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Ask, Seek, and Knock!

10 Jan
Ask, Seek,, and Knock!

Ask, Seek,, and Knock!

Luke 11:9

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man  who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while  daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”~ Theodore Roosevelt

There are many things I want to be or do in life, but I want to help others do and be as well!  What fun is achievement if you can’t pass it forward or share your success….I want to be spent doing what I was created by my God to do!  This quote by Theodore Roosevelt stirs my soul to shake myself and step out and try once again.  In reality I may not hear success knocking at my door…I may not even know what her knock sounds like as of yet, but by faith,  I can hear her walking up my walkway even now!

Be encouraged my friends….If you’ve asked and  you did not get an answer…Keep Asking… If you’ve sought and have not found what you’re looking for,…Keep Seeking….If you’ve knocked and the door has not been opened unto you…Keep Knocking!


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Three Steps to Change!

27 Oct

I do not know who it was that posted {Three Simple Rules in Life} on my facebook

Timeline, so this is not my original idea, but it really rang true to me.  If I want change in

any area, then I must be the one who moves toward or presses into what I



Christine’s Art Gallery

15 Oct

Christine’s Art Gallery.

Christine’s Art Gallery

15 Oct

Be Blessed with all Bountifulness!

9 Oct

Be Blessed with all Bountifulness!.

Be Blessed with all Bountifulness!

9 Oct


I know some may be offended at this, Please do not email me, because I’ve already read this in the word of the Living God and it would be too late to convince me otherwise.  The word of GOD is true whether one chooses to believe it or not! Act on it or not!  ….God does not want us to lack.   I heard someone tell my son that you don’t get what you want from GOD, that you only get what you need….This is totally contrary to the word of GOD. If this were true then why did he teach the disciples to pray the prayer that says “on earth as it is in heaven?”  Is heaven bankrupt and broke?  Does heaven lack any good thing? Don’t get me wrong,  GOD is not irresponsible!  He gives to whom he can trust.  He knows our hearts, but the truth is if you are generous when you are poor, you will be generous when you are rich.  If you are greedy when you are poor, being rich is only going to make you much more greedy!

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.

HE said we can be enriched in EVERYTHING to all Bountifulness! Sounds like I can have what I need and what I WANT as long as I remember who gave it to me and am thankful!  Well, I didn’t mean to preach, but why is it okay that some drug dealer can dress his finest, drive the fanciest cars, live in the fanciest houses, but Christians are supposed to be poor?  NO SIR, my Father in Heaven owns it all and He said What THINGS whatsoever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them and you SHALL have them!  Not maybe I can have them, but that I SHALL…I think I Shall just have what I WANT because my DADDY owns it all! Thank you!

We’ve all got a Story!

26 Sep



I am writing this blog today because I truly hope to help someone who is living with someone that

is facing or has faced an undiagnosed illnesses.  This road is not an easy road, but thanks be to GOD we are finally seeing the light at the end of a long, long

tunnel, knowing that according to the Bible that “Healing is the children’s bread.”  We will see complete healing, but hopefully on this journey that my husband and

I have had to walk,  we can help others by encouraging them to never give up hope.    According to Psalms 107: He sent his word and healed and delivered from every destruction.  So no matter what it looks like, my husband and I have complete faith that he will indeed be whole and well again.

I wanted to share very briefly our story although it is a story that spans 6 longs years as I am writing this……..

My husband got up one December morning in 2007and our lives were forever changed.  He was having trouble with one of our vehicles so he being a Jack of all trades was going to fix it.  He crawled underneath his Ford F-150 only to suddenly be overwhelmed by a sensation in his body that he could only  describe as feeling like he was drowning from the inside.  He explained to me and many doctors that it felt as though water rushed through  from his feet and went all  through his body and literally hit his lungs.   He was barely able to crawl out from underneath the truck because he couldn’t take a deep breathe.  We live in a home that has steps at every door, so he attempted to come up the stairs into the  house and could not hardly take more than a step or two that he would have to stop and try to breathe.

What happened on that day sent us into a tale spin searching frantically for help.  We are indeed Christians and no we hadn’t sinned….but we know that bad things happen to good people all the time!  We of course began to pray and seek GOD for healing and used wisdom as my husband’s symptom’s grew worse.  We sought out a number of doctors which included many specialist, to only be crushed when they would shake their heads and automatically try to treat him for diseases that they had not proved he even had such as COPD or Asthma.  Don’t get me wrong, I thank GOD for doctors, at one point last year when my husband was placed in ICU, I was never so appreciative of the doctors and nurses who helped take care of him, but still when he came out of the hospital there was still no definite answers after 10 days of rigorously being tested as to what is really going on.

Long story short or shortened, it was suggested to us many times about going more to an Holistic approach. You’ve got to know my husband….He is a good old boy, a Redneck some may call him…He is all man, No foo foo stuff for him, but when disease is robbing you of time with your family and living in general, you will do whatever you can,to find help. No we are not weirdo’s, we are desperate for answers and needed someone to help us until the full manifestation of my husband’s healing manifest.   Maybe those of you who do not believe that GOD still heals today may judge us as being crazy and weird, but honestly, your opinion has very little baring on how we believe.  Until you walk our road and our journey, you really have no clue and I as a Christian pray that you would never have to face what we have had to walk through.  I am not debating with those who do not believe that GOD heals, I am searching out GOD’s healing in whatever form He choses for it to happen.  Doctors are not GOD they do not heal, they treat symptoms, my husband and I know that ultimately GOD is the healer.

Anyway, we took the advice of so many who had suggested that we go to a Naturopath and Holistic approach.  Our decision to go and have my husband tested proved to be a right decision.  We found out that there were several issues with his body and immediately the Naturopath began treating him with natural Essential Oils and Detoxing supplements to help flush out the toxins in his lungs and throughout his body.  As crazy as it may sound, immediately my husband began getting relief.  His Oxygen saturation levels which stayed entirely too low has began coming back up in the 90’s where they should be and daily we can see an improvement with his strength and energy levels coming back.

I said all of this so that those who read this would understand, that I am not just trying to sell Essential Oils and other products, but I am passionate about pointing others to something that is so pure and simple.  GOD placed Adam and Eve in the garden and told them to simply live off the land.  Why do we think that we can live off of processed foods and work in toxins and pollutants everyday and think that our bodies may not be affected somehow?  I am not speaking sickness or disease over anybody, as a matter of truth, I personally declare the word of GOD over you in Isaiah that states: By Jesus’ stripes you are healed!

I am, however, simply sharing that 100% Essential Oils can possibly be something that one can use as natural preventive tools to help ward sickness and disease off before they occur.  If this resonates with you in anyway, please check out my webpage’s link  http://www.mydoterra.com/covenantessentials/ which contains information on how you or somebody you know may obtain the natural products that may be able to help them as they have my husband.  Not only have they helped my husband, but I now use them for my whole family especially through allergy seasons etc… If you are walking through some kind of sickness, I encourage you to always trust GOD first, let him lead you down the pathway of healing for you.  I’ve seen the healing power of GOD and have experienced in my own body, so I know he is our healer however he chooses to manifest it in our bodies.



Painting Classes Calendar! Come and Join us!

12 Sep

Studio B calendar

Be Encouraged to Walk on!

11 Jul

Never apologize for who you are!

In the world that we now live in it is so easy to feel like we are running to keep up.  I am involved in a lot of activity, but really I have been stepping back and evaluating what I am actually doing and if I am accomplishing anything that will be lasting.  I wear a lot of hats, but I have been taking a few of them off that I have found unnecessary to wear.  The last thing I want at the end of the day is to have a day wasted doing something that I should not have been participating in and my energy all spent.  It is very easy to become discourage when what you are doing is much larger than what you perceived it would be when going into it.  Honestly, however,  that is usually how I know that I am on the right path.   I also know I am on the right path if I am actually enjoying my walk even though it may be difficult. Also I can feel confident about my path when I know that I am  being led and not driven.  A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. www.biblegateway.com  Life is challenging and the journey may be a little or even a lot difficult at times, but if everything was so easy that I could do it strictly on my own, then I personally believe that it may have just been a good idea and not a “God Idea!.” When you think of how we actually come into the world, it is with struggle, babies struggle to make their way out of the womb and that mother labors to bring that baby into the world! So as I journey, fall and get back up over and over again, I learn.   I am being changed into who I really am!    I have failed many times  when trying to accomplish these larger things of purpose, but  the most important thing is to “GET BACK UP!”  Regardless of how many times you feel like you have tried, if you know that the Lord is in it, just be encouraged to  Walk On!

Creative Juices are Flowing!

26 Jun

Don’t you just wish sometimes that you could just stop everything and do the thing you love to do?  Well for brief periods of time, I’ve been able to get the old creative juices flowing and try some new painting techniques and new subjects that I normally would never have tried!  Love the time spent on the following pieces as they represent lessons learned from each painting!

Mountain View 003?????????????????????Raining In Paris

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