Oct 1, 2014

31 Notions of Grace Day 1...Move


I love to create. When someone suggested I sell the things I make I really didn't think much of it. I like to make stuff, I like to give things to other people, and thats where it stopped. 

But I stumbled upon Etsy, thanks to my friend Jenn (of Make Mine Blue) and thought "hey, maybe I'll give this a shot."

The first thing you have to do is create a shop...and every shop needs a name. I went back and forth for quite a few days trying to figure out what to call my shop. I didn't want it to sound too cheesy and I also wanted it to be catchy. And so a few days later Notions of Grace was born. (Unfortunately given the season of life I am in, there is nothing available for sale in my shop, but there will be soon). After creating this shop I had a chance to be part of a craft show where I sold some of my handmade items. A lady at this show approached my table and asked where I came up with the name for my shop. I had never been asked this question...and honestly, I didn't have an answer for her. She abruptly said "Come on girl, this is your chance to share!" I sort of brushed it off but later her voice came back to me. Her question got me thinking...why did I pick Notions of Grace. The "Notions" part is easy--sewing notions. The "Grace" part, welllll I didn't really know why. 

We use "Grace" pretty freely, but describe it/define it/explain it. Ummmm.

What do all Generation Y/Millennials do when they can't answer a question?
If you go this route be prepared for some serious confusion and for a headache that may ensue. 

Due to this confusion (and headache!) and because I feel like life is just far too complicated and complex as it is, I have decided to go with a very basic definition/view of Grace.

I truly appreciate this two word definition: 

Unmerited favor

And yet, while I appreciate the definition...I also find it insufficient. 

But I'm going to go with it. 

And since today's one word prompt is "Move" I have decided that for the next 31 Days, I am going to challenge myself to make a more conscious move toward Grace, because as Jesus commanded, "Love each other as I have loved you." John 15: 10-12. He calls us away from our own personal comfort and more toward service. And if I can't do a good job defining, describing, or explaining Grace...then I'll be a walking example of Grace.  


  1. Lovely. I look forward to moving closer to Grace with you!

  2. Thank you! I popped over to yours...I love your topic! :)



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