This weeks My Lifetime Story challenge is a repost from October 2007 here at Faithsisters. If you were with us in 2007 you may have already completed this layout. It is a very important part of your My Lifetime Story album so make sure to add it to this book. I am recreating mine because it is originally done in 8x8 and MLS album is 12x12!
Your personal testimony will be one of the most powerful pages in your faithbook. These will be powerful pages for you but most importantly the people who flip through your faithbook. I can honestly say that everyone who looks through my faithbook takes the time to read the two pages of journaling about my personal testimony. Some people have a vivid memory of exactly when they accepted the Lord into their life and others grew up going to church and don't really remember the exact moment because they kinda always had that relationship with the Lord. Either way....share your story!
Things to consider sharing:
*What was your life like before you made a faith commitment?
*How old were you?
*Was it a slow, gradual process or did you have a defining moment (or a little of both)?
*What got you interested in your particular faith?
*What convinced you?
*Were there people who influenced you in this decision? How so and in what ways?
*Was there a defining moment of commitment? (a special prayer, ceremony, decision in your heart, or ?)
*How did you feel right before you made the commitment?
*How did you feel after?
Your personal testimony page will mainly be a journaling page. Most of us probably don't have pictures from this event but you may want to consider including photos of you at the age when your conversion took place, photos of influential people, or photos of the location where you had a "defining moment."
My personal testimony page is two pages. I have a border on the left side of the left page and the right side of the right page. The rest is journaling about my personal testimony.
I recommend handwriting your personal testimony journaling. This is a very special topic and deserves the personal touch of your very own handwriting whether or not you think your handwriting is terrible! If you have way too much journaling to fit into two pages then do computer journaling...but at least use a handwriting font to make it look more personal.
You can view the original blog post here and see the layouts created by the 2007 Creative Team!
Be sure to follow this challenge in our forum and post your page in our gallery under the appropriate category! If you are a digital scrapbooker, be sure to find some great products in our shop to help you with your project!
Here are a few inspirational examples from the team for this challenge:
By Amy J.
By Amy P.