Hey friends! I hope today finds you well!
Documenting my faith journey and stories is so fun and easy when the supplies we get to play with are so cute and God-Centered. Today I’m focusing on the Bright & Brave collection by Illustrated Faith and Bella Blvd. If you’ve heard me talk about my process before – it typically starts with product. I either select a theme or card or quote and then build from there. This project is no different! Let’s start with some goodies!
I decided I really wanted to use the cassette tapes so I cut them from the 12×12 patterned paper because I have a theme in mind and it’s music related. I have used the cassette stamp before but the JESUS is my jam! is just too cute for words and was perfect for my topic. Once I selected that specific cassette I decided that the yellow one really looked great with the green so I ran with a yellow/green/black colorway.
Once those pieces were chosen, I expanded my search to paints and paper. I picked the green background with the plus signs because it will make a great background for my traveler’s notebook page.
The reason I started with the cassette tape was because of this quote. I have had this gem stashed away because it felt so important then (& even more now). It reads: The quiet part of a song is a part of the song.
All I could think about was OH. MY. GOODNESS. YES! The quiet parts are not always bad or awful. They may not be as exciting as the louder parts – but it’s still a part of the song. Let’s dig into that.
I felt very free when I created this page. Outlines and doodles that you don’t normally see on a page from me but something about this truth screamed FREEDOM. I think I always felt like if life was quiet – things were not right. But recently I have learned to settle into those quiet times and what I found was more room to listen. It may be the calm before the storm – but maybe the rest and focus and time with God has prepared you for what’s coming.
I also took it as the possibility that this is just life right now. Maybe your life is in a quiet period. Maybe you’ve run out of words. Maybe you have less kids that need you. Maybe you’re doing much more thinking and reflecting than chatting and doing. We all enter these quiet times and in the past I have avoided them like the plague. Noise covers up so much, doesn’t it?
When I was doing some digging through God’s word about quiet – I ran across this verse in Proverbs:
Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife. Proverbs 17:1
That sure puts things in perspective.
When the quiet times get lonely or boring or hard to settle in to, listen for wisdom. What does God want you to hear instead of the noise? Maybe He is asking you to look on the bright side versus focusing on the negative.
So when I’m not jammin’ to tunes and I am quiet with God, I’m learning how to focus on the music He’s singing to me. I am hoping He allows my quiet days to be filled with Him.
Thanks for hanging out today!