As we gather together here at Fancy Nonsense to collaborate and share in community, we celebrate our similarities and differences as well as our unique gifts, interests, and perspectives. By sharing some Fancy Finds with you, we hope to provide a source of inspiration. We want these round-ups to serve as encouragement. Not encouragement to focus on materials, but something more personal. Similar to a friend sharing the products and tips they love. Maybe you’ll find something that’s a better fit for your budget, or something eye opening and fun. Or maybe you will be reminded how much you do like what you already have. If that’s the case, you must share them with us! Hopefully we will all find something fancy in the process.
Sometimes you come across something so inspiring, something that resonates deep within you. Sometimes it seems that it was written or created just for you; speaking to who you are and where you are at in that exact moment, place, and time. Don’t you love it when that happens? Here are some powerful posts that we wanted to share with you. What do you think of them? Have some to share? Please do.
Lately, we’ve been inspired by:
Lauren: Why Waiting Doesn’t Have to Hurt– This post, by my friend Ginger, really grabbed my heart as I try and figure out what my “art” is. Here is my favorite quote, “The point isn’t for me to see results, it’s to offer my art, my life, and my waiting to Him and trust that He will change me in the process.”
Natasha: Ban Bossy– “When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead.”
Sarah D: Passed Over– This gal has been and continues to go through brokenness and heartbreak. But, despite all the pain she and her family endure, she turns to the Lord for strength and chooses to trust His faithfulness. This post on reflecting Easter and the Passover, and feeling passed over is so touching. We all have had these moments in life; her perspective is authentic and encouraing, even among the hurts happening in life.