brushstrokes from God’s word

Save this date – Thursday, July 25!

You'll find it in Revelation 12: 11: They overcame him (the accuser) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. There was a night last summer... Our City on a Hill hosted their Our City Story at our family farm. It had rained hard for days and we...

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Lessons Around the Table May Class

The May class topic, "on grief" will be held Thursday, May 23, 5:00 pm. Don’t bolt yet. I’ve been on a trek for a very long time to find the way to healthy grief. Experts say there is such a thing. This lesson takes me all the way back to 1995 when I frequented a...

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Announcing: Lessons Around the Table April class

Lessons Around the Table The April class will be held on Thursday, April 11, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at Lincoln House, 1016 Meridian Street, Huntsville. The topic is: The Four Cups of Passover April 11th, class day, is just a few days before Holy Week. During this class...

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Save this Date – Thursday, July 25!


a powerful evening you will not want to miss!

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A Word From Suzanne

Quite simply, God’s Word is the fire in my soul.

Sometimes just one verse, or a lecture, a reading, communion with my church, a story – and I feel the fire igniting. Just recently while listening to a powerful testimony I felt it, that familiar spark beginning to ignite.

My husband knows how to make fire. Yep, it’s his talent. He can make it from a magnifying glass or a battery or with a stick. He gets the tiniest spark, then babies it. He protects it. He blows on it. You’ve seen how it works – a spark, hot breath, and suddenly the yellow red burst of flame.

That’s what happens in my heart when God’s Word takes hold. There’s a quick hot spark, then a flame emerging. The Spirit blows and fire erupts. My heart on fire.

But, I can’t live my life day to day with little fires starting all over the place. I’ve learned to let God calm me down, soothe me, teach me, stretch me. Over time the fire settles to a nice slow burn and eventually ends up on paper.

Or on a canvas. Wide open brush strokes, white canvas that shows through, soft warm colors, a little something unexpected from my way of looking at things. Paintings that speak to me and for me.

Scripture is my life, teaching is my call, painting is my passion. You’ll find a little bit of all of it in me.