am was am a worrier. I don’t want to be… but I am. And the pastor’s message at church hit home on Sunday. Among other things, he said that worry was my way of taking control… OUCH. Ouch for so many reasons, but not the least of which, I am a control freak and I don’t want to be – the amount of energy I use waste trying to be in control of things that aren’t in my wheel house and the amount of frustration I cause myself by trying to control things that aren’t mine to control – like my kids. I mean, I can offer them advice, even set down rules, but, ultimately the choice to follow my advice or follow my rules is theirs. And, the best thing for me to spend my energy on – PRAYER – praying for them, praying for grace when they follow their own will.
Do not worry about anything.
Instead, pray about everything!
So, with this verse in mind, and my happy little donut in hand, I set of to do a little journaling in my bible – seriously y’all – if I doodle something, paint something, and just spend a little time creating in my bible, it makes the scripture memorizing so much easier. And, once I memorize a scripture, it is that much easier to take it to heart and apply it to my daily walk!
That happy little donut just makes me smile… and when I see it, I think of this verse… and when I think of this verse, I am reminded not to worry, not to take control over things that aren’t mine to control… but rather, to hand them over to God. And to be honest, that letting go is good feeling!
To create this page, I used watercolors from Michaels (the very cheap ones), a fine tip sharpie (a little fake brush stroke going on), my newest favorite acrylic paint from walmart (the waverly brand), a few bits of scrapbook paper I have in my stash (Stampin’ UP, I think), stencils, chip board die cut and acrylic dots from my Creative Retreat subscription kit, and my very own hand drawn die cut donut! (Yeah, I’m kinda excited about learning how to take my little doodles, scan them to the computer and use my silhouette cutting machine to print and cut them!)