Monday, October 17, 2011

Are You a Master Designer?

Hello friends...welcome back.
I hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine.
You will hear more about all my fun in a post later this week.

Today I would like to share with you something my new blog friend, Darlene wrote about.
Darlene writes a beautiful design blog called 

“I am a Master Designer.
I love Beauty;
I see potential and I want to fill it with beauty.
I aim to create something beautiful that is worthy of joy.
Design is a high calling, one that can improve the lives of others, be a means to foster relationships, and add much joy to my family.I appreciate fine and lovely things, but they are not my treasures.I know what is truly important, and
I do not aim to “store up my treasures here on earth.”*
I live to bring glory to God, the Ultimate Master Designer.He created Beauty.
He created all beautiful things.

And, He created my passion for design, and set that joy in my heart.
Everything that I create,and have created,
is because I myself was created by a Master.

I am a Master Designer.”

*{verse reference, Matthew 6:19}

At first I thought to myself.."I'm not a designer like her."
 However, after giving it some thought and rereading the 
Master Designer Manifesto
I realized that anyone who creates anything of beauty, wether it be a beautiful room, 
a painted work of art,
Or like me...a lovely couture apron.
We are all 
Master Designers!
I am pretty sure that all of us are very aware that these material 'things' that we create
are nothing compared to the spiritual aspects of our lives.
That is the design that lasts a lifetime and beyond.
To lose sight of that is to lose sight of what really matters in this world.
Your God
Your Family 
Your Friendships

These are the things we should gather, cherish and keep very close to our hearts.

So I would love to invite any of my readers who, like me, 
understand that the accumulation of 'stuff' here on earth
is not what will bring you joy in this life or after, to visit
You can grab yourself a lovely button to place on your blog
to declare to other bloggers
that you too are a 
'Master Designer'

Please don't worry or feel pressured to make this declaration.
I will still and always be thrilled to see you visit here every week and hopefully find a teeny bit of
 Inspiration to take back to your world.
Until next kind and stay creative.

Sharing here this week:
Between Naps On The Porch
Dittle Dattle


{darlene} said...

Janet, I could not have said it better myself! You ARE a designer. God surely made us in His image, and we all love to create and design like he does! I love how you said it here.

Thank you so much for sharing this manifesto with your readers. I hope that it is a blessing to them as they embrace their love for Beauty with an eternal perspective in mind.

many hugs!
- {darlene}

Kelly @ View along the way said...

I just posted about this on my blog too! Love it! :)

Kelley said...

This is great. I've always believed that people have the urge to create beautiful things because that reflects our Father's nature.

Claire said...

Hey Janet what a lovely, interesting and thought provoking post.........

I'll tweak it slightly and say I am one of the Masters' designs...........a work in progress and no doubt one that will always be a WIP hehehe.........

But without doubt the Master of Design inspires me on a daily basis with the beauty he created.

Shall pop over and visit Darlene's blog,

Claire :}

Debbie-refreshrestyle said...

Love this! What a great post!

Sharon said...

Lovely post!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

This is a beautiful post, Janet. I love to create, but I never lose sight of where my abilities come from, or the fact that the things of this world are only temporary. Design takes on many forms. I believe we should all strive to make the most whatever talents we are blessed with.

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow, I don't know why I have always had such a hard time calling myself a designer, let alone a master designer, but this really hits home! I'll head over and say hello, and thank you Janet, for this post.

Patty said...

Thanks so much for posting this! Sometimes I feel guilty for wanting to make my house look beautiful, but in truth, God is the author of beauty! As in all of life, everything we do or desire must be dominated by our love for God and others.

Amy W. said...

Thanks so much for today's post! It's exactly what I needed to read for the day, week, and month!! Loved it!!
May blessing to you for the referral...I'm clicking out of here
to check on your friend's site now!!
Thanks again!

beth said...

Nice post. Beauty comes in many areas, doesn't it?