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This may sound like I’m making this up, but I assure you I am not. Watercolor did not come naturally to me. Painting didn’t really come naturally to me. Sketching and drawing didn’t come naturally to me. BUT I LOVE IT.  And therefore, I was determined to make it work.  As long as I’ve been […]

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THE FIRST TIME I FAILED AT WATERCOLOR…

This may sound like I’m making this up, but I assure you I am not. Watercolor did not come naturally to me. Painting didn’t really come naturally to me. Sketching and drawing didn’t come naturally to me. BUT I LOVE IT.  And therefore, I was determined to make it work.  As long as I’ve been […]

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Heart and Home: Fostering Peace by Welcoming the Presence of God

a guest post written by Lisa Dean Growing up, my mother kept our house immaculate. If she reads this, she will likely deny the fact, but it’s true. She still does. The combination of her love for beautiful decor and her high standard for cleanliness creates a refuge from the rest of the world. As […]

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WHY ART MATTERS II

So, think about it—in an age where print publications are not as popular, coloring books made a comeback. Ummmm… clearly we have an infatuation with art as humans.

But WHY?! 

Well, in my previous blog post I talked about WHY ART MATTERS…

Today I’m diving deeper…

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Creating a Gospel-Centered Self-Care Routine: refueling our souls so we can live more like Jesus

If we mean to take up our crosses daily and follow Jesus, I think sometimes we get lost in the idea that we don’t need to actually take care of ourselves. Here’s the thing: Jesus took time to reset and refuel. If it was good enough for Jesus, shouldn’t it be good enough for us? Here are three ways I’ve created a self-care routine that isn’t selfish, but refuels my SOUL so that I can be more like Jesus.

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BEHIND THE GREATER GARDEN

Listening to a mix of Daniel Tiger and worship music, I noticed the immense beauty that is autumn.  When I paused to think about it, fall is where things are dying, so that they can be made new again.  Trees lose their leaves. Grass turns brown.  Flowers that bloom annually hide away.  Even though things are “dying,” they’re dying so that the earth can rest in winter, and then come spring we see again a beloved picture of how God is renewing all things.   Nature is preparing for the sabbath of winter–a lovely and much needed rest after the heat of summer. > Excerpt.

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