I’m finding some time in my exhaustingly busy schedule to set aside “practicing” my artwork. I’m trying new techniques and mediums, and learning what works well together and what could be a tragically incompatible. Life is a learning process. We cannot expect all things to be perfect but it is in doing little things often that we acquire great skills, success, and achievement. It is a journey of trust and confidence in the One our heart loves.
What does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
At times in our walk with Jesus He brings you to a place where you encounter Him at a ‘cross’road. It is a place where decisions and choices are made, especially if He is asking you to trust in His guidance without seeing beyond His words to you. Well, I am at that place, He is asking me to say goodbye. It is a goodbye to the ‘stale bread’ in my life; things that were once easy to maintain and where I had joy, though now those things don’t produce the grace they once did.
He has me on a new journey that requires faith (since it is way out of my comfort zone box) into a glorious new path filled with promise and renewal. I am excited but at the same time is really scary, I really need to be brave. I trust the One who knows me better than I know myself and His love gives me great strength. Bon voyage stale bread!
P.S. I am not saying goodbye to this blog or any artistic endeavors, only the old ways and unfruitful thinking. It is a joy to to bring you these pages with it’s encouragement and artful moments!!! It is a journey that compels me forward.
This Saturday I will be teaching a class on card making for the A21 project, which seeks to abolish human trafficking in the world. Its organization raises awareness to the largest human commodity – modern slaves on our planet. This ministry is shouldered by Christine Caine and her husband, Nick.*
A local women’s church group wanted to help this organization and to encourage the 1% who have bravely gotten out of trafficking…so they decided to write words of encouragement and asked me to be involved – teaching and making cards. We will write prayerful sentiments to lift up and edify these people who have suffered at the hands of others. I encourage you to get involved any way you can.
Here are some of the cards we will be making:
Please pray for these victims of cruelty beyond words and consider getting involved.
*Christine Caine is an Australian activist, evangelist and international speaker. Caine and her husband Nick are best known for founding The A21 Campaign in 2008, a non-profit, non-governmental organization that combats human trafficking, as well as Equip & Empower Ministries, which seeks to aid the development and growth of Christian churches and church leaders. In 2015, Caine founded Propel Women, an organization designed to honor the calling of every woman, empower her to lead, equip her for success, and develop a sense of God-given purpose.Caine has written several books, including “A Life Unleashed”, “Run to Win”, “Can I Have (And Do) It All, Please?”, “Undaunted”, “Unstoppable”, and “Core Issues”, and her latest, “Unashamed”, she has spoken about her passion for God, the local church and justice at conferences across the globe