Category Archives: Inspiration

A New Thing

I love Instagram as a creative space. Apart from my @stickelberry account I have another that I’ve used for a while to just be creative — with photography, interior design, graphic design, musics, scripture.. all the things I love.

It has been evolving for a while now to be less about me and more about Him — the reason I create in the first place. It has a new look, a new name and a refreshed purpose.

If you like to be inspired by scripture, photography, worship and Christian music, and graphic design with a faithful flare, come follow and say hi every now and then @scriptedlight

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BibleForce Devotional

Calling All Superheroes!

With two boys in this house, there is no shortage of superhero action. I was so excited when I discovered the BibleForce: The First Heroes Bible a while ago because it REALLY spoke to my boys… the Bible in comic book form? Come on. Major winner!

So, when given the opportunity to check out the new companion book, BibleForce Devotional: The First Heroes Devotional, I jumped at the chance and surprised the boys for an impromptu superhero devotional session — which has since turned into a daily routine since we received our copy. So yes, we have another winner!

If you’re a comic book fan, you’re going to love this devotional — it speaks to the Geek in me. The illustrations are just so colorful and exciting, you can see how kids would absolutely love it.



What’s even better is the fact that it ties directly to it’s counterpart version of the Bible. We can read our devotional and then turn to the story in the Bible that is featured. I love the lessons and the Hero training sections – such wonderful wisdom for my boys to read and learn!


From the publisher..

BibleForce Devotional includes 100 devotions based on the heroes of the Bible with the popular comic-style action art, facts about each hero, Scriptures, and action items that help kids connect God’s Word to their lives today. As kids read about the heroes of the Bible, they’ll see ways they can be heroes for God as well.

 
BibleForce Devotional offers a fresh, bright graphic-novel style that will interest boys and girls alike and will be the perfect way to engage young readers who want an active, exciting devotional. It’s a great book to read together and is simple enough for young readers to read on their own. Kids won’t be able to put down this book! Jump into the story of God’s Word, and become an amazing hero for God today with BibleForce Devotional!


The BibleForce Devotional: The First Heroes Devotional is a great tool for you to engage with your children, and get them excited for a daily connection with God’s word. I cannot recommend it enough — it brings me so much joy to see them loving their daily devotionals.



Be entered to WIN a free copy of this amazing devotional — Click Here!

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Chocolate Cake Marriage

Cake and Marriage

A few years ago, I got to listen to this amazing speaker at my MOPS group one morning, who likened marriage to cake. Now, if you know me well, you KNOW I have a sweet tooth, so any mention of cake and I’m all ears…

The short version of the talk: How well you follow the recipe for a cake determines how your cake is going to turn out, and your marriage is the same! It’s only going to be as good as what you put in to it. I loved the visual impact of this, because she even brought two cakes — one gorgeous, yummy chocolate cake, and one that looked like a pile of lumpy goo. Everyone could relate to this concept (hello, we’ve all messed up a recipe before… oh, and it’s CAKE), and she blessed us with many tips and ideas from a Biblical perspective that we could use to improve our marriages.

Chocolate Cake by @Stickelberry
Did someone say cake?

Fast-forward to early this year, when a great friend of mine called and put me and that same speaker in touch to format and publish a book for that very same talk! I can’t tell you how thrilled and just honored I was to be given the opportunity to help get this amazing message from Michelle Sullivan out into the world.

As I started to dive in to formatting, of course I read the book as I worked. My eyes were opened and my heart melted at Michelle’s story, how she was inspired and CALLED to write the book, and even more, I could see how I have failed to follow the recipe for my own marriage.

The Angel Made Me Do It - Chapter 1 from Chocolate Cake Marriage by Michelle Sullivan.
Called to Write

What a blessing this book is — it has spoken directly to me and my marriage, and I know it will speak to yours, too. It is full of so much wisdom, references to scripture, insights on how men THINK, ways to rekindle what brought you together with your husband in the first place… we are talking some REAL content here, topics that you might blush about, but that we ALL need to read.

As real as it gets, ladies.

And as a bonus, you’ll see some of my photos of chocolate cake and even a recipe for Michelle’s famous Mud Pie at the end! (did I mention CAKE?)

Back Cover

Don’t hesitate, get yours today and start reading the recipe every woman needs to get their hands on. God is doing some amazing work through this gifted soul, and is going to bless so many women and their husbands through her work.

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Always Enough, Never Too Much

Lies. In your head. We all have them. Don’t pretend like you don’t… you’re human, after all.

Sometimes they just pop out of nowhere and you find yourself going to The Dark Side (yes, Star Wars reference – Mom of BOYS, remember?). You get caught up in picking at and pointing out all of your so-called flaws, and forget that EVEN AT YOUR WORST, you are still loved and adored.

So this devotional caught my attention – for myself and for all of you! Sometimes you feel like you’re never enough, sometimes you feel like you’re just too much — so this devotional helps you get back to reality on both fronts (literally – it’s double-sided!).

From the publishers:

We’ve all been there. We know that sneaking, small voice in our heads all too well—you’re too loud. Too quiet. Too young. Too old. Too unimportant. Too ugly. Too silly. Too serious.

You’re not as successful as she is—look at her perfect family, look at her high-powered job, look at her great hair and size 4 skinny jeans. Why can’t you be more like her—be more in general? Why do you expect so much from everyone? Why can’t you take up less space? Ask for less? Be less?

The lies track well-worn paths in our minds and our hearts, wearing us down and making us question our role in God’s kingdom.

Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan, bestselling authors of Wild and Free will help you replace those lies with God’s truth. This devotional flip-book is designed for you, the woman who feels like she can be both too much and not enough—sometimes in the same day. When you  banish lies and insecurities and find your identity in Jesus, you can embrace these truths: You are always enough. You are never too much.

I love the topics for contemplation, they are so relatable! We have ALL had these thoughts..

… and these!

Such a great devotional to have on your nightstand to remind you that you are indeed just the way you’re meant to be.

Purchase yours HERE or click below to enter to win one of five copies!

Blessings,

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A little inspiration…

Some of you already know I’ve been having some creative fun with one of my Instagram accounts. For those of you that didn’t know – well, now you do!

Time is precious. Every minute that ticks by is lost forever, and it seems very sad to me to waste our precious moments doing things that don’t fulfill us.

Now, I’m not saying we can all just up and quit doing laundry or emptying the dishwasher… things still need to get done for the sake of sanity. However, I had found that I was pouring myself, and a LOT of time, into something I wasn’t truly passionate about. And I was so, SO caught up in the hubbub of competition, success, and reaching the next goal, that I was letting my precious moments pass me by and neglecting the things that mean most to me.

Inspired by my friend Morgan, one of my creative soul sisters (she makes the most ahmazing candles ever @thebarnatpostoak ), I decided to make a change.

If I’m going to spend time working on something, I want to be passionate about it and be creative. If I’m going to be creative, I want it to be with purpose. My creativity is being channeled towards, and directed by, my faith — I see it and experience it more clearly every day. Thus my new adventure, The Berry Sweet Life.

Follow me @theberrysweetlife on Instagram (I’ll update this blog with it some day soon, I promise!) for some Love, Inspiration, Grace… and a lil’ bit of coffee and wine … and plants, because life is great with those things too, right?

I want to share the light of the world with everyone, and I find that this little project of mine is a great way to do just that.

I’ll still be here, getting crafty, making and sharing and yapping.. but if you’re into that inspirational stuff like I am, come visit!

The feed is also on Facebook if you live in that world.

God Bless!

-D

p.s. Candle ahmazingness from @thebarnatpostoak

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