The Little Wolf Diaries :: One year on

Okay, so just in case your human and crazy minds think that I am one, or something like that, stop there. SOMETHING turned one. What I mean is that one month ago my blog turned one. My widdle baby blog. Looking back at the year gone by now there are many things that I have learnt, and things that I realise that I need to learn, so I thought that if I wanted to change, I need to say it out loud and proud, so here I go.

To make myself seem more confident and feel more confident, I will state what I have learnt. Preparation, be prepared, have your photos ready, have blog posts ready months before hand. I didn’t follow this all the time but again, there are things that I still need to learn. Writing, okay, I have always been a bit of a creative writer. All my teachers tell me that my essays are always a bit dramatic…. hey, you can’t please everyone. I am more confident, I write quicker and everything comes easier.

Alright, I feel more confident now, so what do I have to work on? Blogging more often. My blog, which is something I love tends to take the back seat… Church and faith life, school and life, in general, tends to get in the way. So I will try harder to blog more often. Um, being prepared more often. I know I mentioned this before, buuuut… no one is perfect. Doing more craft posts! Craft and design were the goals for this blog and it tends to get shoved behind in the rush to get a post out!

Okay, so here you go. It’s not everything that I need to work on buuut it’s a start.

If there is something that I need to work on the comment below, or email me via littlewolvesnco@gmail.com

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Faith :: Everything for the better

Have you ever dealt with the death of a parent or grandparent, maybe a brother or sister. If you have you know all to well the grief and the sorrow that comes with it. Last year my opa (grandparent to all you normal people) (we are dutch heritage if you must know) passed away after a long and hard battle with lung cancer. He was an amazing man, he taught me so much and there isn’t a day that I don’t think about him. But now, a year or so on from his death I look back and see that he taught me so many things when he was sick, that I should put others first, see how they are, to stay strong, to always rely on God and to see the good that is coming from the bad times.

FaithThe biggest lesson though would have to be that everything works out for the better. Most of you out there would be surprised to hear that, and maybe even shocked but now looking back I can see that I became a better person. Yes, one of the people who I loved most in my life died and I there is now a hole in my life that would never be filled but through this I have learnt how to truly understand what people are going through, and how to console them, and allow them to see that everything works out for the better. Two days ago a dear friend of mine lost his opa suddenly. Because I to have lost a grandparent, I know what he is going through and I know what he needs most at this time.

fatihSomething that I have also learnt through this experience is that we as Christians grieve with hope. Sounds funny right? It isn’t though. What I mean here is that we grieve with sadness but at the same time, we grieve with the hope that we will one day see our loved ones in heaven when all grief, hurt and pain no longer haunts us.

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Faith :: My journal Bible

To some journal bibles are a new fad, that it would fade, but what many don’t know is that this ‘fad’ has been around for a very long time. Personally I do not believe that it is a fad but instead it is like any normal bible study, just aimed at the more creative believers. If you do not know what journal bibles are exactly, it is a bible that has a wider margin on both sides, this allows for note taking, scrapbooking, drawing and sketching, any way that helps you remind yourself of what God is doing for you and what you need to do more in your life. Personally I do not like the scrapbooking style, I believe that this kind of defeats the purpose of the bible itself as by the end of it you can’t read what is said.

Here are some questions that I have been asked recently about journal bibles and my journal bible.

Faith :: my journal bible

Where did you get it from? My journal bible was gifted to me by my amazing mumma. She got it through book depositry. This bible was ordered through book depositry and had to be ordered from London because they are so popular here down under!

How do I use my journal bible? I write notes in it either during the sermon, bible study club or when I read or hear something that is important to me. When I am done writing notes I will add a bit of colour either through highlighting important verses or doing a drawing at the bottom of the page. The drawings that I do do not really have to match the verse but I do botanicle or floral drawings that really amplify God’s beautiful creation.

What do you need? There are no set requirements with your journal bible. It is all about what you want to get out of it, do you want to inspire people or yourself? Do you want to remind yourself of the things you need to become better at? What do I use? A simple ink joy black pen, fabre castle pencils in a range of colours, rubber, sharpener and for writing notes I use pocket scrapbook cards.

My journal bible

Is there a theme to what I do? At the moment yes. I am doing a “BE” series. This series focuses on things that I have to BE, be humble, by truthful, be honest, be peaceful, what ever I struggle with or that I need to be better at, but more on that later.

What translation is it? Most bibles today are either found in NKJV and NIV (New King James Version and New International Version) but the latest version and my favorite is the ESV (English Standard Version), similar to the NIV but not much different from the more commonly used NKJV.

Anything that I don’t like about it? I love all of it, I wouldn’t change anything, I wouldn’t add anything! Love love love it the way it is!

faith :: my journal bible

So here you go! Journal bibles are not exactly cheap, I got mine through book depositry for $40 but it is all worth it!

If you have any questions about journal bibles or your opinion on them comment below or contact me via littlewolvesnco@gmail.com