Baptism: Summer Decor

There were a number of things I got on with when it came to the Baptism Celebration to make sure everything would look good. We wanted things to be simple, but also playful and colourful; in the end we stuck pretty closely to a design I used for the invitations, from the Facebook event, to…

How Dare They.

“He is jealous for me, loves like a hurricane, I am a tree Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy When all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions Eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful You are And how great Your affections are for me.” How He Loves,…

Five Lessons From The Sound of Music

Breaking from my weekly routine is due to a piece of news that I only received at the weekend and I felt needed marking: Maria Von Trapp, the last member of the family singers (before the three later children were born to the Captain and Maria) that inspired The Sound of Music, died at 99 years…

Worth (Part III): Enough For God's Plan

In the first two parts of this series we looked at two important points: It’s all about God: He says you are worthy. He chose you, He knows you, and calls you worthy (that means He already knows everything… everything). But what for? What could God possibly need us for, even if he does seem…

Worth (Part I): It's All About Him

When life is tough, and even when it’s not, we can often feel unworthy. We can feel this around family, friends, in work, and often infront of God. One question I’ve often heard repeated by non-Christians is “If God exists, why would He care about me?” Sometimes even the church can pull us down in…

Primitive Art: Looking to Cave Painting to Gain Clarity

So I decided to work on my image of Eve by really pushing out of my comfort zone and trying to imagine the pre-Fall Eve in the simple forms mentioned in my last post. There was a clarity and simple lessons were shown most clearly in the earliest artists, where the Jewish artists avoided too…

Pre-Fall Shame from a Post-Fall World

(Continued from Artistic Academic Exploration) I started looking at a number of points that I found during my brainstorming session around the idea of a Pre-Fall Eve. One thing particularly that came up was the shame that Adam and Eve were meant to have felt once they had eaten the apple and felt they needed…

Lacking Inspiration & Success Jealousy

The above advert on TV actually made me cry a couple of days ago. In part because I actually do tend to cry when I see happy stories and cool successful people. In part because I desperately want to figure out what I’m meant to be doing and be good at it. So first I…

Arty Party: Needle Felting

On a Saturday night I’m often in with my husband watching TV or a film, or just hanging out on a nice day off with some food and a chat. However, this Saturday I decided to join a good friend’s “Arty Party” in which we would all be taught a little needle felting. This really…