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Hello, friend! So happy to have you here. I’m Emily Hope, and my favorite pastime is creating art inspired by the timeless words of Scripture. I’m thrilled to host a little Etsy shop, along with an ever-growing page of free printables. And when you sign up for Hope Ink news, I’ll send you 2 more instant downloads of scripture art to brighten your day. (Also, if you’re looking for our biblical counseling ministry, you can visit Hope For Life.) My prayer in all of it is that you would be richly blessed through His Word because, truly, everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have HOPE. {Romans 15:4}   ♥ emily hope

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Christmas Giveaways and Printables

Merry Christmas Door Wreath

Decorations are hung. Twinkle lights everywhere.
Temps still in the 60’s. Merry Christmas!

How is it in your corner of the world?

At the moment, I’m working on getting everything most things (who am I kidding?)
finished by the end of the week so I can spend some
happy restful time with the family
minus my usual and ever-present “to-do list.”
Wouldn’t that be nice?
Let’s make it happen, shall we?

So, first things first …
We have not one, two, or even three, but four winners to announce
from all the hope ink giveaways!

1. Visalia Christmas Boutique: Katie B.
2. Bridge Mops Boutique: Elizabeth P.
3. Hope Ink Blog #1: Jen (comment 10)
4. Hope Ink Blog #2: Maria V. (comment 6)

Congrats, ladies!
I’ll be emailing all of you, unless you beat me to it ;)

If you missed out on these, Beth over at Red & Honey
is hosting another hope ink giveaway,
but hurry –it’s only open till Wednesday!

Secondly, the hope ink shop will be closing its doors this Sunday
for the rest of December.
So, yes, this week is your last chance to order Christmas gifts
or something hope ink-ish for the rest of the year.
All orders received by Sunday will ship in time for Christmas!

{ And you can use code SHIPFREE for free domestic shipping }

Scripture Art Plate Hope Ink

Thirdly, I have had so many of you ask about these plates
and I promised I’d let you know when they finally made it into the shop …

I only have a limited number of them, so when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Each one is lettered by hand,
which of course is my favorite thing to do.
(It’s the finding time bit that’s always a challenge.)
So, if you can’t live without one, snag it now (before Sunday, remember?)

Finally, here’s a two free Christmas printables just for you …

Merry, merry Christmas, friends!
May the Lord richly bless your celebrations of Him.

 

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Christmas Scripture Art Giveaway

Deer Christmas Scripture Art

Happy December!
A couple of fun things for you this Monday morning …
First, today is the last day to take 25% off everything in the hope ink shop
(and get a free print from the new Christmas collection with every order)!

Just use code SHOPHANDMADE25 when you check out.

Secondly, I’d love to give two of you a set of hope ink Christmas cards.
To enter, just share a comment about what
you’re most looking forward to this month :)
I’ll pick two names next week–
(and announce the winners of the Christmas boutique giveaways).

And if you’d like extra entries, you can spread the word in all the usual places – facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram …
Just leave a separate comment for each place you share.

Praying that you and I will be blessed with His peace, true peace, this month.

Because of the tender mercy of our God
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death
to guide our feet into the path of peace.

{ luke 1:78-79 }

Giveaway now closed – winners posted here.

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Thanksgiving! Let’s Color!

scripture art print thanksgiving rainbowThanksgiving is coming, Thanksgiving is coming!

Are you looking forward to a time to rest and reflect and just be. thankful.
For everything He’s blessed us with?

I know how easy it is to get caught up in the busy-ness (nay, full-on stress –or is that just me?) of preparing for a holiday. Thinking everything has to be just-so. Worrying about the million and one urgent items that seem to pile up on the to-do list.

And even skipping over the thankfulness and contentment part and moving straight on to strategizing for the next -bigger- holiday where we all must buy more things. Jumping right back into the whirlwind of crazy (or never leaving in the first place).

So, here’s the cure. Ready?

Come before Him. With true thanks-giving.
Bow down in worship.
Kneel.
Before the Lord. Your Maker.

Because He’s the great King.
He owns the earth, the sea, every single mountain peak.

We’re His sheep. His flock.

And don’t miss those last little three words …
“under His care.”

Be content in that. Give thanks that He is the great God above every crazy thing.
And you are in HIS care.

So, so much to be thankful for.

PS: I got downright teary illustrating this Scripture -thinking about how amazing He is and how loved we are, as His children. I would love for you to take some time with your kiddos (or just you) reflecting on these words as you color one for yourself.

Click here to download the free Thanksgiving coloring printable.

Then print one -or ten- and remember how great He is. And how loved you are.

*hope ink free printables are always for personal, non-commercial use.
–feel free to share the link to the original post :)

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Gratitude + Weekend Sales

Taste and see that the Lord is good

Taste & See … He is Good

So many things to be grateful for. Unexpected surprises, friends who check up on you out of the blue, sunshine and rain, cooler weather, growing (like weeds) kids, and snippets of time to do what you love. To taste and see that the Lord is good. So good. May we be truly thankful for all the big and small things He blesses us with every single day.

This weekend I’ll be at the Visalia Convention Center for a Christmas Boutique on Saturday (10-5) and Sunday (10-4). Would love to see any of my local friends who can make it (and I even have a coupon for you to get in free!). We’ll have lots of new things, like the hand-lettered platter above, at really great prices.

Mini Rainbow Frames
And for those who don’t live close enough to visit in person, everything in the Etsy Shop is 30% off now through Sunday (with coupon code GRATEFUL14). Don’t miss your chance to get some of that Christmas shopping done early!

So grateful for you – thank you for blessing me!

 

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grace + truth

grace and truth

The Word became flesh
and made His dwelling among us.
We have seen His glory,
the glory of the one and only Son,
who came from the Father,
full of grace and truth.

john 1.14

 

dabbling in watercolors
on a restful weekend.
reflecting on Jesus being full of grace.
and truth.

praying for more of both to overflow
in my heart and life.

 

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love. walk. hold fast.

love walk hold fast

love the Lord your God.
walk in all His ways.
hold fast to Him.

deuteronomy 11:22

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Your Very Great Reward

Very Great Reward hopeink

Do not be afraid
I am your shield
your very great reward.

[genesis 15:1]

 

HE is our reward.
Not the things He blesses us with.

Himself.

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faith

faith scripture hand lettering

& without faith
it is impossible to please God
because anyone who
comes to Him
must believe
that He exists
& that He rewards
those who earnestly
seek Him.

hebrews 11.6

have faith. in Him.
earnestly seek Him today.

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An Auction And A Sale + Ending Today

 

 

Just For Thursday, July 31st

Okay, friends, I have a couple of fun things to share with you, just for today …

First up is a huge online auction happening today over on Instagram (you don’t even have to leave your house – yay!) to help support a dear family, the Gilmores. Ericlee and Dorina are local friends of ours who have devoted their lives to serving with Christian Friendship Ministries and the Haitian Bead Project in Haiti. Ericlee just found out that he has Stage IV Melanoma, so as you can imagine, the family is very much in need of our prayers and support. Chelsea is hosting today’s fundraising auction and I’m serious when I say there is a TON of goodies (including a matted Hope Ink print) – so don’t miss this chance to help a sweet family in need!

Also, today is the very last day of the big Christmas in July sale over at the Hope Ink Shop – Take 25% off everything – Cards, prints, canvases. It’s all on sale. Just use coupon code JULYCHEER when you check out for 25% off your entire order!
Ends at midnight tonight :) And then it’s Friday – happy weekend to us all!
 

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Summer + Good Gifts

Every Good Gift Summer Scripture Art

Every good gift
and every perfect gift is from above
and comes down from the Father of lights
with Whom there is no variation
or shadow of turning.

james 1.17

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