I’ve been busy with my pen and ink for the Heather Grace Creative shop— The Good Life Collection was just released yesterday, and it includes four of my new favorite prints.
Here’s a little bit of my heart behind each one!
“Do The Next Thing” was inspired by an old English poem that charges us to boldly trust God by being faithful to take the next small step forward:
Do it immediately; Do it with prayer; Do it reliantly, casting all care; Do it with reverence, Tracing His Hand, Who placed it before thee with Earnest command. Stayed on Omnipotence, Safe ‘neath His wing, Leave all resultings, DO THE NEXT THING.”
“Choose Joy Today” reminds me that joy truly is a choice that we make. As a follower of Christ, I am called to rejoice always (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18), and am equipped to do so by the power of the Holy Spirit alive in me; and so this is one print that I need to put on the wall in my bedroom where I can see it as I open my eyes each morning!
Who can help but love this line from the Cinderella movie?! “Have Courage and Be Kind” are words that I want echoing in the heads and hearts of my kids as I send them out the door and into the world each day! And honestly, I need to hear them too.
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7.
“You Can Do Hard Things” is another print that was born out of my mama-heart. I want my daughters– secure in Christ– to grow in resilience, diligence, and commitment. To be faithful in every circumstance. Right now, we’re encouraging them to practice tricky piano tunes and to not give up on learning spelling words; but who knows what hard future circumstances they’ll find themselves in the midst of, where they’ll be called to persevere?
“Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.” Romans 5:1-5.