Set Your Sails

Set Your Sails I used to think "waiting on God" meant you just stood still and did nothing. But even "standing still" does not mean doing nothing.  Waiting on God can look very much like a busy waiter at a restaurant. They wait upon their customers by doing a lot....

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My February Favorite Mosaic

My February Favorite Mosaic My February mosaic time was filled with creating animals and trying a few new ideas. One of the new ideas was to try decoupage on old barn wood. Then to take stained glass and mosaic over so the image would show through just a bit as well...

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Polka Dot the Rooster

A small cereal bowl with black polka dots seemed to be calling from the shelf, "my turn."  So I took my wheeled tile nippers and snapped a piece. It looked like it belonged to a rooster...and so began the creation of a colorful rooster named Polka Dot. I love dishes....

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Misto Pig

"Wilbur didn't want food, he wanted love" - E.B. White, Charlotte's Web. Day 32/365 Mosaics + Handlettering + Good Word.  Today's hand-lettered good word is "keep it simple" and what's more simple than love?  Life gets awfully complicated and messy and overwhelming. ...

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The Enemy Can’t

No, The Enemy Can't!  A God Story… The arrival of some bad news early Sunday morning. Fear gave way to a decision to surrender and a determination to trust God. Monday morning on a walk to the post office, a song came into my mind. I found myself repeating the chorus...

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The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line I was asked if I might mosaic something for the upcoming silent auction to honor law enforcement.  I said I'd be honored to create something.  I decided upon this tray that I have titled, The Thin Blue Line.  Described in this way: The "Thin Blue...

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Me Too Matters

Me Too Matters We all have stories. And we must share. Not with the world, perhaps. But with someone. We’ll learn pretty quickly who we can share our stories with. And to what extent we unearth the details.  #MeToo is a powerful movement because “me too” speaks so...

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Accepting Me as Me, Can I Really?

Accepting Me as Me This is a tough topic. Partly because as I ask the question - Can I really get to the deepest parts of me and say 'yes' I accept me as I am?- I realize I'm not even sure I can accept others as they are!  It's pretty darn complex. Too complex to blog...

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Unlearning. Strong, Beautiful Women Seri

Strong. Beautiful. Women. I'm starting a Blog Series (as I know right out of the gate that I have a lot to say on the subject) on strong, beautiful women.  I plan to touch on a few hot topics-- and I am aware if I touch hot, I may get burned. But I write not to...

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Worried? Just Add Oil.

Worry Doesn't Work Worry. There are quotes and sayings galore that justify worrying as a mother’s right, a necessary component of our DNA, an unavoidable realism in our lives.  But Jesus commanded us not to worry. He gave strict orders to stop all that nonsense and...

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