I am getting so much better at comparison and the close friend of that devil – coveting. However, when anything Joni Lay does comes across my screen – I drool a little.
This girl is TRULY gifted. Her eye, her creativity – it’s insane.
I might try something – I might send her a box of random stuff – like a stick, a hammer, underwear and a trophy – and I bet she would decorate a room worthy of Land of Nod catalog. Wait, she’s already been in there.
Don’t get me wrong – I’ve got ideas. They just look like it’s toddler craft time over here.
She’s the creative genius behind ReProm for Care For Aids.
She just whips up a play house that leaves me splotchy.
Here’s the deal though – it gets worse. You know when you meet someone so pretty but they are a jerk? You can almost be OK with their annoying beauty.
And then you meet someone like Joni. She is so talented and beautiful – but her heart for Jesus and serving others is what comes flowing so fast out of her. We have mutual friends – they are really her besties. I just pretend we are tight. You can only love someone so pure.
One of the ways I have found to combat comparison and coveting – is to celebrate other women. To make a conscious choice to appreciate another one’s gifts. Because we all have them. They are just different.
Ella said to Larson the other day regarding a rude game of freckle count. “Larson, it’s not a competition. It’s what God gave you.” AMEN Ella.
Joni – you’re killing it. You’re not perfect. You’re humble. You’re a risk taker and you inspire me so much.
I’m honored to know you.
Gracious Gifts from Joni
1) She’s giving away my book on her site today
2) She’s giving away a FREE 18×24 POSTER PRINT right here! (you pick which print)
ENTER TO WIN
How to win a giant poster by Joni? Just enter below by CELEBRATING ONE FRIEND that you admire. Just say her name and why you are proud of her. Enter by Monday at midnight.
FREE FOR ALL – Just peruse her nursery inspiration and amazing ideas on her site. You might reverse a medical procedure – just to have another baby after this.