In the month of February all of our lessons and journal prompts were about love. Love is also my Logos 365 word for the year so there was a lot of love on my pages. The first one is my calendar and logos page for the month. The logos page has a definition of love from a sermon. "Love is a decision of the mind to meet the needs of others for their good, whether they accept or appreciate it or not." So often I have not acted loving toward someone when I knew that they wouldn't appreciate my efforts. You love to love, not for a "reward".
The first week our study was about God's love and used John 3:16 as the focus verse. I collaged a world, a heart and a cross with the scripture on the top. On the other side of the page I used the words to one of my favorite songs to sing to myself, "How He Loves".
Week 2 was about loving God. Love the Lord your God with all of you...heart, soul, mind, and strength. I played with Gelatos a bit for the background, then I wrote the words of the verse on cardstock, painted and collaged them on the page and doodled around the words. The girl had some problems and I ended up having to repaint her face about 3 times. The first one was the best, but I'm learning how different mediums work with others and some don't work together. Hopefully I can remember the lessons I learned from this page
Week 3 was about loving yourself. I kind of struggled with this one, not because I have trouble loving myself, but because I think that sometimes too much emphasis is put on self. I went with becoming a new creation when we are in Christ because He makes all things new. I used a butterfly because of the metamorphosis of its life symbolizes a complete change.
Week 4 was on loving others and is definitely something I am working on this year. I made the most important thing to be the center of the page because I really can't do this love thing on my own, I have to love God and rely on His strength to Love others. I used expanding lines to show how love should grow exponentially. This page isn't finished as I will keep adding names around the heart.
Many blessings, Zuda Gay