Monday, May 20, 2013

These Days;

Life has been busy the past few weeks. We had our annual staff retreat two weeks ago and this past week I attended a four day conference about ministry leaders and burn-out led by Terry Wardle. My head is swimming from all I have taken in. I need to go slow in the coming days and weeks and digest it all. Throughout the conference I sensed that God had led to to the right place. A place where answers begin. I've been operating from a place of being worn-out and it has brought out some unhealthy attitudes and old defense mechanisms. It's time for a change.

I came across a quote in the book we're reading for our staff book study, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton. It's on the art journal page below: "It's not about fixing, it's about letting go." This quote had been running through my mind continually since I read it. I keep trying to fix things instead of letting go of them and letting God fix them. This is the place where change has to start. And so the journey continues...


  1. It's so hard to let go sometimes, but letting go of the things that drain you can only be a good thing. I hope you're able to carve out pondering time this week :)

  2. beautiful pages and sentiment. Letting go can be difficult for so many of us. Thanks for sharing at SATS.

  3. I really like what you wrote about letting go and about fixing. gosh it is so easy to go into care taker. but true...give up and let G-d. Your pages are absolutely gorgeous. Your book is sensational. Where did you learn to write like that? Your printing is majestic! Lovies, Samara

    1. Thank you, Samara! I took a lettering class online with Hope Wallace Karney at and then just worked into my own style. The class gave me some basics and some confidence!