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!!