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(Week 8) 5 Lessons I Learned in Prison: Butterflies and Barbed Wire

  5 Lessons I learned in Prison: Butterflies and Barbed Wire   “…All through these difficult days I keep hoping, waiting for the final change—for resurrection…” (Job 14, MSG) Many would call prison a tomb, a dirty pit, a bone collector, a trough for the troubled, or a cell for the shameful. I experienced something different. Why, you may ask, […]

(Week 4) View from the Happy Place: Costa Rica 2016

Costa Rica continues… Week 4’s painting is my rendition of the view from the back porch at Carlos and Karla’s house, the Mission House.  The team calls this spot their: HAPPY PLACE I agree with that descriptive title.  And here are some actual pictures from that sweet spot.   If you know me at all, you know I love me […]

(Week 3) God-Colors in Costa Rica

God-colors in Costa Rica (Week 3) “…You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world…” Matthew 5:14 MSG “Brilla tus colores de Dios” Mateo 5:14 **For all my subscribers, only half of my blog post saved and posted last week, as I prescheduled it to go live while I was in Costa Rica. So I am trying […]

(Week 2) Carrying the GOOD NEWS to Costa Rica: What are we CARRYING in our Oxcart?

I am headed to Costa Rica on a mission trip soon.  I chose the “Costa Rican Oxcart” as the theme of this weeks painting for several reasons: 1: Oxcarts are vessels and they CARRY.  I am a vessel and I CARRY.   “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars (oxcarts) containing (CARRYING) this […]