I’m a little hesitant to share these pages, as they are intensely personal to me, but they are also pages that mean the most to me at this time. I’m in a challenging situation, and no doubt it is in the midst of changing who I am as a person, as a mom, and as a child of God. And as I am going through this, I am journaling my process and the struggles and transformations that are in my heart. It has been humbling, to say the least.
“Sometimes some things fall apart, so that some things fall together”
“Dear God, If I lose my hope today, please remind me me that Your plans are better than my dreams”
“The Spirit’s quiet whisper
Bids me bow before Your throne
‘Til my heart’s deepest yearnings
Are the echo of your own.”
(Jennifer Kennedy Dean)
This most recent page looks awfully busy, but I just went with how I felt. It’s full of bright and “sunny” colors, yet it is complex and busy and full of texture. There’s a lot going on in the background. But I felt the theme was “joy”, and put a couple verses that spoke to me on this theme, on where I’m currently at. Along with one of my favorite quotes on prayer, by Jennifer Kennedy Dean. And then in a black pen (blended in the background), I journaled a couple verses of my favorite hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”. And the doilies are from my local IHOP (don’t worry, they were clean when I saved them). =)
This page is an expression of my journey with prayer, which goes hand in hand with a lot of my art journaling (or what you call, “heart journaling”). With prayer comes a transformed heart, and while the process may not be so smooth, the path is filled with blessings and supernatural surprises and of course, joy.