Monday, April 18, 2011

one thousand posts!

This is my 1,000th post! One. thousand. posts. I can't believe that! I started this blog almost 5 years ago. It has been a wonderful outlet for me to express my thoughts and share my heart. And I've met so many amazing people from all over the world through it as well!

I thought it would be fun to go back and copy and paste my very first post, dated May 27, 2006.

Here it is:

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"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.

God bless!
Lora :)

www.eagerhands.etsy.com (click on link to see what I've been making lately)

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I was so pleased to re-read this first post because I discovered that I still have the same vision for my blog as I did when I began it. That makes me feel good!

To God be the Glory!!


5 comments:

  1. I appreciate your blogging, Lora. It has encouraged me to continue in faith, in creativity, in blessing others with what God has given me. And it's sweet that we've never met, we're in different states, and we have such similar desires for ourselves and our families. Anyway, thanks for blogging and sharing your heart. Blessings on you & Clint and the kiddos.

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  2. How amazing!
    You've come so far and yet stayed on track!
    Congratulations on 1000 posts :) what an achievement!
    May God continue to bless you, your family and your gifts!
    xo

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  3. Wow!!! Congrats to you and praise God. I love that your intentions with the blog have not changed.

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  4. Congratulations on 1000 posts! I am so glad that I have found your blog, it is always uplifting to read your posts!

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  5. Congratulations on 1000 posts. I'm pretty sure it will take me longer than 5 years to do the same.

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