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 stay there. On the third day, I rose and took you with me.
This morning I wish you freedom and life. May your day reveal the sweet surprise of unfettered kindness as you walk in love with all you meet.
Recently, I lay awake in bed, convicted of a thought which would not release me to sleep. In the darkness of my bedroom, I slipped on a pair of headphones and began to listen to the song, Join with the Angels, by Planet Shakers. As the music played, I embraced the thought, and it embraced me. These words etched into my heart and inspired the painting, which I’ve titled, Refiner’s Fire. Maybe… Read More
I completed a second painting for a friend, in my series, “Be Thou My Vision.” I envisioned a girl holding a lantern, which cast light to dispel the shadows. Be thou my vision, Thy presence my light. Guide me through sunshine, And the darkest of night. ~ Janna Vanderveen
Sorrow fills the silence When love’s sweet iris falls. Come gather scattered blossoms, And cradle petals strong. Let’s raise our valiant banners, And paint our tower’s tall. For Marianne, oh sweet Marianne, We’ll remember freedom song. ~ Janna Vanderveen
As our prayers rise like incense Let peace fall like rain Saturating the hearts Of all who ache and despair.~ Janna Vanderveen
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 torn the veil, Giving sight to the blind, Hope to the hurting, And truth to the deceived. My mercies are new every morning. Just as I am the dawn And the new day, So am I with you always. ~ Janna Vanderveen … Read More
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, and my words be apples of gold in settings of silver.” ~ Janna Vanderveen
We woke up to a big surprise this morning I have to confess, I was worried. The flooding was pretty bad and the storm sewers were backed up. Our neighbor, Shannon, took this picture of the side of our house. But we like to make lemonade out of lemons…and my family is a little crazy. This is what we do when school is cancelled and we have water up to our windows. Have… Read More