I am feeling a little better, though I spent most of the morning and afternoon on the lounge
Anyway... back to why I chose my 'name'.
A number of years ago I came upon a fantastic book by Holly Wagner who wrote a book (among others) entitled "God Chicks".
I love, Love, LOVE this book!! Every time I read it, whether just a chapter or the whole book again (we're talking at least a half-dozen times here!!), I get something new out of it that never 'spoke' to me before!
As the blurb reads ...
God Chicks come in all shapes and sizes, all colours and styles!
God chicks are princesses, daughters of a King. They are warriors with the courage to do what's right (even the hard stuff). They are lovers, extending their hands and their hearts to their family, friends and a hurting humanity. They are party chicks, celebrating life with passion and a smile. They are whatever-it-takes chicks committed to accomplishing their God-given purposes in the twenty-first century. God chicks are a force for change on earth...
With God Chicks, Holly seeks to blow the lid off the boxes that women have sometimes put themselves in and encourages women to be the amazing, world-changing champions they were made to be.And she really does just that! I am constantly inspired by the words in these pages ... and even if I don't ever become the 'chick' I believe I should be, then I know that I have tried my best to be the God Chick God created me to be!! I love the terminology that Holly has used in this title ... the playfulness and cheeky-ness that comes across in her use of the often-derogatory 'chick' label. I aspire to be the God Chick I was created to be ... the one so deliciously described in Proverbs 31:10-31.
And, well, "Crafty"(?!) ... I tend to be the crafty one in my group of friends, more often than not! The girlfriends I have now (face-to-face, I-can-physically-visit-with-them friends) are more occupied with tending to their kids and husbands or work to find the time to create and sew! To say that I now have some friends who I share this passion for handmade crafting ... it is truly a dream come true!!
So, that's me. Crafty God Chick.
I am linking this to Dawn's post here. Head over to find out where quite a few other fellow bloggers came up with their names ... or join in the fun yourself!!