I can hardly believe it! This is a good time to take a moment and take stock of this year so far.
What have you accomplished?
What has surprised you?
What have you learnt?
What has inspired you?
What do you still want to do?
What do you still want to learn?
How are you doing: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually?
I would love to hear how you year has been so far.
Here are some of my mid-year favourites:
Here is one of my new creations: Fruit of the Spirit colouring pages and posters (free download). I was recently reminded of the importance of allowing the Holy Spirit to work and move in and through my life, but also reminded how important it is to desire more of the fruit of the spirit. So, being a designer by trade, I obviously designed something tangible that I could put up as a physical reminder to myself.
Second on my list is a song that is currently playing on repeat on my daily playlist: Raise a hallelujah song by Bethel. This song is from their album that they launched earlier this year. More than just the lyrics that are amazing I find the story behind the song so powerful. Knowing the context of the song brings new meaning to the song, you can watch the video here.
My sister introduced me to one of my favourite poets Upile Chisala, before I even knew I liked poetry. Her poems are short, sweet and hit home. They are raw and honest bite-size poems. Reading her words on the pages wasn’t enough for me, her poems are so impactful I wanted to engage and share them. So, I created printable posters you can download here and I embroidered two of the quotes to put up in my house - now just to decide where they will look best.
Sharing is caring, and I love sharing other people’s work that inspire me. As a fellow creative I know how much time, energy, thought and love go into a creation. Rene deBeer has an incredible instagram account where she creates God-inspired ideas into photoshop creations or illustrations. Her creations are prophetic, powerful and aesthetically pleasing.
Rad + Happy is an amazingly creative human with her own business. What I love about her is her seemingly never-ending positivity and happiness that she spreads through her work and instagram stories. I love that she is a mom, business owner and creator all in one. Oh, and she even had a podcast! If I lived in America, I would definitely buy all of her creations and would become best friends with this amazing creative human.
That’s all for this month. If there are some cool things that you are digging right now I would love if you would share it with me.
❄️It's officially winter ❄️ The mornings and evenings are cold and getting colder. I find myself drinking more coffee ☕️, cuddling under blankets 🧣every chance I get and craving hot chocolate 🍫 almost daily, but here are a few more things I am really enjoying this month
A friend of mine designs beautiful christian apparel. Ethereal Closet's designs are gorgeous and there t-shirts are made from great material and the cut is simply unique. Super comfortable, super beautiful and unique. Love, love love. Go check out her instagram page and order your own shirt today!
I am also totally obsessed with Morgan Harper Nicholas's work! She writes short quotes, poems, stories from the stories people send her and her advice is always spot-on! I find more often than not that her writing is just want I needed at that very moment in time. There are so many favourites I don't know where to start. Just promise me you will go read her writings?
My favourite podcast currently is Hillsong creative podcast, just wow! Hillsong has set new standards when it comes to creativity and church and how those two are intertwined and support each other. The podcast is no different. And no, you don't need to be a creative to listen to the podcast. The sound and production quality of this podcast is really good and so is the content.
I am also currently volunteering with an amazing organisation called A21. A21 is a non profit which aims to bring an end to human trafficking and slavery in the 21 century. Yes, this is a real thing. Slavery still exists. There are more slaves in the world today than ever before in history. And only 1% of them will ever be saved. I am currently organising the annual walk for freedom in Pretoria which will happen the morning of 19th October 2019. Anyone is welcome to join the walk, it is free and we are going to raise awareness around the topic of human trafficking. Also if you would like me to come talk at your school, work, church or small group just send me an email.
Lastly, I found this amazing business on instagram this week called Dwell differently. They create removable tattoos, printable cards and key rings to help you memorise scripture verses. I totally swoon when I see something that is beautifully designed and crafted, yet practical.
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