Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will]. (I Thessalonians 5:18 AMP)
I am so thankful that Dawn and Susie dreamed up and acted upon the idea of Random Journal Day! I have been occupied with running the marathon of Lent and Life this past week. Filling my days with running (because I am training for a longer race this year),spending time with family and friends and sharing my passion for personal discovery through art+journaling.
To pause here today feels good. To celebrate and catch my breath before heading out to the culmination of much prayer and preparation for a day retreat. To share the day with twenty or so other women exploring our emotions with Tracy Flori, life coach extraordinaire, and yours truly lauding the benefits of journaling and collaging as a means to process life.
I pulled out TWO random journals to share ideas with the retreat ladies, and then I remembered it was Random Journal Day! The first journal was from February-March 2012, and I just happened to turn to a page about Lent and Adventure.
Random moment becomes a defining moment. A moment where I SEE how much God leads and loves me. Adventure is a word that runs through my veins, and apparently I have been mulling it over for some time. Here are some questions I scribbled at the bottom of the page:
What is appealing about adventure? What is daunting? What feelings does the word evoke? Why is adventure such an [enticing] invitation? Can the the mundane, routine life be considered an adventure? Why or why not?
I think it would be interesting for me to actually answer these questions in my current journal! Will you join me?
The second random page I turned to was an affirmation from God about another passion of mine:
The second random page I turned to was an affirmation from God to keep pursuing writing:
I found the page where I committed to publishing my devotions. Tracy Flori coached me through my goal setting and it was a lovely dream come true. However, that little book has been collecting dust. And I think God may be nudging me to promote it again. So here goes.
You can click here to read a sample chapter and purchase this little gem. 🙂
The adventure continues and God delights in our discoveries!
What is God nudging you to do today?