I looked at it as a piece of clay that He plopped down in front of me as an idea. He chose me to mold that clay into something and I have been constantly working on for myself and for you. It is where my art and faith collide. I don't question why he chose me anymore because of this:
Some of this will sound repetitive when I share what Documented Faith is all about but we often need reminders. I listened to myself explain my DF Moleskine Planner while in Oklahoma and I thought it would be good to share here again.
Q: So what is Documented Faith?
A: It all started out because I had a need for a place...
- to track my physical movement (on paper, not on a microchip) and creatively.
- for a view of the month to come and a way to look back at where I have been and what I have learned along the way, creatively.
- a place to write about my big dreams creatively and watch how they unfold the way God has planned them
- one place to hold all of my prayer requests so that I can look back to see how God is working in all of our lives
- for somewhere to note & document creatively the wonderful, crazy, random moments of my everyday life of being a daughter, mom of boys, wife, friend, and business owner
- a place to tape reminders of trust, love, faith and hope so that I can read them over and over and over...and then over again.
- a place to remind, record, reflect and document my faith creatively when a 2” margin isn’t enough space
I had a need for it to all be in one place and a need to be able to take it with me whether I am driving a few miles down the street or if I am flying to the other side of the country or world. A place to record my life, my dreams, my prayers, my moments. A place to document my faith sometimes monthly, often times weekly,even daily....creatively.
It all comes together daily, weekly and monthly in a 2015 Moleskine Planner. Sometimes I document with just an ink pen or pencil, sometimes with photos, often times with watercolor paints, with LOTS of Washi Tape, quotes, weekly Bible verses....and truth, sometimes hardly anything at all (p.s. IT IS OKAY!)
Q: What is Documented Faith Online?
A: Each month I choose a focus word to, well...focus on. Each week has a Bible verse that coordinates with the monthly word. You can just read it, you can journal about it, create based on it, pray about it...whatever you want to do. There are no rules. I think the most important thing is that you create a habit of a daily/weekly creative & quite time.
Q: Because it started on January 1st, can I still participate?
A: January 1st was just a start date. Even though today is August 28th, it may be YOUR DAY ONE. Just START NOW. Don't worry about the past 35 weeks. Start now and once you have created a habit of doing this, then go back and work on the previous week. THERE ARE NO RULES, no timelines, no right or wrong way to do it and no pressure. Take what you need.
Q: How much is it and where do I sign up?
A: First off, it is a FREE year long workshop. On January 1, 2016, we will start/continue on with a whole new set of words and a new planner (details soon, I promise) Don't go out and buy your 2016 Moleskine Planner just yet. (I mean, I am not the boss of you and if you want to, you can.)
Q: How do I get the monthly word and weekly verses?
A: Another "loaded question" I do have an email list that you can join BUT if you have a "gmail" or "hotmail" email address, there are SEVERAL internet security blockers installed via those programs and it makes it very difficult to get emails from me through the program I use from Constant Contact.
If you would like to register for emails, you can follow this link BUT make sure that if you get a "confirmation" email from me/Constant Contact, you respond to it or you will not get anything. (So sorry for all of this. There is nothing I can do to help this issue. Internet, can't live with it, can't live without it.)
Register for emails here:
To join the Documented Faith Facebook Group (group is "closed for privacy so please request to join) click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1555537877994436/
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at honegrown1(at)att(dot)net
Documented Faith has evolved, grown and flourished because of the thousands of women that have made it their habit. I hope that you join us.