in the Potter's Hand

searching for evidence of the Creator's hand

What Lights Your Path?

It seems like everywhere I look darkness is creeping in. Overwhelmed by bad newsBuried under a never-ending to-do list Tension rising amongst family membersFear of whats comingDespair over not being enough The list could go on...frustrations, disappointment, worries, wounds, fatigue,... Continue Reading →

Inspiration is Everywhere!

I have noticed that no matter how hard I try to stay focused, I can't help but find a new art course to take or helpful book to read. When I was young I told myself I would read every... Continue Reading →


This month’s challenge for Milan Art Institute’s Art Club was “Baby Steps.” The challenge was to paint a baby animal in a cute, yet sophisticated way, and put into use all of the tutorial videos they posted this month. These... Continue Reading →

Breaking Free

Just as I am about to hit "publish," I am suddenly realizing the irony of the timing of this blog, just in time for Easter weekend. The greatest story of Breaking Free in all of history! Jesus broke free from... Continue Reading →

Better Than a Dozen Roses

I am so excited to present to you this guest blog by Dr. Michelle Watson! Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield, PhD, LPC Better Than a Dozen Roses: 12 Ways For a Dad to Let Your Daughter Know She’s Your Valentine With... Continue Reading →


In my July 30, 2020 blog, Hope for Hard, Hurting Hearts, I promised to update you when I finished reading and sketching images for the book of John. At that time I was slowly reading through it with a few... Continue Reading →

A light in the darkness.

Since I saw this image several years ago, I think of it often. There is something precious and profound, vulnerable and victorious in it. Little Lamb by Jenedy Paige The light of the word came. It came not as we... Continue Reading →

A different kind of Advent wreath

Do any of you ever feel hemmed in by certain traditions? Do you wonder why we keep doing them? Do they feel stiff and stale? Do they remind you of the story of the holiday ham? A woman who prepared... Continue Reading →

God heals…

There has this idea/sentiment/message out there expressed in differing degrees over the years that people who go to therapy or struggle with any kind of mental health issue (depression, anxiety, eating disorders, OCD, etc) don’t have enough faith. This implies... Continue Reading →

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