The Maker and The Flaws

God sees all my flaws.  He’s the Maker of my heart, the Designer of my life, who knit me together and laid out my steps.  He’s formed me, molded me, reshaped me throughout my life.  The molding and reshaping is an ongoing process.  I am never not in His hands.

Digging Deeper: On the Usefulness of the Aesthetic

Ephesians 2:10 tells us that God created us for good works, works that He “prepared beforehand” for us. As someone who makes things by hand, I sometimes wonder if I contribute “enough” to the Kingdom. Goodness, as a mom with a full time secular career I wonder that. But here in Exodus, I find people just like me, prepared by upbringing and situation to be in the exact place God needed to fulfill His purpose. Usefulness is not determined by what we do, but by how we do it - cheerfully, obediently, skillfully, and with complete commitment.

The Word of the Year is….

Strength. For the last few years, I've chosen a word or theme as a filter for my goals.  Last year was about personal growth, and while I had some very specific goals in mind, the way that personal growth ultimately manifested in my life was totally unexpected.  Somewhere around my birthday (which, to be honest,... Continue Reading →

When Silence is a Good Thing

You know that saying, "Silence is golden.  Unless you have a toddler.  Then it's very, very bad."  Or something like that.  Well, I'm definitely not a toddler, so let's say that a long absence from this blog means things are going pretty well!I have mentally started 10 or 12 posts in the last several months,... Continue Reading →

Reflections (part 2) – Introspection

There were 2 ways to go with this post - angry or introspective.  I've chosen introspection.  Sorry, there aren't any pictures of work, or lighthearted quotes.  This is coming straight from my heart, and I hope that at some point it speaks to and helps someone else.You don't get to choose the lessons you learn.... Continue Reading →

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