problem – when he sends out the invitations no one wants to come.  So he sends out different servants and gives a more descriptive compelling invitation.  Still no one wants to come.  We’re told, instead, one goes off to his business, another to his field, while some of those invited treat the King’s servants shamefully, even murdering them!

After dealing with the murderers the King states, “The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy.”  When I read that a couple weeks ago that word “worthy” caught my attention and I wondered what it is in Greek.  I discovered it’s the word axios which means “inherent worth” as opposed to timios which means “attributed worth.”  And I wondered, “What gives someone worth in God’s eyes?”

According to this passage, it’s responding to God’s invitation!

Every son or daughter of the king has inherent worth!  A worth that never changes – even on our worst days!  When someone enters into a relationship with the King of Kings His Holy Spirit comes to live in you – talk about becoming a walking treasure box!  And your worth, your value is set for all eternity.  The moment this happens you become an innie!

Whereas timios is based on things outside us.  Timios (which can also be translated esteem, honor, respect) is constantly changing – dependent on what we have, what we do or what position we hold, or what other people think about us.  This is why when someone gets a bunch of money or achieves a high position they build a huge monument (eg., Absalom 2 Samuel 18:18).  Because Timios doesn’t last.

But here’s the really sad thing – the pursuit of Timios can get in the way of us responding to the King’s invitation.

Note what the people did instead of coming to the wedding feast, “they paid no attention d went off, one to his farm, another to his business…”  Why did they prefer working to attending a wedding feast?  If you think your value is outside you, that’s what you’re going to want to invest in!

Every single one of us was created with a deep desire to be valued because that’s how we were created to be.  But when sin entered the picture…shame entered the picture. That sense that there’s something wrong with me, that I’m not enough. Which makes us want to hide and look to things outside to regain what’s been lost!

For years I’ve struggled whenever I drop the ball, blow it, say something stupid and see reflected in someone’s eyes I just dropped a number of notches in their estimate of me.  I find myself saying “You’re such a loser!”

It wasn’t until spending time in the word during this quiet time in Matthew 22, where the Lord revealed I already have axios because of Jesus and how this differs from Timios that I realized what the real problem was.  I had value, but was looking elsewhere for what I already had!!!  How sad is that?

The next time I said something stupid, and saw my esteem plummet in someone’s eyes sure enough the first thing that came to mind was “I am such a loser.”  But this time I didn’t top there!  But continued, “what I’ve lost is timios but what really matters is axios, my true worth.  And nothing I do or say or what others think can ever touch that!”

I can’t begin to tell you the peace this is bringing to my heart!