Sunday, May 17, 2009

Under Construction

Please forgive the construction going on here lately. I spent last week learning PhotoShop so I could create a background that reflected the mission of this site: to share the love of God with others. What you see is just a draft, but I'm working on it as the children allow.

I'm looking for someone who can help me "work around" Blogger's frames and dimensions so that the text part in the center of the screen can be wider and so my title image isn't in that dopey box up top. If you can help, please contact me!!

About the Background: No premade background has said "Yes!!" to me. Then, on a random search for something else, I found a digital scrapbooking kit at When I saw the images, I knew I'd found what I was looking for. Isaiah 1:18 immediately sprang to mind: "Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow." Without Jesus, I was scarlet, hence the red background peeking through. But, with his redeeming blood covering those sins, I am now white as snow like the blossoms here. Why blossoms? Well, since I am grafted into Him, the vine, I seek to bear fruit; the blossoms represent the potential fruit to come.

About the Title: When I started thinking of a name, I thought of my life before I sold out to Jesus. It's very humbling to think I am just a rib and that God considers my best works to be "dirty rags." There is nothing in me that makes me special, nothing in me that can measure up to God's standards. I am a sinner. However, "In Christ," I am something special. With the Holy Spirit dwelling within me, I am more than just a rib.

I hope this insight into the "why" behind this blog makes it more than just something "neat."

1 comment:

  1. Jennifer I absolutely LOVE how you are trying to create your own background. That's awesome. I love what you have done this far; it looks great!

    Anyway, I have a blog award for you so I need you to come by my site to pick it up.

    Your Friend,