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Illuminating the Darkness

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Today Americans celebrated Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.  Dr. King has long been one of my personal heroes. One of his most meaningful quotes continually fuels my desire to be a ‘light’ into the world.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate;.

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The Zenspirations® Community Art Project

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I am thrilled that so many people expressed interest in a Zenspirations® community art project, and I’d love to put together a project which we could all work on together. Years ago I organized a number of community art projects for children, which required creating something meaningful and attractive.

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10 Ways to Stay Zenspired in 2017!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hi Everyone,

The New Year brings a welcome opportunity for a fresh start; another chance to make a difference in the world. Let’s give ourselves permission to begin againto let go of what’s been holding us back…to take a stand for something we believe in…to say ‘no’…to try something new…to be ourselves… to.

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Complete Guide to Bible Journaling Available for Pre-Order!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hi Everyone,

This week I was blessed to rediscover the importance of doing what calls to your soul; of making time for the things which bring creative and spiritual satisfaction. After several months of focusing on the new book, it was a true pleasure to be able to create some.

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10,000 Steps a Day!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Today was a really special day for me… not only did I get the final proof of the new book to review (Yippee!!!), but I celebrated a special anniversary. Three years ago, on December 19th, I had a spinal fusion. Before the surgery I could only stand up.

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Zenspirations® Community 2017 Word of the Year!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Wow! I am delighted and inspired by all of the wonderful words which have been proposed as the 2017 Word of the Year for the Zenspirations® Community. I tried to letter them all in one of my journals:

 

Of all the words which.

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Real Life 101

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I got the first proof of my new book, Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith— and have spent most of this week reviewing, revising and rewriting. This is the ‘almost’ final cover:

Of all the projects.

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Making a Difference on #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Making a difference in the world is one of my core values, so when I learned about #Giving Tuesday, (which is today!) it really resonated with me. According to the #GivingTuesday website,  it’s “a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and.

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Thanksgiving Gifts & Giveaways

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hi Everyone,

This past week I was honored to be Sakura’s guest Instagram artist, and I had a blast sharing how I use some of my favorite Sakura supplies. It only takes a few minutes to ‘paint’ a beautiful fall (or fantasy) leaf using Sakura’s Koi® Coloring Brush pens, and.

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Be a L.I.G.H.T. in the World!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Hi Everyone,
For the past week I have been wrestling with whether or not I should mention the election in tonight’s blog. I ultimately decided that I have an obligation to do so, not from a partisan standpoint, but in hopes of helping people heal. I believe that part of my.

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Sakura Fanatic

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I’ve been invited to be the featured artist on Sakura of America’s Instagram account during the week of November 14 – 18, and am trying to decide what to post. The problem certainly isn’t a lack of options– I create almost all of my art with Sakura’s awesome supplies, so over.

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Birthday Blessings

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I feel SO loved! The truly meaningful messages and beautiful art you shared really made my birthday extra-special this year. THANK YOU!!!

If you would like to see some of the gorgeous cards I received, most of them can be found in.

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