I started to journal regularly at café’s shortly after my mum passed away and when I did I started with a cheap soft cover lined journal. When I had completed that one, I decided to spend a bit more money and honour what I was writing and found my first Pepper Pot journal.
It’s been five pretty and committed years of scribing my thoughts as I have sipped coffee in satisfying contentment.
I was getting to the end of my current journal and this is when the hunt begins for a new Pepper Pot however, this year was difficult and none of the regular haunts stocked them any more, like none!! I searched for a good two months and even went searching while I was in Perth just recently.
This is when I really started to talk to God about my journal conundrum and my discussion with God has led me in a whole new journalling direction.
I bought myself a visual diary and lets just say that I’m glad I listened to God when he spoke “It’s a new day”
So armed with my new journal style I went to a cafe and came up with this
I really enjoy this new style and feel released and free. I have also noticed that something powerful is happening as I am doing this. It feels as though I have connected with God in a way that is beyond myself and that when I am drawing, I am praying.
I have also experienced some powerful unexpected moments like the time I met a lovely family from Saudi Arabia. The little boy drew a picture of me which I will treasure forever.
I have also noticed that by drawing it is helping me get my ideas for preaching or teaching and my brain is getting into some kind of order.
This is some of my notes for a sermon that I am working on
This is the start of my lesson plan for teaching about Permaculture
It’s like the flood gates have opened and I’m feeling refreshed at this shift in my journalling. It’s like paddling in a canoe with the current on my side and all of creation is cheering me on. It’s a joy, it’s powerful, It’s love.