Last night at Youth Service, we started a study of the book of 2 Timothy.
As Paul's second letter to Timothy and written very near the end of Paul's life, we find it full of reminders. It is rich with words of wisdom for Timothy and the church. And as you read, the words begin to take shape as some sort of creed or motto.
The culmination in prose of a life lived out for Christ.
So as we studied last night, we discussed mottos - words to live by.
Justice for All
In God We Trust
And in my research, I stumbled upon a wonderful thing - the state mottos project. Apparently, each state in the union has a motto (who knew!). And so a designer from New York decided to breathe new life in to these sayings.
Here is the description of the project from their site:
50 AND 50 IS A CURATED PROJECT WHICH ATTEMPTS TO CONSTRUCT A HANDSOME NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT OUR COUNTRY. FIFTY DESIGNERS, ONE PER STATE, HAVE ILLUSTRATED THEIR STATE MOTTO, CREATING SOMETHING STEEPED IN HISTORY BUT COMPLETELY MODERN AND UNIQUE: A KIND OF DESIGNER'S ATLAS.
And as I perused the designs, I was enamored and inspired.
This is the kind of thing I love and strive for each day. To take something antiquated but foundational and communicate it with freshness and creativity.
So take a look at these images. Tell my your favorites.
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