The Stone Collective March

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The Stone Collective is a community making much of Jesus as we create art, photography, prose, poems or music that commemorate the wonderful things God does in our life. Based on the passage in 1 Samuel 7:12-14, each month we will collect Ebenezer Stones as a regular practice in the art of worship via our creativity. 

 

Want to join in on The Stone Collective? Create your own Stone and link up to LIVE IT OUT! Blog. #TheStoneCollective

***You don’t have to be a blogger to participate. See info at the bottom of this post.

To learn more about The Stone Collective, read Introducing The Stone Collective from last month
We invite YOU to join in as well as we cultivate a community of those who love to create {anything!} and make much of Jesus via art, poems, prose, photography…whatever! Be sure to check out the info below to find out how you can take part in The Stone Collective.

 

Sarah’s March Stone: 

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I sat down with my paints and brushes to quiet my heart after the Lord reminded me of the refinement I’m going through these days. Many “no’s” and closed doors and times where I must do The Hard Stuff. I’m seeing on the other end of the hard stuff the blessings of growth and connectedness I’m feeling to Jesus. All I could do was say Thank You. In the eyes of many people around us, saying thank you for a period of hard stuff or refinement seems absurd; it seems counter cultural.
As I began to work the paint on the page and contemplated how I wanted to express my feeling towards this season of refinement. It would have been easy to get out my stamps and make perfect little letters to express a Thank You and the sentiment of “in the process…” but it seemed symbolic to handwrite (even though imperfectly) the text as a means of giving the Lord my messy, my awkward, my shaky. It is a humbling thing to put out on the world wide web a piece of art so imperfect and vulnerable. But, my Ebenezer Stone is a remembrance of the purity that comes from allowing God to put us through the hard stuff in messy, awkward, shaky trust. Step by step I seek Him with every “no” and closed door. Step by step I thank Him for what He is doing IN me…
“…So that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:7 ESV)
The inner work God does in us has so much eternal value.
Thank you for allowing me to share the product of 15 minutes of a quiet heart while I used my creativity for worship. Oh… and the feather is really just something that I felt like it would be fun and relaxing to sketch. Not sure there’s any real significance there…just fun…

It is YOUR TURN to join in…

At the end of each month I will post links to my writer and artist friend’s blogs where they share their Stones and the stories behind them. The Stone Collective for February was filled with wonderful music videos, photos and art and blogs about big things God is doing. He is on the MOVE. Please feel free to click around on the links below and find inspiration to begin your own Stone Collection.

EACH MONTH you are invited to join in and {Make Much Of Jesus} by creating your own stone. There are two ways to share.

***YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A BLOGGER TO TAKE PART IN THE STONE COLLECTIVE! :)

~Take a picture of your Stone and use #TheStoneCollective hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

~Or…write a blog post and link up below. (There is also a blog button below for you to use if you like)

Too easy…too fun! Now…grab your paintbrush, your pen and paper, your camera…whatever and get creating!  **Feel free to leave any questions in the comments. :)

LIVE IT OUT! Stone Collective


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The Stone Collective March — 4 Comments

  1. Maybe it wasn’t conscious on your part, but perhaps the feather comes from God showing you that you are under his wing. Lenten blessings to you…..

  2. Pingback: { the stone collective } new every morning » Rebecca Sower Designs

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