November 2015 Final Issue
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I Knew It Was A Gift From God (part 1)


After losing my ability to sing three years ago, darkness became a constant companion. After years of traveling, singing, and writing songs with my husband, my song had been stolen. Darkness enveloped my days until a friend suggested I find a ...

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Victoria’s Artwork


I call these the “Jesus on the Beach Series” because each setting and caption reminds me of the peace that comes from those two things…Jesus, and the beach. Lately, God’s been teaching me what it means to be loved and pursued by my Creator. ...

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Artwork by Victoria


Father and Son This piece may never be finished. I got the vision while reading Zach Neese’s book, “How to Worship a King,” and it seriously affected me. What I saw was Jesus, broken and bloodied from his recent death ...

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Write Time Write Now!


I am often asked, “Did you always want to be a writer and speaker?” The answer is not a simple one. I believe I always felt the pull of God’s Spirit to communicate with everyone around me. Just ask my ...

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18 Inches


My world is 18 inches My life is a face I live and breathe her love for me Across that 18 inch space My world is 18 inches My future in her hands For I am always asking her Of ...

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Whispers On The Mountain


There is no sound sweeter to a human heart than the still small whisper of God. Just ask Elijah. Isn’t it those times when we are most exhausted, most exasperated, most frustrated that we desperately need to hear God the most? After ...

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Hand Lettering Hope


I began creating artwork with hand lettering about a year and a half ago. Prior to that I didn’t know such an art form existed. It has been an adventure to watch how God has used this gift to impact ...

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Jesus And The Cross


Dawn Grider is our Featured Creative for this month’s issue. She has chosen seven pieces of her original artwork to represent her vision of confessing & receiving at the cross. Below is Dawn’s gallery.

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From Grief to Healing


I’m a pastor’s kid, which means, I’ve been in church since before I was born. In fact, I can’t remember a time when God wasn’t a part of my life. I grew up with a great sense of His presence ...

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Speak To Me


(Verse 1) Speak to me Lord your words of truth I am so dirty to be anywhere near You Lead me to the wilderness And there speak kindly to me I am unworthy of your sweet tender mercy (Chorus 1) ...

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The Power of the Arts


Why are the arts important in the scheme of things? Our world is upside down. We’re bombarded by images of murder, war, earthquakes, and terrorism on a daily basis. The soul of our nation is wounded. Many are simply trying ...

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