Sunday, 24 July 2011

MUSINGS ABOUT HOME ...

This page began in my head when I was in the middle of writing a sermon, and had turned to my journal for rest and distraction. The text for that day had to do with the stranger and the alien, which got me thinking about home ...

I used a page I had previously prepared with a Distress Ink background, adding Promarker and fine black pen doodles, and something which made me think of the roof of a house. I got this far and still having the sermon themes in my head, realised that home is nothing to do with houses, or indeed bricks or mortar at all! That's when I wrote ... "where can I go from your presence".
So that's what the page turned out to be about - which wasn't what I'd intended, but it often works out that way ... so I added a lot more reflection around the ideas uppermost in my mind. I was also thinking about those words which describe God as a "strong tower", so that's why my house has bricks (I think that comes from a hymn, but can't remember).
However, lest you think me very holy indeed (as if) I'm bound to admit that the reason I write all this stuff down is because I often forget these truths, and need to be reminded of them! If I could always remember them I probably wouldn't need to journal at all!!

10 comments:

Beverley Baird said...

What a gorgeous journal page! Love the background and all the writings.

alexa said...

Beautiful page - and just as well you need to write them down otherwise we would all be the poorer! Is there a line in Proverbs about the name of the Lord being a strong tower?

Linda said...

I know exactly what you mean about writing things down!!
Maybe we're lucky then that you need to record it all or we wouldn't get to see your lovely journal pages :-)
Linda xx
PS Have I told you - your writing is FAB!

Giullietta said...

The name of the Lord is a strong tower
The righteous run into it and they are safe/saved.
Love your work, Rosie and its about time I said so! I am always inspired by it. Many thanks.

Shannon said...

BEAUTIFUL JOURNAL PAGE, REALLY GORGEOUS WORK. I ALSO ADORE THE BLUEISH/GREEN COLOR COMBO. YOU DO REALLY WONDERFUL WORK, THANK YOU FOR SHARING AND INSPIRING, ALWAYS.

Julia Dunnit said...

It is a lovely page Rosie. Also lovely is your surety.

Sandra Hall said...

Lovely page Rosie :) Its always good to write down the truths that get us through each day :D x

Beacee said...

Beautiful!

thekathrynwheel said...

A wonderful page. It's interesting how thoughts start to become clearer as we write them down :-)

Becca said...

Love how you show some steps in this page...beautiful!