First Mary Then Martha



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Beth Cranford

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Beth Cranford


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About FirstMaryThenMartha

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I have a confession to make: When I'm out shopping, I can’t walk past a journal, planner, or even a notebook without stopping to look; holding it in my hand, assessing the weight in comparison to the size, running my hand softly over the cover, turning the pages to see what kind of sound they make, and how the paper feels. I look at the design inside; is it over done? Not my style? Does it stir a warm emotion in me? I mentally search my stash at home, hoping to discover that I do indeed need yet another book of paper.

When I was a child my mom used to say, “You can always find her somewhere cutting paper.” My writing professor in college wrote on one of my assignments, “You are quickly becoming one of my favorite writers.” Words and paper are two of my favorite things, and they are the reason for my shop.

A planner helps me live into my priorities. A journal helps me be still. Making them for my customers gives me joy that makes my work feel like a guilty pleasure.

I hope you love using the planners, journals, and other resources I’ve created for you. As long as you continue to be blessed by them, I will be thrilled to continue creating new ones.

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  • Beth Cranford


    Hi! I'm Beth, I'm a "middle-aged," Jesus following mom of two who happens to be addicted to paper... and pens... and creativity... and words. This shop is where I share those loves with you, my journaling pals and cherished customers.

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