The Stone Collective April

Originally published Wednesday, 30 April 2014.


The Stone Collective is a community making much of Jesus as we create art, photography, prose, poems or music that commemorate the wonderful things God does in our life. Based on the passage in 1 Samuel 7:12-14, each month we will collect Ebenezer Stones as a regular practice in the art of worship via our creativity. 


Want to join in on The Stone Collective? Create your own Stone and link up to LIVE IT OUT! Blog. #TheStoneCollective

***You don't have to be a blogger to participate. See info at the bottom of this post.

To learn more about The Stone Collective, read Introducing The Stone Collective from last month

We invite YOU to join in as well as we cultivate a community of those who love to create {anything!} and make much of Jesus via art, poems, prose, photography...whatever! Be sure to check out the info below to find out how you can take part in The Stone Collective.


Sarah's April Stone

Every spring I obsess over the wisteria. Did you know that wisteria is kind of like a weed? I didn't grow up in an area that had wisteria so this new found "weed" of mine is fasinating. Isn't a weed ugly? That's what we perceive weeds to be, correct?

The beautiful wistera "weed" that grows all over the place here captivates my emotions and reminds me that even my weeds can be beautiful. Even the not-so-pretty things in my heart and mind and soul can be beautiful...

if I surrender it to the ever restorative, ever redemptive Jesus whom I serve.

For the Lord makes all things new, all things beautiful when we hand over to Him our weeds. God wastes nothing. He uses our good, bad, ugly and...weedy... if you will...for His good purpose. All of my past junk serves as valuable life lessons and growth points should I choose to accept forgiveness, change my ways and hand it over to Him. Even better, all of my past junk--my weeds--can encourage others towards Jesus when I share out vulnerability. Do we choose to surrender our weeds and live in JOY or do we choose to wallow or complain and live in guilt? I choose joy. How about you?

***CLICK TO LIVE IT OUT BLOG to find out details on how to collect your own Ebenezer Stones and join in on The Stone Collective!