Yesterday, I spent all day walking around looking at dead people's stuff.
Oh what joy!
My favorite find was these shutters...$20 for the PAIR!
I love Roundtop...and I love my husband, who, loving me so much, knows, I could not have slept last night until my vision for above our bed came to life. I slept happy last night!
Roundtop is one of my favorite places on earth to be...so much creativity in one concentrated area. I walk away inspired for months.
Anytime I get to see a lump sum of beauty, created by humans, I am reminded that we have been gifted so uniquely, so divinely and all of our gifts point back to the greatness of God. Whether it's a songwriter composing a song, a writer making me see life and color in black and white words, or a designer creating a new piece of furniture out of 50 pieces of old furniture...the end result is miraculous and moving.
I looked around at all the creative ideas and designs and was overjoyed to remember that anything we do that's innovative and fresh has been inherited by the ultimate Creator and supreme Newness maker.
Walking around that place, several times, my eyes watered up...and it wasn't because I walked past the porta potties. There would be times when I would think, "God, you are so brilliant and the possessor of all talents and gifts, and yet you share those with us, in tiny pieces and amounts." I felt like a nut job...I mean really...it's weird to want to worship God because of painted furniture. I know. I fought the weirdness all day, but finally surrendered.
All the way home, in the car alone, I couldn't help but wonder...
What will heaven look like?
How lovely will it be to see God doing what He does without the sin of man interfering, tainting and destroying?
I can't wait to see God, to walk around and admire His work, His creativity, His brilliance. I can't wait to thank Him for giving us a little of His divine DNA that allowed us to do some things down here on earth that remind us all, that someone much greater than us has to be responsible for things like Mount Rushmore, Curb Side Prophet, Waterlilies and the Junk Gypsies booth in Roundtop.
Here's last year's post on Roundtop. It's worth a trip!