Tuesday 19 March 2019

F is for Focus

In our Living Your Word of the Year group we are using a fortnightly (bi-weekly) A-Z challenge throughout the year to help us focus on our word and live it out.

Because of the way I have made my journal it's a case of going with the flow of what background the pages have when I turn to them.

The reason for the A-Z challenge is to help us look at our word of the year through another word.  I have chosen focus for F, as it's not really possible to commit to something unless you focus on it.   Mary often does a page with sun rays on it and I thought that would be good.  I was planning to put the name Jesus as the focus point.

I drew various lines on the back of yellow cardstock - making up the design as I went along as I couldn't find the instructions I had from Mary on how to do it!

I cut along the lines with a scalpel

I stuck it in my journal.

At this point I realised I hadn't taken a photo of the journal pages before I started, so here it is with the right hand page.

I found some large letters in my scrapbooking stash.   I printed out most of the words from Be The Centre by Michael Frye and glued them to the page.

As I said, I had planned to put the name Jesus in the centre of the circle, but I found this sticker which says Delight yourself in the Lord.  I figure that God must be saying something to me as this is from Psalm 37.  This Psalm keeps cropping up.

I decorated the strips of paper with the words on and added a verse from Proverbs.  'Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.' Proverbs 4:25   How focused is that!

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