lay it down. and a discount too.

i’m a worrier.

i fret & get myself all knotted up anytime an issue arises. many times the issue is just a possibility. it’s not even a reality yet and i still get worried. when i worry, then i get distracted. when i get distracted i get grumpy. and when i’m grumpy i’m a terrible mom. my girls pick up on that vibe right away.

i tend to talk and ramble and call a friend or text someone and share all about my issue. many times, my potential issue. my “what if…?” issue.  you’d think at age 46 i’d have it figured out by now. you’d think after going through many dark days i’d instinctively do the right thing.

lay it down.

lay it down at His feet. give it up. give up the the obsessing and fear.

lay it down. the weakness that i have with fear.

lay it down. allow His strength to be seen through my weakness.

we were watching “snow white & the huntsman” this weekend. { i loved it, in case you’re wondering}. there was a scene where snow white was in a dark frightening place in a dark forest. the huntsman told her, the forest gained strength from her weakness. i made the girls pause the movie so i could jot that down on my phone.

in other words, the more i let my fear and worries take over my mind, the larger they grow.

when becky asked what i wanted on my cuff i immediately thought of two things….one, “lay me down”….an awesome song by chris tomlin…a reminder to me that i’m here to serve others. not serve myself. but honestly, i figured if someone saw my cuff and it read “lay me down”…they might think something weird.


the next thought of mine was “lay it down”. a daily reminder i need to give it all to Him. instead of picking up my phone or sending an email to someone, first i need to go to Him. open His word. write and journal my thoughts and prayers. then i can call and text and chatter, but only after i’ve laid it down. He is faithful…


if you’d like to order a cuff from becky’s shop, enter PAIGE for 20% off !!  thank you becky!!

farmgirl paints on etsy shop found here.

{ps, she’ll be closing her shop from december 15th until february. your special discount is good until december 15th}



Be full of joy always because you belong to the Lord. Again I say, be full of joy! Let all people see how gentle you are. The Lord is coming again soon. Do not worry. Learn to pray about everything. Give thanks to God as you ask Him for what you need. The peace of God is much greater than the human mind can understand. This peace will keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

philippians 4.6-7

November 28, 2012 - 8:24 am

Amy Avery - SO beautifully written Paige and such a wonderful reminder as we face the busyneass of the holiday season that often times encroaches on our true joy in celebrating HIM. I’ve spent a while trying to just “lay it down” after realizing that my worries had taken me away from things that I love . . . photography, blogging, friends, HIM. It’s so easy to let the fears overcome you which affects all that we do. As always, I appreciate your words. They are like a healing balm for my soul. Have a wonderful day!
P.S. Your photos are so beautiful to accompany this beautiful piece.

November 28, 2012 - 8:38 am

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints - i’m the same way paige. instead of taking it directly to Him and leaving it there i call my friends. i fuss and stress. such a perfect reminder. that my JOY comes from the surrender. love that! thanks for the shout out friend:)

November 28, 2012 - 9:03 am

Lori H - Don’t feel bad, Paige. I am 50 and still have the struggle with fear and worries (isn’t the middle of the night the worst time, whew) . I feel like excessive worrying means I am not trusting God. Your cuff is beautiful and “lay it down” is so appropriate. My cuff from Becky says “no fear” and I love wearing it as a reminder to not be such a chicken and a worrier. Like you said, I need to spend more time with Him.

November 28, 2012 - 10:10 am

Angie H - This was written just for me…. I am really struggling with this right now. I just ordered my cuff with my reminder on it….
Thank you so much for your heartfelt words….
Blessings to you…

November 28, 2012 - 11:13 am

Cathy Grasinger - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU……..boy did I need this today! Great reminder to to do this…..I’ve got an issue eating at me now…..why don’t I just say ok Lord here’s the deal…HELP!!!! but…I let it fester and I too get so distracted and it just takes over and I get short tempered and GRUMPY too! I appreciate your honesty….and inspiration….not only do I need a cuff with lay it down written on it..I need a HUGE sign to hang on a wall!!!! I think you’re just a doll!!! Hang in there!!!

November 28, 2012 - 11:22 am

Carrie Williamson - Paige~ You hit it right on the head for me. I am a worrier also, my excuse is always ” it runs in the family” ha . i think I must order me a cuff right now. Thanks for your words , I always enjoy them and am blessed. Bless you

November 28, 2012 - 11:34 am

gl - Paige, I totally loved your last two posts. Your honesty hits home. Although, I love the beauty of your blog, there is also comfort in your stories about your daughters. I have two daughters and I sometimes struggle with their distinct and different personalities. Keep posting and sharing. I always check your blog for new postings each morning after my daughters leave for school. It always puts a smile on my face.

November 28, 2012 - 11:38 am

linda - Love it paige, written so beautifully yet again. That’s exactly as I’ve been feeling over the last few weeks. Bless you for your words.

p.s. this is the bible I was asking you about in one of my emails to you (the one I had seen in a previous post, but couldn’t find). So glad you showed it in this post. I saw it and I’m like YES that’s the one!

November 28, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Dee - BEAUTIFUL!!! A post I will save and read over and over again.
As I’ve said before, you always post the right things at the right time. You’re amazing, woman!

November 28, 2012 - 1:27 pm

Wanda - Thank you so much for this post, Paige. I, too, am a self-proclaimed “worrier”. I know that God’s word tells us over and over and over to “fear not”… but I struggle daily with it. I just ordered a bracelet with “lay it down” to help remind me to stop worrying and to just LAY IT DOWN!!

November 28, 2012 - 8:10 pm

Michele - The exact words I needed to hear Paige. I love the line from Snow White & the Huntsman too. Just what I need to focus on as well. xoxo

November 30, 2012 - 9:03 am

tara - i swear this will be one of your favorite pieces to wear everyday…it’s like having a tattoo except not really.

i ordered two from her this month! one for lydia!!

November 30, 2012 - 7:34 pm

Michelle - Paige, this is a favorite verse of mine but I’ve never seen this translation, I love it! It really spoke to my heart this week, and I just sent it in an email to minister to a friend. Bless you!