I'm so excited to use my gift of encouragement through pen and paint to partner with other ministries. I've had jobs in full-time ministry and I understand the heart and soul that goes into serving the community around you. That is why I truly believe, we are better together!
HOLY BARRE, Edmond, OK
Right before the pandemic and shortly after I was on the road to recovery from debilitating oscillopsia vertigo, I joined the Holy Barre workout class here in my town. The founder, Libby Myrin, has been a friend for over a decade so I was extremely excited about having a place where I would be both physically and spiritually encouraged. As the pandemic stretched on, I painted a few prints to share with our group as an encouragement for the new season we were encountering. These ladies were a daily encouragement to me and a support as I transitioned to homeschool and not having as much time to workout or paint. For that reason, I have chosen to partner with Holy Barre and use the proceeds of the Spiritual Encouragement set of notecards to support this ministry. These high-quality classes are offered for free on a donation basis to any and all women in our community. If you are looking for a place to connect, exercise and worship through workouts, please check out HolyBarre.org for all the updated offerings.
LEGACY PARENTING CENTER, Shawnee, OK
Over a decade ago, I shared the first-time joy of pregnancy with a fellow co-worker and friend, Lacey. I was expecting our twins and she was expecting her first child, a daughter. Due a few months apart, both of our pregnancies included drama and tears and required much faith. Mine on the side of pre-term labor and many months of hospital bed rest. Hers with a much harder road of learning that her daughter would be all kinds of special. Lacey chose hope and Laynie Hope was born in February of 2008 and graced us for two years with all her glorious goodness. If you've ever had the joy of knowing Lacey's story or reading her mom's blog, then you know that Lacey is a fearless, courageous leader with a heart for others.
Lacey currently leads Legacy Parenting Center which serves the surrounding community by providing parenting classes, diapers, emergency resources and mentoring support to a wide range of caretakers. In 2020, Legacy served more than 650 babies while receiving no state or federal funding.
It was my joy to create some special art for the team at Legacy this year, which is why I am partnering with Legacy for my Floral notecard set. All proceeds from the sale of the Floral set will be used to support the vision and ministry of Legacy. I can't think of a better way to leave a God-honoring legacy myself. If you want more information, ways to donate or desire to volunteer with this hands-on ministry that is serving here in our community, please check out legacyshawnee.com.
The Shadow of My Porch Swing
You will usually find me on my porch swing or trying to get there at least. Warm drink in hand and the best view in the world...4 boys digging a hole. Seriously tho, I enjoy the chance to sit and rest but mostly ponder the life that happens in between each of those sways of that swing. As the sun rises and sets, the shadow of that swing moves across my porch reminding me that Jesus is always shining on each moment. May you find hope and rest in Jesus here.
Partnering with YouVersion and The Bible App, The Shadow of My Porch Swing - 7 day devotional is now available in the Plans section of the Bible app. Click link above or search by title or 'God's Presence.'