What’s in a Name?

A few years ago I was invited by a Pastor to paint the theme of his sermon. I was very excited to use my humble, not-extraordinary gift to glorify God and express what He put in me – just what comes natural and makes my heart smile… I was also hungry for save community, but at the time my heart was tightly secured in a Fort Knox security system…because sometimes in life it’s just easier to lock the gates and … Read More

Handmade with Love

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, You are our Father, we are the clay, and you our potter. And all of us are the work of your hand. I love playing with clay! There is just something about the smooth cold texture…so pliable and adaptable. The promises of unending possibilities and the patience of birthing a new creation… When I have a lump of clay on my work table I am completely enticed, the excitement of creating something that has … Read More

Promises & Patchwork

On this beautiful journey we call life, it is impossible to side-step all the messy parts. We all embark on a sometimes crazy adventure. I love how David in the Psalms refer to nature to express our different emotional experiences with God. Hills and valleys and green pastures and predestined paths of restoration… Sometimes we hop, skip and jump on the green tender grass and other times we obliviously walk into a burning bush ( yes, I know the story … Read More

Looking for Grace and Truth

So, I couldn’t help but make a little detour through the new ‘Cotton On’ discount shop the other day. I have called myself a gold digger at times because I genuinely look for potential in everything…I see what it or they can become…usually with a little bit or a lot of TLC (re: lots of tender, loving care..) At times this has cost me dearly with expensive renovating outcomes and also with people when my rose-colored love-lenses just ignored the … Read More

Her Servant Heart

This is for the Proverbs women, because you are worth far more than rubies. She carries eternity in her starry eyes because she is well-loved by her Father and she only does what she sees Him doing. She has come to know the only language to pay attention to is the pure sound of love and patience. Sometimes she does experience pain because it is God himself who has softened her heart and created her nurturing nature. She can rise … Read More