“Consider it great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2
I’ll never forget the day, when the Lord whispered gently to me, “The path before you is difficult. Many women walked this road before you, but now, it’s your turn to choose today to trust me in your trial. Will you trust me? Will you learn to find your joy in me, when the circumstances in your life are anything but joyful?”
4 years ago, after my fifth child was stillborn, I stepped onto the road of grief. Along the way, I have met many travelers enduring different trials, but we, together, found God. With every step, we endured life’s many griefs and lived the truths of James 1:2.
We endured! We lived!
In February 2018, I ran the Mercedes Half Marathon, and the next week, I started spiritually running too. The Lord said, “It’s time to write.” So, I started blogging again. Then, I wrote a devotional, Whispers of Rest in the Storm. A few months later, Energion Publishing accepted my manuscript and my devotional will be published in March 2019!
Since, the end of June the blog has been silent because I picked up a paint brush. It all started when I began doodling during my daily Bible study. Connecting the Word with being creative opened up a playground of healing with the Lord and His Word for me. I started having fun!
A few friends asked to paint with me, sparking brave steps of faith. What if I could combine my desire to teach the Bible and paint? What if the Lord wanted to use me to inspire others on the road of life to endure grief and consider that the joy of the Lord is their strength? Flourishing Faith Designs was born.
I am excited to invite you to come along with me on the journey of Flourishing Faith Designs!
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Keep reading the blog as I face new trials and grow in endurance as God continues to complete His good work in me!
Keep watch for Whispers of Rest in the Storm coming March 2019!