Traceables for Bible Journaling…from Kelly O’Dell Stanley

Y’all might remember that I am a fan of both the creativity of Bible journaling and Kelly O’Dell Stanley’s fabulous Designed to Pray prayer journal.  (You can see my review of Designed to Pray by clicking on the book title.)



I do love Bible journaling.  In fact, as you can see in the image above, I actually even have a Bible journal with extra-wide margins made just for drawing, painting, and journaling.

Sometimes, though, I have a hard time coming up with what to do with those journals.  Sometimes the creativity is brimming over and sometimes the well is dry.

However, my favorite author on prayer, Kelly O’Dell Stanley (see my Designed to Pray review *smiley face*), published a really neat printable on her blog to jump-start Bible journaling creativity.  And it’s free for anyone to download at Kelly O’Dell Stanley.

Here’s just a sampling of three cool pages you can get:

With these, you just place the rectangle underneath your page in your journaling Bible, trace, and then you color or paint!  So fun–and they’re all Bible truths straight from God’s Word.  Paired with lovely images!

You can get these free from Kelly O’Dell Stanley’s blog.  Just click on Free Bible Journal Traceables to print or download your own.

Enjoy!  –Wren


Join me for the FREE “Make One Freeze One Challenge” this week–with free freezer meal plans!

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Have you had a chance to read our review of the Best Freezer Meals ever?  I posted it earlier this month.  MyFreezEasy is nothing short of amazing.  We loved it!  We loved the ease of preparing and freezing meals; the simplicity of just pulling one out of the freezer for the crockpot, stovetop, or oven; and the taste and healthfulness of the meals.  Just. Love. It!

Now–you can try a week’s worth of MyFreezEasy meals absolutely free!

Erin Chase at MyFreezEasy has created a challenge just for you that is absolutely free:  the Make One, Freeze One Challenge.  If you sign up here for the challenge, you will receive a week’s worth of Erin’s most delicious freezer meals free of charge!  She has selected 4 categories that you can choose from (and she has the meals listed under each one so that you have an idea of what you’re getting to try):

  • Traditional Meal Plan
  • Clean Eats/All Chicken/Gluten-Free Meals
  • Slow Cooker Plan
  • Ground Beef Plan

The idea with this plan is for you to make two meals each time you cook of the same recipe.  Then, you eat one meal and freeze the other for a later date.  Amazing!

You’re not committing to anything when you sign up.  But you are going to love this!  It has been a lifesaver for us the last couple of months to have MyFreezEasy meals tucked in our freezer!

Give it a shot.  Try it out for free…

and check out the delicious, amazing meals from MyFreezEeasy!  I’ll be back this week with more, and sharing with you my own experiences.

Just sign up here to start.  Enter your email address, then you’ll be able to select which of the 4 meal plans above that you want to try out.  You’ll receive 5 recipes from that category.  Then—you’re off!

Be sure to let me know if you try this out.

I want to hear about your experiences!

Enjoy!  –Wren

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Bountiful Living Link Up ~ February 2016

What has bountiful living looked like for you over the past month?

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February is generally a wonderful month for us.  We have family birthdays, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day.  Our homeschool coop is off and running for the spring.  We usually get in a playdate or two.

Sadly, this year, February also brought us the loss of a loved one, very unexpectedly.

But I do want to share with you a Bible passage that has been comforting to me over the last couple of weeks.  Normally, I read in the NIV, the NAS, or occasionally The Message.  But I love the way the King James Version presents this  Ephesians 3:14-21:

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

God is good.  And He is with us, in all that we do.  🙂

What has been happening in your household this month?  Kemi from Homemaking Organized and I would love for you to link up and share your stories!  The link up is below, so please join us!

Free Printable

Also—I do have a fun free printable that I’d like so share with you!  After several months of freezing weather, we’ve suddenly had a gorgeous swath of warm weather.  So, I’ve made some fun springtime gift tags for you.  Just click finchnwren printable Springtime Gift Cards to print!

Springtime Gift Cards

Be sure to visit Kemi at Homemaking Organized…she has a lovely gardening printable for you today!

Enjoy!  –Wren


Happy Presidents’ Day! Free Games, Goodies and Printables

Presidents' Day goodies

Happy Presidents’ Day!

I wanted to share some fun educational goodies with you today, as you study Presidents’ Day with your kiddos!

Just click on Presidents’ Day Goodies, and you’ll find a Presidents’ Word Search, a Presidents’ Matching Game (full of famous and not-so-famous quotes by our nation’s leaders), and recipe links to Famous First Ladies’ Desserts.  So today, you can exercise your minds and your cooking abilities!

Thankful we do live in the United States of America.

Enjoy!  –Wren

Things We Love: Homeschool Freebie of the Day

Have you heard of Homeschool Freebie of the Day?  If you’ve been homeschooling for any length of time, I’ll bet you have!  But, have you ever explored this amazing website for homeschoolers?

On the Homeschool Freebie of the Day website, you’ll find a truly amazing plethora of activities, mp3 recordings, handouts, living books….so many things that parents can beautifully use with their children!  Over the years, I’ve downloaded things as varied as:

  • Periodic Table of the Elements games
  • Art lessons and information
  • Math helps
  • Living books
  • Holiday resources
  • and so much more.

Homeschool Freebie of the Day even has a way you can regularly learn about each week’s offerings (they have 5 each week, for Monday thru Friday).  You can sign up to receive their emails.  And you’ll never miss a cool freebie.  Some of the freebies are one-day-only giveaways, so you don’t want to forget them!  I usually jot the ones I’m very interested in on my calendar.

Check out Homeschool Freebie of the Day.  It’s a wonderful resource!

Enjoy!  –Wren



Quote of the Day: Mothering…..and for you, a free Mom Conference!

Here is a lovely thought for all you moms out there today:

“If every morning you look at your child as a gift from God, a blessing that He has bestowed today, and thank Him for that blessing, you will approach your children with love, patience, and grace. You have to bow your knee and say, “God, you really are good and you knew exactly what you were doing when you gave me this child.”
Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae

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And, would you like some mom refreshment?  You can sign up for this free and wonderful Mom Conference, which will run October 13-15, 2015, all online.  Register here at Mom Conference to hear fantastic speakers and receive encouragement and uplifting!

Enjoy!  –Wren

“Thick As Thieves” — free today at

You may remember reading my review on Susan K. Marlow’s Thick As Thieves several weeks ago.  It has been a wonderful family read-aloud and we’re looking forward to checking out more of Ms. Marlow’s books.  But today, I have a surprise for you!

Susan K. Marlow's "Thick As Thieves"

Susan K. Marlow’s “Thick As Thieves”

You can get your very own copy of the ebook version today on!  Just click on and it will take you to the web page.  You might even find other great Christian ebook freebies there!

Enjoy!  –Wren