Friday, May 14, 2010

A Love to Share

On Mother's Day this year I looked at Max and thought about all of the things God has taught me through him. Then I took some time and thought of the many females and a few males (like Max and Jamie) that have made impressions on me. God has provided great role-models for me and to all of you I owe a petal of my "motherhood" to you. Thank you!

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Faith Walk



max
in me
a beautiful emotion.
GOD's own miracle grown
in me.
a trust, a faith
that compliments
HIS own work
in me.
a complete heart offering.
I'm in love with him,
HE is in love with me.
a love that continues
to grow miraculously.
beautiful changes in me.
HE is beautiful
he is a beautiful experience.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Peace be with you


This was inspired by Ron's sermon at Grace Church this morning. The scripture I used is from that sermon.

I Peter 4:12,13

Matthew 5:45

Matthew 7:25 (Message)

Matthew 28:20

Psalm 124:2-5

Psalm 16:8

Isaiah 57:1,2

John 14:27

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Isaiah 46:11


Blog blocked



I have been "blog blocked". I thought about how daily I am blocked by my own fear, worry, anxiety, laziness, time, self-doubt and the list goes on.

Roadblock

I am my own roadblock

the temporary comfort

of procrastinating

and letting moment after moment

pass until the calloused drive dies

Lord, tear down my roadblocks

awakening the Spirit inside

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ephesians 2:10



you are perfect and lovely

when your eyes are set on His Light

your mind set on His Word

your hands doing His Work

your feet on His Path

your spirit on His Promises

and your heart on His Nail-Pierced Hands

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Broken



I reach for the pieces that are broken but sometimes they seem too far away

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bleeding Love


Photoshopping

The background image is from Microsoft Clipart. Just playing around with Change :)

Change Starts Here


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Overflowing




I don't want to be
soaked in my own issues
unable to see
what God wants
to filter through me
I'm filling up my cup
with excuses
of why I shouldn't
be emptied
*I wasn't able to get the cup right on my final drawing so I settled for my sketch for now. I'll replace it later with my black & white.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Materials,

Materials that keep our mind busy

with over-flowing closests and storage

going out-of-style and rotting piles

polluting our bodies, unclean

drawing us closer to the mall

and further away from reality.



Reality,

Reality TV

reality obscene

reality to a world of beings

that show off and show on



Show me the path

watch out for my luggage, the load, the baggage

stowed

only to be shipped off

to Good Will.



Good will,

a good work and a good way

to a good God.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Promise


Friday, September 5, 2008

Journey

A Key to the verses I used:
Psalm 139:13
Proverbs 22:13
Ephesians 4:32
II Corinthians 5:18

Proberbs 18:10




My brother, Gabe, will be deployed to Afghanistan next week and throughout the duration of his stay I pray that God embraces him with safety and protection.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Heavenly Relationships

Broken hearts
and love language barriers

Emotional scars
and swollen pasts

Smoldering words
and aching efforts

Unforgettable memories
and unrealistic expectations

Will be wiped away


Revelation 7:17

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

The First

My first drawing. It is drawn on the inside of my Bible. I wish I would have dated it.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Psalm 63:4


I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands ~Psalm 63:4

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Wave of Change

A difference
A voice
A stand
break the way
its always been
because its always been

Making waves
where the ripples
not only spread out
but rise up
in praise to God

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Matthew 6:9-13


Tonight a friend prayed for me while
we were chatting on Facebook and
it was such a beautiful moment.

Untitled

My personal Savior guides me day to day
unanswering and answering as I pray
giving hope of more to be
being comfortable inside of me
growing beauty inside out
eliminating self-doubt
reaching independent dependency on Him
He brings me home
to a place I have always been welcome

Monday, August 4, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What's My Rule? + Grace


I love to teach math and one of the activities in our curriculum is What's My Rule? In this activity the students analyze a set of numbers to determine the rule that solves the number sentence. For example: If a 2 is put into a box and a 4 comes out then the rule is adding 2. If a 5 is put into a box and a 1 comes out the rule is subtracting 4. Make sense?

Dedication


I made this for a wonderful group of women when I attended a small group from our previous church.

Monday, July 28, 2008

I Timothy 6:11-12

Verb: It's what you do...

flee~kneel~pursue~ask~fight~pray~take~forgive~receive~
stand~persevere~grow~read~serve~believe~wait~celebrate~ trust~dance~praise~sing~love~baptize~laugh~carry~declare~
listen~exalt~give~honor~teach~obey~tithe~rejoice~live~ comfort~release~create~

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Through it All


He holds my tears
where they begin
welling in my heart
seeping through my thoughts
ringing in my ears
cutting through my eyes
birthing each one
running down my cheeks
into His grip of Love







My wonderful husband was my hand-model for this picture. I took a picture of his hand, printed it out, outlined it, added some shading and tears. I wanted the image of Jamie's hand because at times he is a physical embrace of God's love.









Saturday, July 26, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Struggling to See the Son

Creativity Clouds



Commercial images

cloud my creative attempts

to see my Jesus



I climb high

in the tree of desire

to get a glimpse

of His face



He gently reminds me

to look through my heart

and focus on His Love and Grace



At times I struggle writing and creating because of the emotional rollercoaster I put myself on and the worldly images I am constantly exposed to (tv,movies,music, etc.). I know I do not have to climb to find God, but in my mind He is clouded by my issues.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Percolated

Sin, a crack,
that leaks
with slow persistence,
emptying my cup
of Your goodness.


Through repentance
mend my brokenness
and embrace by grace
my desire
to whole-heartedly
love You.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Puzzling Gift Sends Me Out on a Limb

Talents balanced

on the end of my schedule

priority, authority

giving into the pressure

They won't get it

forget it

I'm too fragile

to go out on a limb

for You

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Closer Look at Who I Am... Psalm 139:13-16

~No two fingerprints are exactly alike
~We are identified by our fingerprint
~We can be God's fingerprint on those around us
~He made us perfect and beautiful in His image