Today I want to share a not so random look at my journal from the
2012 Advent Season and an intentional invitation to check out the
where you can meet the Modern Day Disciple, Dawn Paoletta.
Last year, I came across the idea to cut out magazine pictures to paste into my journal as a backdrop for my musings. As the holiday season arrived, so did many catalogs and I bought some of my favorite magazines at the store.
I stacked them up on my dining room table. Of an evening, I would thumb through the pages ripping out images, ideas for gifts and words. Then another evening or two, I arranged pictures and words, glued them in place onto the blank pages creating a welcoming space to journal and keep track of ideas for Advent and Christmas.
It was like a mini getaway each time I opened to the next page. Sometimes the image and words would prompt me to write on a certain topic. Other pages became my go to place for checking off the gift shopping list or for preparing the menu for Christmas brunch.
This type of journal was a gift to myself, making my experience of the holidays, so much more pleasant.
Here are some photos of the cover and some inside pages.
|Cover: What You Love (Essential Guide) stamped with "Gloria In Excelsis Deo"|
|Holiday Gift Ideas|
|Curl Up with a Book|
|Inviting Me to Sit At Jesus Feet and then to Go!|
|Time to be With God|
Now hop on over to the Modern Day Disciple to see how she journals through the holiday season. (Click here)
Also check out her review about The Detailer, a innovative personal organizer.
The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him
(which means “God with us”).
Matthew 1:23 NIV