Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Promised Layout...

Yes, I did get my scrappy goal done this weekend that I shared with you on Friday.

I told you that I was going to design a layout following THIS SKETCH found at Haute Artist's blog - I love the sketches they have been posting there!

And I told you that it was going to be a type of journaling challenge from the Faith Sister's site.... well, IT WON THE CHALLENGE!! A little YIPPIE for me while going through my tough days....

Here is the layout...

Journaling Reads: This stronghold has been holding strong to me for years. Yes, it comes and goes, but right now it's a doozey! Satan's common lie tells me I don't know what to do when things get this bad, but God showed me I just need to call on Him. I know most of this battle is against my SELF... so from now on I'm gonna fight and say, "So long self, it's been fun but I've found somebody else. So long self, there's now room for two, so you're gonna have to move. So long self... you're wrong for me... I want more in life than this... just go away... so long self!" - Mercy Me

Scripture: On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul. Psalm 138:3

6 comments:

LuvLee said...

I think it’s very much a part of a healing journey to scrap these times. You are brave and will be blessed for sharing so much and touching so many!!

Forgetfulone said...

You’re brave to journal about your depression. I deal with depression, too, and it sometimes feels completely debilitating. Your layout turned out so beautiful. Congratulations on your well-deserved challenge win.

Rebecca said...

Very real, honest & raw. ((hugs))

Christin said...

Prayers for you. I dealt with some depression after my second child. Prayer helped a lot, as well as reading Joyce Meyer’s “Battlefield of the Mind”. It gave me some insights and ideas on how to help myself. I know it’s not something you can just “snap out of” like so many people think. But I definately believe prayer to be a powerful weapon against it.

Amy said...

Wow- what a powerful layout. I am so impressed that you would scrap this and you definitely deserved to win.

Don’t know if I’ve ever told you this but I have a BS in Art Therapy. I absolutely believe in the power of art to help heal people through self expression, and you couldn’t have illustrated this any more perfectly.

Michelle Pendergrass said...

I’m crying (tears of joy) for you. I know firsthand what depression can do to a soul and giving it over so it can be used as a blessing to others means so much. I’ve learned through the years (and what hard lessons they were) that God accepts our “faults” and will turn them to glory if only we let go of them. I’ve had many, many horrible, traumatic situations I gave him, not knowing he could use it for good. Not knowing or not believing. Sometimes both.

(((hugs)))