Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Spot to Capture and Create

Pooh was known to have his own "thoughtful spot" where he would do his "think, think, thinking" and I have found him to be quiet a wise ol bear in his ways. Not to long ago I began reading A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh Demoss and an idea that she had attached itself to me as if it litterally jumped off the page and clung to me. Her idea like Pooh was to have a personal spot of your very own that you daily gravitate to for time in communion with the Lord. I thought what a great idea! so I began my search for the perfect spot and in my relentless search I found no companion until recently my spot found me. It slowly created itself with my help and now calls me daily to spend some time in the word, in prayer, in creativity, in inspiration and I have a dwelling time each morning to enjoy this time and then if time allows we meet again during our afternoon "rest" hour. It isn't anything special but it fullfills for me a special place to dwell...

It is here that I keep all of my journals, my bible, my pens, magazines, cards and some inspirational and encouraging books near. Taped to my desk is are two pieces of construction paper overlapped with some pretty pink dotted scrapbook paper. I decided to do this because the surface of my desk is textured and it is difficult to write on but after I did it I realized what a nice little place I had made to jot down scriptures, quotes and poems to inspire me when I visit.

Let me share something else that I have been inspired to re-cultivate in my daily life, keeping a daily journal, a place to capture my random thoughts, my convictions, my failures and victories, the glimpses of Christ in each days journey, a reminder of His graces, a place to put the constant drops of my heart down for myself and for my children. I wish I had something like this from my own mother but I left with virtually nothing but a few memories I have crounged up over the years. I have always struggled to be faithful to my capturing each day's journey until about a year ago when I fell in love with a more creative and more expressive way of journaling. I am much more drawn to scratch down my fairly simple thoughts and recaptions because I am pulled in by the chance to not only record but also create and actually bring them together in harmony.


Marsha said...

I think that's a great spot, Kelli!

My spots seem to be spread out all over... eventually, I get the guest room (aka my get away room) cleaned and organized.

I really like Nancy Leigh DeMoss! Do you have a fav book by her?

crystal said...

Beautiful! So inviting and relaxing. I will have to try and find a place like this in my own house. I like Nancy Leigh Demoss. I have only read a couple of her books but so far I really like her.

Love and Prayers

mom3arrows said...

Hello, Kelli - Thanks for your inspiring post! Your journals are lovely! Just thought I'd let all know about Nancy Leigh DeMoss's national womens conference - TrueWomen '08 - October 8-10 (I think) - in Chicago area. I'm already registered and can NOT WAIT to be challenged by God through her (and Joni Tada, John Piper, etc.)! We're leaving for our Spring Break tomorrow - yeah! Hope to read more from you soon! Megan

~Java Mama~ said...

Megan! I know about the True Womens conference and am so envious!!! I have been trying to figure out a way to attend but can not find out how it would be possible :0).

Have a great Spring Break! So nice to hear from you again, what is your email?

JOYfully in Him,

Stacy said...


Your spot looks so nice. I'd love to try and carve out a little place for myslef like that.

Hope you are well,