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Recently I was searching for a specific photo of a Boston Terrier puppy from the early 1930s. I received the photo as a gift and then I promptly stored it in a special place.  But here is the thing… that special storage place is apparently so extraordinary that I uncovered a mystery I will never solve.  It is funny as I remember every detail about the photo except where I stored it!  Disclaimer: I am creative (well, I aspire to be); but not organized in the traditional Better Homes & Garden ways.  I have told you about my Humpty-Dumpty studio… It has its great falls of chaos and then my teen daughter swoops in to put it all back together again.  She has never seen the puppy photo; so it is officially MIA.

As is oftentimes the case, when we are in search of one thing,

we end up stumbling upon something more valuable.

Today’s find? Religious charms. I bought them last summer at the same antique store where I found my beloved typewriter.  You know the one.  Did you know that the ribbon still works?  It can actually spit out a few words!

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The charm discovery helped me forget all about the puppy photo.
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One charm was so vintage that my initial reaction was to toss it.  Then I tried a technique to save it from the rusty brink of death.

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And I fell in love with the result.

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Stay tuned as these sacred treasures just might be for sale someday.  I love the idea of moving them from an antique store or my drawer to honor their symbolic and sacred beauty.

I hope you find the sacred in the everyday ordinary this holiday weekend!

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I was blessed to see Switchfoot live this week in Milwaukee.

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My sacred song tip today is the marvelous track… Only Hope*.

Sing to me the song of the stars
Of your galaxy dancing and laughing
and laughing again
When it feels like my dreams are so far
Sing to me of the plans that You have for me over again

So I lay my head back down
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours
I pray to be only yours
I know now you’re my only hope

*Lyrics by Switchfoot, song recorded by Mandy Moore and Switchfoot