G – Growing in Goodness & Gratitude I’m feeling the need to release grumbling and embrace gratitude as my “G” word. Grumble feels like a heavy word to me, like carrying around a dirty burlap bag of rocks. Gratitude feels light and hopeful. What better way to become grateful than to list what I have to be thankful for and to focus on the goodness of God, and good things! Building on the “F” Flow with the Fun post of last time, I’ve decided to do some “Grateful Groove” in my movement, during my worship dancing time. The combination of… Read More
The Mystery of Music – M in the A-Z of Mystery Journal “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo Music is what feelings sound like, it speaks where words fail, soothes the mind, flows from heaven to the soul, and sings the prayer of the heart. Isn’t it amazing how music can bring back a memory so strong we feel the reliving of it. Music helps us remember facts. Remembering music is one of the things our brains hold onto, when other memories and facilities fade. I think… Read More
What do you do to help you reach your goals that seem unpleasant? For me, March is a time when my yearly goals wane a bit. Now I’m being intentional about pushing past that and having fun in the process.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! March is here! Full of hope of Spring and new beginnings. Green is a favorite color of mine and often finds its home in this months calendar. This month is truly a month of new beginnings with two grandbabies due. I’m celebrating with the nesting dolls and words and symbols of their names. We also have a grandson’s birthday this month marked with Washi tape stars. Five years ago before going to Ireland, I read a biography and did some research on St. Patrick. Visiting St. Patrick’s cathedral was a highlight for me. Years before that,… Read More
E – Explore & Experience Your Word of the Year with a Vision Board Many of us have forgone the new years resolutions, but still have dreams and goals. This year, I’m following Mary’s suggestion in making a vision board. I want mine to fit in my Leuchtturm journal so it can be portable and easily accessible throughout the year. There are some good options for that. I considered my options for format: I could just use some of the pages in my everyday journal, or do a tip-out accordion fold, or try my hand at a portable fancy fold… Read More
Washi Tape Adventure #2 Super Simple Washi Tape Ideas Here’s a quick super simple post with super simple Washi Tape ideas. I’m taking a simple square and triangle shape aka a primitive house shape, and having fun making special gift tags with my Washi Tape. Above is a pair of shipping tags and below is an Artist Trading Card, ATC. I stenciled the star shapes with the Mid-Century Modern stencil and then put a border of Washi tape with a similar pattern. I bought the Washi tape at Michaels. It’s really easy to cut a pattern from a roll of… Read More
This post is 3rd in the A-Z Word of the Year Challenge: C for Creating a Cairn. Build on your word using words & stones, actual stones or in a journal. Visual inspiration & Scripture included.
This post shares a visual Ignatian prayer process in being present to God’s presence in light of reflecting on a Word of the Year.
This post shows the pages set up at the beginning of my Word of the Year 2019 in a Leuchtturm1917 journal. It also works well in a Moleskine or similar type journal. Photos and descriptions of pages and materials used are included.
This is the first post in a series that will be ongoing throughout 2019. I will be posting an inspirational A-Z Chronological Challenge every other Tuesday this year and recording my Word exploration in a Leuchtturm1917 journal.. The posts will include questions, activities, and Scripture to help you focus on your word in a fresh way.