Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Different Kind of Travel

The Write Now! workshop at BPC has helped me focus on writing and journaling this past week, and I was inspired to create this layout using Shimelle's April 4x6 Photo Love sketch. The sketch was designed for four 4x6 photos, however  I cropped several of my photos & ended up using six photos. Two photos & the journaling are underneath the title flap.

Journaling Reads: Twice in the spring of 2010, we traveled for job interviews – once to Houston, once to southeast Louisiana. As I had prayed for Robbie a new job over the past year, I had repeatedly told the Lord that we would go wherever He sent us. At least Houston was still in Texas, even if it was back in hurricane territory and 100% humidity year round. Louisiana was another story – if we were going to have to move, couldn’t it at least be somewhere more glamorous sounding than Lou-i-si-ana? Luckily these jobs did not pan out and Robbie returned to work in Dallas. Were these trips useless? Did we learn anything? Oh yes . . . The Strip House in downtown Houston serves a delicious Baked Alaska, and the azaleas are in perfect bloom during late March in southeast Louisiana.

12 comments:

Ginger said...

I like how you incorporated the journaling here. This is another class I would have liked taking, I loved her Textuality class which I see is coming again.

MonicaB said...

Wonderful layout! I love the hidden journaling and the photo underneath looks divine!

Sian said...

I have really enjoyed your journaling today Melissa. You certainly seem to have found some inspiration in class!

Becky said...

I love your page and so glad you staed in Big D!

Jimjams said...

Lovely page and interesting journalling - strange but Lou-i-si-ana sounds perfectly glamorous to me ;-)

Jimjams said...

Oh and that Baked Alaska looks scrumptious!

Alison said...

The Baked Alaska DOES look good! Great LO!
Alison xx

Sewjoe said...

I like how you used the flap for a hidden surprise! So fun and I am glad you stayed in the area!!

Tammy said...

You captured some great details in your journaling. Love the hidden flap with the journaling and more photos. So glad to hear that Robbie's job went full time and life is getting back to normal for you guys. :)

Amy said...

Melissa, you include wonderful journaling in your pages and they are always a pleasure to read.
The baked Alaska really does look sensational!

Sandra said...

What a really lovely page

Natashia said...

Love the orange finger nails in the last pic!