The Mystery of Imagination - I
in the A-Z of Mystery Journal
Imagine is one of my favorite words and finds it’s way into my journals, by definition and illustration. This time I focused on Imagination. Imagination is the ability to form pictures or ideas in the mind, new and exciting things not experienced before. I love that!
Seeing imagination through the filter of my faith helps me appreciate how uniquely made humanity is with our ability to hope for things not yet present, discover the unknown, invent life changing machines etc. It makes me glad to be alive, and fills me with wonder.
“Spiritual epiphanies and human creativity
are both examples of an imagination
tuned in to the Creator’s wavelength.
Spirituality is creative; creativity is spiritual.
Imagination provides the venue for both.”
“The power of imagination is the ultimate power, no doubt about that.
While knowledge defines all we currently know and understand.
Imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.”
One of my favorite quotes is by Luci Shaw in her book Breath for the Bones.
“We are empowered from within our own God-given imaginations
by the first poet, the primal artist, the original composer.
Our own creative spirits, made in the image of another
are boosted and blessed and set on fire
by our union with God in Christ.”
Imagining is spacious. That is why I picked a space painted paper background to write the quotes on. I’ve always been fascinated with space, seeing it as God’s abstract art.
I also love big hair 🙂 Even though I have thin hair, I can imagine having thick beautiful hair, so this page makes me smile, and reminds me to leave room for play when imagining.
“Hope your wildest hopes,
dream your maddest dreams,
imagine your most fantastic fantasies.
Where your hopes and your dreams
and your imagination leave off,
the love of our heavenly Father
2 Corinthians 4:7 TPT
“I pray that the light of God
will illuminate the eyes of your imagination,
flooding you with light, until you experience
the full revelation of the hope of his calling –
that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances
that he finds in us, his holy ones.”
Ephesians 1:18 TPT
“Our loving Lord
is not just present,
but nearer than the thought can imagine –
so near that a whisper can reach Him.”
A-Z of Mystery Posts
In May 2018 New Class Added
to Bible Journaling with Stencils & More E-Course
At the end of May 2018 a new Bible Journaling lesson was added to the Bible Journaling with Stencils & More E-course featuring the Woman at the Well – John 4, including video demo with insights on the meaning of the text, and Bible Journaling margin image PDF.
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.
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