amen: /a-men/
1. so be it. 
2. verily; truly. 
3. an expression of agreement & approval.

In the summer of ’04 we were in Eva’s kitchen making huge batches of “StrawberryAMEN!”, which was simply deliciously sweet fresh strawberry jam made by a couple of friends with a funny combination of initials.  So emerged the idea of joint ventures and crafty endeavors to be labeled by the name “amen”. 

What started out in Eva’s kitchen has progressively moved into Ann’s living room, where we  imagine and create into the wee hours of the morning.  We count on the creative anointing from the LORD, which usually hits at about midnight.  So, with our babies sleeping in their beds, we listen to quiet music played loud (thanks to OtR) and explore the crafty ideas that fall out of the sky.

 

Our Blog, Our Hearts

Well, here it is!!  We officially have an amen blog!  Here, Eva and I will be posting some of our favorite things- things that inspire us or that we just plain like- and all of our latest creative endeavors!  So fun, right?!!  Also, you can click on the links above to see our latest baby blankies, or the links on the side to go and check out some of our favorite sites!!  We will be adding new stuff all the time, so come back and visit every now and then! 

 I found this great quote the other day.  It is a quote from John Piper and I think it echoes a part of the heart of amen.  He says “(God) showed me that newness is no virtue and oldness is no vice.  Truth and beauty and goodness are not determined by when they exist.  Nothing is inferior for being old, and nothing is valuable for being modern.  This has freed me from the tyranny of novelty and opened for me the wisdom of the ages.  To this day I get most of my soul-food from centuries ago.” 

With that in mind, I have to share a story with you.  A friend called a few weeks ago to tell us about a piano hidden in a local thrift store.  A gift from Jesus, she said.  So we went and looked, the girls fell in love.  What a beautiful find.  The notes sound pretty good- one of the keys stick, but this old piano in full of inspiration.   And that is at our heart- sharing the simple things that bring us joy and inspiration!   We hope that this blog inspires you to see your world with new eyes and to imagine and to express the creativity that is unique to you.