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More In Store | May 29, 2015

 

Hello, again!  Today I have nothing profound to say… not sure I ever do!  😉  But I wanted to share some things that have been on my heart lately.

I don’t blog often.  Truth be told, it’s because writing is intimidating to me.  I’m not good at it.  I overthink every last grammatical detail and rearrange sentences over and over in hopes that I can find the best way to express myself without making it too obvious that I have no writing experience.  Honestly, the only reason this blog exists is because I felt the Holy Spirit’s leading & without hesitation I followed.  And the only reason I didn’t hesitate this time is because I’ve spent too much of my life holding back from what God asks of me for fear of failure- and I was partially right in thinking the way I used to… I would fail on my own.  But I’m not acting on my own.  I desperately want to follow God’s leading in my life, even if it means doing something that doesn’t come naturally to me, because I know without a doubt that He doesn’t set me up for failure.

That being said, I’ve slacked off.  I’m great at updating Instagram- writing small devotional-style thoughts to share with pretty pictures.  But it’s rare that I jump on my computer & blog my thoughts.  I have so many, yet I’ve been lazy about sharing them.  So I apologize, and I am committing to use this blog more.  You just might have to see grammatically incorrect posts from time to time… because getting my thoughts out is what matters most, right?  (Say yes.  haha!)

So, just when I think I’ve got it right and come to the realization that He wants me to write, even if I’m not the perfect writer,  God pauses me and says, “Wait… Do you think that this is all I have for you?  No, there’s more!  Much, much more!”  😉

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.  Ephesians 3:20-21

That being said, I wanted to mention is that I’ve been taking a step back to really pray about what God has in store for this blog & my newborn of an etsy shop.

So far, my journal shop includes cute & simple lined notebook styles like these:

They have laminated covers, 100 pages designed by my own hands, and include a removable & repositionable bookmark.  All are handmade right in the comfort of my own home.

I love these journals so much, but in the months to come, I’ll be expanding my product line in the shop.  I have so many plans for paper products I would like to create & sell, so I’m excited to be able to share them with you when the time comes.

I have to stop you here, though, and say this loud and clear- This is not about me and my creative talents…  In fact, I don’t want any of the credit.  This shop is merely God’s way of using the creativity He has placed in me to extend HIS love and truth to others.  I love because He loved me first.

Moving on before I start rambling again…  😉

I’ll also be spending a bit of time on this blog sharing each month about my Compassion International sponsorship/advocacy.  There is a little boy across the world that I adore so very much, and Compassion has given me the opportunity and privilege to share the gospel with him through my letters.  More than anything, those kiddos need to know someone believes in them- and with our letters, we can share Christ’s message of hope & allow them to feel what it’s like to be a part of God’s family.  It’s been put on my heart to not just encourage other sponsors in their letter writing, but also give them creative ways they can share some love.  I’m excited about it!

How’s that sound, everyone?  I’m ready to dig a little deeper in all the ways God has equipped me to share His love with others!  (If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to my posts by filling in your email address in the box located on the bottom right.)

XOXO, Marybeth

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2 Comments

  • Reply Mamey Brown

    Marybeth, PLEASE just blog more!! I love your posts and WHO CARES if it’s grammatically correct!! Honestly! I love your writing and your flip throughs as well.

    May 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm
    • Reply admin

      Thank you!!!! This is my year for focusing on progress not perfection, so if no one else minds my sometimes-scatterbrained-commas-in-the-wrong-place kind of writing, then I don’t. haha! 😉 Thank you for your encouragement. <3

      May 30, 2015 at 12:17 pm

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