I have been praying, dreaming, surrendering, allowing, transforming, creating, learning, growing and failing successfully for 29 weeks today. Well, actually longer than that, but for 29 weeks I have been paying close attention to the details, some of them simple, some of them complicated, some of them heart breaking and some of them just plain ol' amazing. I am trying to take each thing as it comes and I am documenting, absorbing, crying, laughing, high fiving and living in faith that no matter what, good and bad, everything will be okay...
That is me living and walking by faith.
I am consistantly praying to be used, wherever, however for whatever. The challenges have lead to growth and the waiting leads to strength. Sometimes it is hard, sometimes it is AWESOME, sometimes things just suck and most of the time, well, actually all of the time, it is not what I had expected.
That is because it is not about me, duh.
Fact is, there are shifts going on in my life, in our home and in our hearts and every once in a while God gives us reminders and glimpses of why we are here and what we are supposed to be doing with our time.
We are blessed to be a blessing.
With all of that said, I am thrilled, excited, giddy, a little speechless and very humbled to be part of retreat that is centered around faith, creativity, women and each of our gifts. At this time next year I will be in Bellagio,Italy with Jeanne & Laura teaching, sharing, encouraging, reminding and creating based on faith, gifts, talents and loving one another...and hopefully, with you!!!
PLEASE DO NOT STOP READING RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I SAID THE WORD FAITH.
All are invited and encouraged to come regardless of your "religion" because you see, it is not about religion. It is about a relationship and that means something different to each one of us. While there will be prayers, verses, quiet time and personal sharing it will also be overflowing with the beauty of Italy, blessings, hope, encouragement, creating, learning how to recognize your gifts, reminders of how LOVED you are and yes, paint, paper, fabric, embroidery floss, ephemera and a whole lot of creating...
To get more of the details head over to "A Kiss On The Chic." Official registration opens tomorrow, Tuesday, July 15th.