Category Archives: JoDee's Life

Promethean Featured on Create with Joy Website

What an honor to have Promethean feature on Create with Joy’s Inspire me Monday’s post. I’m always thrilled when one of my posts is featured because this website is full of ideas to inspire creativity. Check it out http://www.create-with-joy.com/.

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In Need of Grace to Paint and to Give

Why do I torture myself so? I ask myself this every time I start a new portrait. The beginning seems so easy: ideas grace the mind…an outline drawn…the hollow of a mystical person appears. But then it doesn’t take long for … Continue reading

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Warrior Princess Mask Featured in Somerset Studio Magazine

Today I went to Barnes and Nobles with my husband and noticed the current issue ofSomerset Studio magazine.  I had submitted a piece of artwork last spring for this September/October issue, figured I wasn’t chosen, and so opened it to see who … Continue reading

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Unconditional Surrender

  “I put no conditions on my surrender.” I mumbled those words after wrestling with something I feared God wanted me to do, but I dreaded. “Lord, you’re really not asking me to do that are you? You know that’s the one thing I’m … Continue reading

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Returning to Writing

I’m trying to find my way back to the reflective writer I once was. Funny thing is, she seems like another lifetime ago. I search for her in memories and imagine a woman who rose every morning to write. Yes, I sigh, she … Continue reading

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Remember what it feels like to be loved…

Our home swells with grown children returned home, family gatherings, and a granddaughter who can wipe away your blues with a smile. Easter weekend, I sigh, a time to celebrate our Lord’s resurrection and to enjoy our growing family, with all … Continue reading

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When a Writer Grows Restless

I’ve noticed an interesting dynamic that occurs in my writing life. When a message begins to form, it often masks as a mild depression, a sense that all is not well in my soul. Sometimes the struggle to figure out … Continue reading

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