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Moments of Clarity

Some of the greatest blessings one can receive in a lifetime are moments of clarity. Those serendipitous seconds when heaven shines a beam of light in the form of illuminated understanding—a perspective that cuts through the quagmire of confusion, ambition, … Continue reading

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Oh Holy Night

While bustling about, I look over at the wooden nativity my sister hand crafted… and I remember the greatest gift of all. He came to live among us so we might live forever, I ponder in the silence. “This is … Continue reading

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Returning to your Place of Peace

One of the greatest challenges for the artistic soul is to sequester time! Too many commitments crowd the margins of one’s life, spilling unrest into much-needed spaces. Before you know it, quiet mornings usually spent painting or writing now churn … Continue reading

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Voice is a mixed media portrait commissioned by Krista Thomsen to honor her mother, Bonnie Ribble Kennedy. This piece features a creative soul’s passions. Bonnie’s philosophy empowers: “…my gifts are meant to be given–So they can come back to me–It’s a … Continue reading

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The Power of Words

We promised it would never happen to us. That we’d lose our words, our voice, our passion to write. That we’d abandon our blogs and books that were well into their becoming…READ THE ENTIRE POST…

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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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The Parting: Letting Go of Your Paintings

Personal paintings become a part of the artist’s journey, and, like good friends, can be difficult to say good-bye to as you travel along your creative path. This watercolor my sister and I created reminds us of those family camping … Continue reading

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