Pieces of Symbolism

Yesterday I attended a socially distanced, masks optional, great scones and coffee class on prayer journaling. One of my favorite parts was using a scrapbooking technique to decorate a page in our journal. We cut up magazine pics or phrases, words, whatever was inspiring. It was fun and enlightening. Some people are so incredibly talented and creative; I am not. I am good at writing, but I do like decorating, doodling, making collages, journey boards. I find whenever I take on a project like this; the same words or images appear.

We journal, write, and meditate to draw closer to ourselves, and also our Heavenly Father. In time we can see the progression of our walk in faith.

Do you journal? Are you crafty and do a neat bullet notebook? Do you use your phone calendar for daily living and a customizable journal type book at home? Please share! Inquiring minds want to know!

Proverbs 3:3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.

1 John 1:4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.

Reflecting Pieces

I think every blogger on the planet is writing about the tragic and strange times we are living in.  I miss seeing the smiles on people.  Masks may keep us safe, but they are a deterrent to social interaction.  Although I can say with a smile I know quite a few people who like masks for this exact reason!  🙂

And then, the social distancing.  It makes me feel like I’m standing on hopscotch squares waiting for my turn.  Although that was a lot more fun!

Hopscotch Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

Life has we know it, is unlikely to change any time soon.  And when it does, it will look very different and I’m sure it will be strict going forward.  As the world changes, we are to remain steadfast in our faith and be a beacon for those who cannot see the light.

Our own light will dim at times, and as the flight attendant says:  “In the event of emergency, put your oxygen mask on first.” Self care is important so that you can care for others without burning out.

Be kind to yourself.  God has this!

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