Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
Psalm 33:12

As we celebrate Independence Day here in the United States, I am praying that our nation will turn back to the Lord and we will truly be once again "one  nation under God."
I created the flag on this page based on a tutorial from Tracy Pounds, owner of The Little Blue House, a (not-so) local scrapbook store. In a Facebook Live video, Tracy shared her inspiration for creating this page as a reminder to pray for our nation. I included the words to God Bless America and some of the lyrics from Lee Greenwood's song God Bless the USA as part of my prayer for our nation.

Happy Fourth of July Y'all!


Patio Postcards said...

We had a discussion at work today about writing/marking a bible. I still say you are so brave to mark your bible. Seems I am still the only reluctant marker in the group.

Sandra said...

I hope you had a happy 4th July and truly this is amazing x