I love to dance, sing, travel, shop, and a hot (or cold) cup of coffee at anytime of the day. But there is nothing that makes my heart beat like getting to express through words written, worn, or sung who Jesus is and who I am because of Him and the joy and freedom He has brought to my life.
I was born in June of 1994 and have three older siblings who mean the world to me. We were always encouraged to wholeheartedly pursue what God put in our hearts and the freedom to think outside the box when doing so. I’ve been blessed to share Jesus through dance and travel the country in recent years with Christian music artists and music tours.
Now I spend most of my time working on “Laney Rene” brand, writing music, writing blogs, and making videos. The past year has been a year of incredible freedom for me and God has truly blown me away by Who He is and what He has done inside of me. My desire is to share what He has done in my life, not just for the sake of telling you, but my hope is to remind you of the future and hope that your good Heavenly Father has for you. Life is good, because HE is good!
Ever since I was little I’ve always loved new clothes. There was something about putting on something new and wearing it for the first time that made me feel like a million bucks.
One day I was getting ready and I remember looking at all my clothes like I’ve worn these a hundred times and I just don’t want to wear the same thing again. So I picked up one of my shirts and did what anyone would do (ok, maybe not anyone) and started just cutting away trying to make it new and something I would want to wear again. That one shirt then led to me cutting up and bleaching almost my whole summer wardrobe. I remember that sparking something in me, that maybe I could do something like that for other people one day. But, if I was going to start something like that I wanted there to be purpose.
So, I asked God to show me if there could be purpose in making old clothes new again… And I immediately was led to 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. Old things have passed away; Behold all things have become new.”
I know its simple, but I felt like He was giving me a tangible way to show the simple truth of what he does when we receive His free gift of eternal life. He takes what was once old, dirty, useless, and unwanted and makes it something NEW, CLEAN, PRICELESS, and WANTED.
May you be reminded of who you are and Whose you are when you wear these clothes. You are loved. You are known. You are beautiful.
You are NEW.