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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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“Individuality”

“Individuality”

“Individuality”   This painting is of my mom’s hybrid Irises along what used to be a barn, but is now my art studio! I look at each Iris and see such uniqueness and am reminded of how uniquely God created you and me. The definition of individuality is “the quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind, especially when strongly marked.” Being born with a form of dwarfism, I was born distinctly different. As a child, I just wanted to blend in and be like everyone else. As an adult, I have learned not only is it okay to be different, but it is beautiful. When we wear our uniqueness proudly, it becomes the essence of our beauty and strength; so, be the best version of yourself by shining in who God has made YOU to be! Buy...

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“Blessed Is She”

“Blessed Is She”

“Blessed Is She”   Just as Elizabeth spoke these words to Jesus’ mother, Mary, so are we blessed when we choose to believe that God is faithful to his promises. We may not understand the process He takes us through between a promise made and a promise fulfilled, but we don’t have to. He is God and He is accomplishing far more than our eyes can see on this side of our promises. The orange Poppy is symbolic: Orange is often associated with fall, the season of harvest. Waiting on God’s promises is much like waiting for a harvest. Orange is also the color of fire which signifies one being tested and proven. Finally, the color orange represents boldness, intimacy and companionship with God. “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!”           Luke 1:45 Buy...

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“Restored Beauty”

“Restored Beauty”

“Restored Beauty”   This painting represents God’s ability to restore beauty to those of us who feel damaged, used or broken.  When we seek Him, God breathes new life, purpose and hope into our lives. “…to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”           Isaiah 61:3 Buy...

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“My Hero”

“My Hero”

  “My Hero”   I was born with a form of dwarfism known as SED congenita which causes multiple orthopedic complications.  In 1987, as a result of neurological damage as well as weak muscles from surgical manipulation, I became fully dependent on crutches for the next 13 years of my life.  I remember during that time declaring in hope and frustration, “If ever I don’t need my crutches anymore, I’m going to burn them!”  When I asked my doctor if he thought that day would ever come, his knowledge and understanding spoke, “Most likely, no”.  I never stopped believing though in the One who could heal me, and just a few years later I threw the very crutches that ‘man’ said I would always need into a big bonfire!  My doctor was there celebrating with me and said, “There are many doctors but only one Healer.” It was just before the Crutch Burning when I painted My Hero.  This painting was inspired by the words of someone dear to my heart.  He calls me his hero because of the strength he sees in my life, but what he doesn’t see is the source of that strength.  In this painting I’ve portrayed myself as a little girl who has fallen while walking with her crutches.  She looks up to the One behind her as if to say, “…but it hurts.”  His strong, but gentle look reveals His response, “It will be okay; I am with you.”  On my own I am weak, but His strength is always there to pick me up.  He is my hero and His name is Jesus. You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my place of safety.  Psalm 59:9 (NLT) Buy...

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