JANNA VANDERVEEN

Acrylic Mixed Media Painting | Rose Garden As I was placing the final details on this painting, I had tears leaking down my cheeks. I’d been listening to a song on...

Watercolor Painting | Diving Deep No matter how deep you fall, or to what depths you dive, I am there. I descended to the depths to be with you, but I didn’t...

A Message of Hope | Psalm 23 When darkness encroaches and death overshadows the valley, have no fear, for I am with you. The shadows are lies and death an illusion. But take heart, for I’ve...

My mission is to discern, awaken, and inspire truth in myself and others. “May my tongue be the pen of a skillful writer, my pen be the tongue of a masterful orator,...

Things that interfere with writing the next great American novel: #1. FLIES! I’m not kidding. My daughter Chloe (who just turned four) is terrified of flies. She doesn’t understand the correlation between leaving the...

“What if when we see someone caught in their old patterns, instead of judging them, we judge how much grace and mercy they are going to need in order to find God....

I love what-ifs. What-if’s drive my creative thinking and fuel my love for writing. They push me past the mundane “box” of my thinking and force me to consider things I wouldn’t,...

Judas. Villain. Traitor. Murderer. Isn’t this how we view the disciple who sealed Jesus’ fate with his infamous kiss. But what if in our vilification of Judas we miss the point of Christ’s...

A family of robins decided the lush, weeping cherry tree beside our front door would be a perfect place to start their new family.   With beaks full of twigs, grass, and leaves, they...

Sweetheart by Janna © 2011 Homeschooling… homeschooling… homeschooling… that’s all my life seems to be about these days. 🙂 But my kids love it and so does my husband, which makes...

   http://www.janspielvogel.com/  I love poppies.  They are magnificent and stunning in their glory.  My eye is drawn like a moth to a flame as I witness their scarlett blooms reaching...

Proverbs 31:10 – A wife of noble character, who can find?  She is worth far more than rubies. This Bible verse in Proverbs has had an enormous positive impact on my life. ...