Welcome September…

With the start of September and the start of the school year for the boys, we signal the start of a new year of 30 Days of ARTiculated Faith Journaling!

ARTiculated Faith Journaling is a daily journaling journey through your faith, whatever that may be. Similar to Bible Journaling made popular through groups like Illustrated Faith, but not limited to the Bible (or any “holy book”). We journal in our TNs or hobos and we use passages from our heart. These passages may or may not be your favorite Bible quotes. They could be inspirational passages from Rumi. Maybe they are simply words of inspiration laid on your soul through the whisperings of your heart. Whatever they are, they should be expressed in a sacred space that you will create for your Self and your words through daily prompts.

Simple memes that are designed to evoke thought. Thoughts of what you feel within about whatever it is you are feeling in that moment. Inspirational quotes designed to, well, inspire… There is no right way or wrong way to do this challenge. There is only one rule:

You must use a hobonichi or TN (any size) for your daily journaling.

Why a hobo or TN? Because these are small journals designed to be EDCs (every day carry). Keeping your ARTiclated Faith Journal with you means you will be able to work on the prompts wherever you are. There is no requirement to make art pages — although it’s highly recommended! I do encourage you to at least use different colored pens/pencils to bring a bit of life to your words. Splash a quick layer of watercolor down before you write. You will be amazed at how much that enhances your page and highlights your writing. Or just simply write. The choice is yours, I just encourage you to do so every day…

Here is our first prompt (no you’re not late — everything starts on the 1st; I like to be different…), obtained from a post in one of the Hobonichi/TN groups I belong to on Facebook:

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Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And more important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already kno what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
~Steve Jobs

We will refer to this quote all month long. It is thought-provoking and empowering. One of the first things you can do is write it in your journal!

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