Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Train Them Up

{jane bosi} Happy Wednesday, Sweet Friends!!  I'm excited to begin contributing here on the Creative Worship blog!  I was a slow starter to bible journaling, but once I began, it became as alluring to me as a day filled with worship music.  My thoughts often drift to my journaling---oh, if I only I had no other responsibilities!  I imagine these will be the activities of Heaven!

Today, I am sharing Proverbs 22:6.  The single greatest joy and hardest thing I have done with my life is to be a parent---I'm hearing ALL of your amens!!  My oldest will be graduating high school next year and starting his journey away from our home.  While I know he is ready and prepared for what God will set before him, my heart often does not feel ready.  I journaled these pages as I reflected on Mother's Day and recent times when I've struggled with my emotions.  I had first determined to only do the left side page, but as I prayed over the verses and sought my God, my heart and emotion just bubbled over.  I added the second page with some stenciling to make it more cohesive.  The verse I was concentrating on was Proverbs 22:6  "Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

To complete my pages, I used a variety of stamps from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps.   Specifically, I used:  Little One, Common Words 1, Just Be and Note This.  Also, I used distress inks, a Tim Holtz stencil and Ranger Archival Black ink. 

It's a bit of a risk for me to share the cry of my heart, but the truth lies in the verse and from it, I will not depart--be blessed!

TTFN, Jane

1 comment:

  1. Love all the texture and color to your pages. A progressive empty nest is a difficult transition. But you will be blessed in so many other ways when you watch your fledglings fly! Beautiful post and welcome!!