A Time for Renewal

The BBA's Monthly Challenge for April is to create something that signifies renewal. As we have just celebrated Easter I decided to focus on what renewal means to me right now. I took an old cabinet door and repurposed it to carry a message which reminds me of renewal.
Renewal is to be made new or fresh. There can be a time of renewal after a time of upheaval or unpleasantness.

I think of the spring bulbs growing outside our window--they lie dormant for a year, when the conditions are right they burst forth with vigor and beauty, and then they seem to wither and die.

Only they are preparing for the coming Texas heat and winter to burst forth once more next Spring.

Renewal.

When I think I can't do it alone or I don't deserve it then I am reminded that I am worthy of so much more. That I am worthy of the growth that comes after a dark spell. I am reminded that I am not alone.

And I am grateful for the time of renewal.



Thanks to Splendid Little Stars for creating this great challenge!

15 comments:

Duni said...

A very sweet and touching post, Erika! I just love the cabinet door treatment. I'm in love with that soft colour :)

Memories for Life said...

The cabinet door is so fun! What a perfect project for this month's challenge!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! It is wonderful to know we are not alone.

BeadedTail said...

Lovely post Erika! I like what you did with the cabinet door too!

pasqueflower said...

Beautiful post! And I love your lettering design, as well as the Scripture message.

Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Such a lovely post Erika! Perfect for the challenge and I love the soft color you chose!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

What a great project! It's always so interesting to see how all of us interpret the challenge differently.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Beautiful answer to the challenge! I love the knob with its cross design -- perfect!

storybeader said...

great idea for the cabinet door. And the baby blue is such a soft, inviting color! {:-D

Splendid Little Stars said...

lovely project and post! a sweet soft color that flows with the sweetness of not being alone, of being worthy.

Natashalh said...

Perfect project! Seeing your post made remember that I haven't even thought about what to do. I want to do April's challenge, but it may have to become one of my pass months becuase I have so much left to do this month!

Judy Nolan said...

What a wonderful interpretation of renewal!

AntiquityTravelers said...

beautiful post Erika!

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

renewal is a beautiful thing -- great post!

Judy Nolan said...

What a special way to finish a cabinet door...and very appropriate to this month's BBA theme!