Sunday, December 18, 2011

Signs and wonders in the sky

I think it is interesting that we read about in the Bible that there would be signs and wonders in the sky and it is in our generation that we get to see them close up because of technology.

I also find it interesting that is posted on Christmas time.

Maybe it should be called Harold as in Hark the Harold angels sing!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


This painting is intended to represent our hearts being washed clean by the blood of Jesus. It was painted at Harvest city church in October during the singing.

When I was praying about what to paint, this picture flashed through my mind. I thought to myself "forgiveness" but I heard the Lord say no "Atonement".

I researched the word Atonement in the old testament text and whenever that word was used it meant: To cover over and in some cases it meant to cover over with pitch-- but always to cover over.

In the new testament (after Jesus death) it means only one thing. "an exchange" -- like a business transaction -- something is given something is taken away. Sin is taken away not just covered over. Forgiveness is given and we can have clean hearts because of Jesus sacrifice. Everyone can have it - we just have to ask.

I will be selling prints of this with 50% of the proceeds going to either Pelican Narrows mission or Love Lives Here outreach in Regina. If you are interested please contact me on facebook or by email.

(I found out later that it was painted during the Atonement time period of the Jewish calander - to God be the glory - He is the God of detail and of purpose)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday's art work

This is a quick painting I did for Sunday worship.
(not about skill -all about the message)

If you were to read this verse it would be "Call unto me and I will answer thee, and show thee great and might things which thou knowest not." Jeremiah.33:3.
I felt in my heart to do it in text --like phone text as a message to this generation that God wants to communicate with us.
In my mind I was emphasizing the word "call" but I heard the Lord say concentrate on the word "Answer" -- Everybody calls on their god but I am the God that answers. (Answers in the original text means He sings, He testifies , He responds and He dwells with us which is cool in itself --knowest not mean secrets /mysteries he wants to tell us)

I started to paint in the background and I was thinking angels. But I heard the Lord say "Great cloud of witnesses" which is the heros of the Bible that have died and now cheer us on in the heavenlies. The great cloud of witness also are the ones who have prayed and have documented answers to prayer. Daniel in the Lion's den, the Red sea parting, David & Goliath, the fire of God igniting the altar of Baal when they called down fire and Baal didn't answer....the list goes on and on...and I have some of my own to tell should anyone ask.

Our God answers~ just call Him.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In remembrance of you

This is the story of Emma ... A little girl who was on earth for such a short time but impacted so many.
When I was asked to paint a picture for the family in remembrance of Emma. I was quite nervous considering what the emotions might be at this time. I prayed about it and the idea of a lily of the valley came to my mind. The lily of the valley is so fragrant, pure and one of my favorites.
With some research, I found that it is said to be: the whitest of all flowers and it grows in the shade. It is known for its roots system that can endure tough circumstances and still survive. The plant is also believed to contain a chemical substance that stimulates the heart . It's my prayer that you would feel your heart being strengthened to carry on with God's help.

It is said that the lily of the valley symbolic meaning is "tears of a mother" as Mary cried when Jesus died. I pray that you would find God's comfort in knowing others have felt what you are feeling and that your not alone.

The flower represents the phrase "you made my life complete" and symbolically "the return of happiness" In this, I pray that you would find hope restored with God's help. (inside the butterfly is Emma's name hidden)
Julie recieving the picture with these comments:
Thank you Margie, it was such a blessing and turned out way better than I had invisioned. I gave it to them tonite as we had a family supper here. There were many people around so they didn’t say much but I know the picture will always speak to them. My sister cried when she saw it and read your note. She said that Jenny had just picked the name for her future baby girl 'Lilly' so this really impacted my sister. Jenny & Steve just said thank you to me, but inside I know they will treasure this painting. God Bless you as you give to others in this special gift!! julie
...I say to God be the Glory!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blessed be your Name

This art was donated for an auction sold for x amount of dollars. This painting is called "Blessed be the Name of the Lord" inspired by this song.

Blessed be your name... in a land that is plentiful - where your streams of abundance flow...blessed be your name. Blessed be your name... when I'm found in the desert place...though I walk through the desert place...blessed be your name.

Every blessing you pour out I'll turn back to praise when the darkeness closes in Lord ... still I will say blessed be your name

Blessed be your name - when the sun shining down on me -- when the worlds all as it should be Blessed be your name - Blessed be your name on the road marked with suffering when there's pain in the offering blessed be your name.

I started a painting piece and felt inspired to change to this one. (A specific song for a specific person) That song speaks to me about remembering God in the good times and the bad. This song speaks to me about trusting that He has all things in control and will work all things to the good. ...He gives and takes away -- my heart will choose to say "Lord Blessed be your name"

Sometimes when there is affluence we forget God but today I thank you Lord for the doors that you have opened and for the ones you have closed also....

Saturday, November 28, 2009

God created...Genisis 1:1

I painted this picture in March - I was having a hard time feeling creative but I sensed the Lord tell me just to play with some colours.
The outcome was this painting. It represents God speaking the world as we know it into existence--bringing order out of chaos.
I had been studying the word "firmament" which means a visible arch in the sky and the root word portrays God as an artist I was considering God as an artist. When God created the Heavens and the earth like when deep calls unto deep ...His spirit calling out to our spirit ...Its Him wanting to know us.

In April - I went to Pelican Narrows and at the ladies meeting they sprung it on me that I was to share - one lady said the only thing the Lord was giving her was Genisis 1:1 ... so it fit so well. God is good

Train Art

I'm always fascinated with train art.
It gets my mind wandering ...where did the train come from ...where was it stopped long enough for someone to do a painting? Did the artist paint it on the run or after dark. (Who ever even thought of paining on a train anyway) I ponder --what was the artist thinking and what was their message to the world - my favorite so far is this one "If you are reading this- You should probably leave" I'm presented with a challenge as an artist --- if I had 15 minutes and a can of spray paint ---what would my message be?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Picture Can Speak a Thousand Words..

And words can speak a thousand pictures - so I am told!
I took this picture on a September evening and what I love about it is the mood.

A warm harvest day turned into a cool harvest evening with the hum of the grasshoppers and crickets. The sun was setting and the full moon was beginning to glow.

The work for the day had come to a halt and everything was completely still.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Path of Life

This photo speaks to me - something about the blurred, staggered shadows - something about the curve in the road that straightens out - and something about the fact that it is a road less traveled.

I'm still sorting out which path of life I am to be on -- the usual status quo or the one less traveled. I want my life to be impacting and to make a difference to the world in a significant way.

Which road will truly bring success, satisfaction and peace to my heart? God what is your plan for me?

Then, with a second glance, I noticed the one less traveled has a cross down the very center of it - so perhaps my question is already answered ...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Some of my favorite young adults in Africa

These children traveled with me on the African Children's Choir when they were 9-12 years old- now they are grown up --God has opened so many doors for them - I am so proud!

Arlington Beach Camp -Worship through the arts

Monday, August 4, 2008

I was invited to attend an artist workshop in a small town. As we prepared to go I heard the Lord whisper "I promise -I'll show up".

I was so excited when we got to the town - I walked and prayed looking up at the sky for a sign. As short while later - God did as he promised "He showed up" and gave us evidence in the form of a rainbow. It was breathtaking! Every colour was precise - and I have never witnessed a perfect double rainbow that touched the ground. It felt as though if I had walked a few more feet I would be in the centre of it -What an absolutely humbling experience - that God would visit us in such a dynamic way!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Three shots of an Incredible Rainbow

Paths that cross

Today, I had such an interesting day. I am trying to be more obedient to the voice of Holy Spirit. (working on it) I think God is easing me into it. Anyways I was walking through the mall at lunch break and I saw a lady struggling in a wheel chair - I walked by and the Holy Spirit said "Are you going to walk by and leave her to struggle" So I turned around and asked if I could give her a push to a store -- she agreed that would be good. Then later I saw her again and I asked her if she need another push and she was so thankful. She mentioned that she was recently put in a chair and was diagnosed with Parkinson disease and was struggling getting around. I told her I would pray for her and she said "Are you a Christian--- I said yes -- Are you? She said she was - so I asked "when you say you are a Christian do you mean that you have asked Jesus in your heart -- She said she got saved in 1984. We exchanged names and hope to meet again.
Honestly that situation totally touched my heart - isn't it cool that God with cross our paths and we both left encouraged.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Big Picture

I love divine appointments. Appointments that only God could orchestrate. I was thinking to myself on the way to work "I wonder what I will see on the walking path today"

Today - I met a lady from Africa that has just moved here. She has six children and a husband. Moved here from the Congo - speaks some of the same language I learned and we just bonded so well. (She had me at the mention of 6 african children)

What are the chances that I would meet an African lady --- in my small town? I wasn't going to walk but changed my mind at the last minute and we met. How cool is that?

Meeting once made me think "Wow that was interesting" but then we met the second time 20 minutes later just outside my work ... I swear it is a total God set-up!

I have been looking deeper into the scripture"He orders our steps". It has a really interesting meaning. The word orders means: He prepares the way
and that He will walk with us as a companion every step of the way. The word order also can be used to request things.... like when we stand at fast food counter and someone else places our order "They'll have this and this and this".

I think it would be safe to say that Jesus orders what we will need for the journey, sets things in place and interweaves peoples paths for a divine purpose. For a person with trust issues like my self -- I find this scripture so reassuring.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Funny Stories from the Home

Working at the Nursing Home is always eventful. I can always come away from a shift with an amusing story that makes the grueling tasks all worth while.

On a recent shift, a group came in and were singing songs of every type. They concluded with a few hymns. I was explaining to one of my favorite residents that the last two songs were about Jesus.

She said "Awe - He's a nice guy - Isn't he!"

Yes ...He sure is.