Monday, November 15, 2010

A RE-Purposed Life

What's in a name?

I am changing my blog name and my direction... 

sometimes life hands you changes. I believe that is by design... my Heavenly Father has a plan and a path for me and it is up to me to follow where He leads. 

It is above all else - it is why I am here.

I am here to glorify the Father.

Late last summer I had a life change. I closed my shop and walked away from retail, this was not an easy decision but a neccessary one. For the past 3 years I enjoyed having my own shop but with the economic changes it was no longer to be, so I did not renew my lease and I believe this was the Lords will for my life. Since closing some wonderful things have opened up for me and my new path has become a little clearer. 
My focus and desire has always been on being creative in some form or another - that desire comes from the essence of who I am, formed by God.  I believe our desires connect with what God has for us and our assignment. This assignment is not always clear at first and it can change, it takes faith and as we trust God and step out our faith grows and we grow in Christ. 
That is what I have been doing and the Lord is always faithful. I am excited to announce that I will be speaking and holding workshops on expressing our faith through our art. Art & God.

A RebeccaErsfeld-Purposed Life...

I will be in Virginia April 30 speaking and holding a workshop at the Lutheran Womens Luncheon, I will announce more later and in March I will be at the Imagination Congregation in CO. KC Willis has started these workshops and I am thrilled to be apart of it.
I will also be holding workshops locally and I am planning a Spring show in the garden. 
So lots of wonderful things ahead and I hope you will join me on this journey and new paths to discover.
 I am keeping the same blog address so I will not loose touch with all of my friends and my blog shop is still Vintage Living.

I want to thank Karen at Valentine Designs for my new look... she is fabulous. Please stop by her blog and tell her what you think.

Many Blessings


  1. Rebecca,

    I am happy that you sound so happy. You always work so hard and with such enthusiasm, I just know this will be fulfilling and successful for you.

    BTW My tallow berries arrived and they look great just in case yours do not, I can hook you up with this guy : D

    Again, my best wishes on your new endeavor.

    What a lovely and fitting revamp....



  2. How wonderful that you can let your faith in God shine through art. Your new blog look is wonderful.


  3. Hi Rebecca,

    I'm so happy for you. I think we have many twists and turns along our life's journey. All of which can only lead us to our heart's desire and what our real mission is.

    I do think that your creativity and your love for our Lord will grow much larger than you can see right now. I think it's a wonderful twist for you at this point in your life.

    I'll be anxious to read your updates.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

  4. Dear Rebecca,
    I am so glad that you listened and followed. So many people hear and don't do anything. I wish you much success on your speaking engagements and more than that, I hope that lives will change because of it.
    I love your new header - going over to tell Karen too!

  5. Congratulations on following this wonderful calling that God has on your life! You will be blessed for following His will, as well as others also.

  6. Congratulations to you on all your new successes! I am really loving your new name! It's perfect. I can't wait to keep up. I know you'll enjoy your new path.
    Becky C

  7. Beautiful. Your blog is beautiful, Rebecca! I had a feeling this was the direction you were headed. You've got a soul that just shines through! Good for you. And Susan and I will BE at that garden party this spring...


  8. Rebecca, your "new" blog, looks so beautifull, dear,-and tells the story you want to tell.
    You are happy, you was able to listen and follow, sweet.
    I wish you all the best for your new future.
    Blessings, and hugs,Dorthe

  9. Good for you! I was just sitting here this morning pondering the path the Lord has me on and it of course did not line up with "my plan" and where I wanted to be. But I have I'm becoming more confident that it's soooooo much better than my plan. Blessings on your new venture, I love the new look! I'm in Virginia and will be looking out for you in March. I'm still believing that God will open a door for me to attend the Imagination Congregation. God is doing an awesome thing raising up his daughters and their creative talents! Be blessed!

  10. Hi Rebecca,

    I met you in July in Tipton, IN at the flea market, then again the other day at the Christmas open house at the Horton's. You are an inspiration. Keep up the good work.


  11. Congratulations my friend! I'm so happy for you and it's wonderful to feel your excitement. Wishing you many happy and joyful roads ahead!
    xx, shell

  12. i love this! your blog & new name is beauty-ful and love the header! our life to be lived for Him! have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  13. Rebecca, I am excited to see what direction God will lead you! I know it will be a good one my friend.

  14. Rebecca,
    I felt the path that God would place you on would be fantastic, but this is amazing. All roads lead to Him and the journey you are embarking on is just unbelievable...or would be if I didn't believe He always has a plan for us. Amazing how by just stepping out of the boat, the rough waters become calm. I am so happy for you. I "hear" the peace in you words. Blessings.
    P.S. Love the new "do"!

  15. Everything looks so beautiful...enjoy your journey!

  16. how wonderful that you listened and got the message intended. you are a beautiful person and i am so blessed to have met you rebecca. here's to a bright and blessed future for you.



  17. Rebecca,

    Your new blog design is beautiful and so is your new purpose in life, both glorify Him. Many blessings on your new journey. Karen just finished my new blog design too and I could not be more pleased. I would so love to attend KC's conference, we will see what the future holds. I hope the remainder of your week is a blessed one.

  18. oh, your blog is sooooo gorgeous!!!! I am in love with that gorgeous header!!! I love hearing how people are doing good and happy, thanks!!!

  19. Awesome!!! So happy everything is working out, as He planned!!!
    Margaret B

  20. How exciting! And good for you on seeing the new call in your life and not hanging onto the old one.
    blessings to you as you step out in faith,

  21. Your blog is beautiful Rebecca. Good luck with everything that comes your way.

  22. Hi Rebecca,

    You new look to your blog and the name is beautiful.
    So glad to hear what you are doing and the new path you are taking.
    Much luck, in the days ahead.

    Hugs & many blessings

  23. many blessings to you Rebecca.....

    I wish you the best in all you do.


    angelica torrez

  24. I am thrilled for you Rebecca. I am sending you my best wishes on this exciting new venture. When one door closes....
    Love to you...

  25. Rebecca,
    I think this is just inspiring! I LOVE the new banner, the message, all of it. I think it's wonderful how you have taken this road & re-invented yourself. You have amazing style, taste & talent. I have always believed that things happen for a reason & we do not always know what that reason is. But to be quiet & have faith & be open to new experiences. Now that's something! I know you will be happy & successful at anything you do. Lisa

  26. Hey Rebecca -- Thanks for your nice comment on our post about the new show. Maybe it will work for you to come on that weekend afterall -- you can walk off all the turkey. All best wishes with your new direction; God/creativity/and the arts is one of my favorite topics. Will be interested to see what develops -- keep me posted! xo

  27. Okay...shall we try this again?
    I am so excited for you!
    This is such an exciting time for you...It is really something to know you path changed direction and brave enough to take the road less traveled!
    I am praying for you and your vision!
    Stay focused "up in the clouds"and don't even think about that basement mess right now!
    Mr. Bill sent you something on you cell...We both want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers!
    Much love and many hugs,

  28. WOW I love the new look. You did good girl! and love the new name. So excited for you and can't wait to hear more.
    Big hugs,
    ps....back to retail:))

  29. ~♥Hi Sweetie... this looks soo lovely, makes me wanna change mine a bit, need to git more computer savvy tho with entering pics, very computer challenged! =) love the look & how your initials.. the R&E for re*purposed... how cool is that?!! very happy for you in your new venture ~ God is soo amazing! take care & keep doing what He has blessed you with... a very special gift! hugs & blessings,Vikki♥~ xoxoxox

  30. It's not very often that I find a blog that truly inspires me in so many ways-especially a love for God. I've been on your blog before but not felt the need to search thru your past entries. Not knowing that you had closed your shop and living in Central Illinois-I had thought that maybe my husband could take me there sometime(I love your style), but now know it is no more. I think you are right about direction and letting God lead us-I'm still searching more for that and growing in my faith. Maybe I'll get to hear you talk sometime!


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