Nearly two months ago, I wrote:
But I'm not sure at this point what to change it to. I'd like to think I'm still a brutally honest guy though trust me when I tell you that can mean different things to different people.
My bottom line is that my focus has changed a bit in the last 2 1/2 years and those who've stuck around (not all have) can see that. I still think that the pronouncement of faith, of religion, and particularly Catholicism can in this culture be seen to be a manifestation of brutal honesty. I also am keenly aware that brutality can be counter-productive to themessage of the gospel.
Here's where you come in. Especially you regular readers.
What can maintain the motif but also give us a new yet meaningful look?
Shortly after that post, I reached out to a friend I knew had some creative and artistic abilities. I shared the post above with her, sent her some pictures and some of my thoughts at that point as to what I was looking for and off she went.
She ended up pretty much ditching what we initially talked about, saying she literally prayed over what she should come up with next and voila... the banner was it.
I'm loving it. It speaks to me personally and dresses the place more than just a little bit. I loved the old banner and appreciated it for many years (or I wouldn't have kept it for so long) but my focus has evolved and I think the banner now represents more of what I hope the focus is and ought to be.
And by the way, she who created the banner has communicated that she's willing to help others out who are looking for her kind of talent. Just contact me, either here in the comments or my email address and I'll pass along the interest.