Monday, May 30, 2011

Zines on Etsy

Little Seed's Etsy store is back up, with limited edition zines! Each zine (Rocco, I Want to Send My Love, My Little Tree) also comes with a matching greeting card:

Visit the store for more details!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mathew 7:7

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. - Matthew 7:7

Sometimes, maybe it's not the situation that needs to change, but our perspective...

"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the creator, there is no poverty." - Rainer Maria Rilke

Formatted to be a wallpaper for iPhones
Download the image above or on Flickr

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rocco's Seed Bombs

Rocco will be returning in next month's story with a new skill...

...making seed bombs!

"One day, when Rocco was going about his business, he noticed that flowers bloomed where he normally pooped. Inspecting the ground carefully, Rocco saw many tiny seeds in the soil, which gave him an idea. Rocco scooped up his poop with the soil and molded it into…

Find out more about seed bombs in this post. You can even make your own (don't worry, they're not actually made of animal droppings)!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Inspiration from: Guerrilla Gardening

Moss graffiti? Seed bombs? I recently learned about guerrilla gardening on kind over matter and I am in love with the idea. I'm especially in love with Anna Garforth's work:

View more of her work on her website.

Inspired to make the world more beautiful? Try making seed bombs:

Throw them in vacant areas of soil, allow rain water to disintegrate it, and watch them grow!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Faith of a Little Seed

Faith of a Little Seed from Sarah Lee on Vimeo.

This month, instead of a new story, Little Seed has created a music video/cover of Big Tent Revival's Faith of a Little Seed. The lyrics:

Faith of a Little Seed
Big Tent Revival

All it takes, is a little bit of water and sunshine
To make a big tree grow
And every tree, was a little bitty seed at one time
It just takes time, you know

Patiently they lay and hope
And God provides the rest
All we really need, is the faith of a little seed

I never, ever saw a bird go hungry
Singing in the breeze
And the flowers, never was late on Sunday
Prettier than these

And patiently they lay and hope
And God provides the rest
All we really need, is the faith of a little seed

Though I’m sewn in rocky places
There I will abide
Taking root in my Lord Jesus
Knowing He’ll provide

And patiently I lay and hope
And God provides the rest
All we really need, is the faith of a little seed

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Proverbs 16:9

"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." 
- Proverbs 16:9

"Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand." - Proverbs 19:21

I'm always wondering and asking myself, where will I be in 5 years? 10 years? Then I think of all these future plans and write them down on random pages of my journal, thinking that I will somehow find an answer and solution if I think about it long enough. But I'm learning that I should instead focus on what is in front of me, do what I can do now, and then I'll know what to do next.

"Does it make sense to pray for guidance about the future if we are not obeying in the thing that lies before us today? How many momentous events in Scripture depended on one person's seemingly small act of obedience! Rest assured: Do what God tells you to do now, and depend upon it, you will be shown what to do next." - Elisabeth Elliot

A line from the song that inspired this post:
"Long walks in the dark through woods grown behind the park, I asked God who I'm supposed to be. The stars smiled down on me, God answered in silent reverie. I said a prayer and fell asleep." 
- Priscilla Ahn, Dream

Formatted to be a wallpaper for iPhones
Download the image above or on Flickr

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Colossians 2:7

Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. - Colossians 2:7 

Formatted to be a wallpaper for iPhones!
Download the image above or on Flickr.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Inspiration from: Little Things

I recently came across Little Things, a site that simply lists all the things we should appreciate. Here are some of my favorites:

To add my own to the list: when I find a new artist I like on Pandora. If there are other little things you are thankful for, please share! There are so many little things we forget to be grateful for!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Isaiah 65:24 - God answers our prayer

Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.
- Isaiah 65:24

A lot of times, it seems like God takes a really long time to answer prayers. But this verse points out that God is already working to answer our prayers before we even utter them! Maybe instead of always wanting the answer now, and rushing to reach the destination, we should trust in God's perfect timing and just enjoy the journey with God. Like a good hike - taking in all the scenery and enjoying the company :) 

I came across this devotional on nonelikejesus that discusses a different verse, but similar topic. I found it greatly encouraging, and I hope it encourages you as well. My favorite part: "We never know what God is doing behind the scenes, in order that our joy would be made full...Relax. God is in control. He has greater things for you than what you could ask or think!"

Formatted to be wallpaper for iPhones!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mom's Sayings - Happy Mother's Day!

Mom's Sayings
My mom has always been telling me these sayings since I was a little girl. Even if they're brainwashed into me, I still struggle with some (especially 2, 3 and 6). Her most common sayings:
  1. Always try your best, even if you don't get the best results
  2. Sit straight
  3. Always be humble 
  4. Enjoy every moment
  5. Be wise like a fox! 
  6. Use your common sense!!
  7. Always give thanks 
  8. Invite God into every part of your life (when you're drawing, driving, making decisions, etc.)
  9. Have big dreams
  10. Give everything up to God, but do your portion to the best of your ability
  11. Share your blessings, and it will come back to you multiplied
  12. I love you
For my mom's mother's day gift, I painted Umgie on a garden pot using acrylics, then planted some succulents:

Umgie wanted to get into the shot too:

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Faith of a Little Seed Cover Preview

This month, instead of a new story, Little Seed will be doing a cover/music video of Big Tent Revival's "Faith of a Little Seed."

Big Tent Revival's "Faith of a Little Seed":

Since this is the first time using music and video, I am really not sure how this will turn out. But doesn't hurt to try, right? :) Look out for the video later this month!

Proverbs 11:25

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. - Proverbs 11:25