Wednesday, March 27


Earlier this year I posted this post about my words for the year. Words that I have committed to keep in the forefront of my thoughts. Words that will help me stay grounded and focused on what matter in my life this year. Each day.  My words this year are...
In December I prayed over my words. I asked God for direction and to show me the words that He would want me to use as my central point of gravity. These two words were the first words that came to mind and they stuck. The more I prayed the bigger they seemed to be.
Little did I know in December how much Grace+Time would be needed in my upcoming days and weeks. Since That post, we have moved out of our house, moved into my father-inlaw's house, remodeled our new house, planned a mission trip (still planning), moved into our new house, threw a birthday party and many many more things. All while trying to remain sane, grounded and focused.
What valuable words. What valuable actions.
I have learned Grace in new ways.
My time has been challenged, stretched and at times lost.
I am thankful for a God that sees us in every moment of everyday and lifts us up when ours heads and hands hang low.
When I chose my words for the year I knew I wanted to do something special that would remind me of them. I wanted something that I could see everyday that would remind me in those moments of weakness where Grace seems nonexistent and Time is fading.
I have a sweet friend who is an amazing and inspiring artist. I knew right away that I wanted her to create something beautiful for me that holds the words that are my focus for the year.
So I emailed Molly with Specs and Wings and told her my idea. I gave her full reign. All I knew was that I wanted something represent Grace, which in my head is a deer and a clock to represent time. This is what she came up with.

One of my favorite things about the painting are the pages from an old hymnal that lay behind the deer. These pages hold words from hymns that are focused on submitting to God and obedience along with His might to do it through us. 
What an amazing reminder. A reminder to sit at the feet of our Kings. To submit to Him and let him work through us. 

Molly thank you for creating such an amazing reminder for me. I will cherish it always. 


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