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Sunday, February 26, 2012

An important conversation

I love perusing through design blogs and seeing all the pretty pictures (although I have not had as much time as I would love to lately) but what I really love is getting to know the person behind the blog. I like when I can attach a face or a personality to the blog. Honestly, that is what keeps me coming back.

I like to read a story. It is what connects us as people. Yes, we start with our shared love for good design, or recipes, or whatever it is that hooks us in, but then we find we have the common thread of different life experiences, kids, struggles and even our faith, and we find that we have a new "friend".

Nancy Marcus, who writes the beautiful blog, Marcus Design is one of those people. Her home is beautifully decorated (all the images shown today are from her home), her blog is always impeccably filled with lovely images and inspiration, she is a talented artist (that is her work below - check out her Etsy shop here) and DIYer (see chest above), and is getting ready to graduate with her PhD in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry. Wow, right?

Last week she posted about some struggles she is going through and shared a song her (very talented as well) brother wrote. It is beautiful. I have listened to it over and over again and it brought tears to my eyes the first time I heard it. I hope it will touch you as well. No matter how well we may have it together in this life we know here on earth, it does not compare to the knowledge that there is One who is always with us and who holds our life in His hands.
Have a blessed Sunday. xo

Andrew Marcus - Our Conversation

Verse One 

Dear Father I feel all alone 
Dear Father I know You're in control 
When I stand here in the middle of this storm 
Dear Father I know You're on Your throne 
And You say... 

Chorus One 

I know the plans I have for you and your soul 
You know My thoughts and plans are bigger than your own 

Verse Two 

Dear Father when I walk astray 
Dear Father even then You light my way 
Sometimes I don't know where to go 
But dear Father there's one thing that I know 
Is that You say... 

Chorus Two 

Fear not for I will save I've called you My own 
When you walk through the storm you'll never be alone 
All the stars in the sky I hold in My hands 
I feed the birds that fly everywhere on My land 

Dear Father... I don't feel alone

(lyrics copied from here)


Cassie Bustamante said...

i am so with you- it's the people and their personality that keep me coming back! and i also listened to that song last week and cried- it was so moving and beautiful.

lizziefitz said...

Thank you for the reminder:) beautiful.

Laura said...

What a lovely post and a true testament to what can happen in blog land.

Everything you said about her blog I was thinking I could say about yours!

I am off to visit hers now-

White Spray Paint

Anonymous said...

I loved Nancy's post from last week and was also touched (and teared up) by listening to her brother's beautiful song.

I am so glad that you chose to highlight them and their faith in your post today. xo

Marcus Design said...

Oh my goodness, I am overwhelmed and SO blessed by this post Sherri! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And to think, I thought I would be annoying people with my pouting and complaining ... but it turned out to be the opposite. I need to remember that it is okay to get personal on a blog, people are so kind and genuinely want to support each other. This blog world is INCREDIBLE and YOU are an amazing example of a supportive friend that I may never even get the chance to meet in person but you have touched my life in ways you may not know!! THANK YOU.

And thank you to everyone for their kinds words, especially about my brothers song! Big hugs,

Nancy xoxo

Haven and Home said...


Marianne said...

So, so beautiful. The blog world is pretty incredible!

Holly Gruszka said...

It is pretty amazing how connected we can feel. I've always struggled with how much personal information I share on my blog, but recently I've tried to share bits here and there as I feel comfortable. It is so good to know that there is support all over.