"I have come that they might have life and have it to the full..." -John 10:10b

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Few Summer Photos


True Story

I am a gifted artist
I've learned to paint this canvas well
I work until I've finished
An ideal image of myself
But you know better

I am a storyteller
Quite brilliant, if I do say so
I tell them tales they want to hear
And they believe it's me they know
But you know better

You see my imperfections
Still You say I'm a masterpiece
A marvelous reflection
The image of Yourself in me
You paint with strokes of grace
Undoing my disguise
You say beauty lies in the true story

The world might think me foolish
If they could see beneath my mask
They might find my dreams laughable
Or be embarrassed by my past
But you know better

Of where I've been
And where you've brought me to
Of who I am
All because of you
-Ginny Owens

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Saturday, June 13, 2009


It's been a while and I must say, I'm chomping at the bit to get back. I can't tell you how many times a day I blog in my head, my fingers longing to type out each word onto my keyboard. But, it's just not time yet. Still, I had to give my mind and fingers some sort of outlet to blow off some cooped up steam.

This sabbatical is not one that I'm taking much pleasure in. It's not for enjoyment purposes as much as it just trying iron some things out within myself. Sometimes I wish my life could look like this...

Wouldn't it be lovely if, at the end of every day, you could neatly fit all of the aspects of your life perfectly into a sweet little box, tie it up with a big bow and then just stand back and stare it at with a sense of satisfaction and say, "perfect!" Well, the truth is, life is seldom like that. If you're anything like me than much of the time, you're staring at the mess that surrounds you wondering where all of it is going to fit, or if it's even supposed to at all.

Don't misinterpret what I'm saying. I'm a very happy woman. I have a wonderful husband who supports me in all I do, two beautiful little girls that bring me joy unspeakable and most of all, I'm a daughter of the High King, Jesus Christ. My life may not fit into a dainty little aqua box, but somehow, it works and it works well. In fact, it's in the middle of a mess that you are usually faced with the task of sorting through the mess to find the really important parts...the parts that your box just can't do without.

And that's where I am. Sorting through the mess.

On a lighter note...do you remember my sister-in-law, Kim and her jam business? Well, in an effort to find new ways to highlight her super yummy jams, Fresh Batch Cupcakes was born! And guess who's business that is... yep...mine.

I've currently got 5 flavors and I'm working on a few more. I did my first show two weekends ago and I sold out! How cool is that?!?

So, there's your quick update. I'm really hoping to be back soon! Until then, I miss you guys!