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Diane Marra
Florida
Child of God, mixed media faithartist, grandmother, teacher
Interests: Bible Study, Creative- journaling, faithart, mixed media, teaching, painting, healthy living- eating organically, exercise and bike riding!
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What a great study this month about Honour at His Kingdom Come. A culture of honour in the kingdom of God is different than the worlds view of honour. In America we honour celebrities, singers and lots of people who havent' really done anything to honour the King of Kings. God is the one we should honour in our everyday, walk around, waking, sleeping, working life. God is worthy of my honour because he is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Adore HIM Creations
PRAISE HIM! So proud to announce our newest endeavor at His Kingdom Come! Are you looking for faithart products that enable you to go deeper in your creativity? Then check out the new line of Praise Him Stencils! His Kingdom Come has created tools to draw you into God’s presence and lead you deeper into creative living. Faithart tools help us create art with the intention of connecting with God. All our products are available... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Adore HIM Creations
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Final week in the family series at His Kingdom Come on family. I really liked the devotions that Staci wrote for our community. This final week was a great summary on the topic of family- God's family. Abba- an aramaic word which corresponds to our "daddy" in English. Can be difficult to think of God as my daddy or father, when my earthly father wasn't kind, patient, loving, graceful or protective. Slowly I am learning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
Welcome to a very exciting blog hop. Today His Kingdom Come is celebrating the launch of a brand new Faithart stencil & mask line “Praise Him” designed by me! His Kingdom Come has created tools to draw you into God’s presence and lead you deeper into creative living. Faithart tools help us create art with the intention of connecting with God. His Kingdom Come faithart tools help you exercise the artistic gifts God has bestowed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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Father- difficult word to hear for some people and I am one of those people. The person who had a negative experience with my earthly father, which clouded my perception, trust and security with God the Father. I have been born again sine 1992, and am have spent that time with God to re-frame the word and idea of Father. My idea of father was based on my childhood- father meant suspicious, scared, anxious, fearful... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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The trinity is the basis of my faith. Devotions this week helped me refocus on the reason for my faith and who God is and who I am. Family is God's plan for us and the trinity explains His word and how it governs our lives. I am trying to keep a monthly technique theme going and how perfect that this month is my white- or tone on tone technique. I find that I really... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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New month, new topic family. We are so blessed with a new devotion writer at His Kingdom Come-Take Me Deeper for the month of June. Staci Lys Dunn Silva, our Poetry/Writing Ambassador wrote the family devotions and she is a great artist and writer! I love the quote she used by Kurt Bruner: "We know artists by their most important creations" We know God by the world he gave us, how he created us and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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Peace- everyone is the world wants it and few know the source or how to get it. It is not just an absence of war or strife, it actually is a wholeness, prosperity, health, welfare, safety, harmonious relationships, security, completeness, fullness, rest and soundness. All of that is summed up in the Hebrew word shalom. Continuing with the collage technique, I used lots of gelli prints as my background, and then upon looking at it,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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I was so reminded reading the devotions this week about "abiding". Abide was my word of the year a few years ago, and I was able to really change my daily routine and abide with Him during that time. Like all of us, life changes how we live each day and before you know it the abiding time is not scheduled and not done. Mary (author of HKC devotions) spoke about how "running on empty... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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Spending a month focusing on self care has been an interesting journey. I have spent a lot of time in self-examination, and answering the question do I really take care of myself? Do I see myself as God's temple, do I cherish that temple, do I offer it as worship to Him? In the past year I have experienced living by myself for the first time in my life! I am 63 and have never... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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Psalm 63:1-5 O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. 3 Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! 4 I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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Who am I thankful for in my life? I am thankful for my Lord and Savior Jesus- He washed me clean and white as snow! My mother- she was my best friend and loved me unconditionally. My children- and grandchildren they are all a gift from God and a blessing to my life. The foundation team at His Kingdom Come! Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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I love this months topic, self care and creating a sanctuary for ourselves. God is my sanctuary and I am to be His sanctuary- sanctuary is a safe place, a place set apart for holiness, refuge, rest and respite I am focusing on self care this year by ensuring that my priorities are to be physically healthy, so that I can have the ability to have an impact on others, through my blog, my witness,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
I love book clubs! I read so many books and it will be a real treat to do a creative faithart study together. Please join in- it is free, led by Bernice Hopper, one of the foundation team for His Kingdom Come. Have you read this book? "The Creative Call" by Janice Elsheimer Even if you have read it, join us as we go deeper into the book and adopt some of the creative techniques... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
If you are struggling with grief, there is hope and you don't have to do it alone! Kathy Shaull who blogs at 13prayers and who is a moderator at His Kingdom Come, has created a great online class that will help point you in the right direction, give you hope and ways to deal with your grief. This preview video should get you really excited! If you are interested there will be a Grief discussion... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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I am taking part in Thankful Thursdays - a meme originating from His Kingdom Come. I am thankful for my family my church my home in Florida my creativity Jesus- my Lord and Savior! "So since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us give thanks, and through this let us offer worship pleasing to God in devotion and awe." Hebrews 12:28 Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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The Bible tells me how to live in the power of the Spirit of Christ. I am called to the power to create new behavior not on my own power but THROUGH Him! I must live a resurrected life! Ephesians 1:19 "May the eyes of my heart be enlightened so that I may know what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints and what is the surpassing greatness of His... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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Jesus said " I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.... I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." John 10:9-11" zóé: life Original Word: ζωή, ῆς, ἡ Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
So excited to share with my loyal readers and followers, that my newest faithart online class is launching Sat April 11 at His Kingdom Come. A Journey of Trust is an online self- paced class based on Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.” You will discover that creativity is not reserved... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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Today's Power verse from Joyce Meyers book- is all about my Logos365 word! I love how God gives these hugs~ Exceedingly, Abundantly, Above and Beyond "Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. " Ephesians 3:20 NLT God never does barely enough; He always does more than enough. He is abundant in loving-kindness, mercy and forgiveness. Jesus... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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As I look in my Take me deeper journal I love this Journey to the Cross series. I decided to do it all with the same basic technique- showing my lifelong journey. Here are the pictures for the entire series. On Good Friday- 'HE IS ALIVE! OUR LORD HAS RISEN" Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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"The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest heaven!" Matthew 21:19 Hosanna Save now. The word is taken from Ps. 118:25, one of the Psalms of the Hallel. The chanting of this psalm was connected at the Feast of Tabernacles with the waving of palm branches; hence the use of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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Jesus walked through the wilderness and Satan tried to tempt him. Great example of having a ready answer when the devil comes calling and whispering into my ear. If I have the word of God ready in my brain, I can resist the temptation, but that means I must spend time in the word, know the word and have it in my heart, mind and soul. Love this internet picture- praising the cross, in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations
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There is nothing that can wash away my sin but the blood of Jesus! I proclaim that and believe with all my heart. Journey to the Cross is a way to understand what Jesus did for us- he washed our sin away once and for all by sacrificing his life for mine, and yours. Remembering that daily is our call, not just once a year on Easter, or Good Friday. It is about the 3... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Adore HIM Creations