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A Refuge

The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.
Nahum 1:7 (NLT)

Knowing that Friday is minor prophets day, I chose a bleak-looking National Geographic from my stash and brought it to the TV room where I have my morning quiet time. My idea was to read, choose my word, then look through the magazine for a few minutes for inspiration.

I don’t always have three hours to spend poring over my page and hunting for images. I knew that today would need to be a quick session. Pictures of dwellings caught my attention, and I tore them out. Later, I cut them and assembled them on the page, like so.

They illustrate various places of refuge.

I added apartment buildings and a Siberian Chum. 

I love the nest as the final dwelling. It’s perfect.

I am including the subtle change of turning the nest around so that the bird at the bottom is looking directly up at you. It’s all in the details.

This is the finished page. Final touches are the word Refugeapartments cut and surrounding the title, and Washi tape border across the top and bottom. I am pretty fond of the results.

Enjoy the weekend, Friends! May your heart find a place of refuge in the midst of the busy.