"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps you can understand what He's doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of-- throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cot
Bringing God’s Light Into Our Darkness
Passing these long, cold January days at home with lots and lots of paper art and collaging in an effort to stay sane! Even though we've been back to a semi-normal home school schedule for a couple of weeks, it still feels like we're transitioning from the holidays (I keep thinking all the decorations are down but also keep finding more haha, not to mention the massive influx of new toys). Meanwhile, I've been picking up Sally Clarkson's "Awakening Wonder" to get inspired. Here's a short excerpt just in case you need a little pep in your step! "At times it feels like every moment is a battle. Perhaps it seems too idealistic to imagine diving into life every day s
2021… Oh My
Well, 2021 is off to a roaring start. The Capital riot was the incredibly sad grand finale of all of the violence that's been happening all year. Politics and the media have both lost their minds. Nothing is objective anymore. And at this point I think we all need to just resolve to let our gaze turn from this increasingly unstable world and onto our good and sovereign God. As crazy as 2020 was, I'm thankful for everything it taught me. I think the biggest and best lesson of all is that God is a good Father--my Father, our Father--and that we can trust Him through it all. We've had a lot of very heavy health trials as a family, and as these gloomy days linger, H
The Mind a Battlefield
Here to share some incredibly helpful insights about the mind and how it functions within the spiritual realm. If you've ever struggled to understand or to implement "taking every thought captive" (2 Corinthians 10:5) or "being transformed by the renewal of our mind" (Romans 12:2), this is for you! Also, don't miss the last few posts on the same subject. | The following are excerpts from "The Spiritual Man", by Watchman Nee. Volume III, Part Eight, "The Mind a Battlefield", pages 13-17) | The bible declares emphatically that we must "be transformed by the renewal of our mind." (Romans 12:2) If we carefully examine the mental experiences of a Christian we sh
It turns out that 2020 was both my best and worst year for painting. I was on quite a roll doing oil portraits, then Covid hit, the kids came home from school, Thane came home from work, and quarantine was an adjustment to say the least. We also were all struggling with strange health issues for months, so I didn't do any art at all. But eventually I started toying around with paper art again, mostly because it's mindless and soothing and it's easier to manage than oils. It is therapy!