Creative expression has power—power to help us find hope as we wait in life’s most challenging places and spaces. It can give us peace and hope no matter how hard our present place in time and space may seem. By sharing the challenges of your own journey, you can encourage others. Everyone's story is different and has the unique ability to be a source hope for others. This site is all about releasing that hope. At Journey on Canvas, you will find suggestions to join me on a hope sharing journey. I will share through words and images. I will share things I have painted, written, tried, or considered. Regardless of how I share my story, you will find hope to help you on your journey. Join me in finding ways to share and release the power of your story.
Spiritual autobiography can be an amazing way to discover the hope inside your story. It can also help you find ways to share that hope with others. Dancing in the Doghouse is my spiritual autobiography. Sharing my spiritual memoir is about my desire to tell my spiritual story as a source of encouragement to others. It's about other things too, especially the ways God was with me- even in the really hard places. It's also about inspiring others to tell their spiritual stories to reduce isolation, heal, recover, and give others hope. Spiritual autobiography can be about all of these things and so much more.
What is spiritual autobiography? Simply put, it's the story of your spiritual journey. It's an invitation to share your story. Spiritual autobiography is also an invitation to receive the spiritual stories of others. The act of giving and receiving each other's stories is hope, and it is a powerful gift of spiritual autobiography.
Begin the journey of sharing your story by interacting with this site in several ways: read the entries here, enjoy the art and the descriptions that go with them, test drive some of the journaling exercises, contact us with questions and suggestions, learn more about Dancing in the Doghouse (and its author) by reading and clicking on the links, check out our Resources, and share using the Journey On Canvas Blog. Sharing your story is an incredible opportunity to give and receive hope. Don't miss out on this chance to learn more about how your life can give and let you receive. Then, choose a way that you can begin to share.
I have created this website to include questions and suggestions that worked for me as I organized, documented, and shared my journey. It is my hope that what I have shared here will become encouragement for others. I also hope you will find inspiration to begin telling your own story. It's why I welcome you to Journey on Canvas.