I’m a twenty-something New Englander working at a living history museum who doesn’t have it all together, though I’ve often acted like I do. I’m a sinner saved by grace alone who wants to follow Jesus for the rest of my life. I struggle with a lot of things like anxiety, guilt, and doubt, but slowly I’m learning to lean more on the One who gives me strength and to surrender things that are not of Him. I’m a work in progress and while it’s sometimes frustrating, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6)
About this blog:
God is an incredible artist. He made everything from the vibrant and breathtaking sunset to the tiniest little flower petal, from the innumerable stars in the sky to each pebble on the ground, from the largest whale to the smallest insect. He created our physical forms with numerous hairs on our head, intricately put together sinews and bones, brains that allow so much more than basic life functions, fingers that can feel, hold, and create, and organs that all work together to sustain life. He continues to create everyday as he creates in our souls. He takes the broken pieces of our sin-sick hearts and souls and makes us new as we continually draw nearer to the day that the new heaven and earth arrive.
We are created in His image, and since He is a creator, it seems only fitting that we would have creative impulses as well. Creativity takes infinite forms such as painting, music, engineering, writing, teaching, and more. Our creative impulses are as diverse as the human race. The important thing is to use the talents, skills, and ideas that God gives us to create something that matters. Something that expresses our feelings, something that helps other people, something that shows someone we care, something that glorifies our Creator. For me, it means sewing, music, writing, and occasionally some mixed media artwork. That’s what I want to share here.
What “Sitchin’ with a Mission” Means:
Stitchin’ with a Mission has several meanings. Sometimes it literally means stitching (that is, sewing) with a mission related cause in mind. Whether it’s dresses for Dress a Girl, purses for Sew Powerful, or drawstring backpacks or pencil cases to put into Operation Christmas Child boxes, I love the idea of using sewing to help others and provide some hope in this dark world. Other times, “stitchin’ with a mission” means putting words together to create poetry or some other written article to share my journey of faith, my hope, and the amazing things that God does. That’s what you’ll most often find here on this blog. Sometimes it simply means putting together other forms of art to share with the people around me.