brushstrokes from God’s word

A grand month

          This is the month for grands before they go back to, don't say it, school. Almost every day we are with one or several of our grandchildren and mid month we have six at our annual Camp Zannie*Beene. Everything else is taking a back seat to swimming and...

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This song on repeat – The Breakup Song

                I have some tender hearts written on a card and stuck in my Bible. I'm praying. I love them so. I know they are scared, one even told me so. This little card represents all kinds of life's hardships - dealing with pain and loss, uncertainty, and...

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More summer art with kids

          Silly Snakes   This was the cutest project ever! It incorporates painting (with acrylics - easy to clean up), mixing colors, cutting, and weaving. Paint one full sheet of paper with mixed shades of green and yellow paint. Let dry. Create 4-5 snakes out of...

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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.