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Afraid of the dark

From my very first inkling of interest, one of the reasons I loved oil painting was the process. Every single artist I took a workshop with began by painting the darks first. They all said: get in as many darks as possible, learn to mix deep darks well, all dark...

Your summer study!

Right about now Bible studies all over the place are finishing up and somewhere in the back of our minds we are thinking summer. Maybe a summer study? If this is you - it's me - I'd like to toss Unlocking Belief into the mix. Especially The Journal. The journal is the...

New art!

Beautiful Bounty Psalm 127:5  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full... All details are here   I'm  waiting to deliver this to someone...

Here’s the prize!

Here's the prize for Katy Brooks, first winner at my suzannewmatthews.com giveaway! from Anne Neilson Artist extraordinaire, this is Anne's beautiful angel journal from Anne Neilson Home. Remember how my give-aways work: 1) The winner chooses a category: either...

Out of the mouth of babes

One last look at sweet Easter conversations captured from two of our youngest grands - Case (5) and his cousin, Katie (3). The week before Easter, our daughter Molly overheard this from the back seat of the car: Case, concerned: Mama, I don't want to die on a cross....

The March give-away winner!

Congratulations to Katy Brooks! Katy is the winner of the March website give-away - the first one on my new site and the first one of many to come! I'm not so accomplished or experienced at give-aways but I will say, this is great fun! The give-aways will always be...

Easter: … and Peter

There's one phrase we could almost overlook, but for me, it's full of hope and love and the real human compassion of Jesus. So every single year I flip through pages to find it and over and over I read these two words... ... and Peter. Early Easter morning Mary...

Lent: preparing our hearts for the cross

A friend said this to me a long time ago: I don't understand the cross. In all honesty, I don't get it. Hundreds of men were crucified on Roman crosses and I know it was a horrific, agonizing way to die. What was different about Jesus on the cross? I admit I'd had the...

I love radio

Love talking to the drive-to-work crowd. Love the early morning in pj's, glasses, no make up, with a cup of tea, Love talking about Holy Week. Dawn at Moody Radio Nashville makes it super easy! Y'all listen to her -  she's amazing! Thank you, Dawn. I wish I lived...

Fun give-away to my readers

www.suzannewmatthews.com I promised a give away after the March drawing challenge and here are a few more details: You do not have to be an artist or have participated in the drawing challenge. The give-away will be crafted for the winner. I'll reach out to the winner...