“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT
Encouragement is my jam. I think I’ve mentioned it in a previous post – I’m a Words of Affirmation gal (The 5 Love Languages). I feel the most loved when people speak words of truth and encouragement over me. Always have.
But words matter, even if you’re not a word freak like me. Words have the power to build up or tear down; speak life or death; encourage in truth or affirm lies that the enemy assigns us. I’m not always the best at encouragement, but I know the difference it can make in life.
So I invite you to make it a point to encourage more this month! Let’s encourage our kids or spouses as they finish up school; encourage our sick neighbor with a bowl of soup and some tissues; encourage our church family by thanking those who volunteer; encourage our friends through our words who are having a rough time; and also, encourage ourselves. I have to encourage myself ALL the time by reminding myself of God’s truth, how He sees me, and that through Him, I am capable. I’m guessing I’m not the only one who needs that encouragement, so let’s throw God’s truth like confetti as we walk in encouragement this month!
I loved the colors that I played with on this page. The alphabet stickers in this month’s kit matched perfectly with some enamel dots I had and my Nebula Gelato. I started by stamping the “encourage” from the kit and using some embossing powder to give it a little volume. I used the alphabet stickers to finish my title and rubbed some Gelatos around to emphasize my teal color scheme. I love texture stamps, so I added those to the Gelato spots to help make them pop. And I finished by framing the top of the page with some washi, more enamel dots, more texture stamps, and of course the cute little bow ^.^
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