The Journey ~

Life is a journey. Not a destination.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Starting your journey?

I drove 550 miles today and I'm quite exhausted but I wanted to share my book. Destiny and I worked on our journals together. We put washi tape over the spine. I also made tabs and labelled the first Sunday of Advent. The picture is an old Christmas card.

Have you started your journey? Have you carved out some time for devotions and meditation? 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

First Sunday of Advent!

It's here! Our time of anxiously awaiting. How appropriate that I have been with grandchildren for the past few days. As the holiday decorations come out and the Christmas music plays, they start their lists for Santa and their behavior reflects it!

This afternoon at Mt. Horeb the discussion will turn to Making Space for God. I won't be there in person but in my heart I have been exploring this. Advent, the time of preparation, is very introspective and personal.  You get to make a choice to indulge in the Advent experience!

The first activity to explore this season is TIME. In an effort to make a space for God in your life,  we need to open up some time. Take inventory of what your time is spent on. My pastor made this handy little worksheet to help us. If you would like a copy, let me know and Iwill email it to you.

In my art journal, since I am using an old library withdrawn book,  I have removed about half of the pages to make space for the extra stuff I will be putting into it. I will have a little time to do a page. I will post it when I  can.

O Come, Emmanuel!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Advent Journaling

I used to do an online Advent calendar each year. It was a lot of fun, and a lot of work. I don't think the average Internet user has any use for what I used to do. SO, this year I will be leading an Advent Journaling experience here on this blog. I will try to post daily starting on the first Sunday of Advent, November 29. I will include a mix of journaling prompts, Zentangle step outs, a craft now and then, maybe we will share recipes and memories. The fun thing about using the blog is that we can interact.

If you are interested in joining in, you don't have to sign up or pay anything, just show up here once in a while. You will need a notebook or an old book to use for the journal and something to write with. Everything else is optional.

I'll be using this book. It is a withdrawn Christmas themed book from the library, copyright 1972. If you repurpose a book, I will be doing some  "junk journal" techniques that I will share along the way. I am not an expert. I just do what I do.

Also, I want you to be aware that if you join me on this journey,  I am a Christian, but I may include other source material other than the Bible. You can agree or disagree with my rather eclectic style, but you must always be respectful.  You must be respectful of my views and others who might participate. Thanks, I knew you would!

So, go start looking for a possible journal around your house! An old composition book, even if it's used,  would be cool. So would a Bible, especially if it's a version you don't particularly care for!