When the Heart Sings

I love clay!

Clay requires relationship.

It moves, acts and reacts to your hands, to time, temperature, to care and love. I’m not a potter in the functional sense. Mugs and plates don’t interest me. It’s people that does. Not small figurines, nor abstract creatures personified. It’s just people that does—with God and without reference.

The first time I touched water-based clay my hands squished, rolled, patted and punched and a face emerged. I was shocked. I hated drawing people, especially portraits. I discovered as a youth that the movement of a mere line can make or break the work. So, why try? asked my then fearful self.

But clay is different. I hear my hands calling to play. They cry out to create each feature and I find myself wanting to touch people’s ears to feel how the helix curves over the fossa. I watch the movement of their lips, as I steadily tune-out their words, wondering exactly where their zygotic muscles connect to the skull below.

Clay requires intimacy.

It dries and changes and I must change with it. I must play by its rules yet communicate with it what I desire.

Together we worship our Creator God and we become something new—our hearts singing His praise.

We work until we can look at each other and say, “Hi, it’s nice to finally meet you.”


The Potter and the Clay

18 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. 4 And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.

5 Then the word of the Lord came to me: 6 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the Lord. Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.

— Jeremiah 18:1-6 English Standard Version (ESV)

† By God’s grace.

Trying New Media

Maybe, it will be Gourd-eous!

What’s the worst thing that can happen?

I love to try new mediums of art. It’s a blast to discover new ways of making something beautiful, while having fun doing it. Let me just emphasize the fun part! It’s about having fun, not what the results will be. When something turns out nice, all the better.

It has taken me years to get here. I used to be afraid of failing, but what’s the worst thing that can happen? I lose the money I spent on supplies, I make a mess, and/or (God forbid) I get judged. I can handle that. It’s worth trying.

I had to work through making mistakes and to do that I had to try a new medium. I didn’t plan it, it just happened.

I used to draw animals with pastels and pastel pencils. That’s it. Nothing else. It was my go-to because I knew I was good at it. I was afraid to try anything else. And, I only drew about twice every five-years. It wasn’t that fulfilling. Then, I was asked to teach a class that required me to make handmade books.

I was making books as examples before the course began and one day, I made a mistake. I was far into this piece when I dripped glue on the front cover. I almost cried. I walked away in shock and frustration. When I came back to the piece, I asked my self what I could do to save it. I got an idea and the cover turned out better than I had originally planned.

That was it, I embraced my mistake and worked it out.

I found freedom. I found fun!





2019 The Year of The Lord’s Goodness

Photo by Leon Ephraïm on Unsplash

God is always good! We will see even more of his mercy and goodness. The author Jonathon Cahn was recently describing in the Hebrew, the word mercy is  actually plural and the Hebrew word for sin is singular. That is an amazing understanding that God’s mercy is not limited in any way, but endless.  That is hard for us to wrap our brains around. Think about that, endless. If it wasn’t for Yeshua (Jesus) dying on the cross we would have never to have the chance to experience these attributes of God toward his people.

Walking into this year of our Lord, 2019, is as breathtaking as this picture above. The feeling I get is everything is trying to come forth all at once. It seems like everything wants to pop.

His love is bleeding through the darkness to pour out his love to this dry and dying world. We can’t deny that the need for his love is staggering. We have wars, rumors of wars, civil unrest, political unrest, famine, earthquakes in diverse places, false peace, lawlessness, persecution and unto death, no value for human life on multiple levels, and we are still waiting for the Gospel of the Kingdom to be preached.

The Hebrew word “basar” is defined as the following: the good news, the universal reign of God, the re-establishment of the House of David, the future glory an Israel returned to God, the ingathering of the exiles, the resurrection of the dead and the reward and punishment in the last judgment.

This also called the restoration. The understanding here is that the”Kingdom of God” reigned before the fall and stills reigns. Adam was the earthly ruler under God. This is also synonymous with “The Kingdom of heaven.”  First century believers knew this.

We are in a place in history where we are moving with heaven to fulfill the “basar”, the good news. The restoration on the earth that has been neglected and pounded on by hell itself is about to get a LARGE BOOST from heaven.

The goodness of God is coming to rescue us from the effects of the slavery and bondage we have been in. He is going to send His glory to help restore all that is out of line with his eternal goodness. We have to line up or align ourselves with his heart or love for us.

We believe many lies that keep us receiving his love. He is sending the greatest demonstration of power to release us out of the grips of hell to finish what he started. It is important for us to be ready so we can flow with God and his goodness.

Thee word I received from God is he is going to subvert the enemy. Defined as the following:

  1. undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).
    “an attempt to subvert democratic government”
    synonyms: destabilize, unsettle, overthrow, overturn;


God is going to knock Satan off of his proverbial “high horse” God always reigns and wins. No matter what you are going thru, know that God is for you. He has a plan. Take the time and see what God has for you. Ready yourself for the blessings.


Acts Chapter 3 verses 20-21

Revelation Chapter 21 verses 1-4

Joel Chapter 3 verse 18

Isaiah Chapter 40 verses 9-11

Mark Chapter 1 verses 14-15


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