|Faith Journal-Center Left Circle Flap- quote from Pinterest|
I’ve debated whether to share this, but in case it encourages someone to keep going and not give up on the vision they’ve been given, I am going to go ahead and share. About a year ago, I had a vision of teaching online art journaling classes. The vision, or dream, caught me by surprise because I’m not really a computer, internet person. I started this blog because I wanted to be a part of a community and connect with like-minded people after the school I had taught Art at for ten years closed. There was no thought of online classes at that point. But when the idea came, it wouldn’t leave. I tried to ignore it. I took online courses from other artists, contemplating if I should/could learn how to teach in that new way. Eventually I said “Yes.” Since then, it’s been an uphill battle. Learning, by trial and error, extra-ordinary obstacles, etc. I wanted to quit and gave all the reasons why I wasn’t the right person for this venue. I became very discouraged, and when I put it on the shelf, God gave it back to me through others like my husband cheering me on, and my friend Anneli coming to help with the web work. Then more friends joined in to pray for me, and it made all the difference in the world. God gave me just what and who I needed at that moment, and whispered to my heart, “Keep going. I am with you.”
Dreams realized are sweet to the soul. My first online workshop is now launched and began this past weekend. I feel blessed, and busy. It’s still not too late to join if you would like to.
|Faith Journal-Center Circle Flap- my favorite Rabindranath Tagore quote|
Last week, I came across this entry in Jan Karon’s book, A Continual Feast, that quotes Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest. It resonated with the process I had been going though. It also provided the motivation to finish the “Faith” art journal. Here is the excerpt:
|Faith Journal-Center right flap-Steve Hage quote|