it's been a while.
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
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
, He's been
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" print, available in
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.