Christ didn't come to simply comfort and console...he came, born as a babe, with the Cross in view, to do the seemingly impossible...what we couldn't do on our own: be reconciled to a Holy God. He came in humility, as a helpless baby...to not wield his right to the throne, but to yield his will to the Father's unfolding plan. Jesus would rescue the hearts of men who didn't know they needed rescuing, by a man they didn't believe could rescue them.
...All because God purposed to redeem and restore according to his will, not man's wisdom...because He is glorified in making the weak strong, the worthless worthy, the helpless able, and the outcast loved deeply. I could think on that every day of the year and still not grasp the magnitude of Emmanuel, God with us.
This is what's been on my mind this year as we release two new Christmas prints for 2015...
It's a busy time of year for us at GraceLaced Shoppe. This week, I'll be traveling to South Carolina to speak at Allume Conference, where we will also have a table. It's a joy for me to meet you all, so if you see me at a conference, please do stop by and say hello. :) The GraceLaced Team has grown and we are still learning our stride as we come up on completing two full years of being in business. What a ride this has been!
We've recently sent out our 6000th order here from the studio and I couldn't be more grateful and honored. What a surprise to see the Lord use my hand and a brush in this way. I'm just humbled to be a part of what He's doing. And really...he's doing quite a bit. There are lots of things going on around here that I'm eager to share about in time.
It's been my heart, this Fall, to offer prints and products that turn our eyes to Jesus and to the power of His Word.
This year's two new additions to GraceLaced Shoppe Christmas Store both seek to remind us of why Jesus came to earth and where we really find hope and comfort. Some of our favorites from last year also return this Christmas, so I it's our prayer that you be blessed by them...and turn your eyes to what His birth, life, death, and resurrection means for you, today...
And this painting, though not Christmas related, is dear to my heart and included in this release with hopes of being a blessing...
We've also added some Gift Sets with journal and notecard sets in two of our most encouraging prints...
And you may have heard...we all but entirely sold out of our first ambitious shipment of the Garden Of Truth Calendars within the first week of releasing them last month! We've now received our final shipment of them, so we are re-releasing them with this sale as well. Don't hesitate if you want one, for yourself and a friend! The heart behind this calendar is to bless with a 3-in-1 reusable piece of art that encourages us to hide God's Word in our hearts....all year long!
Offer good through 11:59 pm MT, October 18, 2015.
As always, thank you for the privilege of encouraging you through this corner of words and artwork. You are a blessing to me!
Because of grace,
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