The Mystery of Freedom
F in the A-Z of Mystery Journal
This page has been interesting to work on. Freedom was my word of the year last year, so I had already done a word study etc. But it looks different this year. Last year I focused on the freedom to choose and be my true self. Last year’s journey was one of letting go, trusting God and embracing the mystery of not knowing and understanding. It didn’t feel free. It felt like dying to myself: relinquishing my desires, agenda, and especially my expectations, blowing away like dandelion seeds in the wind.
The mystery and paradox of Freedom is that in letting go, in forgiving, and in surrender to God, I find myself with the freedom to be truly me. I am not saying I have “arrived” yet, but know I’m much closer to who God made me to be, more confident in my purpose and more free.
These two pages include the information from last year’s view of Freedom, and also this year’s. Excitement is building for what God has in store for us!
Soon to be released May 17th, 2018, Spirit Wind 4″ and Spirit Swirl 6″ stencil helped create the visual atmosphere I wanted, giving the illusion of the Spirit’s movement. For more information on the supplies I use, please visit My Favorite Art Supplies & Resources Page
Blessing of Freedom to the True and Beautiful You!
Links to Posts about Word-of-the-Year & Everyday Journaling:
Making an everyday, calendar journal in a Leuchtturm1917 or Moleskine journal:
Ideas for scroll and banner headings for theme pages in an everyday journal:
About exploring a word of the year:
A surprise that led to an animal of the year:
“Why Journal? The Benefits of Journaling” . In addition to the post contents, check out the comments. People have contributed great reasons for journal keeping.
If you are seeking a Word for the year, you may find inspiration in the post “Listening for My Word of the Year.”
Visit my Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/valeriesjodin/everyday-yearly-journals/
Bible Journaling often is another facet of exploring a word or theme. In the Bible Journaling with Stencils & More e-course, I walk through how I Bible journal, the process of study and techniques. To find out more information check out: https://valeriesjodin.com/e-courses/
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Bernice Hopper, and Mary Brack, and I share insights through blog posts for keeping an Everyday Calendar Journal. We will be using the journal to record events, experiences and relationships; to explore our word’s meaning in visual and fun ways. If you would like to connect with others in creative way about organizing your word, your ideas, thoughts, prayers, events, or your projects all in one place, you are invited to join our Facebook group: Everyday Journals ~ Living Your Word of the Year.
URL for Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/203309083575277/
URLs for Instagram: #livingyourword2018 & #everydayjournals2018
CHECK OUT THE BLOGS:
Valerie: https://valeriesjodin.com/blog/ (this one :-))
Some of my favorite journaling supplies:
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