"I Am" Layout (Noel Mignon Madeline Kit)

This kit is one that keeps on "giving."

I played today while the kids were at Mom's Day Out with the last bit of my Madeline kit from Noel Mignon. (Psssst- there are only 7 left- AND they are on sale.)

This layout came out of some thoughts I have been wrestling with lately and God revealing yet a little more to me about His personality (and mine).

Since I didn't really know what to put on here for a photo, and since I had this cool photo that I took recently that I wanted to use somehow, I figured they kind of fitted together.... kind of symbolizing the blooming thoughts I have- if you want to go down that cheesy road. ;)

Everything on here is from the Madeline kit except for that crocheted lace from my Grams, the graph paper, the binder clip, and the American Crafts Glitter Thickers (I think I have just about every color and am now trying to collect every font in these. I just love them. You can find some here.)

Sometimes I am nervous sharing this kind of stuff on here, even though I know it's my blog. I'm very much a "don't rock the boat" kind of girl, and I don't ever want anyone to misinterpret something that I put on here.

So, just for the record, this isn't about any one or any situation in particular, just a reoccurring theme in my life and me trying to figure things out.

Journaling reads:

Believing in that which is unbelievable.

Called to trust in one who I can't see, feel, hear, touch.

And so, I foolishly put my faith and trust in those around me I can see, feel, hear... and then I feel a false sense of safety. I do this so many times. I think and believe that humans...humanity... is trustworthy.

But what does God's word - the Truth - say? He says man is thoroughly wicked and depraved, without God's Spirit... even the ones that are nice.
Even my friends and family.
Even me.

I can only trust Him. He is who He says He is.

We are who He says we are.

Where would I be without Him?

I am a broken, lost, foolish, and naive girl.
Willing to be deceived.
Replacing God with those around me.

Pursue me, oh my God. Make me Yours, because only You are true.


  1. I am impressed! I think the layout is beautiful, but your desire for God is more! I don't know you very well, but you journaled what SO MANY of us desire in our relationship with the Lord! "Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you."

  2. Thanks Virge. I needed to hear that.

  3. I love it! I love everything about it. Of course the LO is gorgeous, but for you to share your heart like that, to be so open and honest with yourself and future generations is simply beautiful.

  4. Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this with the blogging community. God will use it for His glory!

  5. These thoughts are beautiful! :-)

  6. You rock V! The LO is gorgeous! And your journaling is fabulous! Love that it is from the heart and what so many of us struggle with...thanks for being so transparent. =)

  7. IT is not cheesy at all! This LO is gorgeous!!! Love it!

  8. hi virginia!
    what a beautiful layout.
    appreciate its honesty and you being real.
    we all share unexpected turns of sadness or disapointment. and i love seeing a fellow christian put it out there!

  9. Hey girlie! Love, love, love the LO. It is beautiful to look at, and the sentiment is so perfect. You did an amazing job on this.


  10. Virginia let your heart/love for the Lord guide your every step! The flesh makes you second guess yourself! Put your trust in him!

  11. Virginia I love that your share your heart here and this layout and your thoughts are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

    I have a lot of catching up to do on your blog girlfriend! Hope you are having a good summer so far. I am up in Ohio right now visiting my family and having a good time!

  12. You write beautifully. Many times just putting it down on paper causes one to make a committment to faith. God's greatest blessings for you.


  13. Beautiful word and layout. And do whatever you want to do! (It's your blog!)


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