JANNA VANDERVEEN

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Kathryn leaned close until her lips were next to Eden’s ear. “Your beauty is taken from you, Eden. You have whored yourself out to sin and you will be a vile thing in my sight until you repent. You will not be my angel because you cannot be. You will be my demon, a twisted thorn in my flesh sent to torment me until the day you turn from your sin.” ~… Read More

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

Today I dabbled with some watercolors, just for fun. I love the whimsical, mysterious, and elusive quality of this art. It evokes the imagination into telling untold stories. I probably broke a million art rules in the process,  but had a blast. (Click on the thumbnail for a high-resolution image)

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)

Sigrid Estrada / FSG / AP

“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet:  You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. – Mrs. Whatsit”  ~ Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

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)

“I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking.”  ~ George MacDonald

“And I say also this.  I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes.” ~ C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet 

“Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.” ~ Orson Scott Card, Enders Game

“There never can be a man so lost as one who is lost in the vast and intricate corridors of his own lonely mind, where none may reach and none may save.” – Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov (1950) (Photo Credit: Douglas Kirkland/Corbis)

“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.”   Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

“How inappropriate to call this planet “Earth,” when it is clearly “Ocean.”  ~ Sir Arthur C. Clarke

“The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn.” ~ H.G. Wells

“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion.” ~ Jules Verne