I long, yes, I faint with longing
to enter the courts of the Lord.
With my whole being, body and soul,
I will shout joyfully to the living God. (Psalm 84:2 NLT)
What a beautiful day to enjoy the company of GOD! And the company of dear sisters in the LORD! Adventures are best shared. Kelly, Lynn and I each have enjoyed quite a few adventures on our own and together.
We didn’t know it, but GOD had a wonderful “playdate” planned for the three of us on this gorgeous fall day at Lynn’s retreat in the woods. We didn’t really have a plan, we just wanted to enjoy the day together. Lynn provided the space and yummy food. Kelly gifted us with whimsical mugs and new journals. And I brought collage supplies. (Perfect for three word-loving, journal-toting and collage crazy gals.)
You should have seen us scouring the pages of outdated magazines for inspiring and intriguing images and words. The table was spread with love, delight and magazine pages.
As I was working on my collage for today, I found an image of a woman with arms raised embracing the moment. She was a little too tall for my page. Lynn and Kelly suggested that I let her hang off the page.
That seemed a little precarious, but the predicament of wanting to use the whole image led to a surprise element in today’s collage.
I made a fold out!
I love the delightful surprises of play and ART!
Brother Lawrence said:
“That our only business was to love and delight ourselves in GOD.”
I think we did a fine job of accomplishing that today on this sublime Saturday in the woods.
I leave you with some snapshots from our “adventure” and “play” time . . .
And how blessed all those in whom YOU live,
whose lives become roads YOU travel;
They wind through lonesome valleys, come upon brooks,
discover cool springs and pools brimming with rain!
God-traveled, these roads curve up the mountain, and
at the last turn—Zion! God in full view! (Psalm 84:5-7 The Message)