I’d like to share again these wise words with anyone who is wrestling with where they find themselves today. These thoughts were shared by my friend Betsy, from the book, “The Red Sea Rules.” Here is a summary of what the author, Robert J. Morgan, wants to remind us during challenging times:
1) God means for us to be where we are.
2) Be more concerned for God’s glory than your relief.
3) Acknowledge the enemy but keep your focus on God.
4) Pray!
5) Stay calm and confident and let God do His work.
6) Take one day and one step at a time.
7) Look for God’s surrounding presence.
8 Trust God to deliver in His own unique way.
9) View your current crisis as a faith builder for the future.
10) Praise Him.

Jesus sent the disciples into the boat knowing that they would be caught in a severe storm. He intended that they would experience God’s glory AND His presence in and through this frightening experience . Yes, there is an enemy hard at work and his victory has been one of divisiveness in every direction. But if we keep our eyes focused on the Son. and pray – hard and often, I believe we will see He has neither forgotten nor abandoned us. He is close to the broken hearted. We can trust Him. He is faithful.

…praying for you~

My Most Recent Painting: “View of Iceland”

View of Iceland

I’ve never been to Iceland, but I felt this absolutely charming little village deserved some paintbrush time. I thought I’d share many of the options available with all of my paintings from the Gallery which links up with Fine Art America. If you click on the above link, you will have options to view any of these in person.

There are almost 300 paintings arranged in Collections and each painting is available as framed, canvas, metal, wood, acrylic, poster or tapestry prints; throw pillows, towels, blanket, duvet cover, or shower curtain; tote bag, pouch, yoga mat; cards, spiral notebook, coffee mugs, and MORE.


I plan to soon begin painting some of the wonderful views my husband and I saw in Breckenridge, Durango, Silverton, and Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Here is one of my husband’s incredible photographs which might show up as a painting in the future:

Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad!

Watercolor is a solitary endeavor. It captures memories and gives me something fulfilling with which to use my time. I do hope you will visit my website and do a little “time travel” among my watercolor creations. If you have a comment or question, please reach out to me.

In spite of the mayhem of the nightly news, our world is still an incredibly beautiful place. It is worth celebrating. We made so many wonderful friends and had such great conversations everywhere we went. We were both greatly encouraged by our visit to the Rocky Mountains.

Celebrating life and thanking the Lord for His amazing Creation.✨

2020 sendoff

Puppy Lovebug

Oh, are we ever glad to see 2020 slide into oblivion! It’s almost history, friends, and won’t we be glad to kiss it goodbye.

Speaking of kissing, I’ve missed lipstick. 💋 I’ve always been a lipstick kind of girl but…that was before 2020. Not much use for lipstick when there’s a mask over your nose and mouth. I’m not confident that the mandatory mask signs will disappear any time soon. But one can only hope this 2020 “fashion item” will ultimately become less mandatory. I never would have dreamed my art would suddenly be worn on people’s faces!😷

There has been much that was painful, despairing and discouraging this past year. We each have our own stories and know friends and family who have suffered great loss. Sending heartfelt sympathy as I write this to Cliff and his family over the passing of his wife Missy, just last night. Our world has certainly changed and we want so badly to have it back! We fight an invisible enemy that has taken lives, stolen family and friend time and bankrupted countless businesses in our communities and in the world around us. I don’t recognize our world at all.

But even so, I will cling to what I know to be true REGARDLESS of the mayhem around. I will love on those God has given me even if it has to be at a distance. I will pray for our nation – for all nations – and ask God for strength to shine His light brightly in my small corner of the world. I will seek ways to bring joy and encouragement where despair seeks to gain a foothold. I will pray for you, my reader, and for your battles.

“In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” John 16:33, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, whose thoughts are fixed on you.” Isa 26:3; “We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.” Ps. 33:20.

Praying you will rest and find HOPE in Jesus as we head into a new year. He IS the light of the World and the giver of living water.

Living Water

Welcome 2021💫