Category: Philippians

  • Give peace a chance

    Give peace a chance

    Protesting the war—on ourselves If you’ve been reading us for a while, (or if you’ve read our welcome post) you know the vision behind Inspiring Handmade is found in Philippians 4:8, where the apostle Paul writes, “…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if […]

  • Knee power

    Knee power

    Corrie ten Boom asked, “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” It’s a fair question. Psalm 145:18 says, “The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” With a promise like that, we can be encouraged to pray more than just over our meals. […]

  • The power of a good book

    The power of a good book

    “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” Oscar Wilde The quote above from Oscar Wilde, who was not known for weighty, serious comments, is worth taking seriously. Summer is now in full swing and while it’s become known as the season […]

  • Welcome to Inspiring Handmade

    Welcome to Inspiring Handmade

    We created Inspiring Handmade to celebrate original art and crafts—work on which we can feast our eyes and feed our souls. We’re a group of artists and makers who believe that everyone is creative because we are all made in the image of The Creator of heaven and earth. We all have the spark of […]

  • The Secret to Peace From Philippians 4:8

    The Secret to Peace From Philippians 4:8

    Next time you’re feeling tired, mentally fatigued or overwhelmed, just tell folks you’re hitting a little Fliegerabwehrkanonen. Ah, those wonderfully long German words. Fliegerabwehrkanonen is the word from which we get “flak”— exploding shells fired from anti-aircraft guns. No pilot wants to fly through flak, but we fly through mental flak almost every day. Explosions—not […]