Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Hero Arts challenge book
The Hero Arts blog challenge for this week brought me just the idea I had been looking for, for a while now.
I had the idea of making my own little personal 'book', to share with people that God loves them! I realised that I had so many opportunities to share but didn't really have the tools to do so in my own creative personal way. Of course I have always shared but now it's something more personal. Here is the link to the book.
For example, we picked up our son David from his holiday camp for handicapped people last Friday evening. I had been praying for a long time beforehand that God would favour David with one of the Adult carer's really having a heart for him and caring for him with special love and attention.... well that's just what happened! Meriem, a beautiful African woman was in tears when she had to part with him and I thought to myself - if only I had brought a little gift with me like a sachet of lavender for example from the garden, attached with my little book about God's love, wrapped it up nicely etc. and left it with her, maybe my phone number too, then I could have shared something of God's love for her in a creative way.
I have so many opportunities to do this, so now I have done it.
As can be seen above, the bigger book is A4 size and the little book is A5 size, which is ideal. I can scan new copies or use a colour printer to make as many little books as I need, keeping them in my handbag to have handy when I need one.
The thing is there are many people that are seeking for something, or have a need, or whatever - God knows. Of course I had to try and minimize the message to the space I had, which wasn't easy, but I know if I pray for the person I give it too, it can be a seed which could become a plant in time nurtured by other people who God could bring along their path to water it etc.
I have made this one in English and hope to make one in Dutch and French. Once the template is made, you have your book for years to come.
Pages 1 and 2:
Pages 3 and 4:
Pages 5 and 6:
This is the book close-up, step for step.