In 2006 I started blogging (here) and I enjoyed it. It was something to do that seemed fun and bold (thoughts floating out there). Earlier in 2016 I started writing exclusively on textiles (older version of this current site). In May ’16 I found myself having a moment to reflect on why I write… my hope is that we all embrace the masterpieces that we truly are – not looking at anyone else to determine how we measure in life. Simply being you – your scale isn’t me or anyone else; it’s your Creator.

Belief: I have a strong faith in the God of the Bible, which shapes who I am and the decisions I make; sometimes I find myself falling short but my heart seeks no greater delight than pleasing God – this simply means, I must trust Him even when things don’t make sense. There’s a commandment that says we ought to love others as we love ourselves. And another says we ought to forgive others regardless of the offense. These are truths that aren’t quite easy to digest, but as Christians, we need to begin to stretch ourselves beyond where we’re most comfortable – loving back when we feel loved or forgiving when it’s not as hurtful and all the other unexpected happy & sad stuff that comes our way. Want to hear more about faith-living? Visit my blog.

Family: I’m married to a man I call Handy-Handsome because if I could, I would secretly record all his “handy” moments and create a youtube channel on his behalf… I’m a Mother of two precious children – a 3 year old boy & a baby girl.

Occupation: I’m a textile/surface designer. Have you heard of Jeff Goins? It’s his fault that I’m stating here –  I’m a writer! why is that so scary…

Philosophy: I’d rather be a fool in the eyes of men but obedient to God.

Lydia’s story: Acts 16:13-15 

13 On the Sabbath we went a little way outside the city to a riverbank, where we thought people would be meeting for prayer, and we sat down to speak with some women who had gathered there. 14 One of them was Lydia from Thyatira, a merchant of expensive purple cloth, who worshiped God. As she listened to us, the Lord opened her heart, and she accepted what Paul was saying. 15 She and her household were baptized, and she asked us to be her guests. “If you agree that I AM A TRUE BELIEVER IN THE LORD,” she said, “come and stay at my home.” And she urged us until we agreed.

I am Lydia.

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