Lettering on hymns, Christmas carols and other songs (mostly public domain), as well as some inspirations on canvas and in watercolor, have kept my desk messy but my heart full and my spirit joyful!
Y’all have been so encouraging, and I have learned a bunch about packaging, shipping, and managing an Etsy shop in these last few weeks, and your support has been humbling and gratifying. My head has been spinning with new ideas, and I am really having to work at balancing yet another aspect of life along with what is already in my bullet journal!
Truly, though, it has been a joy and a catharsis for stress. The lettering community has been a wonderfully nurturing group in whose hands I have placed my reborn interest in calligraphy and illustration. Artists such as Kari Beth at Grace Remembered, Krystal Whitten, and Liss at Liss Letters, and , of course, my own daughter Meg at ISayGrace, have both inspired me, and challenged me spiritually. I encourage you to take a look at their beautiful work!
Meg and I are talking a bit of collaboration on lettered paintings, cards, and prints in the future after we did a last-minute collab on the Aslan poster (above). We will keep you posted – let us know if you have any suggestions, and watch for a giveaway in the New Year!
“…your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
9 “Pray, then, in this way:
‘Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. 10 ‘Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 ‘Give us this day [e]our daily bread. 12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 ‘And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from [f]evil.[g][For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’] ~ Matthew 6
Known as “The Lord’s Prayer”, this prayer was actually NOT one that Christ would use for Himself, but one He gave to us !
I try to begin my prayer time with this prayer as it was given to us by the Son of God, and often something in it will give me pause to reflect regarding my own petitions.
I have used it as a base for my personal prayer time, dividing up the sections and listing categories for particular prayer.
May the dear Lord add His blessing to you as you seek Him with all your heart and soul and mind and strength.
Inspired by a swanky little café we popped into yesterday during a drive down to Charleston and back for a wedding, I added some basil to my limeade! ??? ______________________________________________ original recipe on the blog – tap link in profile!
September first: “What did I do with my summer? Where did the time go?”
Too many summers end with a not-so-satisfactory answer to that question. But what to do?
Make lists: Things to do. Places to go. People to see. Repairs. Purchases. Health goals. Relational goals (see below for more on this one). (( If it helps to have a nice or fun pen, and a groovy notebook, fine, but do not let getting all of that distract you! ))
Now, go back and prioritize what you have written, even if only with underlining or stars.
Put some of those things on the calendar. As many as you can!
Write action steps for your priorities.
Do at least one of those things NOW!
Every night before you tuck in, look at your list and write down a few action steps for the next day, as well as any comments about the day, especially satisfying or encouraging ones!
Laugh! (maybe this should be number one)
Relational goals may be the hardest to set. You may dread all of the family time, or realize you only have limited time with family and friends and want to maximize it.