Sunday, December 5, 2010

It Is Well With My Soul

"When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is Well, it is well, with my soul."

The last big bag of 2010 goes out with a meaningful and heartfelt 'bang'...

A blue tear of Arizona turquoise surrounded by the twin Bluebirds of Happiness...
from the tear grows green things:
in sorrow and in happiness, it is Well with my Soul.

Please do yourself the honor of clicking on the link for Horatio Spafford's incredible story of loss and the song he birthed from a place of unimaginable suffering....

To write those words at the moment he did write them is profound
and awe-inspiring.

xoxoxoxox,
Allison


A small note:

(This bag should be in the shop before I leave on December 21st:
all shipping will be done on the 20th of December
and then Anthony will go to the Post Office for me on the 21st for last minute orders
and after that, the shops are closed until New Year's!!!)


6 comments:

emmy d said...

I love that song. I heard it for the first time when I went to my current church for the first time and I find myself humming it at random without realizing it.

liz r. said...

The hymn, combined with the account of Spafford's life, brought tears to my eyes. What a pure faith. Thank you for sharing his words (and for immortalizing them on your art).

Snailentina said...

Hmmm, curious series of events today. I know this is an iconic song, but I had never heard it. This morning you introduced me to it and it made me a bit weepy. Later this evening, I found out that my uncle back in Venezuela lost everything due to a flood. He has been taking a few hits for a while. His heart is admirable. And discovering this message on your post made me take it all with a certain ease. Thank you Miss.

Nancy*McKay said...

...you craft peace & happiness with soooo much love.
xoxo

Katherine said...

Oh my.

I have always loved that song.

And now I love that bag.

I may be stalking your shop. ;-)

UmberDove said...

I can think of no better line to put this long, long year to bed with. An era has passed in these last 12 months and it IS well with my soul.