I am trying to learn how to make different types of Bible games and quizzes. Here is a Bible word scramble quiz that I made in Spanish.
Happy Sabbath. Isn’t it a blessing to know that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, to know why we are here, where we came from, and where we are going! What a sense of hope and purpose should thrill our hearts to know that God Himself formed us out of the dust, that He bent low in the garden of Eden to personally give us the breath of life.How blessed are we to realize that our God is mighty enough to hang the moon and the stars in the the heavens, yet He loves us so much that He knows the number of hairs upon our head.
That is one of the great blessings of the Sabbath day. It reminds us that our Creator did not wind up a toy and then turn and walk away. He did not make earth and leave it to sink or swim on our own. But from the very beginning, right after saying that what He had created was very good, He created a day of rest for His creation where they could draw near to Him. Before sin entered the picture, while all was perfect and pure, He has set aside a time for us to walk and talk with Him as we would our best friend.
If we had need of the Sabbath in the perfect garden, how much more need do we, laden down with the mighty burdens of sin, racked by infirmity, feeble and worn, need the faith building communion of this day.
Now, as we draw close to the river Jordan, as we near the temporary spot of rest where so many of the Israel of old were beguiled by food, song, and dance and joined themselves to Baalpeor, we must learn to cling to the side of our Savior. Instead of trusting in our power, reassuring ourselves like Peter before his conversion that even though all should be offended we will stand firm, we should be making our anchor sure. Now, while there is still time to accept the offer of mercy. Now, while there is still time to call our friends, our neighbors, and even our enemies to the great wedding feast, we must give the Lord every corner of our heart. We must give Him permission to do His work of soul cleansing and transformation. So in that longed for hour of solemn rejoicing, when the trumpet shall sound and the righteous revive their eternal reward, we will be found standing on the right hand of God and we will be allowed to walk the streets of gold and join the holy angels in songs of praise to our merciful Lord and Savior.
Finally a little taste of fall has arrived with lows dipping into the mid to upper 60’s. It has been so wonderful to be able to turn off the air conditioner and enjoy a couple of hours of fresh air and sit outside for a few minutes a day without feeling like the sun is trying to broil my skin.
Between the summer heat and almost daily migraines everything has been slow going. So many days I have opened my laptop with the intention of writing a short blog, creating a digital pack for Etsy, or making a book for KDP and within a few minutes found myself opening up a simple game or even closing my laptop so I could curl up and pray that my migraine would go away.
Sadly, as much as I would like to be one of those miracle one day wonders who open a their shop and within weeks are earning hundreds and then thousands of dollars, that is not going to be my experience. As much as I would like to take off like a rocket, I have to settle for the slow and steady march of a tortoise or even the slow crawl of a snail.
The good news is that slow but steady has resulted in my first 10 sales on Etsy! The bad news is that 10 sales over 3-4 months is certainly a million miles short of making a living. But at least it is a start. Like the saying of old that the journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step, so my journey to financial independence has to start with making my first dollar. And while I wish that I could reach my goal of self-sufficiency sooner, it is amazing how good it feels each time I see that occasional lonesome sale.
My journey is still to new to speak about the pros and cons of creating an Etsy shop, the best SEO strategies, and such. But I can tell you that there is something quite wonderful about knowing that you have made a product that someone felt was worth spending some of their hard earned money on. And the satisfaction of those few, hard won pennies is hard to beat.
If you are considering starting your own Etsy journey, you can use this link to get 40 free listing for your shop.
Also, here is a link to one of the handful of projects that I managed to get done over the past couple of weeks. It is a fun Who Am I Bible game with 20 quiz questions.
If you want to check out this Bible learning pack, click here.