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intersection of the spiritual and creative life, drawing is seeing x 1000, questions that need ink and time to work themselves out
Journaling is the intersection of my creative and spiritual life. It is truly where I make the connection between the sacred and the mundane. To me, drawing is seeing x 1000. Writing is slowing down long enough to ask the questions that are there, always under the surface, but rarely work themselves out without the combination of ink and quiet. This week, I am sharing some of the pages of my most recent journal—the proof copy of my Ocean Blue Sacred Everyday Journal. (Of course I didn’t waste the proof, even though it had that ugly bar on the front!)
Note to self: stop leaving my journal on the table. There are so many scribbles by little hands! I do let them draw in my books from time to time (see the picture by Azalea of the bunny and little girl), but I have to watch that the babies don’t make a few lines on every single page. A few notes from Hannah Coulter, which I read last week, and have decided is definitely in my top 10 favorite books. Maybe top 5? Also, I like drawing birds and doodling during church. (See image of Randy’s two hands holding my hand…)
This journal is now available (blank of course, without all of my scribbling…) If you like this type of blank book (it is 8x10 with 108 unlined cream-colored pages) and want one for yourself or to give as a gift, you can find it (along with my new memoir, The Sacred Everyday, A Search for the Exquisite Beauty of an Ordinary Life) on Amazon or on my website.
Sending love and hope for a space of ink and quiet in your day,
ps. Want to learn more about my process for journaling? This podcast will get you started!
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