Friday, December 28, 2012

JOY "One Little Word" 2012

One Little Word 2012 is coming to a close. I do know that it has been good for me to think about, write about, make pages about the word “JOY”. I believe it has helped me to recapture a deep abiding joy. Do I have it all the time? No.
The movement between sorrow and joy is as thin as the veil. The second half of this year, I began to know joy more than sorrow. I also know it comes not from me. An inner peace has enveloped me and I feel so much stronger.
I am anxious to move ahead with joy 2012, hope 2011, courage 2010, and in 2013, I choose - LIVE as my “One Little Word”. I want to live and feel alive. I want to live renewed. I want to live refreshed. I want to live joyfully. I want to live to embrace. I want to live to nurture. I want to live to have grace. I want to live to extend mercy. I want to live open to possibilities.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Reflections of Christmas 2012

Last Christmas, I traveled to be with family and it was wonderful to be with those I love dearly. This year, I chose to stay put, knowing that part of what I needed was to have quiet time to experience more of my new "Normal". I have been working on my art journal all day. Today, I made pages on peace, joy and love. I had already done a Hope page. The process has been good for me. Creative outlet brings me into one with THE CREATOR as much as worship does. The first week is begins with HOPE!
The second week is PEACE! Oh that we would have peace in this world.
The third Sunday in Advent is the day we light the pink candle. It symbolizes "Joy"
The forth Sunday in Advent is LOVE. These two pages are side by side in the journal.
My next stop is into the kitchen to start my dinner. It's all good!