Mom Needs Grace

Musings on the life redeemed & purpose redefined

the stuff of inspiration May 2, 2011

Filed under: Better life,Faith,Motherhood,Stuff — dayna @ 5:00 am

I always enjoy learning about other people’s favorite things. Just in case you were wondering, here is some of the stuff that has been inspiring me lately…

  • This necklace I found on clearance in the hospital gift shop the day before my birthday:

 – It says “she follows her dreams.”  I wear it for me, and pray it for my little ladies as well.

  • This line of journals and stationary that Target is carrying. I am at risk for a serious paper goods habit! (Always have been…)

– It says “We write to taste life twice.” (I picked one up for you too. See below.)

  • My talented cousin’s art. Cara is described as “a visual artist with a writer’s addiction to words.” Is it possible that motherhood has made her even more brilliant and creative? Pretty sure you know what my answer to that question would be …

Time is the Guide

– Check out more of her work over here. I keep wishing she designed blog themes…

  • These little (printable) gratitude journals from Ann Voskamp are quietly (but radically) changing my perspective. Every single thought this lady puts into words seems divinely breathed.

– Print your own here. And here is a link to the slightly tricky folding instructions.

  • Of course, these little ones are a never-ending source of inspiration:

– I just can’t get enough of  ’em.

  • And lately, I’ve been leaning heavily on this word:

– It reassures me that, even when I am failing miserably, I can still be of use.

 What has been inspiring you lately?  Leave me a comment by May 11th, 2011 and I’ll mail one of the pretty writing journals to a randomly-selected contact-able person. 😉 

Congratulations to Stephanie! She will receive the journal. Pretty sure she’ll fill it up quickly:)

 

7 Responses to “the stuff of inspiration”

  1. carol thomas Says:

    Nick Vujicic is truly inspiring. He has a written a book Life Without Limbs. Check out his website and you will be amazed and inspired. God uses people who make themselves available.

  2. Pop-Pop Ober Says:

    Such perfection in those faces…

  3. stephanie Says:

    That necklace is perfect! And reminded me what a terrible friend I was last month. I’ve been meaning to send you a birthday treat for the past month! 😉

    • dayna Says:

      Isn’t that necklace the best? I wish I had picked up a few of those for giveaways…
      Don’t be ridiculous! You are an amazing friend and I am pretty sure you have been, um, seriously occupied;)

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