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Teaser: Tea Party Blog Hop and Jesus Calling Blog

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Happy Wednesday, My Lovelies!  I'm getting ready to host a tea party Saturday, and all of y'all are invited!  It's a themed tea party, and the blog hop is hosted by Sarah at Classical Homemaking.

I'm going to give you a hint about the theme for my party:

“It's delightful when your imaginations come true, isn't it?”

I also have an announcement:  I've started a little blog that is a companion to the Jesus Calling daily devotional.  

Friends, when I chose FAITH as my word of the year, I never knew how tested my faith would be.

I began reading and studying the scriptural references from Jesus Calling earlier this year.  I've seen it around for years, but I've never read it before.  It has been a lifeline for me, and it also dovetails the Faith Project I'm participating in, too.

I have been thinking about this blog for a while, and I'm committed to writing the blog for at least a year.  Jesus Calling was written by Sarah Young.  She has written each daily devotional from Jesus' perspective, as if he is talking to you.  Each day also lists scriptural references, but not the scriptures themselves.  I am posting the scriptures on my blog, and a thought or two about them or the devo (I am not breaking any copyright rules at all...I just thought it would be helpful to have the scriptural references posted.)  I'm posting the correct translation used because not all verses are from the NIV.

I will also post either an original photo, artwork, or mood board inspired by the scripture.  I'm a kinesthetic learner, so this will help me study the scripture.

This is my version, but there are many.  There is even a teens' version and a kids' version.  I can vouch that the kids' version is wonderful!

If any of y'all want to join me (I'm sure several of you have this already), I would love to read your thoughts in comments about each day's message.

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I will post a little bit more about the blog tomorrow and it will be live tomorrow as well.  There is a link at the top of the page in the menu.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. RJ, kudos to you for beginning this new blog journey. You are diligent about your journaling. I admire that! I also admire you beautiful photos. They, themselves are works of art. You style your MacKenzie-Childs with whimsy, ture to its roots. Thanks for sharing your beautiful style.
    I love a tea party, so I'll be there on Saturday. Looking forward to tea "Anne" style.

  2. This is wonderful Ricki. I use Sarah's Jesus calling and love it.
    Thank you for your continued prayers for my mom. xoxo

  3. Hi Ricki,
    Fantastic idea and I am happy you are sharing this with us. Thank you for the prayers for Sam and our family.
    Love to you,

  4. Great idea RJ. A tea party is always a delight. Love your stylish photo, so worthy to be in a magazine or catalog. I have my Jesus Calling right next to my chair on the table. Blessing.......

  5. Oooh I can't wait to see your tea party! Good luck with your new blog adventure!

  6. A tea party is always delightful! I’ll join you with a pretty table and some tea. Love your photo! I’m going to look into the kids version of Jesus Calling for my grandson.


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