Chosen

I created this mixed media to visualize what it means to be Chosen. In My Father’s Vineyard by Wayne Jacobsen inspired Chosen. I’m reading this wonderful book and savoring every word, like a glass of fine wine. Having grown up on a vineyard, Jacobsen’s knowledge about vineyard husbandry brings scriptures to life. Jacobsen explains how God has grafted us into the …

Life Choices That Will Rock Your World

Recently, several people have rocked my inner world with their life-changing choices. This was definitely needed because lately I’ve been muddling my way through moments, responding from the gut, doing just enough to get by, and then resuming my coach-potato position by day’s end. My friends got me thinking about what kind of person I …

The Deep Waters of Surrender

Giving up control is like letting out fishing line into deep waters where opportunities, you never dreamed of, swim below the surface. The longer I live, the surer I am of this truth: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the …

Complementary Colors: Divine Faithfulness and Human Surrender

Often unexpected circumstances take us where we do not want to go. Yet the resulting blessings of acceptance form a beautiful bouquet of complimentary colors—a mixture of divine faithfulness and human surrender. Recently, I wrestled with acceptance of a situation that was causing me consternation; I was challenged to trust God during a directional change …