summer is over
and harvest is in.
three weeks ago i started an art journaling class from
junelle jacobsen from yes and amen.
learning to take where we are and seeing the beauty in our mess.
life is not easy.
no it's not.
we all have trials and struggles.
disappointments and pain.
i tend to clam up.
not to share where i am.
to hide from reality.
and from those who truly love me.
i don't want them to see my pain.
i think that i can get through it alone.
that i alone, must work harder to overcome.
then i read this post from ann voskamp...
she writes...'the word God wastes nothing and He heals
two broken hearts with one story-the reader and the writer.
then this morning i read this post by junelle jacobsen...
she writes...'So, I am moving when God moves. I am under His watch and care. I am held. He knows me, the real me, the silly hideherheadinherpillow me. He knows the groanings of my heart and He loves to wipe the tears from my eyes. He is my first love, my real and lasting love. And I don't have to do this life alone.'
God has been working on me and in me to share.
not the details, but the struggles,
but also the hope i have in Him.
earlier this year i prayed that my art would be real.
full of hope and encouragement.
little did i know that He would give me more struggles.
and keep me there.
to use in my art.
so that through my life, my art would be more alive.
so i want to live more intentionally.
to trust Him.
to give of myself.
to help heal.
not just my heart.
but someone else's heart as well.
not only in real life but here on my blog as well.
i hope you will join me.
not only as i share my journey,
but yours as well.
in His loving name...