Saturday, August 20, 2011

Faith Milestones

Marking moments in family life are important to chart the way the movement of the Spirit touches our children. I had the opportunity to visit the studio of Diane Marra and make this canvas Faith Art with one daughter as the gift to another daughter for a wedding shower.  We chose the word Covenant as a reminder of the promise of the Lord as the center of a Christ union in marriage. May it be a blessing to them to see this displayed in their new home and a testimony of the sanctity of their marriage promise.

This mixed media project used stamps, paint and chipboard as well as dimensional additions to bring life to the canvas. Thanks Diane for helping us to create this one of a kind gift! It is important to help families claim all family celebrations as sacred and visual reminders are wonderful place markers.

In the Beginning

A major sign of God nudges is a reoccurring theme in conversations, readings, and daily interactions in my life.   Over and over again in the past few months there has been the "start a blog" refrain......I have turned up the music, flipped the page and changed the subject.  But, it sits there like a lump of unformed clay calling my name- Constance- and the flag waving on top simply says- Just Do It.  
God stating simply that I only need to obey.
So in a fledgling step I move. God has been doing good work all along.  So I will see where He takes the journey. The path so far has been beyond my imagination as He has woven together creative faith expressions, the renovation of my heart and the blessedness of walking along beside other women in their spiritual journey. A large part of His hand has been the people He moved into my life in the past year.  I need to credit Rebecca Ersfeld of Vintage Living and a Repurposed Life as heralding the blowing winds of change.  Her life lived in the creative realm moved me to begin to explore a creative studio dream. Then I met Diane Marra of Adore Him Creations and the story unfolded. It was time to live the dream and begin to do the work of sorting, editing, labeling and arranging life for the spiritual transformation of creative faith expression.
Credits to them and a very understanding and encouraging husband, and the Journey Continues.....I begin to tell the story of nestling into a well-worn and age-old story. The best year of a person's work- Vintage. And Grace- receiving what I do not deserve.
How does the best in the life of Jesus-- the story of the cross, impact my life? What does life look like living in Vintage Grace? The story unfolds.