Saturday, May 27, 2006
"She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands." ~ Proverbs 31:13
That verse is in the chapter in Proverbs about being an excellent wife. I was led to it when I first started really getting into crochet. God really spoke to me and encouraged me that I can be a great wife (and mother) just by being fruitful with my hands and not idle. (I would encourage every woman out there to read that whole chapter - it is really good.)
In the last 6 months or so, God has given me a desire to create things with my hands. It started with crochet. Jewelry and card-making soon followed after. I can't explain it totally, but I get such joy and fulfillment out of creating something beautiful with my hands, especially when I know it will bless someone else. It is such a wonderful feeling. I know that God has given this to me as a gift. Just as I create things with my hands to hopefully bless others, I know that He creates something wonderful with His hands every time He touches my life!
I want to use this blog to journal my crafting and how it relates to my faith. I hope this little site encourages you as you seek to find a connection with your Maker as you make things with your hands (even if all you can make is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for your toddler! - we are all on a creative journey - and that is the most important part!) We are His hands and His feet to a world that is searching for true love and peace.
www.eagerhands.etsy.com (click on link to see what I've been making lately)
Current craft - greeting cards with flowers, leaves and inspirational quotes