iCreate • intentional

Please welcome Anna Friesen, a wonderful artist from Alberta. She loves mixed media and creates weekly daily. In and out of her Bible. Anna is super encouraging and loves the Lord. Check out her blog. Some of her fabulous Bible journaling is below, too.
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​I desire to be intentional in many ways. It has often slipped away from […]

ladies in waiting • new series

Several years ago I did a whole series of cute (if I say so myself) morning sketches of animals.

Well. I’m thinking of a new series. I’ve noticed a trend in faces in the art world. Non-smiley faces. (emoji’s aside) Purposeful or not.

What’s up with that?

And then the other evening at dinner, I learn that there’s even […]

3 Simple Steps to go Higher

Go higher. High upon the rock.

Dwell. With Him.
Take refuge. With Him.
Pray (chat). With Him.

And steadfast love and faithfulness will watch over us.

Right where we live. It’s a good promise, eh?

How does that look in your life?


I’m pretty excited because Roben-Marie Smith will be our featured artist next week. A fresh wind!

The Rose

The Rose
by Andrew de la Hunt-James

Curl upon curl
Furl upon furl
Endless color pure
Each petal God’s pleasure
Softly declaring His tenderness
Perfection unfolding despite chaos
Surrounding – strong with intent
Like Truth it will perservere
A canopy of color
A beacon of beauty
The green uplifts the array of pink
Satin shimmer, transparent glimmer
Gleaming for our Lord
Declaring, persistent
They stand
Victorious, resilient
They must display beauty, despite all
Intentional, purposeful
Leading […]

catch the wind

I was asked to participate in the first challenge of a series called, “Show us your MEdia” by one of my favorite artists Dina Wakley and Ranger Inks. Although putting the “ME” back in anything kinda runs crossgrain for me, it occurred to me that only by being Me can the Creator be honored.

Dina asked […]


Welcome Adam Humburg, worship leader at NewDay in New Prague, MN. Adam led worship as I facilitated our School of Ministry a few years back and he always led us into the presence. I often felt it was the best part of the evening. Read until the end for a special treat.

A few months ago […]

angels amongst us


Remember – they’re here. They’re on assignment. They guarding us and fighting the Lord’s battle in the heavens, even while they worship the Lord.

Which I believe is what they are doing.

It’s good news!


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If you are looking for some wonderful inspiration from fellow artists, check this out:

God, Glory, Art is an online workshop with 10 […]

iCreate • Thrive!

Please welcome our featured artist, Rae Missigman! Rae and four artists started an art/planner blog several years ago called Art to the Fifth. All faith-based women, the blog (and Facebook following) was wildly successful. Last year they decided to each go their own ways. And still, Rae is flourishing and thriving. Another artist, Roben-Marie Smith, will […]

iCreate • Surprises

Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind! • Psalm 31:19

Ireland is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been – I hope to travel back again and take more […]

iCreate • community

Hello, my friend!

A new lady moved in downstairs from us. She honestly is rarely home. But when she is, she has visitors over. And yesterday was one of those days. I know because they parked behind our car and I chose to paint on the front porch because they was a lot of cackling in […]