“Whats in a Name?”

Hello Friends!

This morning my dog decided it was time to go out at 7:45am. For this night owl, that’s early! I can usually just go back upstairs and crawl back in bed once we’re back inside from her doing her business, but this morning I had no such luck. As I sat downstairs in my husbands favorite chair, I began thinking about all the little projects and things we needed to get done before havingfriends and family over for his birthday later this week. There is a lengthy list of procrastination sitting on my fridge right now. Several DIY projects I just haven’t finished, (or haven’t even started…) numerous clean out and organization projects I have put off for far too long, and a few small furniture pieces I’ve been meaning to get to help make our first apartment a home.

Wonderwomancoffeecup

As I sat there, drinking my coffee from my marvelous Wonder Woman cup, thinking about all the things I haven’t done, I forgot about all the things I have done! I am a crafter, and recently there have been an influx of baby announcements. I have been crocheting like crazy! Baby blankets, booties, hats, mittens, headbands, and various other super cute items! As I began thinking about all the lovely things I can make, I thought about how much I put into each item I make. The colors, pattern I use, the size of hook I use. It takes a plethora or small decisions to make these small baby items. That train of thought led me the verse

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.”     ~Psalm 139:14

There is so much thought that goes into each and every creation. So many tiny decisions, so many individual needs.  Its not just into making a baby, but who that baby grows up into being! Every choice means something for the finished project. As a prospective parent (in the not so near future), that thought is daunting, and terrifying! I have to remember that God is bigger than those choices. God sees every angle inside and outside the box. Where I fail, He finds opportunity to reach in and do something amazing.

Gods design is epic!

I am epic!

You are epic!

This thought is where the name “Epic by Design” comes from, that each small choice (even if it seems like a bad decision or a failed attempt) is part of the bigger picture, and the bigger picture never fails because God can see it and He never fails.

Remember, you are epic!

Have a great day friends.

~Deborah

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5 thoughts on ““Whats in a Name?”

  1. Beautiful post! I almost felt like I was sitting there with you. It also reminds me of something I read years ago in the book ‘When Mothers Pray’ (At least I think it was that book. I might be wrong about which book it was.) The author described how she prayed over every single stitch as she knit blankets for the children in her life. She prayed for their parents, for their future spouse, their future schools, teachers and friends. She prayed they would be filled with love and be protected from the dark. In this book she explained that she did this because the very act of creating a blanket made her feel close to God the Creator / Father. The yarn she used was composed of three strands which reminded her of the Trinity and… when she was done, the child that received the blanket would be literally covered in prayer. Anyway… what you wrote made me think of that. (And I want a Wonder Woman cup!)

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    1. That’s such a beautiful thing! Thank you! I made a prayer shawl for a dear friend and each row in the pattern was a different mantra. She cried when she got it, and when her grandmother was in the hospital my friend kept the shawl with her and said it provided her with great comfort and peace thru the whole hospital and hospice process. It doesn’t matter what you believe in, people can feel love. People can tell when something is made, or comes from the heart. It doesn’t just mean more, I think it is more. I hope that makes sense. 🙂 the Wonder Woman cup my husband got for me as a birthday present when we went to A Six Flags park for my birthday a few years ago. It’s one of my favorite mugs. 😉

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      1. “It doesn’t matter what you believe in, people can feel love. People can tell when something is made, or comes from the heart. It doesn’t just mean more, I think it is more.”

        Absolutely!!! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much! You have no idea how much I appreciate that! I will definitely be posting more of what’s going on in my kitchen. 😀 Thank you for the award! I will be responding to it tomorrow when I have a chance to get on my laptop. Trying to do a post from your phone is just not plausible sometimes. But again, thank you so much!

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