Tag Archives: grace

The Burden Bearer: A Tribute to Caregivers

The Burden Bearer is an acrylic on canvas, reflecting those who care for others through prayers, encouragement, and service. These are the people who not only make life hopeful but doable. READ THE ENTIRE POST…

Posted in acrylic painting, Portrait Painting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in JoDee's Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Awaiting Inspiration for 2015

I sit in my art room, waiting for inspiration… An idea A purpose worthy of my time A face to grace the empty canvas The New Year dawns, and I want to open wide to possibilities. Even though the wall … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, New Years Resolutions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in JoDee's Life | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Glorious Burden

And He placed a mantle upon her shoulders, the weight of which she doubted endurable…a glorious burden she was entrusted to share. Often the life of faith flows freely, for those of us determined to follow God’s Spirit. Like a … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Infilling

I am captivated by the concept that heavenly treasure can reside in earthen vessels, imperfect people filled with the Spirit of God: READ THE ENTIRE POST…

Posted in faith | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lazy Rivers of the Mind

Have you ever wanted to be… a person of calm someone who floats with, instead of fights against the current? Two summers ago, my best friend, Barbie, and I decided to do just that. During a visit with her in … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment