it's been a while.

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It's been a while since I've written here.

I'm not really one to wear my heart on my sleeve. It's also a little scary for me to put my art

out there

for all to see. I feel a little vulnerable, but this is what I feel that God is leading me to do. To paint and create things with purpose, and then to share the stories behind them. I know that stories help us connect, help us to realize that we're not alone. It's worth it to me to allow a little inside peek into where I've been, what God is doing, and where He's taking me if it might offer some hope to someone. Life is oh-so-hard sometimes, but God is SO good and I have found that He is greater than anything I might face. Not only is He

greater

, He's been

with me

through it all. His presence comforts, soothes and gives me peace right in the middle of the hurt, the disappointment, the feelings of failure, the uncertainty and the times I feel completely overwhelmed.

proverbs 3:27
proverbs 3:27

"proverbs 3:27" print, available in

my shop

Years ago, my sister in law and I decided to start memorizing Scripture together. Proverbs 3:27 was the first one we chose to commit to memory. I really try to live this out daily.  Sometimes it's as simple as giving a compliment. My thinking is that if I think something nice about someone, I better go ahead and tell them. Maybe it won't make a difference in their day, but maybe it will. Sometimes it's going the extra mile or offering to lighten someone's load. Whatever it is, I hope to be alert and ready to act whenever it is in my power. And I guess that's basically what I want this space to be. My hope is that I can share from my experience and it encourages someone. No matter what you may be going through, God is good and YOU ARE LOVED.

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