Ceramics. It Takes a Lot of Faith!

I returned to this interesting and busy ceramic shop this morning.  I had started a project months ago and forgotten it until a friend reminded me!

Yes!  It's open!

Under the tutelage of a kind and experienced teacher/owner (standing in the back), many novice as well as experienced painters produce decorative items to display and give away.

This is MY masterpiece!  I did one last year as a gift for a "secret sis".  It turned out so well that I decided I'd like one myself.  It takes a great deal of faith to believe that this one will end up being white with red berries...but I trust my instructor.

Teresa, the teacher/owner, said that people new to the art find it hard to believe that after firing, pieces will be come out the desired color.  This, I think, is a fine illustration of faith..  Trusting God that in spite of what we see He is at work in the life yielded to Him.  Believing that even the "firing" is part of the process!  Having faith to rely on Him to produce a result that will honor Him and result in us becoming more like His Son, Jesus Christ.


  1. I know your project will be beautiful, just like your heart.

  2. Thank you for helping us to remember to "trust". I needed that reminder today!
    Very cute tree! Show us what it looks like when it is done.

  3. We have a place similar to this called "All Fired Up"...I made a plate one time with a pineapple on it. I love your Christmas tree! Most of all, I LOVE your analogy...this is the most hopeful thing I've heard all day...and SO TRUE! I won't forget that! THANKS!

  4. Great teaching from an example of everyday things!!!!
    Yet again, we have something in common....ceramics! I did that years ago. I even got into making porcelin dolls, now that's a challenge! One even won a Blue Ribbon.

  5. Love the tree! Mostly love your sweet spirit and the lesson on faith.

  6. I love your Christmas tree! It's so beautifully unique, as are you, and as are the many Blessings God bestows!
    I have loved reading your post this morning and Teresa's, they are both such a wonderful reminder of God's Goodness to us!
    Love and Prayers,

  7. Rebecca, you are one talented lady :-)

    What a blessed secret sister ~ she must have loved the gift!

    blessings and thanks for sharing,



Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)