At almost 50 years young, I can look back and see where I have failed to let God be part of my choices, my decisions. I’m working, at least trying, to remember that even though I didn’t ask God to be a part of the choice, and it didn’t turn out the way I wanted, it was not a mistake.
I feel as if they were, or can be used, to glorify God and be used as a learning experience, a stepping stone. Bad decisions DO NOT equal mistakes – in this I’m learning grace …for myself (the one person I rarely shower in grace).
While I’m made up partly of the choices I’ve made, more importantly, I am His masterpiece. I am whole, I am cherished, divinely created, unconditionally loved. Like an piece of art, with every brushstroke (hardship, prayer, blessing, mountain, valley), I am a masterpiece, HIS masterpiece. A messy one, but still, and always, a work of art.
Thank you Lord for the grace you shower each and every day. I am humbled to be able to share these words with y’all and earlier this year and made myself this ring. I felt it needed a matching tee. May you feel his love pouring over you today.
You can purchase a Messy Masterpiece ring
at Flying SR Custom Works.
PS. I forgot to mention that after I wrote this in my journal, I turned to our Scripture challenge with Rachel Mellard and lo and behold, God’s reassuring words were waiting in Psalm 86:15 and Romans 5:7-8.
Save the Cowboy
If you know, you know. This was by far the largest order to date (this is just a partial shot), and the most meaningful. A friendship that spans a decade. That predates this brand, the ministry, the miles. That started over a glass of ice tea in Ft. Stockton Texas. One that has included countless inside jokes, buttermilk pie, prayer, and even when one of us hasn’t asked, accountability. We’ve watched each other’s kids grow up, and watched each other grow in faith. Always there to pray over my family, talk through life’s downs, and cheer through each other’s victories.
I always pray over the new owner of the rags I make, but it was humbling and a true blessing to pray over this order. Looking forward to shipping them off to Colorado!
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