Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Elements of Truth

Words are mine. Collage papers are from current issue of Someset Studios.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Notes to Self

Prayer begins in your heart.
Life starts in your soul.
Hope lives in your spirit.
Faith is decided in your mind.
Joy is experienced despite your pain.
Peace exists through a struggle.

The best lessons are learned through tears.
The best times are experienced despite the fears.
Every day is an opportunity to learn
all knowledge for which we yearn.
God's wisdom is our goal.
Through His love we toil.
It is a pleasant work of life
with Him there is less strife.
So face today with an open mind
and at day's end see the beauty in rewind.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sensible Advice

Get Up

Palm Sunday

How did such a celebration turn sour?
Why did the people turn on Him?
Do I do this daily?
I'm afraid I often do.
He forgives if we ask.
He leads if we follow.
He loves if we forget.
He cares when others don't
He is worthy of our praise, celebration and worship.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

releasing the darkness

Finding self

To find my own voice
I must keep silent.
To hear answers to prayer
I must be deaf to all else.
To feel God's love
I must surrender.
To understand His wisdom
I must follow His laws.
To taste the sweet life
I must change my requirements
and be true to my self.
To be complete
I must first fall apart and rebuild
from the heart out.
To accomplish these things
I must allow God to guide me.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Freebie!

Ultimate Supply

If I need strength                     
God gives it.
If I need hope
God gives it.
If I need joy
God gives it.
If I need promise
God gives it.
If I need peace
God gives it.
If I need anything
God gives it.
He is the ultimate supplier.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

a better season

The sun shines and
my spirit lightens
It is a season of hope!
The sky is blue and
my heart quickens.
It is a season of joy!
The spring blossoms are reborn and
my soul sings!
It is a season of love.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

heart, body, mind and soul of the artist


By clarifying our needs
we find our soul purpose.
By defining our purpose
we discover our spiritual path.

When we follow our true path
we learn to be our real self.
When we know truth
we consider new possibilities.

If we explore new possibilities
we realize our strengths.
If we use our new found strengths
we grow in unimaginable ways.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Surviving Life

Life's path is seldom easy.
It's often struggle and pure effort.
Through faith it is doable.

The journey is never short.
The many details are often difficult.
Through prayer it is accomplished.

The way is hardly simple.
The agenda is often misunderstood.
Through love survival is possible.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Finding balance through Release

God knows me best when I am vulnerable to His touch.
God sees me clearly when I dare to bare my soul.
God hears me and answers me when I allow my truth to come out.
God feels my hope when He and my spirit are one.
God speaks to my heart when I pause to listen.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring's Hope

We've seen the last winter moon.
It not only brings change of season
but a change in spirit.
Spring's eternal hope of
new life settles a peace over the heart.
With each new bud
there is a calming entity
that can only be God.
With each spring bloom
there is a new earth to see
and the beginning wisdom to experience.
With each new leaf
existence steadily unfolds into a miracle
of new life....reborn in Christ's love.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

release it all!

most days when the heart is on a shelf
unable to find it's rhythm;
the spirit is in a pocket
with a hole draining out;
the soul is on hold
with no chance to grow deeper;
and the mind is jumbled and
confused without the possibility
of any clairty

spring returns and
the heart warms its
place on the shelf and I feel it;
the spirit patches the pocket
so I can take it out and marvel at it;
the soul  finds its voice and
convinces me it is deeper than the day before,
even the year before; and
the mind settles;
clarity ends all confusion

Image is what happens when Dad gets too many medicine bottles and me the artist and ultimate "hate to throw it out" artist takes over.
I call him my
Medicine Man Angel.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Friday freebie!

This Friday is an early one. Taking Dad to doc to follow up from last week's hospital stay. He didn't have a heart attack! Praise God! But I worry over his other myriad of problems. I should be thankful he is home, moving about and doing as well as he is.

God is all that and more!

I seek freedom from worry.
God is that freedom.
I desire a faithful heart.
God is that faith.
I want a believing spirit.
God is that belief.
I pray for a stronger mind.
God is that strength.
I ask for a deeper soul.
God is that depth.
I know my being is miraculous.
God is that miracle.

Image is digitally altered 8th grade pic.
If God can get a person through 8th grade, they
can get through anything.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Good days have their blessings and bad days have their lessons

On days when I fall from grace
and I want to run away,
all I can do is seek God's face,
and ask His forgiveness as I pray.

When troubles appear and I come unglued,
I want to lie down and die.
But God's love changes my mood
and I feel  relief with a sigh.

As I wreck second chances and make mistakes
I want to disappear and hide.
Only God hugs me close and I abide
in His sweet embrace relieving my aches.

Feeling lost or alone I go within
and there my precious Lord awaits.
He gives me peace so healing can begin.
Joy returns and hope escalates.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St. Patricks Day Blessing

My Irish roots shine on this special day! Be blessed! Know the luck of the shamrock and keep the green paint flowing....

Getting by........

Though my joints ache
and my nerves are on edge,
God is my healing.

Even though my mind swims
and my spirit spins
God is my steadying device.

My heart lurches
and my body screams but
the Lord is my constant source.

My days linger
and my nights drag but
God is my timepiece.

My thoughts loop
and my words fail but
God is always faithful.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Worst of times and Best of times

The worst times bring out the best words.
Troubles strengthen our spirits and faith.
We lean on God more
when we hurt, worry or fear.

To know a hope that grows daily
is to live a life of calming peace.

To walk a path of joy that leads upward
is to understand the way of happiness in life.

To trust a God who forsakes us not
is to have a comfort beyond understanding.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Rain is falling.                                     
God is calling
Stay close to me.

Birds are singing.
God is ringing
Hear what I say.

Hope is growing.
God's love is flowing
Love me too.

Life is speaking.
Grace is peaking.
Trust me.

Image is magazine collage on watercolor background. Sample for kids class.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Looking back

mourning childhood views
the carefree schedule of no time constraints
the simplicity of activities and responsibilities
the lack of financial burden
the hope of toys and lollipops
the notion that your dad is the strongest man in the world and
your mother can soothe any pain
the ease of life's problems,                                                         
not really problems
at all (deciding to play with dolls or color)
childhood memories sweet and clear

Image is a watercolor for an upcoming mini class.
I call it "Last Winter Moon".

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Release the negative and

Dream Big.
Allow time to heal.
Trust true love.
Believe in God.
Give and Take.
Obtain less.
Seek peace.
Pray daily.
Live quietly.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Day's End

At days end
take a moment
to bow your head and
say a word of thanks.
Trust the Maker for another day
to magically appear for second chances.
Realize in this moment
your joy, abundance and quiet peace.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Lesson in removing fear

Peace settles fear.
Faith removes fear.
Joy overrides fear.
Love casts out fear.
God removes fear.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Broken Things Can be Repaired

Broken Spirits can heal with God's love.
Broken Souls can repair through God's grace.
Broken Hearts can beat strong with God's quiet strength.
Broken Bodies can strengtehn with God's power.
Allow God to repair your broken parts today.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Friday Freebie

God's Way Not Mine!

The mind constantly fills with fears and worries
but God's wisdom creeps in the cracks
with possibilities to overcome.

The heart weeps with sadness and lack
but God's love penetrates the holes
and the feelings melt away.

The spirit misses abundance
but God's smile warms from deep within
and wholeness returns.

The soul fails with doubt and anxiety
but God reinforces hope
and clarity is found.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Depleted bodies rise from the ashes.
Broken spirits find hope each day.
Hurting hearts see love again.
Believing souls know truth reigns.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Only God Can

fill the void in an empty heart.
quench the thirst of a parched soul
satisfy the hunger of a vacant life
answer the difficult questions of a hurting spirit
provide the joy of a depleted body

What can ONLY GOD do for you?

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

You want it? Claim it!

The laws of attraction, the power of positive thinking, you are what you beleive, the power of prayer....what ever you want to name it, the mind, heart and spirit are truly amazing powers the human vessels have. If we don't try to tap into it, it is a neglected source. Don't just whine and pray and wish for things to happen. Believe they can! Will them to happen! Trust God to answer your prayers with His true good. Accept His answers and move on. Find the biblical promises in the word, written just for you and claim them. Post them on notes to yourself where you are reminded hourly. Hold them close in you heart. Make them a mantra.
Just do it! Believe it! Trust the wonderful design of God's hand.

Do you want joy?
Claim it.
Do  you want healing?
Claim it.
Do you want peace?
Claim it.
Do you want truth?
Claim it.
Do you want strength?
Claim it.
Do you want self control?
Claim it.
Do you want hope?
Claim it.
Do you want more faith?
Claim it.

Anything spiritual you want and need is possible through the power of God. Believe in His Word. Seek it with trust and your whole being. and it is possible!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Uplifting News just when it was needed

I just learned I have secured a spot in A Natural View (local art show sponsored by the Gaston Co. Art Guild and hosted by the Schiele Museum in Gastonia, NC.) The piece is a simple quick sketch of a bird nest in snow, graphite on gesso.

A former minister once had the congregation repeat each Sunday
God is good
All the time.
All the time
God is good.

He is.