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painting truth
I'm just a gal slinging her paintbrush and sword all at the same time.
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I am closing down business here at this location and have moved to a new site! You can find me now at www.paintingtruth.com. I would love it if you would click on the new link above to continue journeying together. If you subscribed to this blog site, you will need... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Painting Truth
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When I first began painting at home, I came to realize how lonely the work would be. The house was quiet. No one to talk to which was the way it needed to be if I were to get anything accomplished. I love talking to other people. Just the other... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Painting Truth
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{Here is the church} {Here is the steeple} {Open the doors, here's all the people!} We teach this little gimmick to children for them to learn "church" is not a building.......it is "people". People hooked together, leaning on each other, working together and moving in active and dynamic ways. It... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at Painting Truth
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I couldn't wait to get out to the track this morning. It has become quite the sacred place to me. Every morning I've been out there by myself able to say and do whatever I feel. Yesterday, I literally walked around in thick fog not able to see from one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Painting Truth
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This morning I dropped the kids off at school and then headed to the football field to walk. It had rained earlier and the air was fresh. I was the only one at the field or even nearby. The perfect gift to me at the moment. The football field......usually the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Painting Truth
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My middle son is 13, but not for long. Another birthday celebration is actually just days away. 13......it has been a good year for him......a transitional year. Boyhood is slowly diminishing as he marchs toward manhood. The 13th birthday in our house is a big one. We have decided to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Painting Truth
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October 5th? Can that really be right? Didn't school just start maybe last week? It hasn't really been seven weeks, could it be? Where is the time going?! Now we are at the beginning of another month.......a beautiful, glorious, colorful month. Oh, October........please be slow! But how? I sit in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at Painting Truth
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It was so exciting watching him take those first steps. We cheered and encouraged any way we could with each new step. Today, he is fully capable of walking across the room with ease. (Is this a good time to interject that this boy ran 40 yards to score a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Painting Truth
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The Lesson: The Teacher: My Mother My mother has taken art classes weekly for years and has taught me much about painting and colors. The day she shared this lesson though, we weren't talking about art. She was commenting on life. Today, I pray that you will know that you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at Painting Truth
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Twice in our married lives, John and I have been without work and without our own home. The first time happened after the birth of our first son and the second time happened when we were having our second son. Not the timing I would have picked. We felt God's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Painting Truth
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Ahhhh, Friday. Time to do something fun and celebrate the weekend. What I would really love to do is meet you for lunch and talk about the stuff that makes life......well, life. We would talk about the simple.....the deep......whatever you are finding to be interesting. I want to know. Here... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Painting Truth
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A few years ago in preparation for a big move, I went through and cleaned out my belongings to the point where I really felt I was only taking the necessary things, a few sentimental items,.......oh yeah, and the decorative pieces. I felt pretty good about the whole process until... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at Painting Truth
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My youngest son. As his mother, I could just gush about this boy. He holds a big piece of my heart. The other day, we grabbed our bikes and escaped our house for a while to explore a part of our little town. We live close to the local university... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Painting Truth
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A few years ago, my husband and I sensed that we were in for a season of change. We didn't know what was ahead of us.......but believed something was coming. His employer had been bought out by another company, and we were very unsure what was ahead. We decided we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at Painting Truth
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When I was a little girl I had a collection of big Bonnie Bell lip smackers in all kinds of fun flavors like 7-Up, Bubble Gum, Dr. Pepper, Strawberry, etc. They were the big sticks.......like an inch in diameter or so. Funny little girl thing, I guess. I remember a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at Painting Truth
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{ My first day being a mother. } I remember still being in the hospital after he was born, holding him, and envisioning all we had in front of us. First steps, first words, running, playing,......kindergarten, ........graduation from high school,........college,....etc. A lifetime of fun, I knew. Above all things, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Painting Truth
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August, for me, is really the beginning of a year. Of course, I'm sure it is because I have school aged kids and much of my life schedule is based on their school calendar. Nonetheless, with the busy travel season of summer ending, it is a convenient time for a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Painting Truth
I've gotten myself in a predicament. Last year I decided to focus on art projects .......painting scriptures to be displayed in the home......and to develop the work into a business. It is an idea I've been led in for quite a while and was excited when the timing became right... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at Painting Truth
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I hear their alarms go off in the morning. Sometimes I hear them get up. Sometimes not. I struggle to know if I should go make sure they're awake. The towels they use from showering lay on the floor by their dresser. They've only been told a few hundred times... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at Painting Truth
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Today, she is moving to college. I'm not the one taking her there for she is not my daughter. Her parents have shopped, packed, and loaded the car and will be the ones making this move happen. She belongs to them. Her parents.......my dear friends. God gave them to me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at Painting Truth
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While traveling through St. Louis this summer, we informed our kids that the plan was to ride via capsule inside the arch to the top so that we could look out the windows at the city below. Wasn't that going to be fun! Our youngest wasn't so hip on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Painting Truth
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Hello, deer. Deer, next time it is dark and 5:30 AM and my son is on the road going to football practice, would you PLEASE stay in your field and not jump on the road! UGH! But, my son is O.K. Hello, gratitude journal. Wow! Has it really been a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at Painting Truth
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Life changed some this week. My firstborn got his driver's license. This is new. I've never had a child get in their car by themselves and wave "Bye, Mom!" and then ride off into the sunset. He has the biggest smile on his face, by the way. This is right.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Painting Truth
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"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." Anonymous I pray this summer that you can enjoy getting out and doing something different.......even if it is to visit a new park across town, a new restaurant, or new trail home. It is about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Painting Truth
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We received a call yesterday from someone we dearly love. Their voice was weak as their heart was broken. Confession was shared as there had been a fall away from the Lord and the door propped open for the enemy to come in and steal, kill, and destroy. And that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Painting Truth