Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Musings - Faith Layouts

More and more over the past year, I have been incorporating layouts about my faith into my scrapbooks. I love how this important aspect of my life is now represented in with all our stories. Here are my two most recent layouts.

I used sketch #10 from the BPC 28 Sketches and this great die cut paper as the starting point for this layout.

 
Journaling reads: My heart's desire is to spend time with the Lord and in His Word EVERY SINGLE DAY! I often fall short of this goal, but I continue to strive to growin my quiet time and daily commitment to Him.

This next layout has actually been in the works for a couple of years. I printed the poem, adhered it to the yellow background, then added the heart and palm trees stamps several years ago at a Bible study meeting. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it, so it's been sitting in my themed paper file all this time. As I was flipping through my storage binders recently, the photo of the nativity scene caught my eye, and I decided it was time to complete this page.

The Lord is my pace setter . . . I shall not rush
He makes me stop for quiet intervals
He provides me with images of stillness which restore my serenity
He leads me in the way of efficiency through calmness of mind
and His guidance is peace
Even though I have a great many things to accomplish each day,
I Will not fret, for His presence is here
His timelessness, His all importance will keep me in balance
He prepares refreshment and renewal in the midst of my activity
 By anointing my mind with His oils of tranquility
My cup of joyous energy overflows
Truly harmony and effectiveness shall be the fruits of my hours
For I shall walk in the Pace of my Lord
And dwell in His house for ever.

6 comments:

Ellyn said...

beautiful!

S said...

Those are wonderful layouts - thanks for sharing with us.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the first layout - the photograph really makes it for me!
Rinda

Lisa H. said...

I love your layouts about your faith. Would you mind sharing what kind of Bible you are using?

Thanks!
Lisa

PS - Hope you are enjoying Cover to Cover. I sure am!

Beverly said...

Love that you are scrapping your faith, Melissa (that doesn't quite sound right ;> ) Your journaling on two was perfect for me to read tonight, thanks!

Tammy said...

Great layouts! Great reminder to get all aspects of our lives into our scrapbooks. I love the photo you added to the bottom layout. It's perfect!