The Master declares, “I’m A to Z. I’m The God Who Is, The God Who Was, and The God About to Arrive. I’m the Sovereign-Strong.” (Revelation 1:8 The Message)
I love the alphabet because it provides fodder for me to make words, and then the words get to become sentences, and sentences grown into paragraphs, and paragraphs create stories. I find it interesting that Jesus declares that He is the “Alpha and Omega.” Sure, it means He’s the Beginning and the End, but it means He identified Himself with a building block of language. Just a random musing, which leads me to my offering for Random Journal Day!
I’m late, but I’m here and hopefully Dawn will grace my late entry. (Pretty please with sugar on top!)
So this is probably not a first, but I am sharing my journal entry from today. I took my new journal to church this morning because once a month I meet with these dear journaling sisters led by our mentor sister, Mary Ann. She brings us an inspirational prompt, we write furiously for 20 minutes or so, then we pour out our hearts, our tears and our hopes with one another through our written words.
Today was no different, she brought us blank sheets lined with the alphabet on the side, so we could journal using one of Lynn Morrissey’s favorite techniques: the alphabet poem.
But before we started those, I asked if I could read Lynn’s post from today’s RJD Link-Up, which of course, we did! We each drew our own version of the tree prompt. Here’s mine.
I had a bit of difficulty writing one word, but the challenge revealed interesting topics. We were on our boat yesterday, so that is the reference of “going through locks” which are on the Mississippi river. I scribbled other notes, like send link of Lynn’s post to group, a list of Mary Ann’s favorite authors, a note about a class at church, and the devotional book Mary Ann shared today: His Unfolding Grace which contains compiled topical Scriptures.
It was fun today to be in the company of Lynn, Dawn and Mary Ann through our common interest and passion for journaling. And now I get to be with you all through RJD! P.S. Go read Lynn’s post and prompt at Dawn’s blog and enter to win a copy of her great book on writing Love Letters to God!
Before I go, let me share one of the Alphabet poems I wrote today.
Anticipating . . .
Baskets of fresh picked apples like
Choices of healing.
Eternal truths in order to be
Filled with fruits of love, joy, peace
Gentleness, kindness, faithfulness
Healing forgiveness, goodness and temperance.
I look forward to
Questions of life.
Relaxing in the autumn
Uncovering adventures in daily life,
Waiting and trusting God’s most
Yielding to His pace,
Zealous for His grace.