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“Pick One”

“Pick One”

“Pick One”   As the branch of a tree must remain attached to its life source in order to bear fruit, so we must remain connected to God in order to be producing the things of Him. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;” – Jesus in John 15:5 In verse 2 we’re told “He cuts off every branch…that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” Pruning can be painful and confusing, but as long as we remain standing in our faith, we will come through stronger and more fruitful than ever. …the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (NASB) We cannot produce that kind of fruit on our own, but through the Holy Spirit we are able to bear a harvest that strengthens the world around us. “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” – Jesus in John 15:8 Buy...

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“Fresh Cherries”

“Fresh Cherries”

“Fresh Cherries” God’s mercies are new every morning…fresh for that day and its challenges. Lamentations 3:22-24 says, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’” “Fresh Cherries” represents God’s daily provision. We often look back on things in life and wonder, “How did I ever get through that?” or we look ahead with fear and dread and wonder, “How will I ever get through that?” The answer: God’s grace and mercies. However, He doesn’t give us grace today for yesterday’s trials and He also doesn’t give us grace today for tomorrow’s challenges. All we have and all we need is grace for TODAY; and before our feet hit the floor this morning, He had already provided…like fresh cherries for the day!   Buy...

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“Freedom is Not Free”

“Freedom is Not Free”

“Freedom is Not Free”   Our national anthem proclaims our country as “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. Those words were well penned by Francis Scott Key, but as I’ve heard it said, the USA is the land of the free because of the brave. In their valiant pursuit, way too many paid for our freedom with their lives, health, limbs and even their own freedom. While the United States is far from perfect, may we never lose sight of our patriotism and always remember the men and women who paid so very much for our country’s freedom.   Buy...

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“A Pop of Color”

“A Pop of Color”

“A Pop of Color”   The Poppy is one of my favorite flowers for its bold pop of color and delicate pleated petals. I sure follow in my Maker’s footsteps, loving detail as much as He does. Sometimes we can wonder if God is aware of all that is playing out in and around us, but if He is intricately pleating the petals of Poppies then we can be sure He is intricately working on the details of our lives too.   “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. Luke 12:27   “A Pop of Color” is a reminder that long before we can see the beauty, God is working on the details that will unfold in our lives!   Buy...

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“Should Have Been Mine”

“Should Have Been Mine”

“Should Have Been Mine”   A crown of thorns is a reminder of what Jesus endured, overcame and won for everyone who believes (Romans 10:9). He suffered the punishment that we deserved. The crown of thorns He bore should have been on your head and mine.   But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. Isaiah 53:5 NLT   Buy...

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“Black Tie”

“Black Tie”

“Black Tie”   God’s design for masculinity is leader, lover, protector & provider; for he is created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27).   What’s more fun than dressing up and celebrating some aspect of life with those you love?! The Bible says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: …a time to weep and a time to laugh a time to mourn and a time to dance…” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4). Life is unquestionably hard and painful, but in the middle of it all God gives us gifts of celebration.   Pair “Black Tie” with “Little Black Dress” because after all, “two are better than one” (Ecc. 4:9)!     Buy...

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“Little Black Dress”

“Little Black Dress”

“Little Black Dress”   Femininity is a beautiful mystery. Created as a helper, she is innately caring and gentle yet constantly displaying incredible strength; for she is created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27).   What’s more fun than dressing up and celebrating some aspect of life with those you love?! The Bible says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: …a time to weep and a time to laugh a time to mourn and a time to dance…” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4). Life is unquestionably hard and painful, but in the middle of it all God gives us gifts of celebration.   Pair “Little Black Dress” with “Black Tie” because after all, “two are better than one” (Ecc. 4:9)!     Buy...

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“Spoken For”

“Spoken For”

“Spoken For”   There are countless things in this world fighting hard for our affections. If we don’t guard our hearts, we are in danger of losing what is most precious to us: Our faith, marriage, family, God’s promises, peace, and the list goes on. It’s not always easy, but we must be vigilant over our source of life.   “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23   Buy...

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“Be the Light”

“Be the Light”

“Be the Light”   When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 If we are followers of Jesus, then we have the “light of life” within us. I don’t believe that light is for us alone, but that it is also there to help light the way for those around us. You and I are able to light up a life when we allow God to shine through ours. And remember, light shines brightest in darkness!   Buy...

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“God With Us”

“God With Us”

“God With Us”   Matthew 1:23 says, “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” — which means, “God with us.” In this painting I have portrayed Jesus as a baby holding on to ‘man’ to communicate how God is with us. He is with us in every season. In Isaiah 43:2 we are told, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” God never promised us immunity from trouble, but He did promise to never leave us or forsake us. He is Immanuel, God with us. Buy...

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