tis the season

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I've Moved!

It looks a lot like Christmas, doesn't it?!

That's because I moved back in December. Come on over to my new home on Wordpress...

Jessica Lee - A Journey of Faith Through the Ordinary

Friday, December 14, 2012

How Will 2013 Be Different?

Christmas is right around the corner and soon to follow will be a new year, 2013. A new year. A fresh start. A time for opening new doors and giving a voice to what's in your heart.

I'm excited about 2013. I've got some new projects and some new things to share with you that I believe will make 2013 a year of changes and revelations....

My friend, author and fellow dreamer Holley Gerth explains it so well. I hope you'll link over to her site and find out more about our upcoming journey....

As Holley says, "What I really want for us in 2013 is to say 'yes' to a 'God-sized Dream'."

"It’s about discovering and pursuing the desires God has placed within you that perfectly fit your heart.

We all have those desires. Some are simple and others complicated. Some are about home and others about faraway places. Some happen quickly and others unfold over a lifetime.

But what they all have in common is this: Ignoring them means ignoring a core part of your purpose."

The first step in this journey for me is sprucing up my blog space (and I won't even go into the details of just how complicated that can be). I'm working hard on it and hope to have an 'open house' before the new year.
2013 can be really different for us in all the ways that matter most. And I'm so glad that we are sharing this journey together!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Patchwork Masterpiece

I love quilts! Love, love, love everything about them...

How each piece of fabric is beautiful on its own, with its unique pattern and colors that is different from each one around it.

How stitching those pieces together makes a something beautiful and unexpected come alive.

How the stitching is woven into each piece.

How it gets more comfortable and cozy with each wash over time.

As a body of people, we are much like quilts...

Each of us with our own strengths and beauty. And God, the Sewer of our stories, knows exactly where we will fit and which other pieces will compliment us and bring out our beauty.

Sometimes, I step back and try to see the work of art He is creating in all of us. And what I love the most is how He sees beauty where we can't and how the same strands woven in my story are woven into yours, too.

Lord, give me eyes to see what you see.

Teach me to look beyond myself and my needs and my feelings.

Show me glimpses of this patchwork masterpiece You are using us to create,

And help us to all see the brilliant colors in one another.