HOLY BARRE, Edmond, OK
Right before the pandemic and shortly after I was on the road to recovery from debilitating oscillopsia vertigo, I joined the Holy Barre workout class here in my town. The founder, Libby Myrin, has been a friend for over a decade so I was extremely excited about having a place where I would be both physically and spiritually encouraged. As the pandemic stretched on, I painted a few prints to share with our group as an encouragement for the new season we were encountering. These ladies were a daily encouragement to me and a support as I transitioned to homeschool and not having as much time to workout or paint. For that reason, I have chosen to partner with Holy Barre and use the proceeds of the Spiritual Encouragement set of notecards to support this ministry. These high-quality classes are offered for free on a donation basis to any and all women in our community. If you are looking for a place to connect, exercise and worship through workouts, please check out HolyBarre.org for all the updated offerings.
Over a decade ago, I shared the first-time joy of pregnancy with a fellow co-worker and friend, Lacey. I was expecting our twins and she was expecting her first child, a daughter. Due a few months apart, both of our pregnancies included drama and tears and required much faith. Mine on the side of pre-term labor and many months of hospital bed rest. Hers with a much harder road of learning that her daughter would be all kinds of special. Lacey chose hope and Laynie Hope was born in February of 2008 and graced us for two years with all her glorious goodness. If you've ever had the joy of knowing Lacey's story or reading her mom's blog, then you know that Lacey is a fearless, courageous leader with a heart for others.
Lacey currently leads Legacy Parenting Center which serves the surrounding community by providing parenting classes, diapers, emergency resources and mentoring support to a wide range of caretakers. In 2020, Legacy served more than 650 babies while receiving no state or federal funding.
It was my joy to create some special art for the team at Legacy this year, which is why I am partnering with Legacy for my Floral notecard set. All proceeds from the sale of the Floral set will be used to support the vision and ministry of Legacy. I can't think of a better way to leave a God-honoring legacy myself. If you want more information, ways to donate or desire to volunteer with this hands-on ministry that is serving here in our community, please check out legacyshawnee.com.