Friday, October 12, 2012
Heaven streamers came down today. You’ve seen them before. Those soul lifting light shafts that streak through the clouds and lift your eyes and spirit to Heaven.
We often wonder if Heaven just can’t contain itself and has to let a little of its wonder slip through the skies, down to us.
Or, perhaps the joy of loved ones up there is so great that their piñata praises of heavenly celebration burst through the clouds in multi-colored light shafts.
It’s always a invitation to connect with God.
These heavenly streamers followed Marybeth on her morning bike ride a few days ago … really followed her. It was as if God and dear loved ones were looking down and smiling on her. Moments like that lift your soul and speak to your heart. Hoping to capture the moment forever, Marybeth snapped a photo and thought of this verse:
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a crowd of witnesses, let us strip off every weight that slows us down…and run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1
We hope you’ll be on the look out for heavenly streamers ... those soaring light messages filled with the confetti and color of an eternal celebration.
The Velvet Lime Girls
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Timing is everything. And God’s timing is perfect.
We had a brilliant blue shock of color ambush us today in our studio garden. The garden is a bit subdued now, pulling up its autumn blanket of amber, terra-cotta and subdued browns. There’s a slumbering beauty here that you have to look for carefully. Imagine our splash -you -in -the -face -morning surprise at finding this perky little sprite. A solitary, bright blue cornflower saying “hello!” Where was this little blossom in the springtime? And why on earth did she decide to bloom now?
She bloomed now because THIS was her time. If she had come a little earlier, she would have simply been lost in hundreds of other blooms. In a sea of blazing blue, she would never have been appreciated like she is now. God wanted her to shine and He picked this time for her to bloom. It’s the perfect time for her to bloom and she’s celebrated just about every moment of each day! How can you miss her???
This brilliant blue cornflower has made us think about how perfect God’s timing is in our lives. We sometimes wonder why things haven’t happened in the time frame we imagined, why things seem delayed in coming and when the answers to our hopes, dreams and silent whispered prayers will ever come. When these thoughts surface, we press in and trust this promise of God’s timing:
“For the vision (dream, future event, revelation) is for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3
So, for all you fellow believers, dreamers and trusting-in-God’s-timers, we hope our little blue flower blazes a message of hope and inspiration into your hearts. God’s timing is always perfect.
Brilliant blue smiles,
Friday, October 5, 2012
“Our mouths are filled with laughter… our tongues with songs of joy… the Lord has done great things for us.” Psalms 126:2
We’re absolutely giddy with joy over our new licensing contract with Custom Décor, Inc. For those of you who have not met them before, they are the # 1 producer of garden flags, mailbox covers and mats in the USA . They’ve been a joy to work with and here’s a little peek at what we’ve created for them.
Visit their site to find a store that carries these products @http://www.customdecornet.com/
For those of you who own a retail store, visit their wholesale website at @ https://www.customdecornet.com/customer/account/login/
Thank-you to our amazing licensing agent, Painted Planet Licensing Group and Custom Décor!
The best is yet to come!!!
The Velvet Lime Girls
|Laura, Marybeth and Rebecca.|