Whoa it has been awhile since I have written here… lots has changed in my life this past year but one thing hasn’t (I am sure many of you know where I am going with this) the constant love of our Savior! I have been reminded time and time again of His goodness to me.
While I have had some down time this summer (I got a job as a teacher last fall-see what I mean, glorious goodness!) I have been doing a Bible study from if:equip called Reflections of God: The Theology of Beauty and it talks about the following practice of becoming a student of beauty. It is my mission this summer and hopefully beyond, to quietly begin a practice of writing down 5 things of beauty everyday.
Today’s 5 things of beauty:
- Happy art students
- The color of ice tea
- Suzanne’s white hair
- paint on my fingers
The verse seek and ye will find from Matt. 7:7 or from Jeremiah 28:13 talk about this. As a student of beauty I will begin to live and practice this into my everyday life. I want to see with eyes of the Savior. Will you join me?
Where are you going?
Do you have a map or a plan?
How will you get there?
Why are you going?
I often ask my kids these questions. Seems silly even now that they are in college. Call me an overprotective mom, but they are essential questions that equip us no matter what journey we take. Whether it is back to college or off on a new career path or into uncharted waters. The beginning of a new year seems to be a time when we reorient our compass and course correct. Which means, it is a good time to ponder these questions once again.
So, however you answer these questions this new year, I hope that you will take time to remember your extraordinary story, contemplate your value, and cultivate new ideas and a new future. Oh and don’t forget, make space for creative expression, because often it is the language that can help you make your map and get you where you are headed.
Here’s to creating space for personal growth, spiritual connections and deep understanding in our lives this year! Enjoy slow, deliberate, meanderings along your path, use your map and above all never lose site of why you are going on the journey.
Wishing you a Happy New Year!
~Heather and the made. Creative Team