Saturday, March 9, 2013


It's pretty amazing how atmosphere effects us.

I know that I am drawn to soft lighting, whimsical fancies, and areas with romantic flare.
Sit me down with some chocolate and wine and I'll be your best friend for life!

We would be appalled by the idea of not planning an "atmosphere"
for our wedding, baby shower, anniversary party, etc...

so why should it be overlooked when it comes to serving God and His church?!

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This February I was asked to help with ATMOSPHERE at our church's young adult's ministry night!
Sign me up. This is my thing. I love it. Perfect excuse to go to Target!
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With the ideas that were out on the table, we knew that we wanted to create an INVITING space.
A space that would make people want to STAY and COME BACK.
Church rooms are typically functional and don't exactly shout, "I'm cozy!"
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...soft lighting + scented candles + flowers + tableclothes + music +framed inspirational quotes...
...white Christmas lights along window sills + tissue paper poms (DIY) + small tables + clustered couches...

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"I've seen this room used for a lot of things, but this is the most beautiful it has ever been."

"I just want to stay here - the room is so inviting!"


That was just a taste of the feedback that I can remember from the night!

There were many people who pulled this evening together. It was such a good reminder that the
BODY OF CHRIST has many parts - and each of those parts has a talent or gift to share.

What's your talent and how are you sharing it with those around you?!

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  1. You're absolutely right- churches can be functional yet inviting without going overboard. I like what you've done - it's not too much. :)

    1. thanks, Bekah!!! it was so much fun to do!

  2. gorgeous!! you did a fabulous job. :)



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