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I'm so glad you are here. I'm Elizabeth and this is the blog. This is the space I tend to. The place I share my heart and our stories. I pack these pages full of tips, stories, adventures, travels, outfits, and recipes. It's a little bit of everything and a whole lot of me. My hope is that these words & photos would encourage & inspire you. That being here will brighten things at least a little bit. Please stick around & explore. There is something here for everyone! Click through the categories below for more! 

Abide Journal Giveaway

John 15 was the Bible Study chapter for the first summer of camp – every summer. The other studies changed each time, but in my four summers of Eagle Lake, John 15 stayed as the first week’s study. Those intense moments and consistent reminder of my need to abide marked my life. That first summer, I memorized John 15:5 and it is one of those verses I rehearse in my heart and can reference without picking up a Bible (or my phone app.)

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. – John 15:5

It is so dramatic, so definitive. I literally cannot do all these great, life-changing, wonderful things on my own. I need him to produce ANY fruit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. 
This summer’s Abide study from Naptime Dairies focuses on just that – the Fruit of the Spirit. I’ve always been fascinated (and convicted) with the connection between the famous John 15 chapter and the even more famous Galatians 5. When I don’t abide, when I don’t spend time with Jesus, I cannot love well, find joy, be patient or kind. When I try to grow on my own, I become more me focused. Searching for things to make me happy instead of finding Joy in the Lord. I am kind and loving out of selfishness, not with eyes that see people the way Jesus does. I lose my self-control because I am so stressed/overwhelmed trying to control everything and my thoughts and anxieties run away with me. 
There are so many things we can dig our roots into. So many fake vines we can attach ourselves to  – thinking that we will find significance, purpose, and contentment. But all those things leave us empty, fruitless, and lost. Join me in intentionally pursuing the Lord – it is not always the easiest thing but oh boy, is it what we need. I am walking through two studies this summer and I am not perfect (obvi) but I am trying to get time in daily. Will you join me? I’ve got the Women in the Word Study by She Reads Truth ($40) and the Naptime Diaries Abide journal ($18 – use code for 30% off anything: oakandoatsabide ). Buy one, buy both and journey with me.

We need Him. We need to dig our roots deep and press into the vine. Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, and Self Control – don’t you want to be marked by that?  I do. Because I am not on my own, I’m just not.

WIN IT! 
We want to give away one of these journals to you! YAY! All you have to do is enter below. Best news, if you buy your journal now (with 30% off code oakandoatsabide ) and then you win it – you can GIVE IT! 

Are you ready to abide this summer? Are you ready to dig into the Fruit of the Spirit? To see what can actually grow in you when you are rooted in Truth – plated by the stream – connected to the True Vine? Use code ” oakandoatsabide” for 30% off anything in the Naptime Diaries shop including this devotional. Join me this summer!

  • I have been feeling the conviction to abide and allow God to do His sanctifying work in and through me a lot lately. Today's post and your post a few days ago about the Women in the Word study have really been encouraging to me. Thanks for being so genuine!

  • Nicole Mangum

    This looks like a great little journal to focus your quiet time in. It's so hard for me to focus my quiet time and not just skip around and read whatever passage seems good that day, so this would be super nice to have.

  • One of my faves is Galatians 6:9! Brings me so much hope!

  • I am such a fan of Naptime Diaries-I'd LOVE to win a copy of this journal!!!

  • Jer 29:11 is my life verse! it reminds me that no matter what circumstances or trials that i go through… i have hope in Christ!

  • Fake vines, what a good term! And what a great reminder to let God fill us up, nourish us, and sustain us. Thanks for the encouragement this morning 🙂

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    Yes, I have heard of Naptime Diaries 🙂

  • Lindsey Smallwood

    I haven't heard of Naptime Diaries before, heading over to check them out now. Love SRT!

  • Eryn Ivey

    I bought my mom a Naptime Diaries canvas for Christmas! 🙂 Also, how are you liking the SRT study? It has be suuuuper relevant to be lately and pressing me to be patient and not take matters into my own hands (Noah and Sarah).

  • Melissa McMurchy

    I LOVE Naptime Diaries. You can't go wrong. A verse that I love it Psalm 139:14 my girls were born 3 months early and have been trough more than I have in my 28 years of age all before they were 1 and I truly love and appreciate that verse!!

  • I bought one and just received it in the mail. I'm super excited to start it!

  • I'm super excited about this giveaway! God has been doing an incredible work in my life lately + I'm so thankful that others feel that, too!

  • Courtney Bella

    I love these inspirational thoughts on these cups! 🙂 what better time to read something positive then while your drinking coffee!

  • Sarah

    John 16:33 is my favorite verse. It brings me so much peace, especially in those times things are just not going my way. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • megan

    Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of my favorite verses…especially when it says "lean not on your own understanding." I love the heart of Naptime Diaries and all that it stands for!

  • I'm very familiar with Naptime Diaries, and I love journaling during quite time!

  • Michelle Faile

    I familiar with Naptime Diaries. I purchased there most recent naptime diary and love it! Would love to win this study! Thanks for the chance!

  • I'm in a season of learning to abide in Christ. I want to be a branch and bear much fruit. This would be a wonderful resource. Thank you for the giveaway.