Reflecting on the first 6 months of this year has me feeling incredibly grateful for the knowledge of the gospel in my life. I think it’s only appropriate to share some bible verse prints with you. If you like these bible verse prints you can find several more posts where I have shared other bible verse prints HERE and HERE.
Free Bible Verse Prints
I hope you enjoy these bible verse prints! And I hope these bible verse prints give you hope and encouragement. I hope they give you peace and I hope they bring a little joy in your life.
I am driving home from a wonderful long weekend in San Diego as write this post! We found out last Friday that my son Tristan’s surgery was officially scheduled for July 2nd. It seemed the best way to deal with this impeding surgery and recovery was to take a quick trip to the beach! So that’s exactly what we did.
I have to say I am very thankful to have a husband who values a good time and gets this homebody out of the house even when I’m feeling like leaving my comfort zone is the last thing I want to do. It was a fun trip and I hope we created some everlasting memories for our kids. That perhaps the fun memories from this summer will out shine the hard ones to come.
We’ve done surgeries with Tristan before. Five in fact. He was born with some abnormalities with his bladder and urological make up. That journey to correct the issues he was born with and get him healthy lasted till he was nearly four. During those years he battled constant infections and was in and out of the hospital for different procedures. Constantly being prescribed antibiotics and it wasn’t all smooth sailing.
It was November right before Thanksgiving when he had his last procedure.
It was a gamble, we had no idea if this 5thsurgery would even work. His first corrective surgery happened when he was one and unfortunately it failed. That put us on a path of several delicate surgeries involving grafts to fix the issues. Each of these surgeries had a pretty intense recovery and we were desperately hoping that we were nearing the end of the road.
We had a lot of faith in his doctor that this 5th procedure would be the last one and that Tristan would finally be healthy. We lived with that peace and comfort and rode the high that it was indeed a successful outcome for several years.
Having Faith in Hard Moments
I am thankful every day for how Tristan’s health journey has played out. Instead of being bitter that he now needs another surgery for an unrelated issue, I’m really just thankful. Thankful for 2 years of bliss when he was healthy and all seemed well.
Tristan has always been a fighter. We knew his life would be different before he was even born. We were prepared that his physical trials in this life would be more complex. Even so had I been told the day he was born all that his journey would entail. I’d have struggled a lot more than I have.
This journey has taught me an awful lot. But the biggest lesson its taught me is that the Lord really and truly does have a plan.
We’ve been fortunate to get to slowly ease our way into discovering the many layers of Tristan’s health. A journey quite frankly that is still unraveling. It’s made the overwhelming amount of appointments and specialists seem a lot less cumbersome. It’s made me feel like I can handle each next step in the process to get him as healthy as he can be. For that I am forever thankful.
It’s also a huge testament that the Lord knows me individually. That he knows my heart and he truly does know what I can handle.
Little Big Miracles
It also makes me marvel at the miracle of our bodies created in the God’s image. One of the most miraculous things to behold is how the body leaves us clues to pin point what may be ailing us. That something so simple as a crease, fold or birth mark can be a literal sign pointing us to look further and discover what’s unseen.
The little markers and clues along Tristans back have been simple but precious blessings that this is where we should look. Indicators that I truly feel were messages from God saying here is where you will find more answers. Who knew a little cute crooked bum and birthmark would be an answer to prayers?
Thankful For Trials
I am thankful for the trials in my life. They help me see the bigger picture. When I sometimes want to get lost in the details I try to step back and see the wider scope. This moment as we prepare for another surgery sometimes feels overwhelming. But I know it’s just another step in our journey.
I know that in a week or even a month when I look back the bigger plan will be even more visible to my eyes. All truly will be well.
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- Click the word DOWNLOAD below the trouble shooting tips
- A new window will pop up with a zip file
- Save the files to your computer
- Open the files in any picture editing or viewing program
- Print and enjoy!
I prefer to print on a heavier weighted paper such as cardstock but regular printer paper will also work. Print at home using your printers “best quality” settings for best results. Files are made only to print at the standard paper size 8.5×11 inches. Trying to print larger may result in grainy or pixilated images or warnings of poor print quality. However, you are not prohibited from changing the files size. Larger files are not available at this time for large scale printing. Commercial use not available.
Disclaimer when you save these printables you agree to the terms below:
These are free printables! That means that you may not use them to sell or market other items for sale in any manner in which you may get paid. This includes displays at retail stores, booths etc, as well creating and selling products using these free designs for example signs to sell in your own shop online and brick and mortar, aprons, napkins etc. These files are FREE that means they may never be used to sell in way shape or form. Please do not alter these designs in any way they must remain as designed originally.
HOW CAN YOU USE THEM:
Use them to create signs, aprons, pictures & displays for your own homes is perfectly OK. Gift the printable to a friend or family member. Use them to decorate an event or party. As long as the event is not a paid for event you can use them in your décor.
I love it when other bloggers or readers share these free printables with their followers! I do have a few rules I ask that you keep in mind when sharing:
Please tag me on any social media platform you may share them on my handle is the same everywhere: The Mountain View Cottage.
You are welcome to share this set of printables in a blog post in the following ways: Only use one image per post. Please only feature one set of The Mountain View Cottage printables per post if you are doing a round up. Meaning; you cannot link to these printables and then a different set in another post I have shared in a single round up if you happened to use more than one set to decorate a space that’s ok to share. Please do not create a single blog post solely for the purpose of linking to just these printables. If you use them in a space or as inspiration please link back. Please do not use my Pin-able graphic to link to your sight. You can however use a thumbnail of one of my images to create your own collage for a Pin-able graphic.
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Lastly ENJOY!!! I cannot wait to see you display these in your homes and I truly love seeing how you use them!