Day 14: When Praise Is All You Can Muster

The first time I met the woman who would become my mother-in-law, she was quite blunt with me.

Because his mom was visiting, Tom had invited a bunch of friends to his house after church to hang out (he and I were only friends at that time).  Being of a melancholy disposition, I was kind of bummed that night – for no particular reason. When his mom asked me if I was coming, I indicated that I wasn’t really feeling like being around people. And she said, this woman I’d only just met,

You just need to go praise the Lord!”

Excuse me? Who do you think you are?

I didn’t say this, not wanting to be rude, but really!?! (more…)

Treasures in Cracked Pots

Well, what do ya know? Today is my one year blogiversary! Let’s celebrate with a long overdue post, shall we?

In 2007, I started my love affair with mud. Clay to be exact. That was the year I took my first pottery class. Talk about joy! I left every class singing. That’s where the name Claygirlsings comes from. Throwing clay, as it’s called, seemed to awaken something in me that was dormant. Unfortunately and primarily due to the cost, it’s been a couple years since I’ve created anything new, but that is about to change thanks to Groupon – I’ve got a discount for a class at our local studio!

My largest creation was the size of a vegetable serving dish. I was quite proud. This beautiful bowl took shape fairly easily and was aesthetically pleasing to the eye. As I finished trimming it, I was feeling like I had arrived as a potter. This was going to be gorgeous. It was nearly ready to set aside for firing, when suddenly – SNAP! (more…)

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