Stretching ourselves to do things we have never done can be difficult at times. I have been stretching myself the past few months at art lessons. I had this bright idea to draw and paint my self-portrait. Go ahead, you can laugh now! Fun fact: people are the hardest to draw and paint. But I … Continue reading Working Through The Processes Of Life
Every day I wake up and see this gold-sequined sign that one of my friends gave me. The sign says, “Stay grateful” in cute lettering. I have it on my dresser amongst a lamp, jewelry box, picture frames, a clock that needs batteries, other smaller signs and a pink box that has cards people have … Continue reading Staying Grateful While Seasons Change
I have been so busy with my card business since God’s Glory Box, a subscription box company, ordered 11,100 packs of 2 cards. I had sent them some card samples in February. I heard back from them a couple of weeks later and they loved the Aspen Sunset card. I was so excited to have … Continue reading Do You Need A Boost Out Of The Depths Of Despair?
Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. This verse describes how the Declare conference was for me this past weekend. As I mentioned in my last post, I was very nervous about giving my pitch. … Continue reading You, My Friend, Are Qualified!
Hello, everybody, I’m sorry I haven’t written in a long time. I have been focused on several things in my life. As some of you know, I want to write a book about my life someday. Well, my mom and I are attending a Christian writing conference next week, where I hope to learn more … Continue reading “Declare Conference” Jitters
It’s not what I prayed for. It’s not what I wanted. It’s not something I understand. My circumstances seem so confusing, I’m placing it in Your hands.” Tears immediately flowed down my face when I heard these words to “Your Ways Are Higher Than Mine,” for the first time Monday morning from the Collingsworth Family’s … Continue reading Choosing to Love God, Even When I Still Have Unanswered Questions
Recently, I just listened again to a book on my audible app called, “But God, Wouldn’t I Be More Useful to You If I Were Healthy?” by Esther Smith. This book is about how she lives with chronic pain. This book will open your eyes to see there are others around you who are hurting … Continue reading “But God, Wouldn’t I Be More Useful to You If I Were Healthy?”A Book That Inspired and Motivated Me
Five years ago, on the Facebook page of one of the dystonia groups that I was a part of, I saw a t-shirt with this saying on it, “It’s just Dystonia, Don’t be jealous.” I thought it was an awesome shirt! Unfortunately, I never got around to buying it. But a couple of weeks ago … Continue reading Lessons Learned Along The Way
Stepping out of our comfort zones can be uncomfortable and even awkward at times. For some, it’s having a hard time talking to others they don’t know very well. For others, it’s learning to be a listener to a friend. As I grew up learning to talk to others on my communication device I learned … Continue reading The One Question That Makes Me Get Out Of Bed Every Day…
Have I ever told you I’m a people pleaser? This can be a good thing but it can also be a bad thing. Let me explain. I’m an artist. I paint paintings and sell them on my Facebook page. As a artist, I try to be open to ideas of what I should paint. The … Continue reading Painting Through The Jar-Tight Days