I have decided it is time for this season of blog designing to come to an end and will not be accepting any more jobs. I will still make available Free Scripture Tags, as well as other graphics available for a donation of any amount. Thank you for your understanding.


My Story

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I have been on a quest for a few years specifically to discover how God wired me, who He designed me to be, and how He wants me to live that out especially as it relates to work. The Bible says we should find satisfaction in our work.
So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God. (Ecclesiastes 2:24)

I am still learning but this is what He has taught me so far.

His Design:

  • I love to learn. I'm very inquisitive!
  • I am inclined to structure, organization, and efficiency.
  • I am drawn to small things, like details!
  • I am creative. I especially enjoy graphic design, but love many forms of creativity.
  • I tend to notice personality traits and strengths in people.
  • I am inclined to want to help people. Whenever I hear the words "I need" or "I would like", my ears perk up and I start thinking of how to make that need or desire a reality.
  • I enjoy the challenge of custom work.
  • I enjoy people but work best alone. When I am with people I want to talk which explains why I work best alone. :)
  • My name means Rich Gift and I believe God still "...calls us by name."
  • And most importantly ... I Love the Lord my God with all my heart. I want to keep Him as the Center of my focus and I want to help others make Him the Center of their focus.
His Direction:

I have come to realize that it was God who put this quest in my heart, to put me in the place where I could do the work He prepared for me in advance. The way these circumstances have been orchestrated could only be by His hand. I realized that His design makes me well suited to web and graphic design. I have had opportunities to develop skills in graphic design in my last two places of employement and, although that was not my main position at either job, I found that I loved it! My desire to glorify God with my work has also increased substantially over these last few years. What I mean by that is that I have developed a strong desire to get scripture into peoples homes so that the Word of God might be planted in many hearts. After much prayer I am convinced this is what He has prepared for me.

I am loving this new direction and thrilled that I can use it to plant seeds for God to water. I offer free scripture tags for anyone who wishes to display them on their blog or website. Printed scripture tags are inexpensive ways to share Christ with others. Framed scripture is a great way to let all who enter a home see the Word of God. With everything I create I want to share the Word of God.

His Purpose (and mine):
To honor and glorify God in all that I do.
I pray that you too will discover who God designed you to be and live it out to the fullest.


For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)

Soli Deo Gloria - for the Glory of God Alone!

Edie




13 comments:

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Edie,
I so enjoyed reading your "story," this evening. Your design, and how God made you.
I'm still trying to learn who I am in Christ. I know He definitely sees me different than I see myself.
Have you done any study on this subject? I remember once at a church I visited, they were talking about our personalitys and how God made us. I might research that.
Your name means Rich Gift. I believe that. God bless you sweet Edie. You're a rich gift to me.
Forever friends,
Lea

Tony Dollars said...

Hi Edie, I have searched and searched for a way to write you. I didn't remember how I contacted you at first but i wanted to let you know I got a copy of your picture above sent by slide, very nice!
Thank you. You do wonderful work. I have been on that journey for quite some time now. With the release of my book, I am coming in closer and closer to knowing the answer. Please stay in contact: see www.recordsongs.us, email: recordsongs@insightbb.com

Shanita Waters said...

Hi Edie,

I enjoyed this. I am sure that you were just as blessed getting this all written out as I was reading it.

Blessings!
Shanita

God's girl said...

Beautiful story. Now I understand the name of your blog.

anne3boys said...

HI Edie,
I got your site from Deanna's award. I love you story. I have been on a similar quest for the last three years and with similar finding... we are much alike. I work best alone too, because I'm very involved with people when I can be, and in a house of 3 boys being distractable is not helpful. You are so on target getting scripture into people's homes! I paste notes to my light switches and walls and work with women on how to be as nuts for God as I am. You are an inspiration. Thanks for taking time to encourage others.
Blessings, Anne

Slowly Dying.. said...

This is great. I am looking forward to working with you.

smooches,
Larie

Debbie said...

Edie, I'm so glad I took some time to read a little more about you. You are the kind of person I love to get to know. I also want to do what God has called me to do. I am always noticing the design of various blogs to find what I would like for Heart Choices. Right now, my husband and I are in the midst of selling our home and doing a tech startup. But once we get settled, I would love to work with you on a redesign for my blog. I will definitely be in touch once I'm ready.

Nichole said...

What a wonderful story and blog to boot! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us... I am an inspired sister in Christ!

Power Up Love said...

I like your story...

Angela said...

How beautiful. I LOVE how the Lord speaks to His daughters..and I LOVE how the daughters can share with others..helping each us to be also sharpened (Proverbs 27:17)...

Blessings..

Winging It said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I found you thru a button over at Sharon (Sit With Me Awhile) I love your about me story and will definitely be working with you after the first of the year. May you always and ever live in God's richest blessings!

So glad to meet you!
Maria

P.S. thank you so much for the scripture tags. I love to be able to have picturesque ways to draw people into His presence!

Merry Christmas!

Holly said...

Hi Edie~
I found your post by clicking on one of the scripture and tags. I have enjoyed your website and learning about you!! I am your newest follower.
blessings!

Stacey Dawn said...

Very cool Edie - I have some of the similar traits you have. ;o)

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