"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.


little journal

a sweet friend gave me an old prayer book to use as a journal
i covered it with colorful tape...i like it covered for now

i seem to be filling it up with things that are speaking to my heart

a few entries are old friends

i kept this prayer in the front of the book. the word sanctuary
seems to keep appearing in my life

sanctuary - immunity afforded by refuge
a sacred or holy place
any place of refuge; asylum

i looked up asylum - as sanctuary it can be a physical place
or seeking a safe place - as in seeking asylum

the dictionary says - safe from violence - without

God is our refuge - a safe place to hide

internal safety

no matter what storms rage outside of me (you) around me (you)

there is a safe place - there is safety and peace in the midst to be had

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1

Grace and peace...in the midst of the storms of life...


Bren Thebeau said...

Such a great post, love the insights, love the pages. Hoping to catch up now that the art fairs are over for the summer!

Mary Brack said...

Love this post, your journal, and all the things that are filling your heart. :)

Valerie Sjodin said...

Mary, you have encouraged me with your prayer book. Thank you for the reminder I need today.

kerri said...

What a neat idea for an old book. I love what you've done with it.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

This is just beautiful, Mary. Beautiful prayer journal.

Jennifer Richardson said...

what a brilliant idea.
Speaks to my heart.
thank you,

Montgomery Family said...

I love everything about this little book. Beautiful in so many ways!!!!