A Theme of Adventure

    Month 3, Prompt 4

    Risks and Rewards

    You Matter Journaling Prompt - Risks and Rewards

    Here we are....   Our final prompt for our three month journaling project.

    I hope you all had some fun in your journals during these past few weeks.  

    This last prompt is all about Risks and Rewards.

    Did you know that the phrase "Fear Not", at least in some variation or another, is mentioned 365 times in the Bible?  I have a hunch that God knows how inclined we are to fear.

    But on the other side of fear is often growth and confidence.  Even beyond the messy bumps and bruises of our failed attempts at flying lie wisdom, good stories, experiences that make us stronger and full of more compassion for our next adventures.

    Your Prompts:  

    • List the times you've made some calculated risks in your past. How did they turn out? 

    • If those calculated risks turned out poorly, what did you learn from them, knowing that God considers wisdom to be more precious than rubies?  (check out Proverbs 8:11, Proverbs 16:16, Proverbs 3:13-14 if you don't believe me. ;))

    • If they turned out in your favor, what did you gain from being brave?

    • What adventures and risks might God be directing you to do?   Pray about them, write about them, and ask God for courage to answer that calling.

    Art Tips:

    • Paint gems in your journal.  In each gem, write a valuable lesson you've gained from being brave.  

    Be sure to tag your photos with the public hashtag #YouMatterJournaling so that we can find your wonderful work.

    As we wrap up this project, please know that I've enjoyed connecting with you and seeing your journal pages.  I am encouraged by your creativity and more importantly, the kindness you've shown to yourself.

    .... For we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and that's worth knowing. xoxo   

    Jenny Frith

    P.S.  If you enjoyed this project and would like to see more, send me an email.  I am always open to cooking up some creative projects with you.  New journaling challenges will be coming soon!

    P.P.S.  I'll also be highlighting a few busy, creative, kindhearted women in the next weeks via written interviews.  Those interviews will be shared on my blog, www.jennys-sketchbook.com.  I'll be sharing the creative outlets of women and friends of mine who work professionally (whether stay-at-home-moms or attorneys, etc) but who also have a vibrant creative life outside of their work.  Those creative outlets do not have to be limited to journaling.  If you would like to possibly be included, send me an email about that too with a link to your work or blog, and we can talk about the opportunity.

    Love of love to you.