Monday, January 12, 2015

Incorporating Symbols Of Faith Into Your Surroundings

Hi everyone! I'm so glad to be back after being absent from this blog. I'm already planning more projects for future posts. The whole idea of starting this blog in the first place wasn't intended to be a look-at-what-I-did-aren't-I-great blog but a way of sharing ideas. I hoped to provide encouragement for readers to surround themselves with objects and material that remind them of the true foundations of their faith.

Having left behind the pagan holidays and embraced the Feast Days of Yahweh, I've found very limited  availability of Hebrew Roots or Feast Day themed items. So, I thought why not make my own and encourage others in the same pursuit. Pinterest is a great website to garner ideas. I find it a challenge to take ideas from there, or anywhere else for that matter, incorporate and combine them into finished projects that are encouraging to me and can also be a witness to visitors.

If you are still involved with the past holidays that most of us were brought up to celebrate, I'm not going to beat you over the head with a Torah scroll. As I learned about the Feast Days, seven in all, I found I was too busy trying to keep up to miss the others. I had left Halloween and Easter behind some time ago in my journey but not Christmas until about 5+ years ago when I started pursuing the Torah. Christmas was a big holiday time for me with all it's trimmings, but I now have seven holidays to celebrate that leave past holidays in the past. I would encourage readers to have fun and decorate and craft to your heart's content. Personally, I think our Abba delights when His children operate in the giftings He has placed in us.

Now that I've said my peace, I'll share two new items that I'm adding to my decor. If you check out the craft supplies list tab on the top of this page, you'll find a source for the stencils I used for this project.

A 6 inch square canvas stenciled with acrylic paint and a small pillow, stenciled,trimmed and sewn, stuffed with homemade potpourri. It smells great and I think I'll leave it on my desk to enjoy.

I combined the menorah picture on a  wall with a past project, a reminder to pray .

Wait until you see my next post. How can you combine Hebrew roots with snowmen? You'll see.

1 comment:

dlaverty said...

Those are beautiful! I have gotten some great ideas from your to find the time to implement them! Shalom!