Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Merry Christmas Message - from God's heart to yours...

Emmanuel.  God with us.  Always. 
You are never alone, for He is here...

Jesus was born -
with everything He needed to live a holy life, to defeat Satan, to bring salvation, to bring healing

        - to His people.

A precious newborn boy contained all the power needed to change the world.
A tiny baby was the greatest threat to the enemy's plan that the world would ever see...

So - remember...
No matter what you are feeling today -
No matter where you are today -
No matter how long you have been a Christ follower -
                                                          - a day
                                                          - a minute
                                                          - a year
                                                          - a lifetime

You are more than a conqueror; Who is in you is greater than who is in the world.  You have all you need - to do what you must do and to be what you must be...

the power present in Jesus at His birth is also in you, at work to fulfill His purpose for you.

Take heart.
Breathe Him in.
Be at peace.

Monday, December 9, 2013

What I've been working on since we've been offline -

We went for a nature walk on Wednesday, before the storm and cold weather came in...
and the ice made a nice backdrop for the collection! 
The bluish tint comes from the ice, and I thought it made a nice natural touch...

Sun bleached acorns, cedar berries, oak leaf - digital painting

mistletoe, sun-bleached acorns with insect drilled holes, oak leaves

cedar branch with berries, sun-bleached acorns with insect drilled holes, mistle toe, flaming sumac pod
cedar branch with berries, mistle toe, sun-bleached acorns with insect drilled holes, wooly lambs ear, flaming sumac pod, loose berries from cedar and flaming sumac

sun bleached acorns with insect drilled holes and cedar berries

digital painting of oak leaves

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Still here and a couple of Christmas Freebies...{repost}

December is always full, Christmas, Thanksgiving has just passed, and two important family birthdays - and for the past 30 years even more so - ever since our youngest son was born on December 17th!  So we have been busy...I am continuing on with the "Wilderness" posts, but for the moment I am giving myself "permission" to practice sanctuary, contemplation and gentleness as we have prepared and celebrated and now more preparations!

But I wanted to pull these freebies from the past into the present so you could enjoy them once again...