Friday, 30 January 2015

The Daniel Plan

Have  you ever been full of good intentions to exercise, eat healthily, develop good habits, etc, etc, etc......and failed?  Or have you ever started off really well and then your good intentions either petered out or went out of the window with a big bang?  Well I have, and I guess many of you have too.

I'm hoping that I'm going to learn the secret of getting into good habits and keeping them with a programme I'm just started with a few friends.  We meet regularly for lunch and a chat and some spiritual sustenance.  The programme is called the Daniel Plan and its different because it doesn't just focus on dieting or exercise but on 5 Fs:  Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends.

Here is a quick journal page which I did to mark the event:

Whenever I want to do a quick page I start off by scraping acrylic paint and here I scraped pink and yellow.  Then I added some stenciling and stamping:

I added butterflies to illustrate change:

Lastly the words:

 No doubt I'll be doing some more pages on the Daniel Plan and sharing about the process.  For now I'll just say that the author, Rick Warren who also wrote The Purpose Driven Life, says that all good habits, all change, must start with faith.  We need to acknowledge our powerlessness to God and ask Him to help us.  God wants us to be healthy in spirit, soul and body and He will give us the help we need.  This plan is different because it tackles every area in our lives, not just our bodies but our minds, our spiritual health and friends for support.

So here's to health in spirit, soul and body!

I'm linking up at
Art Journal Every Day
Create With Joy Friendship Friday


  1. Susan I love your background and the butterflies look so great on the abstract patterns :-)

  2. This is gorgeous Susan! Love everything about it, the colors, butterflies,and patterns you used.

  3. Beautiful page Susan. I love the pink and yellow combo and the butterflies. Good luck with the Daniel plan in getting more healthy :)

  4. love the back ground so cool I also used butterflies in recent pages great minds think alike have a great weekend visiting from friendship friday

  5. This is a beautiful page, Susan. A lovely background and the butterflies just pop against it. The Daniel plan sounds like a good one.

    Last night I made some pages using a background technique that I've admired here on your blog. The one you do with a brayer and tissue paper. It was fun and I loved the way the background came out. I'll definitely be doing that again. :)

  6. Youu post spoke to me the spread, and love the message!