Creativity at Church

Prophetic Art I like to do prophetic art during our worship time at church — sometimes dodging flags and dancers. First I pray, asking Holy Spirit what He wants me to draw and I get into my Bible and read. I always begin to see part of an image, colors and shapes but I don’t […]

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I Can’t Help It

I Have to Sculpt People It’s been a while, but I had fun making this guy. I’ll do some finishing touches and wait several months before firing him. Let’s pray he doesn’t bust open in the kiln. I’m still learning…. What should I call him? “Life motivation comes from the deep longings of the heart, […]

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I’ve Lied to You

I wrote this over a year ago… and it’s still true. I feel despair often, but I am still here… trying and overcoming everyday that I don’t give-in to the “suicide” disease CRPS. Hope is a powerful thing and Love that much more. I want to thank all the people in my life that haven’t […]

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Free/Gratis

It called to me as it rested in the shade somewhat near the trunk of a beautiful Jacaranda tree. I caught sight of it from the corner of my eye as I drove by on the winding road. There was a sign on it and I had to know what it said. I turned around […]

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Trying new Media

What’s the worst thing that can happen? I love to try new mediums of art. It’s a blast to discover new ways of making something beautiful, while having fun doing it. Let me just emphasize the fun part! It’s about having fun, not what the results will be. When something turns out nice, all the […]

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Looking for a Magic Bullet

I know that a lot of people are looking for healing. Many people hope and pray and expect to be healed all at once, declaring it to be so. I confess I’m looking for that magic bullet too, and I don’t believe in engaging in magic. I’ve been waiting for a miracle and in the […]

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Why Me? …Why Not Me?

We say, “why me?” when things don’t go our way. We say it when we are hurting; when our lives are suddenly changed; when we lose a loved one; when we become ill; for car accidents; financial problems; relationship issues; on and on. And, before we know it, “why me?” becomes “why me, God?” “Why […]

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Emotions: I CAN/NOT

Whether I “Can” or “Cannot” really does not matter. Not if I’m talking about making art, or overcoming a debilitating CRPS or EDS flare up. I need to focus on what I “Can” do at that moment, and place my “Cannot” where it belongs. Problem is, it can be really hard. When I hear myself […]

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This & That

THIS thing is happening to me. This thing exists here and now, and most likely will in the distant future. This keeps me awake at night, and restless in the day. The problem with this is, I cannot help but remember THAT. There was no this in that. That was a time when worries seemed […]

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