Apr
7th

My Faith Will Be My Sight (a story and giveaway!)

I am so happy to finally be able to debut our newest item in our etsy store, but also to share the story of this piece with you.  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already gotten a sneak peek…

My Faith Will Be My Sight - A Story and A Giveaway :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

We are currently raising funds to adopt a little boy

- our little boy.

This has been a tortuously long road, as many of you who have walked this path surely know.  If it were up to me, he would have been in my arms yesterday.

Plugging away, day after day, and going on with life, listening to my children talk about their “new brother” –  all the while knowing that he’s out there somewhere makes every day and every week without him feel like an eternity. At this moment, there is nothing to see in front of me, and the only way I can keep pressing on is to go back to what I know- and to rely on my Faith to be my sight.

That’s when I created this piece - the one you see in the picture above.

I’m in love with its simplicity.

The pendent is a brushed bronze color and inside is a tiny mustard seed.  The idea for this was taken from Matthew 17:20

 

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

 

As I made this, I thought about adding some pattern or floral print behind that tiny mustard seed to give it a pop of color. Something to sprice it up a bit and make it eye-catching.

But I just couldn’t do it.

Real faith, as small as it may be some days, (or some seasons!) isn’t flowery or colorful.  It’s not flashy – and it’s definitely not trendy.  It’s almost imperceptible at times, and it’s most obvious in the empty, dark, hollow place.

When there is nothing else left and nothing to prop it up….that’s when you see real faith.

It’s simple and unassuming, yet it can move mountains.

And today, I want to give away two of these necklaces – as an encouragement to those of you that need to hold on to Hope and Faith in the darkness!  I hope this tangible reminder brings you peace and draws you closer to the Giver of Faith!

Two readers will be chosen at the end of this giveaway, on 4/14/14 at 12am .

The pendent is a deep antiqued/rubbed copper color and it is approximately 1″ in diameter and it will come to you on a matching 20″ chain.

In the mean time, come on over and check out the rest of our store!

From now until next Monday, (4/14/14), you can purchase the “Only Faith” necklace – or any item in our store – for 10% off with the coupon code “onlyfaith”!

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Apr
5th

Weekend Reading :: April 5, 2014

Weekend Reading :: Vintage  Kids | Modern World

 

What I’ve been reading lately…

Teaching Children To Think By Raising Children Who Read || I Take Joy

Best Ever Chocolate Quinoa Cake (Gluten Free) || making thyme for health

BYE BYE BUGS – Effective DIY Bug Spray || Scratch Mommy

15 Ways To Teach Kids How To Work Hard || We Are THAT Family

 

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Our NEW BLOG is LIVE!

Why, grab some coffee and come on over to Vintage Faith | Modern World!!  Join us as we explore the hows and whys of celebrating the 7 Biblical Feasts of the Lord.  You can also subscribe to Vintage Faith | Modern World and be the first to hear about our newest posts and giveaways that are coming up!

We’re also on facebook, so come and join us!

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Join me!

get a glimpse of the everyday on my instagram feed

find me on twitter 

see what I’m dreaming of, cooking up, or hoping to remodel over on pinterest

help support our adoption from Ethiopia by buying some goodies at my Etsy store

and don’t forget – I love making new friends – come like us on facebook!

 

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Apr
2nd

Spring Cleaning Ebook Review and Giveaway!

RADIANT! A Spring Cleaning Ebook Review + Giveaway! (plus a FREE printable!)

 

Hey folks, you’re all probably tired of hearing about my new blog that has been in the works, but it’s FINALLY here!  It went live at the end of last week and I am SO excited to share it with all of you!

I’m over there today:

gabbing about this fantastic ebook from The Provision Room ladies.  Come on over, check out the site, and enter to win a free copy!

(plus, as a bonus, I am sharing a FREE Spring Cleaning printable!)

Grab your java and come join me!

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