13 May 2014
by Mary Bolander Photo Via Caroline Moore Pictures “For You created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well.” Psalm 139: 13-14 The last few months, I have been thinking about this concept a lot. That we are all made in God’s image and...
06 May 2014
by Meaghan Taylor O’Connor Every spring, I find myself taking a giant deep breath. Almost like I’m letting out all of the secret frustration and stress built up over a long, long winter. It’s like my body can finally relax, take a sip of fresh air and physically feel the air fill my lungs. It’s restorative. Brilliant. One of nature’s greatest “coming home” sensations. One of...
27 Apr 2014
by Abby Kelly Image Via Elissa Anne Photography Growing up in rural Oklahoma, the ground was always slathered with acorns like thick butter on toasted, summer soil. Not so appetizing, most of them were infested with tiny, gray worms, but nonetheless, they provided hours of entertainment. My sisters and I collected them, drew faces on them, smashed them and, yes, even tasted one or two....
27 Apr 2014
Hi Girls, We have an exciting giveaway for you! WiseDecor Decorative Lettering is a wonderful company that makes beautiful customized wall decals, and they have customized one for Wonderfully Made, similar to the one pictured below! Enter to win an adorable walls decal of Psalm 139:14, and be reminded daily that you are truly fearfully and wonderfully made! Enter to win and check out their...
16 Apr 2014
Who doesn’t love getting a letter? A true, blue, pen-to-paper letter that goes straight to the heart. Hannah Brencher, founder of “The World Needs More Love Letters” shares about the lack of letter writing and depth of communication in today’s world. And guess what!? She is going to be speaking along with our founder, Allie Marie Smith, at the Yellow Conference this coming August. We...
14 Apr 2014
by Allie Marie Smith This past weekend I got to road trip with my dear friends and musical duo Hilary and Kate who are also two of our WM Voices or worship leaders for Wonderfully Made. Before we began our road trip up the 101 to make it to our Santa Clara chapter’s Spring Seminar which Hilary and Kate were leading worship for, I picked them...
10 Apr 2014
by Abby Kelly Image Via Elissa Anne Photography My parents threw a party last month. It was a special event to show off their grandkids who live out of state and to celebrate the publication of my first book. When they chose the date, no one realized that it would land neatly on top of the same weekend they began moving from the house they’ve...
19 Mar 2014
by Allie Marie Smith Hi Girls, I just wanted to share with you a little about the work of one of our ministry partners and friends Friends of Bethany. Friends of Bethany is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ worldwide by supporting and inspiring people through the life stories of Bethany Hamilton and others. Last year FOB host their...
17 Mar 2014
Photo Via Andrea Howey You have been chosen and appointed for a divine purpose. How will you produce lovely fruit this week? How will you step into your destiny?
14 Mar 2014
by Allie Marie Smith I’m excited to announce that I’m now an occasional contributor for To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Today, was my first post titled “Taking Meds: Overcoming the Shame...
12 Mar 2014
Calling all artists! Yesterday we spoke of Katherine Wolf, one of the speakers at our upcoming Spring Seminar. Today we are pleased to introduce you to her ministry, Hope Heals. They have an amazing opportunity for all of you creatives out there! They are holding a contest where they are calling for artists to create a visual expression of the gospel in the form of original...
11 Mar 2014
by Allie Marie Smith If you happen to live in or near Southern California, we’d love to see you at our upcoming Spring Seminar at Pepperdine University on Saturday, April 5th at Alumni Field from 1 to 4pm. Features inspiring speakers, live worship, sweet treats and refreshments and views of the Pacific Ocean! This year’s speakers include keynote Katherine Wolf, who at 26 experienced a...
06 Mar 2014
by Kate Peterson Photo Via XO, Krista “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 I think in story form. If you ask me about my...
04 Mar 2014
by Erin McNeely This past Sunday the world watched as the talented Lupita Nyong’o accepted an Oscar for her powerful performance as Patsey in ’12 Years a Slave.’ Just days before her win she gave this empowering speech on beauty, adequacy and compassion. It is definitely worth watching, tissues in hand. Remember, like Lupita, you are beautiful and valued just the way you are, created...
28 Feb 2014
by Danielle Peyton Photo Via Troy Grover Photographers I had watched five hours of the show “Say Yes to the Dress!” Five hours! I sat in bliss drawn in by women of all different shapes, sizes, and backgrounds as I watched each one search for the perfect wedding dress. The process was nearly the same for every woman… They came in with a list of...
27 Feb 2014
by Allie Marie Smith As I’m sure you’ve seen by now we came out with Wonderfully Made baby onesies!!! They are the perfect gift for a baby shower. We did a little photo shoot with my dear friend Rachel and her baby Aburey. You can get the onesies for $16 HERE. The beautiful photos were taken by my friend Rebecca Harrington.
26 Feb 2014
Photo Via Always Rooney Where in your life has God been faithful to fulfill his promises to you? What are the promises of God that you need to dwell on today?
24 Feb 2014
by Christina Stolaas Photo Via See More I am really good at wearing masks. Smiling and replying “I’m great”, when truly, great hasn’t even been in the weeks vocabulary. These days it’s easier then ever to mask what’s going on in our personal lives. We can use social media to carefully draw an illusion with posed and rehearsed smiles; we share the good, hide the ugly,...
21 Feb 2014
by Erin McNeely Photo Via Brand & Coffee If you are anything like me then there are times that God has to teach you the same lesson not once, not twice, but again and again. (And again and again and again.) Lately, it’s been the all too familiar lesson about His Grace and how my human nature tries so hard to earn it rather than...
19 Feb 2014
by Mandy den Dekker Photo Via Brand & Coffee Nowadays there are A LOT of things that ‘define us’. We’re sisters, daughters, mothers, friends, lovers. In this world we’re also defined, by ourselves and by others, by the things that we do and like. We’re artists, doctors, social workers, accountants. We’re kind, funny, social. We define ourselves. Everybody does. Not all in the same way, but...
17 Feb 2014
by Allie Marie Smith Photo Via Of Hearth and Home “The gospel is so arranged and the gift of God so great that you may make the very enemies that fight you and the forces that are arrayed against you and make them steps up to the very gates of heaven and into the presence of God.” -Streams in the Desert It is unnatural to...