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Free Art Print – Isaiah 43

I’ve been writing about bravery since I recently launched my first children’s book (get it HERE while it’s on sale!). The title itself testifies to courage, but the very act of getting the story into printed form was a step away from fear. So it’s no surprise that I’ve been dwelling on a scripture like Isaiah 43. The Bible is chockfull of acts of faith that make us brave. In fact, the command “do not fear” occurs in the Bible 365 times. A verse for every day of the year.

I’m so wonderfully human though, and I forget such truth constantly. I  have to be reminded of it all the time. So today I’m sharing a free art print featuring a favorite verse of mine regarding fear and bravery. To get your own, simply click here for an 8×10 printable version. I hope you enjoy! And if you do print it, please tag me in a photo. I’d love to see how you use it!

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October Love | Free Printable

October love

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty smitten with the fall season. Unfortunately, fall isn’t as smitten with Texas. So in an effort to usher in a little bit of the autumn spirit and in honor of the first day in October, I made this sweet, simple printable to remind me that—despite the 90-degree temps outside—it is indeed the season of pumpkins and spiced cider. And because I adore each of you for reading, I’m sharing the print with you too. If you want to bring a bit of the season inside, or you simply want something to pretty up your space, print your own October love 8×10 right here.

Thanks for reading, dear friends! And happy October!   

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“October love” printable is ©Faith&Composition and is free for personal use only. Image may be shared and pinned with a link back to this original post. The “love” photoshop brush is a free download by Besotted Blog; available here.  

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Let Freedom Ring: FREE Fourth of July Art Print + iPhone Wallpaper

Stunning, FREE Fourth of July printable and iPhone wallpaper | Faith and Composition

Today marks 238 years since Congress voted to approve separation from Great Britain. Just two days after that vote, on July 4, 1776, John Hancock and Charles Thompson signed an early draft of the Declaration of Independence. Four days later, atop the steps of Independence Hall, members of Congress read that document to the people of Philadelphia. They then rang the Liberty Bell, which bore an inscription from Leviticus: (source)

Leviticus 25:10
This Friday, people all across the United States will gather to remember that historical day and commemorate its significance. It’s a holiday I hold dear, for it evokes such a sense of unity and patriotic pride. 

In preparation for the day, I wanted to create a little something to celebrate. So the above art print … it’s for you! And honestly friends, I am ecstatic at the way this turned out! I hope you’ll relish it as much as I adore it!

I’ve created two versions of the print. One is a high-resolution 8×10 that can be printed on cardstock or photo paper and framed for your Fourth of July celebration or to add a bit of Americana to any room. The other file is specifically scaled to be used as iPhone wallpaper. When setting the image as your wallpaper, you’ll need to turn “perspective zoom” off, then pinch the picture to scale it down to fit the frame. Make sense?

Click here for the 8×10 print.
Click here for the iPhone wallpaper.

I hope you enjoy! And if you do choose to use the print for your celebrations, or if you happen to display it in your home, I’d love to see it! Snap a pic, share it on Instagram and tag me (@faithandcomposition). It would make my heart so happy to see the print used in your space!

 Blessings to you, dear friends! Let freedom ring indeed!

Faith and Composition

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A Free Father’s Day Printable

Father's Day Printable | Faith and Composition

This post originally appeared on 6/15/2013.

I don’t remember when or where I first heard this quote, but it’s since stuck with me. I love the honest truth of it. It’s a great reminder that in this task of parenting, we’re not raising grass or a Pinterest-perfect home, we’re raising kids!

Since this weekend is Father’s Day, I created this little printable to celebrate all the Dads who realize this important truth. It’s an 8×10 and is perfect for framing. Print it out on card stock, frame it, and give to the dad who realizes the priority and high calling of raising kids. Click here for the free printable!

Happy Father’s Day!


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Why We Won’t be Giving Our Kids an Easter Basket

Why We Won't be Giving Our Kids an Easter Basket

This post originally appeared on March 29, 2013.

I originally began this post as a compilation of ideas for candy-alternative Easter baskets. We really try to avoid consuming too much sugar (especially the processed kind), so I had assembled a list of basket-filling options that included things like bubbles, flower seeds, gardening tools, JellyCat stuffed bunnies, stickers and more. I even ran into a few stores yesterday seeking some ideas. But as I began to think a little bit more about the trinkets with which I could fill my kiddos’ baskets, I balked. Not because they weren’t suitable ideas, but because I suddenly realized that my kids don’t need an Easter basket filled with stuff.

Now, in the interest of full disclosure and before you start thinking that I’ve deprived my little ones of some magical childhood experience that surrounds this particular holiday, let me just say that there is an Easter basket en route to each of them from my parents. And I’m pretty sure my husband’s parents have procured an assortment of Easter-related items for each kid. I have no doubt that those items will be met with much excitement, and we welcome those gifts. However, I’ve decided that my husband and I will not be giving our kids a filled-to-the-brim basket this year, and here’s why:

Easter celebrates the most important event in human history. It’s about the cross and the nail-scarred hands, the empty tomb and the words, “He is not here, He has risen.” I don’t want the commercialization of the holiday to overshadow its eternal significance.

With that being said, however, I know the focus can remain on Christ even in the midst of candy-filled eggs and stuffed bunnies. I’d like to think we’ve done it in the past, and I’m sure some of you manage it in quite admirable ways. But the second reason we’re not giving our kids an Easter basket this year is because my kids already have so much stuff. I don’t want a holiday to be the catalyst for bringing more unnecessary things into our lives and into our home … things that will be played with for a few minutes and then discarded later only to end up being shuffled from toy bin to toy bin before eventually landing in the garage sale pile.

We live in an overly commercialized society that heralds the accumulation of things. But with this accumulation comes the need to manage and maintain it all. And frankly, I’m tired of managing it all. I want to spend my time loving my children, enjoying companionship with my husband and sharing adventures with them all. I want to be attached to people, not things. And I want the same for my children. So while my decision to not give my kids an Easter basket this year may seem silly to some, I think it’s a small step in the right direction.

So on Easter Sunday, we’ll head off to church to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior. And when we return home, we’ll feast in the dining room with cloth napkins and talk through the message of the cross and the empty tomb once again with our little ones. Then we’ll head outside and do a small egg hunt, where the kids will find hard-boiled eggs that we dyed using natural dyes and plastic eggs filled with coins for their banks or small notes tucked inside. We’ll focus on Christ, His sacrifice for us, and on one another. And after the kids go to bed and my husband and I are starting to wind down, I’ll be thankful that I won’t have to find a place to store all those stuffed bunnies and Easter-themed trinkets.

Now it’s your turn. How do you keep the focus on the message at Easter? And how do you manage the accumulation of things that seem to accompany each American holiday?

Faith and Composition

For a free Easter printable celebrating the resurrection, click here!

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