we are so honored to have a guest with us today. melissa is a mom of 3 boys, founder of
'beautiful feet global outreach', lifestyle photographer, but most of all she's our friend & we should also add a gifted writer as you're about to find out...
The first time I heard the word “vintage” that I can recall was in my early 20’s. Some clothiers had popped up in town touting vintage clothing. Everything was unique, slightly worn…from a previous time. Only certain people could really pull it off from a style perspective. I wasn’t really one of those people. Instead of the clothing making me look cool and interesting, I made it look awkward. I supposed “vintage” was just not for everybody. Certainly not moi.These days we drool over just about anything vintage. Cars. Jewelry. And oh my blessed stars…vintage furniture. I love old farm houses and anything that looks like it came out of an old “vintage” farmhouse. My beautiful friends, The Vintage Shabby Chicks are in business together pulling together glorious wonders with the masterpieces they find and finish in stunning vintage style. I’m so proud of what they do, why they do it, who they are and the ways they love. When they asked me to write a guest post for their blog…all I knew was this internal draw in my spirit to the word “vintage”. See, I’m a word girl. So I went to my nearest dictionary to make these discoveries.
Vintage - denoting something of high quality, esp. something from the past or characteristic of the best period of a person's work.
Shabby ~ in poor condition through long and hard use or lack of care.
What if we all worked on the restoration of our hearts? What if our hearts could recover from the long and hard use, or lack of care? What if our hearts only reflected that which characterizes the very best period of the love we’ve shared? I bet we’d all be willing to pay high dollar for that. We’d all have vintage hearts.
I know a way. The Lord God of all creation made a way when He sent His son into this world. Sweet Jesus. I love the example of David in one of his many beautiful psalms. Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O Lord, and renew a right spirit within me.” David was a man after God’s own heart ..according to God Himself. And yet David had the sense to know when his heart was in a shabby state. He knew that only the Lord of All could restore his heart back to the characteristic of his better days. He knew that being indwelled by the Spirit would restore him, renew him and that he could live as a masterpiece.
May we all have a vintage heart. Now, that idea ain’t too shabby.
thank you melissa & thank you to our readers for joining us once again.