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A Book About Faith and Love
With news about Iraq and London and even our own neighborhood disasters, we need something to encourage us to keep going. While browsing the net the other day I came upon the most wonderful way of preserving my HOPE. Hope is not dead, no in fact it is alive and well in each of us!!!! We just need to bring it our!!! Share with me in this discovery today.
You have most likely heard of Scrapbooks or photo memory albums-- Creative Memories being the most famous that comes to my mind. These are memories of our happy times with family and friends. A loving treasure that if a fire were to occur, we'd most likely choose these above all else.
What did I find? A FaithBook. This is similar to the above but instead of tracking your family and friends memories, you will be tracking GOD. Yes, you read that right. You will now be tracking your prayers, your favorite hymns, your life journey, and just about anything else related to GOD.
This journey is a very revealing one, as it really gets to the core of what you believe, what you think you believe, and who you are and who you think you are. The truth all comes out in black and white, or color if you so choose.
I read an article about this lovely thing called Benefits of FaithBooks by Rhonda Anderson. This explains the how to's and why's of this process. You can find the complete article by joining http://groups.yahoo.com/group/faithbooks/.
My "Faithbook" is just a basic Notebook from Staples. It has a top blank part to put a picture or poem and a bottom part to write notes and such. This has really been a great release for my worrisome soul. I also enjoy the creativity of this project as I get to delve into all sorts of artistic adventures.
I can't wait until I have a whole stack of them to pass down to my children and grandchildren. This will not only be a legacy of our faith, but of me and my growth as a woman of faith. Life is tough, YES, but with God all things are possible!!! I really hope this comes across in these treasures I am creating for my boys.
I sure hope I introduced you to yet another way to preserve your family history/faith in an enjoyable and artistic way. For more information on FaithBooks please visit the resources below:
1. Christian Journali -
2. Spiritual Journals -
3. Walking with Wisdom -
Sara Duggan is mom to 2 beautiful boys and wife to her best friend. She and her family live in California where she spends her days writing, crocheting, and running the family business. For more information visit her site for Moms at http://mommie-care.com
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How to be More Creative and Enhance Your Creativity
efore thinking about how to be more creative, let me begin point out some real barriers that some people seem to have when wanting to enhance creativity, have a think if any of these things are applicable to you and your life;1. Lack of time.
Make Yourself Creative: Two Easy Idea-Generating Methods
Here are a couple of exercises to force yourself to come up with some brand new ideas. These methods can be used to give your business an edge, to overcome creative blocks, or just for fun - to prove to yourself that you can have some great ideas.
Tapping into Your Super Creative Power
Do you consider yourself creative? How about super creative? Most people may not think of themselves as creative, but I believe that everyone has the potential for great creativity. They just need a little understanding and practice.
Breathing Out Stage Fright
You're stepping onto the stage, amidst opening night flurry and last minute stage directions. In the audience are the director you'd like to work with, the reviewer everyone listens to, and your first acting coach.
Ever been on a project where you had trouble keeping all the 'if' questions straight? "If this happens," you say, "we'll do one thing. But, if that happens, we'll do something else instead, but only on a Wednesday.
The Art of Keeping a Journal
Journal keeping is basically without rules. It is an uncensored invitation to cut & paste, sketch & chart, and to visualize and unravel every great and small thought.
Computer In The Shop? What Do You Do Now?
Have you ever had one of those days when you just feel like something is missing? ? something just doesn't feel right? like you should be doing something but you can't remember what?Well, I had one of those days recently? my computer was in the shop for a minor repair. Ahhhhh! What was I going to do?Ok, so I planned to take my computer in for the repair.
Gifts of the Inner Voice
Now that I no longer awaken to the sound of a jarring alarm clock, I've learned to welcome the early morning hours.Because that is the time when I can hear my inner voice most clearly.
Top Ten Brainstorming Techniques for Business Success
We experience creativity every time a fresh idea pops into our minds. We recognize creative imagination in everything from a pastel painting to a business plan.
Shyness - Another View
We are all born shy, aren't we? When we see little children clinging to their parents, hiding behind Mom or Dad, we are reminded about the shyness of first coming into this World. As this early stage of our life we are not ready to be seen just yet.
BRAINSTORMING: The basic tool used in generating many possible solutions to a problem is brainstorming. To use the brainstorming process effectively requires following a prescribed set of rules very closely.
10 Ways To Boost Your Creativity
Creativity is your birthright - but can often be hidden in the everyday. To facilitate your personal development and self growth, here are some creativity tips you can use to resurrect, refresh and enhance your creative faculties.
Go Ahead and Think Outside the Box!
I am trying to create a discipline where I blog daily. This alone requires effort and commitment.
Why Teach Thinking? Why Not ?
The word 'creativity' has so many diverse meanings and interpretations. I remember telling an audience of teachers that creating a mess is also creative as long as new things and views are being conjured up.
Quiz -- Are You Creative?
Worried you may not be creative or you may not be creative enough? This quiz will help you find out just how creative you are.Take a piece of paper and number it from one to seven.
How To Entertain A Thought
After studying scores of great thinkers like Leonardo Da Vinci, I think I've stumbled upon what really set them apart from the rest of the folks living (and thinking) at the same time.It's remarkably simple.
Innovation: Wake Up Your People's Creative Genius
Successful companies have innovation in their blood. The single most important element in an innovative company is the creativity of their people.
10 Tools for Dealing with Criticism and Rejection
Ouch! Whether it's feedback we've asked for, an unsolicited remark called out from the audience or a simple "no" result of an audition or submission process, criticism and rejection are a huge part of our lives as creative artists.Sometimes we're so fearful of being criticized or rejected that we keep our creativity bottled up and don't let it out.
Drawing On Creativity: How To Trick Your Brain
Can you draw?Your answer to that question reveals a surprising amount about your brain and the way you integrate your right and left hemispheres. (In this article, the left side will be referred to as the dominant one, which is by far the most likely scenario.
Inspiration, Creativity, and Channeling - Opening Ourselves to Greatness
Channeling is much easier to do than most people suspect. As a matter of fact we have all seen people channeling and you have probably done it yourself many times, even though you may have been unaware of it or didn't know what to call it.
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