As someone who loves travel, I have always had an affinity for the Christian hymn "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing". There is one lyric in particular that speaks to my heart each time I sing or listen to the song:
The phrase "prone to wander" really speaks to me. It challenges two different parts of my heart. My spiritual heart, where it is important to beware of, and on guard against, the near constant temptations to wander from God. And my inner spirit, where wandering, in the form of travel, has been something which revitalizes my soul. Travel has shaped my worldview, helped put my place in the world in context, and taught me that contentment can be found no matter what your lot in life!
Because I have found resonance in the lyric "prone to wander", I decided to design a canvas that would be a daily reminder each time I looked at it. So, I tried to combine the challenge to my faith, with the fact that wandering can also be good. Each time I looked at it, I wanted to be forever reminded of my love of travel and challenged to keep my heart pointed in the direction it needs to be.
I designed the canvas in photoshop and then had a large, 32" x 24" canvas printed at Costco. I just picked it up last week and I am really happy with how it turned out.
If you would like your own "Prone to wander" canvas, just send me an email and we'll see what we can do. (I also have a "She was prone to wander, and wanted to see the world" version available.)
Here is a beautiful lyrical version of "Come thou Fount" sung by Audrey Assad. If you like it, it can be downloaded free (or for a small donation) HERE.