Since the very beginning of establishing my own home, I have considered it an oasis from the world. To me it is a sanctuary, a place of beauty, rest, and love where the moments of our lives are shared, where life is lived. But life is not only to be contained and hidden in one singular space, but lived out among others as we engage in this adventure called life together.
My passion is to create beautiful things and inspire others to seek the hidden gems of God’s created beauty that is all around us. I am only able to do this because of what God has done.
His Word tells me in Matthew 13:44-46,
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”
In these verses I see the Lord as the merchant who has sought and sees us as His beautiful pearl of great value, uncommon and precious. Jesus is the one who purchased the field in order to obtain the treasure. He is the one who gave all that He had, His very life, to redeem us, desiring to make us His very own. This gift is what He has done for all of mankind. As I have given my life into His hands, He is the one who daily hones and shapes my very being into something of worth and great beauty.
Through this, His great love and artistry, I am able to reflect His beauty into the lives of others.
It is because of this, I love taking the cast-offs, the disregarded, and less desirable items and spaces and give them new life by making them inviting, beautiful, with new purpose and meaning.
And so with this thought, this blog, the uncommon pearl, has come out of its shell, desiring to reflect, even in some small way, His divine and glorious beauty that can be found in everyday life.
“And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17
Welcome dear reader! Pull up a chair, put on the kettle or Keurig, and let us share the beauty of this life together.
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