Today’s idea came from my good friend, Nikole (here we are a few weeks ago touring the Atlanta Showhouse). Nikole has been a friend for more than seven years. I met her when I was about nine months pregnant with number three – bloated and battling bad brows. She’s amazing and wise beyond her years – her natural elegance and charisma can’t help but command your full attention, yet her character and faith shine through in all that she does. She’s just plain cool. And I have great respect for her on so many levels.
So today’s little project is called Standing on the Truth. The idea is to jot down an inspiring scripture on a tiny slip of paper whenever you need a little extra confidence, peace, patience, etc…then you slip the paper in your shoe, thus standing on the truth all day long. It’s a great little secret weapon!
I applied this idea in a creative fashion to my recent horse show and shared it with all of the riders from our barn. To share with the group, I recycled a pickle jar and labeled it, then cut down the scriptures and filled the jar. We all picked our favorite scripture and slipped one in our boots before going into the ring. I have to say, it really helped battle the nerves and added an element of comfort and assurance in doing our best.
Supplies you’ll need: paper, jar, scriptures and scissors or handy slicer.
Type out your favorite scriptures then slice them down – fortune cookie size or bigger ; ) Because I’m slightly challenged with my scripture knowledge, I had to google things like “inspiring scripture” or “scriptures on strength.” Tried to keep them down to one liners for simplicity.
For the label I used one of my faves, which is this free font…
And some paper from Martha Stewart (can’t find the paper online – but it’s called “elegant” in 12 x 12).
Here is the final product.
This could be a fun project for kids to learn their Bible verses over the summer – I’ve already made a jar for one of our children and every morning she wakes up, reaches her hand in the jar and has a surprise scripture to read. We discuss its meaning at dinner time – although things have been so busy that we’ve already forgotten a few nights. This could also be a great inspiration jar before you go to work every day – or a motivation jar for enduring round the clock kids at home this summer, ha!