brushstrokes from God’s word

Summer art with kids

I'm having 4 art classes with Benjamin this summer. This one started us off. Clay Sea Turtles   Pair with: I'll Follow the Moon, an adorable book. Materials:  Air-Dry Clay  Old newspaper  Toothpicks  Straws Instructions: 1. Place some newspaper down on your work...

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One evening of extraordinary worship

Here's why I love Our City Story so much. I especially want you to come to this one. Picture this: Nice summer evening. Casual - wear jeans or shorts. Come to my farmhouse cabin, just 15 minutes from downtown Huntsville (directions below). And you are away. Really...

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Who is she?

When I am asked to lead a retreat, something I like to do at the very end is have a moment of remembrance with God, a standing stone so to speak, something tangible capturing what God has done in our hearts. At the closings of various retreats there have been glorious...

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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.