Pathways to the Sea

Pathways to the Sea is a mixed media portrait that visualizes treasured places and experiences where oceans meet beaches. Refreshment and fun are found when one strolls along beaches, wriggling toes in sand as salty spray washes away worry. In fact, I find a special touch of God’s grace when I visit the beach. I took the …

Nursery Magic: When Being is Enough

A stillness blankets the nursery while I rock baby to sleep. The sliding rocker glides back and forth as she nestles sweetly in my arms, her tiny hand fingering folds of flannel. In this moment, we don’t have to be anyone or do anything except rock. In this moment, we are enough—baby and Grammy, soothsaying away …

Planning for the Future While Living in the Momment

What a wonderful balance life is of planning for the future while savoring the moment. I’m futuristic by nature, according to my Strengths Finder profile: “You are a dreamer who sees visions of what could be and who cherishes those visions.” The profile goes on to say that people need a vision to “raise their sights and …

Time for Change

Is change a decision we can control or an invitation to ride the wild, untamed? Or both? I’ve been trying to wrap my head around change—what part is God-initiated and what part is human choice. There’s something deep inside that drives me to find my true north, which inspired the acrylic painting, “Time for Change.” …

THE GIVER GRACES THE COVER OF AN EBOOK, WINDOWS ACROSS OCEANS

Today was the book launch of Windows Across Oceans, an eBook in which nine women from around the world share their remarkable stories of overcoming.  I created The Giver to express the mission of literacy, a glorious burden shared by those who long to help people learn to read. Recently, Aliyah, the book’s editor, found my painting through …