In the midst of my abnormally arduous exercise, when I felt like I was failing, I was actually doing the best I ever have.
Here are some of our family’s favorite ways to lean into the Advent season rather than getting caught up in the world’s rush to Christmas Day.
We are all walking patchworks of God’s grace.
Over the past year, I’ve had several discussions with people about my method for making banners or wall hangings. Let me tell you, it’s not a one step process! In fact, even though I’ve made quite a few wall hangings by now, I still follow a detailed checklist I made for myself so that I’mContinue reading “Baptism Banner Reflections”
Discovering this new art class and playground got me thinking about all of the things we’ve missed over the past several months, and all of the things we’ve discovered along the way. I’d love to hear what you’ve missed and what you’ve found, too! Here are a few of mine.
With the Stand Firm Zip Pouch pattern, you’ll receive everything you need from designing your own lining fabric to sewing a zipper for the first time if you’re new to sewing. It’s a quick and simple sew, but has such a personalized result!
Sundays are just plain rough in this phase of life. I’m not able to sit in church, soaking in Scripture, focusing on the day’s teaching, and reveling at being part of the body of Christ.
But maybe this phase of life can serve as a reminder that being in the Word isn’t just a Sunday morning activity. Maybe, just maybe, it can be an encouragement for dwelling in the Word during the entire week.
Looking for a way to design your own lining fabric to use with the free Stand Firm Zip Pouch pattern? Spoonflower.com has made it easy to do yourself. And now I’m trying to make it even easier by giving you step-by-step instructions on how to use Spoonflower to make your lining piece!
I often find myself dwelling at the intersection of sewing and faith. Working to create something new from something old turns out to be a beautiful metaphor for the work Christ does in each of us. I’d love to share a little of my process so maybe others can discover how faith intersects their own creative endeavors. But mostly, I want to share a sliver of hope. Each month of 2020, I’ll be giving away a Hope Pouch from Reclaimed for Good.
I’m on my fifth rodeo involving parenting a toddler in church. Rodeo, I say, because containing a toddler in the pew and riding a bucking bronco are pretty much the same thing sometimes.