Thursday, August 26, 2010


I have been making an effort to MAKE time to work on this journal. Otherwise, it just 'aint gonna happen. I can hardly believe this, but-are you ready for this? I set my alarm a little bit early. Alarm and early just should not be in a sentence together. Please note the part that says "a little bit." Just 10 minutes. But it's a start and I kinda like it. I set my coffee the night before, and it's ready when I come downstairs. That helps.
And that I have only done this twice.

I started with a quote from this book:

It's the second time I'm reading through it. It seems like each paragraph has something for me to chew on for at least a week.
But after I wrote out the quote and thought about it all day, I wasn't coming up with anything.
Until I heard a new song by Amy Grant: "Better Than a Hallelujah"
The chorus rang true for me and has stuck for quite a while..

"We pour out our miseries,
God just hears a melody.
Beautiful, the mess we are
the honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a hallelujah."

I'm glad I printed it out-I realized I did it wrong in the journal!

This little bird was a Tim Holtz stamp, but he's no where near finished..

But the process will be good.

And it's a great thought to keep in my mind this week.

I'm turning in early...
Good night, all!

p.s. I was encouraged to link this to Inspiration Friday at Southern In My Heart. Stop by and take a look at what inspired others!!


  1. Looks like you are on your way. It's looking really good. Starting is the hardest part sometimes.

  2. I love, LOVE it!! I just recently heard that song for the first time, and as I was looking at your journal, I was singing it in my head. It is the perfect quote to put on the journal. Just perfect.

    I think that you should post this on a new party that a blogger recently invited me to.

    It's called Inspiration Friday. It's at southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

    THIS is what I call inspiration!!

  3. Thank you so much for joining my "Inspiration Friday" party! So nice to meet you here in Blogland and I absolutely love this post! Your journal is beautiful and how perfect to have the reminder of His faithfulness and goodness to us, right there on the cover! Love it!

  4. What an inspiration post.. I just love how you found your time to be creative and how it touched not only you but all of us here in blogland.. Now I need to find that song and listen to it...
    Hope you have a great day...

    Hugs, Linda

  5. perfect. one of my favorite songs of all time too. i agree early and alarm = not good.

  6. I love your journal! That little bird is just so cute! And I really like how you printed things out, too. Sounds like a fun project!!

  7. That is so cool, glad you got in there and started it! Happy Journaling!


  8. Beautiful, Lynn. I think I need to hear that song and this is the second time I have heard the name of that book. Maybe I need to get that, too.

    I love the quote, Lynn. Just love it! And you!

  9. You are well on your way and thank you for sharing those inspiring words. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.


  10. Early????


    What are you talking about, girlie???

    I don't think now is the time I should tell you about the hours I have been keeping here at my Mom's house, is it????

    Good luck!

    And keep up the most excellent work!