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Watercolor Attempt #21 I cannot help but contemplate the work of God’s hands, while writing Lumen, the second book in my Eden’s Gate series. Psalm 19:1 comes to mind and lingers… “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.” ~ Psalm 19:1 (Click on thumbnail for high-resolution image)

Watercolor Attempt #14 Painting keeps me thinking creatively, a necessary skill for both writing and editing. It forces me to visualize light and dark, shadows and colors, and imagine the what-if’s in the picture. When I tried to put words to the feeling this picture evoked, this thought came to mind… I am a haven, a safe place. Even though trials may come, I promise rest and a place of peace. “‘For I know the plans I have for… Read More

This is the good news… Christ died once and for ALL because of his great love. “It is finished!” (Click on thumbnail for high-resolution image)

Proverbs 27:9

I am thankful for all of my wonderful friends. They are genuine, honest, intelligent, and gracious… Sweet incense indeed! (Click on thumbnail to see a high-resolution photo)

You are Beloved You are loved You are a flower among thorns A precious blossom Cradled in the hands of a God who cares. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

John 4:14

This weekend Bruce and I took a scenic drive around Niagara Falls. It was dusk, fog obscured the setting sun, clouds of mist spiraled out of the depths of falling water, and rain drizzled from the sky upon the multitudes of people who refused to be deterred from viewing this magnificent force of nature. I stood in awe of the One who created it all and this verse came to mind…