I just wanted to share with you a little more about our upcoming online event called Truth Scrap.
I've ask Lain Ehmann to share a little about her reason for gathering all of us together for this event. This event is not something that was just decided upon lightly... this even is something that has been stirring in our hearts individually, and Lain brought together out of a common need. A need to remind all of us (women AND men) that what we were designed for IS important and extremely relevant to this world and our community. I often describe it as a puzzle with a missing piece. If we take what our purpose IS and take it out of this world, cloak it in self doubt, hide it behind the scenes than all we can offer this world is an incomplete puzzle... sure you can make sense what its suppose to be, yet it will never truly be complete.
Friends, this is exactly what it is when we take ourselves out of the equation. When we don't step forward into our purpose, when we don't raise our hand in a meeting and speak up from our gifts the ideas that are in our hearts and minds... We truly rob ourselves and others of a uniquely crafted beauty.
I'd really love for you to read below a little more about this class and just what Lain had in mind when she invited us all to join in on this journey.
Here is a little more info behind the scenes from Lain herself:
" As a professional scrapbooker and business owner for the past
decade, I've heard just about every reason for not crafting, not
sharing our creations, for not letting ourselves be vulnerable.
But the one that breaks my heart is this...
"I'm scared I'm not good enough."
When a woman looks at me with longing in her eyes and shares her
fears of inadequacy with regard to her artwork or creativity, I
just want to climb right into her brain and remove the thoughts
that have somehow gotten distorted to the point where she thinks
creativity is some kind of contest or race.
It's this false belief that we are going to be measured and found
lacking that keeps so many of us from sharing our heart.
We worry we'll choose the wrong colors.
We worry our page will get messed up.
We worry that our creation won't be as good as someone else's --
particularly the "professionals."
We worry that people will judge us.
We worry we'll do it "wrong."
We worry that WE are wrong.
UGH. Once we get on that escalator of self-doubt, it only goes in
one direction - down.
And let me tell you right now that down is NOT the direction that
God intended you for! God intended you to take your love for Him
and your love for creating and to use them to glorify Him and to
(And unfortunately you're not very inspirational if you are scared
to open your sketchbook and put your pencil to the page.)
I know - it's really easy for me to sit here and type these words.
After all, I'm a "professional." But you know what? Once upon a
time I felt the same hesitations and fears as you do. I worried
about the products. I worried about the results. I worried about
what others thought about my work. Until I got so sick of worrying
that I begged God to show me a different way. And He did.
He showed me how to have an audience of one - Him. With his loving
eyes as my only judge, my creations are a gift to Him. Even before
I wrote this email, I sat down and asked God to guide my words,
that they be pleasing to Him. That's what I worry about - not
whether my language is flowery enough or my grammar correct.
When I stopped worrying about everyone around me, my art became
easier. And God continually challenged me to stretch myself and to
share my journey with others, to free them from the binds of
judgment, self-criticism, and insecurity.
Which is EXACTLY why I developed Truth Scrap -- an online, LIVE
event that blends art and faith together. Coming to your computer
on Saturday, Jan. 31, Truth Scrap includes seven classes that will
show you not just HOW to worship God with your art, but WHY, and
how these seven women were able to get outside their own heads and
fight their own insecurities. Techniques, yes -- but even more
importantly, each instructor will share her individual journey,
with the intent of inspiring you to grow in your own creative path
We've already registered more than 250 people for this event, and
while you have several weeks left to sign up, I'm writing today to
encourage you to take advantage of our special $50 off discount. If
you use code "LASTCHANCE" at checkout before midnight 1/16/2015, you can
register for all seven classes, plus the pre-event PJ party, plus
special bonuses, PLUS get $40 off.
You cannot find a better deal on faith-based inspiration, a better
assortment of teachers, or a better price. So if you've been
waiting for a sign that you should sign up, let this be it!
Whether you choose to attend or not, please know - God loves it
when you connect with Him. He doesn't care what color ink you use.
I ask you to take a moment to check out the Truth Scrap site and see if it is something that could benefit you at this time. If you need a little spiritual push wrapped up in some artful magic than this is the event for you... Like Lain mentioned, this is the lowest price this class will be offered going forward. So if you are on the fence and considering joining us use code-- LASTCHANCE -- to receive $40 off at check out here.
I look forward to getting some time with all of you... connecting our hearts towards purpose and THRIVING together this year in what we are meant to be.
I hope you'll join me.