"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.



I have to tell you about the picture I used for my banner. I have met some really precious women through blogging. One being Mystele (scroll down and click on studio mystele for her site) She is a wonderful artist, her art is an out pouring of her heart and her relationship with God. Her art is a soulful expression full of deep meaning. She has begun to do commissioned paintings. She worked with me to birth this wonderful painting, rich with meaning for me.

An expression of what God is doing in my life. An available women open to God and him moving in my life. Three windows. One for the past, and the healing work he is doing. One for the present (in me), and one for the future. For he has a plan for my life. Vines on the side, for he is growing me up in HIM!!

Mystele, thank you, thank you, thank you. You are such a blessing in my life. I love you!!


mystele said...

i was going to write you a note leting you know how much you mean to me, and here you go beating me to the punch- AGAIN!!! thank you, mary. i love you.

Teri Leigh said...

I love your new banner. So beautiful and meaningful too.

Bev said...

Mary tis a perfect banner for your wonderful blog. Everytime I come I can feel the love for God in everything you write. (((hugs)))
You are doing such beautiful paintings too...just look at that last cross with the sun on top!!! It's awesome!!!
Love you sis!!!

Martha Lever said...

Oh how inspiring! I love Mystele's blog also. She just makes me smile--always. God just pours out of her! Love your blog and your wonderful banner! Thanks for visiting my blog and yes, Bucky is a Corgi--and sometimes quite an incorrigible one at times. He has a big head because he knows he's cute!

Karen Mowrey said...

Oh Mary, how wonderful to work with another inspiring artist! I Love Mystele and "the way she rolls". I own one of her pieces and love it.

laurel said...

What wonderful and inspiring artwork for your banner! I'll definitely check out Mystele's site.

Brandi said...

what a wonderful banner!! I love what God puts on your heart to share!

Diane Duda said...

Hi Mary,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for voting for my boys. :)
I'll tell them you liked them.
I enjoy Mystele's work too. Magnificent banner!