The last time I scheduled a Dream Day I ended up in the hospital, so I'm staying away from labeling today anything even close to that... but I am spending some time with my journal, with my coffee, with my Jesus.
Asking questions that start with:
I'm hoping not to have a brain spasm this time.
I find that a lot of great story ideas start with these two little words... What if...? Sometimes I'll be driving across town, zoning out (because you know I never remember driving from one place to the other. Freaky, actually.) and an idea will pop into my head... always starting with "What if...?"
What if someone found an old scrapbook right after their mom died? And what if it was full of people the daughter had never met and stories about a place she'd never heard of? What if she had no idea who her father was and this scrapbook was the only clue she had to finding him? What if she found him and a whole lot more...?
But these two words are powerful for other reasons.
Last night, I had coffee with a good friend of mine, and while we were talking, she said to me: "You have to challenge your beliefs."
My beliefs about myself. About God. About life. What do I really believe...? Am I believing lies? Am I allowing myself to be lured into that yuck place of comparison and jealousy? Am I straight with what God's doing with me. Because that's unique to me...it doesn't look like what's he's doing with anyone else.
I had never looked at it that way, but it's powerful.
What if you did write that book?
What if you did start a photography business?
What if you did go back to school?
What if you did get that promotion?
What if you did audition for that show?
What if? What if? What if?
So, if you're one of my Scrapbooking Your Faith/Faith Friday people (and even if you're not)...that's this week's prompt. I'm a little behind so I'm going to be working on this with you...but what beliefs are you challenging today? What question are you asking yourself today? What question is begging your attention?
Sit down and let your mind wander around the "What if...?" and see where it takes you. Create a page or journal about these two words...then come join our Scrapbooking Your Faith Facebook group (or post a link in the comments here).
Let's find our way together.
PS, there's still time to join me over at Big Picture for my Scrapbooking Your Faith class. And if you're already signed up, I hope you'll say HI! :)