Here are a few of the new pieces I completed in time for the show (many still in progress). My new process includes embellishing traditional and archival digital paintings with collaging of paper, beads, and quilling.
Blessed Good Friday & Passover!
I took this photo two years ago, right at the beginning of the pandemic. How time flies! These stormy, dramatic clouds remind me of the scripture that describes what happened in Jesus’s last moments on the cross.
Matthew 27: 45-54
Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, “This Man is calling for Elijah!” Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.
The rest said, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him.”
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
Thank you, Jesus, for your powerful finished work of taking all our sin on the cross,
and opening the door for us not only become God’s beloved children, but one with You.
Yours is the greatest love story ever told!
May we always continue to experience your love and grace in a deeper way.
Shalom, friend - God’s love song for you today.
(I love this song!)
According to Sheep101.info, "Sheep are mentioned in the Bible more than 500 times, more than any other animal. The prominence of sheep in the Bible grows out of two realities. Sheep were important to the nomads and agricultural life of the Hebrews and similiar peoples. Secondly, sheep are used throughout the Bible to symbolically refer to God's people."
This is a great link for more info on sheep in the Bible. :) This photo was taken on a visit to Valley Shepherd Creamery in 2010.
Blessed Passover and Resurrection Weekend!
One of my favorite scriptures-- I originally designed this back in 2015, but wanted to share it again. Shalom!
For inspirational hope and encouragement in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, check out Joseph Prince's free Sermon Notes. His message is incredibly detailed and supported by scripture. He offers many other messages expounding on Jesus, our loving Light in the darkness. (Full audio and video messages are available for purchase.)
View the full sermon notes on this excerpt here!
Our pastor shared President Trump's proclamation during this morning's service. I say, "AMEN!"
Praying you and your family experience God's supernatural grace, peace, protection, and health during this difficult time
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence.
In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration;
but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]!
For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and
have conquered it for you.] John 16:33 AMPC
The Lord is returning soon to bring His bride home.
We'll be worshipping like this forever. Amen-- Come, Lord Jesus!
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