Today we are welcoming Katie of Katie M. Reid: Finding Grace in the Unraveling with us to share the story behind her “believe” necklace.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. –Leo Buscaglia
It is no secret that I am a big fan of Krafty Kash jewelry. Many people take a closer look at my necklaces and want to know more about them. It is a joy to share the story behind why I own each particular piece.
My word for the year is “Listen.” I want to listen close and listen well and keep in step with the Spirit as I try and follow God’s will for my life. I also want to be more attentive to my husband and children and hear their hearts. I recently had the opportunity to put this word into practice.
I received the “Believe” necklace several months ago and, as much as I enjoy adding to my Krafty Kash collection, I felt like it was supposed to be a gift to encourage someone else. For several weeks I pondered who should be the recipient of this lovely piece.
As I was in the shower one day—where I get my best ideas–I felt compelled to give the “Believe” necklace to my life coach. She has been through some very difficult times and has quite an inspiring testimony.
This past year she got remarried and is experiencing God’s restoration in amazing ways. For years she held onto hope that God could make all things news, even when she didn’t know how, when or what that would look like.
As my life coach and I met over lunch, I presented her with the “Believe” necklace. This word seemed to echo what she had walked through. Even in trying times, she believed that God would be with her and come through in miraculous ways. And He did.
My life coach told me that she has been praying about what her word should be for the year. She was delighted to receive the necklace and even incorporated it into her photo shoot that day.
Not only was she blessed by this beautiful piece but I was also. I exercised my one word for the year, by listening, and was able to bestow a timely gift upon someone else in the process.
Do you have a word for the year? Krafty Kash makes custom jewelry to reflect those words, along with many other stunning pieces.
I am so glad I ordered a “Listen” necklace. It helps me remember what I want to focus on this year. I’d love to hear what your word is and why you chose it.
Katie M. Reid is a tightly wound woman who fumbles to receive and extend grace in everyday moments. She delights in her hubby, four children (and one on the way) and their life in ministry. Hot or iced tea and cut-to-the-chase conversations are a few of her favorite things. Through her writing, singing, speaking and photography she encourages others to find grace in the unraveling of life.