When I was 3 years old I went through a phase. No matter where I was, no matter who was around, I would walk up to complete strangers, or minsters or lovely elderly gentlemen at our church and shove a fist in the air and say with as much gumption as my little 3 year old self could muster up...do you want a knuckle sandwich?!?Under all those ruffles my mother covered me in, a little sassy toddler trying to punch everyone she comes in contact with.
I think that as quite possibly the last time I had much "spunk" in me. I've never been known as a brave person. I'm typically the person who sits on the side admiring the brave, but I'm not the one admired for my bravery.
It's just not me.
But every once in awhile the will of God will take you places where bravery is not only recommended, it is required. A year ago I was at that very place. As much as I tried to convince God that I am not brave! Not a hair on my head has the slightest bit of bravery to it! He called me to it anyways, showed me bravery is a lot of things, but hardly ever is it a feeling.
So a year ago, Beatrice Lanes Designs began. Do you remember in 1 Corinthians 2 verse 3 when Paul says, I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling? On that page in my Bible you would see a big marking to the side of that verse that I jotted down the words- BUT HE CAME. He did it afraid. But he did it. So I would too.
My passion for God's Word combined with my love for design and Beatrice Lanes was the result. That through prints we would have the very words of Christ on our walls. We would have reminders of His love, or of the things He has called us to.
The past year with Beatrice Lanes has been the biggest blast. I have had the privilege to help people celebrate the biggest joys in life with custom announcements and invitations. I have also had the privilege of praying over grieving customers who have requested custom prints for friends battling health problems. One of my personal favorites was from someone whose mother had died very unexpectedly, and they had stumbled upon a scripture she had jotted down on a piece of paper the morning she died. We were able to turn that scripture into a beautiful piece to remind that dear precious family of the hope she clung to till her very last day. If any of you are reading, from the bottom of my heart I humbly thank you for letting me play the smallest role in your celebrations, losses, or daily lives.
To thank everyone for this past year I'd like to have some fun with the shop!! The "Be Brave" print at the top of this post will be given away to one of you in either the color shown or red! Enter below! Also, for the entire month of October all 8x10 prints will be 25% off using promo code:1stBirthday. Every order made in October will also receive a free 8x10 "Be Brave" print to celebrate that one time I was brave too. Link to shop is at the top of this page under "The Shop". Let the celebration begin!!
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