Inspiration usually comes in occasional spurts of the day and you may not have your laptop available to make a blog post or your tools to start creating your beautiful art.You may be in the grocery store, on the car line in your kids school or on the subway heading to your work or back home. How do you capture that light-bulb idea that will inspire your next project or better yet be the final piece to an existing project in hand?
Today we are concluding this 31 days series of simplicity. This series has impacted my heart tremendously. I have dug deeply and found some weak points that needed to be taken care of and some stronger areas that made me realize that I have been learning something from life.
I’m loving this new journey I’m on (a journey my entire house is on), that lets me create new things. The fact that people are actually liking and getting the handbags is humbling to me. Thank you very much!
I must confess that at times I have felt like giving up. For many reasons. Like no idea of what to blog about, or a lack of creativity to make more pieces or even a slow time on the shop. If I see that things aren’t selling I would start second guessing myself and God’s purpose in me. But, as soon as I realize where my heart is leading to, I take a deep breath and remember the “why” I do what I do, (and for who).
I pray for open doors and the possibility and ability to impact many women (many people), through out this creative business. The ability to change lives, to inspire creative minds, to offer jobs, to give someone the push they need to multiply their talents and make a business of their own. Ephesians 2:10.
One of the best ways to resume this simplicity series may be by encouraging you all to make things that matters happen, create something new everyday (or as often as possible) and inspire someone. You are all simply precious and I want to thank you all for believing and encouraging me to keep on going. 1 Peter 2:9.
Thank you for following this 31 Days of Simplicity series. I pray that it may bring you joy and encourage your heart to follow your dreams. Taking simple steps, one day at a time!
Sundays are one of those days of the week when I take some time to sit and meditate on what I have done so far and the many things I still wish to accomplish in my life. It’s like taking a snap shot of my life.
I find myself constantly thinking about the process I’m in at this stage in my life. If I’m making a good use of my voice and the talents that God has giving me or not. The purpose of everything I do is to glorify Him and learning how to use the tools I have been given is part of my process.
Today during our Sunday service we were remembering the goals that were set for our church at the beginning of the year. Some of the faces showed concerns. Concerned that we have are not where expected or where we all had wished we were.
When one of the members came to me for my opinion I reminded her that goals are set so that we can all something to look forward to. But, things can change during the year, they do and they have. I believe in going through the goals at the middle of the year and re-evaluate if some new goals must be set.
We may not have grown in numbers, but we have most definitely grown in character and have been growing in knowing Jesus more. We learned more about Jesus ministry while on Earth and what He expects from us. We have learned about our gifts, talents and purpose. We have learned to work as a team and love each other as a family.
Looking at all the things mentioned above, I’ll say that we have done pretty good (even without the expected growth in numbers). I expressed to that member that all the changes that our church (and us) have been through it’s part of the process.