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Thrilling Guest Thursday: Random Journal Day Blog-Hop

Today I want to share a not so random look at my journal from the
2012 Advent Season and an intentional invitation to check out the
where you can meet the Modern Day Disciple, Dawn Paoletta.

Last year, I came across the idea to cut out magazine pictures to paste into my journal as a backdrop for my musings. As the holiday season arrived, so did many catalogs and I bought some of my favorite magazines at the store.

I stacked them up on my dining room table. Of an evening, I would thumb through the pages ripping out images, ideas for gifts and words. Then another evening or two, I arranged pictures and words, glued them in place onto the blank pages creating a welcoming space to journal and keep track of ideas for Advent and Christmas.

It was like a mini getaway each time I opened to the next page. Sometimes the image and words would prompt me to write on a certain topic. Other pages became my go to place for checking off the gift shopping list or for preparing the menu for Christmas brunch.

This type of journal was a gift to myself, making my experience of the holidays, so much more pleasant.

Here are some photos of the cover and some inside pages.

Cover: What You Love (Essential Guide) stamped with “Gloria In Excelsis Deo”

Holiday Gift Ideas

Curl Up with a Book

Inviting Me to Sit At Jesus Feet and then to Go!

Time to be With God

Now hop on over to the Modern Day Disciple to see how she journals through the holiday season. (Click here)

Also check out her review about The Detailer, a innovative personal organizer.

The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him
(which means “God with us”).
Matthew 1:23 NIV

11 responses to “Thrilling Guest Thursday: Random Journal Day Blog-Hop”

  1. Kel–Dawn's idea is so inspired….thanks for sharing this.

  2. Well, Kel, you know my opinion of collage journaling! I LOVE it and am now the posterchild for collaging!…..except maybe that you are. May we be collage twins?! I particularly love what you did here. What a wonderful inhouse retreat to give yourself. May the Lord use your creative work here to inspire you and others (as you are doing now) through Advent!LoveLynni

  3. Lynni- Of course we can be collage twins! You were the one who inspired me to incorporate collage into journaling. I am working towards making a new Advent journal retreat as a gift for myself again this year.

  4. Jody- Isn't it great to share others ideas and enjoy the inspiration?! I ordered books from Kimberlee because of your recent book review post. 🙂

  5. Kel- I never thought of collaging a journal page. Thank you for showing these pages for Advent. And thank you for stopping by my blog, I appreciated your thought.

  6. Thanks for coming over…we are in this journey together…spurring one another on to love and good works!

  7. Kel, what a great idea! I used to collage many, many years ago when I was single. Boy, this brought back memories…collaging and journaling… Dare I give it a try?…hhhmmmm….

  8. Diane-I am cheering for you to jump back in…journaling and collage help me process my thoughts and I often discover things about myself and life that I wasn't expecting…I really believe God uses them as springboards for conversation with Him, too 🙂

  9. What a great idea! I'm a big scrapbooker, so this is right up my alley 🙂

  10. Kel- HEY! I am just getting to see this! My dear you and I are soul sisters! this is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO me! And you too! I love these pages…I have some similar! I love collage. Basically simple paper, scissors , glue! But since scrapping I morphed and am over run by journals and scrap books! Love these. I was updating the blog links and saw this- so glad! You made my night, friend!

  11. i too started making art in my journal and even when i don't have a lot to say, the time i spend making art it time spent meditating and thinking about the bible verse for the day. thanks for sharing!

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Hi! My name is Kel Rohlf. I am an intuitive mixed-media artist, creative writer and performer. Life is a performance. I often attend.


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