I always feel like I have catching up to do when I miss long periods of time. I know I don't "have to" but this time I definitely will, because there's a story to it. See, once upon a time (around May) I started making baby blankets. I have only made a couple of baby… Continue reading My Week In Stitches – Baby Blankets Without Owners
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.
I'm afraid of scarcity. I'm afraid of not having enough. I'm afraid of things falling through, of disappointments, of setbacks, of ridicule, of never recovering from failure. There was a long season of my life that was defined by scarcity (and the fears that accompany it). I don't ever want to feel like that again.
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 The Word of the Year is….
Today is an insanely busy day for me, so I don't know if I'll get back to actually stitching before the sun goes down. But last week I wore leggings and didn't leave my house, so I guess it all balances out somehow.... Stitches! I've actually been making a lot of those. My big project… Continue reading My Week In Stitches
Do you create for practical reasons, to solve a puzzle, or for the pure joy of it?
Minutes after I published my last post, I put my hand on one of my journals (seriously, I was moving a pile) open to a page that talked about identity. It was a page I'd written after thinking further on a sermon in February 2017, and our pastor had been teaching on Next Steps. Pretty… Continue reading Identity Thoughts
I am more than one thing. And so are you. It's time to break the cycle of boxing ourselves in - we are more than the one or two passions we share about the most.
Happy New Year! 2015 brought a lot of changes for me, unfortunately those changes took a lot of mental energy! The beginning of a new year is a great time to review the previous year, identify things you want to change, and take steps to improve for the next year. Most people make resolutions, but… Continue reading I Don’t Make Resolutions
Hey everyone, I know it's the day before Thanksgiving, so if you're traveling you may have some trouble implementing these tips. But they really work any time you are headed someplace and you aren't in control of the food!First things first, I want to say that I LOVE Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday, by… Continue reading 7 Tips For Enjoying Holiday Food Without Quitting Your Goals