Quote of the Day: I need a sign. from Calling All Angels by Train
I was part of a discussion the other day on seeing signs that a Higher Power is at work in our lives. People say that they pray that they will see a sign, maybe a ray of sunshine on a gloomy day, or a phone call, or that they’ll get an affirmation for their work or art. I’ve often said, It would be helpful if God would just send me an email. (If you have God’s email, please forward it to me, thanks!)
Signs happen every day. The problem is we aren’t always open to seeing them and experiencing them for what they are. Whatever it is that you are hoping for, dreaming about, working towards, put it out to the universe. Write it down. Name it. Claim it. Then, be open for the signs that it CAN happen. People will walk into your life who can help you. Ideas will flow. The words of affirmation will come from supportive friends.
My artist date this week is two-fold. I sent in an application to a writer’s workshop held by Highlights Foundation (remember Highlights for Children with the hidden pictures). They put on workshops for aspiring writers. I signed up for the one on writing novels for young adults. Here’s the link if you’re feeling inspired to spend a long weekend with your novel and a nurturing teacher. They have other workshops, too, just browse around. I’m living in a small-ish town that doesn’t have a traditional city center/post office. So, I made a trip to the gas station which is also the post office, and sent off my app. (applause!)
Here’s the second part of my artist date. I made a new journal for myself. I started with a composition book, covered it, and voila!
Choose a pen and dig in!
It will be quiet here at Play off the Page for about a week. Time for me to Play off the Page in real life and spend some time with family and enjoy all that summer has to offer.
Journaling Prompt: As you’re watching for “signs” this week, jot them down. See what amazing power is working in your life to make all things possible.
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Oh, I see the signs often. I (of course:)have a pray journal where I log what God has done for me and times when I paid attention and saw the signs. I’m wondering what he’s writing about me.
A great post.
Yes I remember Highlights.
Love the multi-colored pens my dear! Good job on your Artist Date art and on sending in your application! Proud of you!
As always a great post! We have been doing a year long project at our church called “God Sightings.” It has been fun to see and hear about the different God sightings we can see when we slow down long enough to look for them.
Great job on sending out the application…how exciting!
The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo reminds me to look out for the signs and keep the faith. I pick it up whenever I’m feeling lost.
Enjoy summer with the family.
Teresa, that will be my prayer journal. When I finished the last one, I wrote a letter to me from God. He was nice.
JeMA, a pen for all moods.
Kim, How fun to document God sightings!
MP, that sounds like a great book.
I;ve seen quite a few ‘signs” lately..and they are all interconnected (make sense?). I like to think of them as the “road map to my unfolding path”. Mary will know what that means 🙂
Beautiful journal, Mary! Enjoy your week playing with your kids! And hopefully you’ll have many “signs” and blessings throughout it all! 🙂
I think you’ve suggested a valid idea, in that the signs are there, but we have to be open to them. True in so many ways, having to do with perspective, attitude, positivity. Enjoy your family week 🙂
and if you believe in a sign you are putting forth good vibes and hence things will be better for others and for yourself; I believe in signs.
Becky, the map is holds your destiny!
Jody, Thanks! This week will hold many surprises.
Joanne, You brew positivity.
Linda, keep believing!
Dear one, this is SUCH an amazing blog.
I already journaled today AND DO every morning, often in the form of praises for those supernatural gifts of the day before.
Enjoy your break. I will miss you!!!
I have always wanted to go to one of Highlights workshops so I’m excited for you. Tell me how it is! Love your journal and I’m salivating over those pens.
Artist date, huh? I need some of those.
Thanks, Patti and Catherine. Maybe you need a new shade of pen to brighten up your life!
Love Train, and that song. I so agree that there are signs all around us, and we need to slow down to see them.
Mary, can you tell I am very behind? Wow, summer has been intense, but good. Love the journal – it’s beautiful. I wish I could be a fly on the wall of your upcoming journal class. Know you’ll do great. Oh, and do have a fabulous trip! I can’t help but think of our trip out West together. Can’t wait until our next airplane adventure together!!! 🙂
Mary, thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment. By the way, if it was ME, I would have kept the peach top! hehehe
the best of best wishes and luck and blessings to you in this.
and I am a huge believer in signs. In the Spirit.
Mary, hope you’re having a lovely time relaxing. I’m ALL for daily afirmations, seems to make the stressful days tolerable. Love your colorful journal…
I love your journal idea. I need to start carrying one around with me for inspiration!
I bet there will soon be wonderful thoughts to pen. Great looking journal. Write on!
Missing you. I’m just saying…
I love that idea of writing them down.
I agree, signs are happening all the time. Sometimes I don’t realize they’re there until days or weeks later–and I think,”WOW”.
I love the journal! Excellent idea about writing down signs. They are so easy to miss and just as easy to forget when you don’t write them down.