Not growing weary

Waiting to Reap (pictured above), by Stephen Rountree, is an original painting in acrylic on salvaged, early 1900s barn wood, lightly coated in white pickling stain. The encouraging words of Galatians 6:9 are hand-transferred onto the wood in distressed lettering. Waiting to Reap is available in the shop today. Buy Waiting to Reap Are you tired yet? You might have immediately thought I was referring to the pandemic and the social distancing, and all that has changed in such a short time. I know we're tired of those things....

Stuck in the belly… or safe in the belly?

Further thoughts on Jonah and the finished sculpture In last week's post, I shared a new Jonah sculpture in progress on the workbench. This week, I'm happy to share the finished piece. It's now waiting in the shop, ready for a good home. Check out the Inspiring Handmade shop As I was putting the finishing touches on this, a new perspective on the account of Jonah occurred to me. I titled last week's post "Stuck in the belly." Of course, that's how we usually see Jonah—stuck in the belly of...

"Fishing with My Dad" wire and paper sculpture

What are you fishing for?

See this in the shop As the summer winds down, school has started, or will soon start for students and families everywhere. There's a rhythm to a new school year, isn't there? The relatively relaxed pace of summer seems to reluctantly give way to the regimen of academic and athletic schedules. New books to read, new project deadlines, practices and games, and of course, the ever-quickening march toward Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and Christmas all take the place of slow, long days of sleeping in and staying up...