I was told that "Debbie doesn't participate much to class discussions." All my report cards have something about needing to participate more or about me being shy. LOL Today I'm quiet at times, but when I need to be or when I'm totally in my comfort zone I'm certainly not shy. All my experiences to now has created that in me and I'm GLAD!One more very hard to journal question then next week I'll make it an easy one just for the break and the fun.
"Whose Life Have You Influenced Outside Your Immediate Family?"To me this was the hardest of all questions. Why? Because in the way I interrupted the question I had to commit to writing a very humbling idea. That I can and do influence people, even those I have no idea about. Many moons ago I taught at conferences for my church. I taught children about God's Love. This little girl who I only met once. Wrote me a letter a little after she married to let me know that she credited her current life to that one moment in time. She is a Christian, married to a pastor with her own ministry. How humbling is God's work in our lives.
Here's the answer to the question for me this week.
The journaling reads:
"Joan once told me “if not for me” she would not be at this point in her life. Joan was my professor, colleague, travel buddy & friend. She was with me at the worse moment of my life. During this time I met someone who literally saved my life and later became her mentor. Due to my crisis she learned about the psychological side of crises. God began guiding her in a different direction. Dr. Havens is now a counselor; helping others. She tells me “if not ….” It is a humbling thought."
Pattern Paper, Cloud 9's Finely Estate
Slice, by Making Memories for the lettering and flowers
Cloud 9 Eyelet Rain Dots
Kaiser Scrapbooks, Pearls
My Mind's Eye Transparency
Teresa Collins, used her paper as a pattern for my journaling block.
Remember to post a link to your finished work in this post. The link will be at the top of any of my posts as well as to the right of my posts.
This week's winner, chosen by Random.org is ...
Groovy Deborah! Hurray and Congratulations! Send me your mailing addy.
RAK for next week is from Karen Foster. This is a paper line about "Hero's." I thought is was appropriate for this week's question.
Note: some of the packages have not gone out yet because I was waiting on a few address. But I'm not waiting. They will go out today. Thanks for your patience.
I have a lot to share about my adventures and news, but I'm going to hold off until tomorrow.
1. Safety on the Road
2. Shannon's enthusiasm and walk with God
4. New friends
5. God's ability to never be surprised at my short comings and His love to see me through.