Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

God’s Blessings are in the details:)

BAJ-Katie2-Sue Carroll
God’s intention and desire to bless humanity is a central focus of His covenant relationships.
Matthew 5:3-10
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Genesis 22:18
“and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.”
Our God is a God who blesses.
Isaiah 30:18
“Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”
Our God longs to be gracious to us… Quite overwhelming to my sinful heart.
Last night I was unexpectedly blessed, and I couldn’t wait to share with you all.
I believe it to be a blessing of encouragement to us all!
I taught the last class of a Bible Art Journaling series that has been ongoing for the last month.
I am blessed beyond measure, simply to be given the opportunity to share my passion with others, and to function in my “sweet spot” – God has given me the gift of teaching and it is one of  the biggest parts of my “purpose driven life.”
Unexpectedly, my beautiful group presented me with a lovely book filled with special pieces that each of them did using many of the techniques we had worked on in class.  Each one was unique, and with many, I could tell who lovingly created them… it will be a constant reminder of how God creates each of us to be used like no other. I love these Sisters so much and they each taught me something! (Thank you also for the very generous and unexpected gift card!)
In both of the classes I taught this month, there were several Mom’s and Daughter’s.
 How cool is that?!
The piece at the top of the page was done by a very special daughter.  She is someone that I have had the privilege to know and teach since she was a wee little one. (She is now in 6th grade!)
She has always had a sweet and tender spirit… So innocent and willing to learn, but dyslexia has provided her many challenges.
 Bible Art Journaling has given her a reason to be excited about studying her Bible. It has become a new “strategy” for overcoming a weakness she has with a strength her Father has blessed her with! Seeing not just words, but a picture of truth.   Her smile and excitement is contagious and made teaching this class a lasting encouragement to me!!!
Thank you sweet Katie!! I love you!!! Your piece is beautiful.
BAJ-Katie-Sue Carroll


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