Have you seen the gorgeous new prints at DaySpring.com? Our amazing artists have taken Bible verses and words from our (in)courage contributors and turned them into beautiful 5×7 prints. You can find the 19 different art prints here.
Today a few of us wanted to share with you a little bit about our favorites!
Nothing brightens my day more than opening my front door and finding a brown box stamped with the DaySpring logo. Even if I can’t remember what I ordered (crazy, but it happens more than you’d think!), I know I’m going to find something beautiful in that box.
When my art prints arrived a couple weeks ago, it was no different. I pulled out the stack of heavy envelopes and quickly opened each one. The gorgeous word art isn’t just a feast for my eyes – and something to look cute in a frame on my piano or bookshelf. These prints speak Life and Truth in my home – something I can’t get enough of.
As I slipped the prints out of their envelopes and flipped through them, over and over, I realized I couldn’t keep them for myself. No, these words were meant to be shared – and two of them fit people in my life (and their current situations) perfectly. And packaged as they are in thick envelopes (with a little cardboard to keep them from being bent or wrinkled), it was super simple to mail them. Without even looking at the rest of my order or putting the packing materials in our recycling bin, I looked up addresses and grabbed stamps out of my purse.
Usually when I have something to mail – a contract, a birthday gift, a giant stack of Christmas cards – it sits on my table for a good solid week. At least. But not these prints. I didn’t want to put it off another minute. I stamped and addressed them and mailed them that afternoon! I sent You Are Loved to my brother and A Beautiful Blend of Abilities to my friend from college.
Coincidentally, I’m not the only one who loves those particular prints!
Michele-Lyn Ault told us:
One of my favorite, life-founding verses in the Bible is Ephesians 2:10, which says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” Besides the lovely color of my favorite (in)courage art print, I am struck by Kristen Strong’s words, “You are a beautiful blend of abilities God breathed into your soul.”
I didn’t grow up in a Christian home. The most tragic part was growing up without knowing I had a purpose, and that I was created in the image of a loving God. Even as a young girl, I lived an aimless, yet damaging life with incredibly low self-worth. It wasn’t until I became pregnant when I was fifteen that everything changed. The Lord rescued me, and my baby girl. She’s now a college student, and I’m still learning who I am in Christ.
Now married, with three daughters, I am always mindful of how they view themselves, paying attention to their own self-worth and insecurities. I want them to know the truth.
When I first read the quote on the print, I thought of them. They are at very different stages in their lives; toddler, teen, and college student. But at any age, I am passionate about them knowing they each have been uniquely created by God, and given gifts to use with a purpose to bring others to God and Him glory on this earth. And as a mama, one of greatest privileges I have is to help them discover what those gifts are. This art print is a beautiful reminder, for them, of a life-shaping truth.
We also asked Jen Moore about which art print speaks to her. She said:
As we developed the art prints, I kept coming back to one. It’s a quote by my friend Holley Gerth (that girl is good with words). It says, “You are loved. More than you know. More than you see. More than you’ve even dared to dream. We can stop doubting. We can be secure in LOVE.”
I think a couple things about that quote really resonate with me: LOVE and SECURITY. I have a tattoo on the inside of my wrist that says “Just LOVE.” Its design and placement were intentional. It reminds me daily, always in view, that I am to do what Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-39. I’ll paraphrase it here for you: Love God and Love others.
Seems simple, but I mess up every day. Even when I don’t get it right, though, I know that there is security in His love. I can never fully love like He loves me, but I can learn to love myself well (with His help) and in the security of His love, I can really love others.
I agree with Holley; we can stop doubting. He does love us, greatly. And just like my tattoo that I look at many times throughout the day, we are called to love. I hope this print will make you smile the way it makes me smile. It’s a really good reminder. Share it with someone who may have forgotten how much she is loved.
And just in case you are doubting, YOU ARE LOVED “more than you’ve even dared to dream.” #justloveLeave a Comment