Art process: Choose Life

Here, you can see earlier versions of this artwork. It’s cool how God can bring things together. I’m not sure if I should tweak this anymore, but for now, I’m happy with it. This is a digital image that was made spontaneously on Coral Painter and Photoshop. It’s so fun to just play, experiment, andContinue reading “Art process: Choose Life”

The Journey

Below is a video in response to my art titled, “The Journey”: Below is a video to describe my art, along with some general encouragement and a prophetic word for the body of Christ. Topics include learning to embrace and enjoy the present moment; getting our hearts and minds ready for God to use usContinue reading “The Journey”

PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective Part 4

This is part 4 of a 5 part series on PTSD. Part 4 addresses healing and recovery as it relates to accountability; self-image and self-esteem; learning to trust God; learning to trust others; connecting to self and others; letting go and grieving; intimacy with God; and deliverance. In case the video doesn’t show up onContinue reading “PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective Part 4”

Mission Ready

Prophetic word: 11/03/22 Mission Ready It’s a time of change. There is a changing of the guard. The winds are blowing. The winds are bringing change. God is bringing a whole new landscape. This may or may not involve where you live. God says, “Prepare for change. Prepare for change! Prepare your heart. Let meContinue reading “Mission Ready”

The Gift

I believe the time has arrived for God to bring His promises. They’re his beautiful gifts to His bride which has persevered and waited patiently, holding onto faith despite adversity and affliction. God says “It’s time for the comeback! It’s time for restoration and recompense!” See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springsContinue reading “The Gift”

Thankful October

This watercolor painting was my example art for the subject of thankfulness. I had all my groups at the psychiatric hospital make art about something they were thankful for. We talked about how being thankful can improve our mood and help balance our perspective, especially when faced with overwhelming adversity or despair. We talked aboutContinue reading “Thankful October”

Overcoming and Truth

Above, are three stages of one art piece shown as digital images with the most recent stage at the top and the oldest at the bottom. Truth and Possibilities were taken with my phone whereas Overcoming was scanned. I added the word Truth digitally to the Truth image. I did tweak the color just aContinue reading “Overcoming and Truth”

Change is Here

I did most of this last night and added the word, “change” to it today. This was made in response to receiving new pan pastels, a set specifically made for portraits with 20 different colors. One of the gifts that I received when I was licensed as a minister on October 1st, was a $200Continue reading “Change is Here”

Surprise Beginnings

For some reason, this reminds me of an ice cream cone. “Surpise Begnnings” was the title that came to me. What’s on my mind is the subject of breakthrough and small beginnings. I titled it “Surprise Beginnings” because sometimes we don’t even notice those small beginnings, but they are surprises from God meant to encourageContinue reading “Surprise Beginnings”

PTSD Diagnosis¬† and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 3

PTSD Diagnosis  and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 3 About the workshop video: This video addresses how abuse and trauma effect the brain; hyperarousal; dissociation, setting boundaries; coping skills to deal with those issues; and types of therapies that can help. I provided relevant scriptures related to the topics and explained the recovery processContinue reading “PTSD Diagnosis¬† and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 3”