Living Water

Living Water

Our ladies group has been sharing thoughts on symbols in the Old Testament that point to Christ. I am continually amazed of the oneness of the Bible. Its only message is the Gospel of Jesus Christ from beginning to end. As I started working on…

Sharing God’s Word

Sharing God’s Word

When things slow down we really began to think about lots of things. When we are so busy we don’t see God working in and through our lives. We are left wondering if all the things we do are even important and especially of eternal…

A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

This year I have written stories for our children’s program at church. My goal was to focus on secondary characters in a story. Each of us have a story to share. Everyone’s story is different even if we have shared similar or the same events.…

Country Kids and City Kids

Country Kids and City Kids

  Another of my works in progress.   I always loved the children’s book “Country Mouse and City Mouse.   It reflects a great picture of each experience.  I myself am a country girl.  I grew up in the country and hope I get to…

The Selah Project

The Selah Project

Some of the ladies at our church have started meeting to do mission projects.  We started with the Shelah Project.  We are making baby gowns for newborns that are still born or live only a short time after birth.  The gowns are made from donated…

Life’s Treasures

Life’s Treasures

I recently saw a few clips from an old Antiques Road Show program.  The lady had been given a necklace by her grandmother.  When her grandmother would give her things she often embellished it hoping her granddaughter would want it.  Her grandmother told her the…

Feeling Blessed

Feeling Blessed

Last month marked 40 years for John and I.  It seems amazing so many years have come and gone.  Each year is packed with memories.  God has been so good and blessed us all the way. A while back one of our sons found an…

Shepherds Abiding

Shepherds Abiding

This picture is one of the illustrations in my book, “The Old Shepherd Song.”  I shared the book on a previous page.  We hear stories of ufos, but can we even began to get our mind around the sight those shepherds saw in the sky…

Baby Jeje

Baby Jeje

My two year old grandaughter loves going to church.  When Sunday comes she is at the door jumping up and down so excited to go.  We bought her a little bag which contains a flannel graph story of Jesus.  She calls it her Baby Jeje…

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

I have had the awesome experience of being part of Cornerstone Academy of the Ozarks.  In case you are not familiar with it, I will tell you about it.  It is a Christian school located in Warsaw, Missouri.  It grew from the vision and calling…

Christmas Caroling

Christmas Caroling

So many of the events that made Christmas so memorable we no longer do.  One of those events was Christmas Caroling.  The Saturday night before Christmas our church family would go caroling around the little town of Climax Springs. I remember one very memorable night…

Family Christmas Parties

Family Christmas Parties

Growing up we always looked forward to the Christmas parties.  Our church always had a Christmas decorating party.  The fellowship hall was in the basement.  A Christmas tree was set up for us kids to decorate. The smell of popcorn filled the air.  Bags of…

The Church Christmas Program

The Church Christmas Program

This painting is an illustration from my book The Old Shepherd Song.  It reflects Jesus life from Bethlehem to servant-shepherd to the cross.   For over 50 years the Osceola School held an annual Christmas Program.  The program was the complete story of Jesus birth.  It…

Reflections

Reflections

This is one of my first paintings.  It was painted during my painting class at SBU.  We would go to Dunegan Park and spend our three hours painting.  It is a reflection of me sitting in the park.  Posting a picture always sparks a story.…

Cornerstone Intergalactic Space Academy

Cornerstone Intergalactic Space Academy

It is just about time for Cornerstone Academy to start their new school year.  A fun filled  year is being planned.   Everyone is so excited.  Their first study in history and science begins with space.  The Cornerstone Intergalatic Space Academy crew will spend their afternoons…

Coming Again

Coming Again

It was a beautiful service at church today.  We are blessed with so many children.  It is a joy to watch them grow spiritually.    Today we began with the baptism of two of our children.  So thankful. We ended the service with the Lord’s…

The Story of the Stars

The Story of the Stars

While writing one of my VBS programs, I became very interested in the names of the stars and constellations.  The more I researched the more amazing the story became.  God told us that he made the sun, moon, and stars to mark time and seasons. …

Clay Pots

Clay Pots

While getting my art degree, I took some ceramic classes.  Although I did not pursue being a potter, it has become a valuable skill to have.  I have made artifacts for my archaeology units.  I have made items for my Bible museum.  I have made…

Nehemiah’s Prayer

Nehemiah’s Prayer

A couple of years ago I designed a curriculum for our VBS.  It was a reenactment of the book of Nehemiah, a book I have come to love.  What an amazing man Nehemiah was!  The students acted out the whole story; building the wall, putting…

Grace Happened Here

Grace Happened Here

I have developed curriculum for numerous VBS programs.  I like writing my own.  It gives me opportunity to do an in depth Bible study and at the same time apply the Biblical truths to today’s world.  I then get inspired to paint pictures that relate…

Bearing Good Fruit

Bearing Good Fruit

I love living on a farm.  Our farm has a beautiful hayfield, some wooded areas, ponds, a large garden area and a huge yard.  Growing in the wooded areas are patches of gooseberries, raspberries, and blackberries.  Usually more than I can pick.  It feels like…

VBS Festival of Lots

VBS Festival of Lots

Today was the final day of VBS.  After a study of Queen Esther we ended the week with a celebration.  The students learned about the Jewish holiday of Purim.  The celebration was established to mark Queen Esther helping save the Jewish people. We dressed in…

Time Travel VBS

Time Travel VBS

It is once again time for Vacation Bible School.  This year the students will begin each evening at the time machine.  Foil, aluminum pans, slinkies, christmas lights and a fog machine, silver tarps and gray plastic table covers will transport us back in time. We…