How to Build Good Habits that will Make Us Fruitful

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Airplant; watercolor on paper Most of us have written goals that will guide us on what we need to focus on for the New Year. I have written faith goals that I am believing and partnering with God for. I also themed my days according to what work I need to focus on (i.e. Mondays are for planning, Tuesdays for recording). However, our pastor said that every goals or New Year resolutions fail by the third of the month because of formed … Read More

Green Orchids

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In its short span of life, a flower gives it all– beauty, colors, fragrance, decoration, accessory, food, medicine, wonder. I had the pleasure of sketching it up close, observing and beholding while the orchid lasts. The life of a flower reminds me of Jesus when He was living on earth. How short His life was yet He left us with an eternal impact. As His Holy Spirit lives in the hearts of God’s children, may we live a life worthy of the calling God … Read More

Meaningful Interruption

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I heard the beautiful music played by Uncle across the room and I went out to sketch him. He turned around and asked me what am I doing to which I simply replied, “Sketching you.” I suddenly had this thought that how many of us would like our lives to be interrupted for someone else? We are all busy creatures rarely pausing to rest and even more so to listen to that beautiful melody being played by the old lady at the corner of the street. … Read More

84: New Thing

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Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19) my first painting for 2015 was dated April and the title was Newness. this month’s painting, unaware of the previous almost similar note, I typed New Thing. what’s with being new? or renewed? what is God doing in our lives that is new? how is mercy new? how is grace … Read More

Grace in 2014

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Beyond (watercolor) I sat on the corner of the bed, eyes and nose watery from a possible cold. That’s not how I hope to start New Year. But I know that that is exactly where God wants me to be…right where He is. To hold fast to Him. To rely on His grace. To spend time with Him. Not blindly nod on another selfish commitment or overwhelm myself with lists. God wants me to rest in Him alone. To discard the pleasures of this world … Read More

Merry Christmas!

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“Poinsettia” in watercolor My brother and I rode a jeep to attend worship service one Sunday morning. There were no passengers inside except for a little boy. He was wearing a long worn shirt that touches his knee. His bare feet and hands covered in grime. He held a box wrapped with festive paper scribbled with the word donations on top. While we gave him something I ponder about Christmas. Like the little boy we are all covered with the grime, … Read More

Golden Yellow

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Golden Yellow in watercolor The leaves shriveled into a crisp golden yellow ochre with a hint of cobalt burnt. Like wind chimes following the whisper of the wind, the old leaves dance slowly but definitely not its last. For new things will take root and it will grow fruitful. If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation: The old has gone and the new has come (2 Cor 5:17)! He is no longer slave to sin and tradition. … Read More