the new collection - a contest - and a challenge..of sorts

we shot the last of the signs today and are busy getting the shop ready to open which is why i have been absent from here. how have you all been?  i bet you have been thinking about this last year and the new year ahead.  i know i am. which brings me to this--no WORD of the year for me for me this go round being present within each day..one day at a time... is enough for me.  my experience has showm me..me talking about me here .. that part way through the year the WORD of the year went out the window.  long since forgotten

2013 has been one of the hardest years i have EVER experienced. you can read about my surgeries here here here and here

baglady a growing business that my health seemed determined to ruin life can change in a second and leave you never the same...grasping for air for some sort of footing when the ground is crumbling out from underneath you you just can't seem to breath and you scream and no one hears been there?  yeah..me too.

i have struggled HARD with unworthiness and the feeling of not "belonging" my whole life which is the origin of my blog title looking back over the last year and am undone.  the outpouring of grace that you all have shown me.  your support of our business

i am blown away

i am grateful to God for His provision...grace..for His constant and unchangeable love for his wayward daughter that i am the daughter of the king of the universe STILL blows my mind!

i laugh when i think we have a business.  a mother daughter business.  i must admit that i am OVER the moon doing what i am doing and who i am doing it with.  nikki just gets me.  i have always said we are like moses and aaron.  she is my mouthpiece when i make no sense. she is able to capture my heart for the story i am trying to tell

she does that when she designs the signs i tell her i see and by pulling of a photo shoot in our backyard..even after the wall fell over twice

that is what photographers are.  they are soulographers.  ( i first saw this word here ) they bring to life what is in the visionaries soul. it is similar to the relationship of peanut butter & jelly.  they go together

she is the one that encouraged me to blog.  she see's things in me that i don't.  she believes in me.  she is my teacher in so many ways. she's awesome that way.

this is really want i want to say to you today--

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to take you by the hand and tell you that YOU ARE going to make it!!

you CAN do it

i don't care if you have to get up 75 thousand times.  GET up!  wherever you are right now...do it

you really really don't know what is around the corner.

God is able to do things you could never dream up even if you tried.  trust me.  i am living it

i have learned that everything can seem to be falling apart all at the same time that your dreams are being realized

my heart for house of belonging this year is to continue to take you with me on my journey.  this year is going to be FULL of new adventures.  some so hard you think all is lost..some so beautiful they will leave you breathless and if we are open and receptive we will be loved all the way to life by the One who loves us FULLY!

i believe - if we surround ourselves with words that they will seep into the fabric of our life and will change the course of our lives

when we created the deeper still collection it was with much prayer.  the words on each sign mean something personal to me.

 

you see--i am on a journey.  an exodus in a way.  i have yet to share that part of my story with you.  when and if..the time is right i will but for now know that truth will set you free but you must be willing to let go of

your understanding your dreams..in the way YOU think they should come about let go of yourself

you must surrender.  not just once

but every moment of every.single.day

you will fail miserably some days.  some weeks and yes...some years.

but you must must get up and keep going

i am so...( i struggle here for the words ) humbled that we get to share US with you.  we are not perfect.  that is not even the point is it?

i just pray with all my being that this collection cracks open your soul..

your dreams

your story

your adventure

and for the first time...in maybe a really really long time--at this time next year-- you will be seeing new growth..new healing new LIFE..a stronger BRAVER deeper woman

these words are for YOU

COMING thursday january 2 the DEEPER STILL collection.   the shop re-opens with the first round of soul-crafted words

 

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from our hearts to yours

be sure to check our instagram @houseofbelonging for a contest to win a 60.00 gift certificate towards the Deeper Still collection...tuesday around 10am cst...xo