We often hear that Jesus calls us to love one another. But what does that really look like? At our last grace*ologie event, Sisterhood, we talked about the “one another’s” in the Bible. Download the “one another” printable mini-poster as a gentle reminder of the ways we are to relate to one another in love. Get the mini-poster here.
Join us for the next event, Sanctuary
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not to feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That is what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. – Jim Morrison
I had a wonderful time with lots of fabulous ladies at the July grace*ologie gathering! View the event photos here.
Wishing you a week filled with thoughts of things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy.
Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. ~Henry L. Doherty
To me, living fully means embracing a life-long love of learning. I find I am not truly happy unless I am trying something new or different. A great way to refresh your skills or to learn something new this summer is to visit Lynda.com. Lynda.com is an on-line educational site where you can learn anything from graphic design, to photography, to how to improve your writing skills. For just $25 a month, with no obligation, you can take as many on-line tutorials as you want.
Already this summer, I’ve taken a three-hour tutorial about how to open an e-bay store. (More about that endeavor later!) This weekend, I am going brush up on my design skills so I can create some cool downloadable freebies. Check out Lynda.com and jump right into learning! What do you want to learn this summer?
You can’t rush the work of art that is you.
A couple of years ago, my sweet friend Donna introduced me to artist Duy Huynh (pronounced yee wun) at the Lark and Key Gallery that he opened with partner Sandy Snead. Duy kindly gave us a lovely set of cards that included this one, Always a Work in Progress. It sits on my desk as an everyday reminder that I am always “in progress”, being formed and refined. As Joyce Meyer says “I may not be where I need to be, but thank God I’m not where I used to be.” Amen, sister!
You can’t rush the work of art that is you. You just have to lean in and surrender to the process. As you do, treat yourself with kindness, mercy, and patience. Remember, you are a masterpiece in the making.