“There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under the heavens:a time to be born and a time to die,a time to plant and a time to uproot,a time to kill and a time to heal,a time to tear down and a time to build,a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,a time to search and a time to give up,a time to keep and a time to throw away,a time to tear and a time to mend,a time to be silent and a time to speak,a time to love and a time to hate,a time for war and a time for peace.”Ecclesiastes 3:1-3, 5-8 NIV
My favorite book of the Bible is Ecclesiastes, which is kind of ironic because I hate change.
In chapter 3 the author writes there is a time for all things. When you hate change, that is the last truth you want to hear. He tells us that there is a time for all things, a time for joy and a time for sorrow.
And that is what the past 12 months have been for me.
After a lot of prayer and consideration, I left my position at Cross Point in March of 2017. Mourning the loss of that job has challenged my faith greatly these past few months.
In July a life-long dream came true, and I added the title Mommy to my resume. Adler challenges me to love and trust more daily. She is a pure joy.
On top of these two changes there was a life that happened. Saying goodbye to a friend who went to Heaven too soon. Saying goodbye to my Grandpa who went Home after a long life. Saying goodbye to friends who moved, both physically and emotionally out of our lives.
But now is a time to be born, a time to plant, a time to heal, a time to mend and a time to love.
A number of circumstances has found me at a new adventure and launching my own freelance design and handlettering business.
While my life seems to taken a dramatic turn this past year, a few things did not change. I love how art can tell a story, and my biggest desire is to communicate the most beautiful story of all when love conquered the world.
So take a look around my portfolio and shop and I cannot wait for us to work together soon!