“Finding Hope”: A Lenten Reflection

image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay “I’ll be with you…day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” ~Matthew 28:20 TRIALS…in our broken world Two years ago, I lost my father. While he had multiple health issues, it was mainly heart issues and chronic pulmonary disease that had him returning to and from […]

Breaking through “Artist Block”

Has your inspiration for creating art run dry? At some point or another in your artistic life, you may have experienced one or more of these things: staring at your artist’s tools (in my case – paints, paper, canvases), but you just can’t “feeling the love.” you have NO any idea what to create and […]

“Simply Pray”: A Lenten Reflection

Image by claudia martinez from Pixabay  “Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.” ~excerpted from the Sermon […]

Shine Your God-Colors

You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light […]

XOXOX Tip: Finding Your Five

“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought. ~Matthew 5:5, The Message You know that feeling of self-doubt? That nudging from the inner critic that calls you out saying “who do you think you’re fooling?” Maybe […]