Category Archives: General

Running Aground

I am a true Florida native. I LOVE the water and grew up boating on the St. John’s River. My childhood was dotted with trips to the Keys and the Bahamas. There is something so healing about being on the water. Whether digging your toes in the sand or dipping in the refreshing, crystal water, […]

An Introduction to Shabbat

Last week I shared a post about simplifying and trusting God. A few friends that know me well asked if everything was OK. Let me assure you, I’m celebrating with joy the journey that the Lord has me on right now. However, I want to use this space to always be real and transparent about […]

Simplify and Trust

I am ever so grateful for the gift that God has given me, but as my businesses have grown, it seems that the passion to paint gets in the way of the busy details of running a business and managing employees. The daily details of payroll, maintaining excellent customer service, finding new artists and developing […]

Among the Dust and Dirt

The new year is starting out at a breakneck pace for our team. We just wrapped a major construction project and move from our Southend art gallery and Home showroom to a huge, gorgeous space in the Southpark area of Charlotte (the Shops at Morrison, for local readers… come see us!). As exciting as being […]

The Knock

Luke 2:6-7 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. The story is a familiar one, even if the details of […]

One Simple Prayer

When we released our newest coffee table book Angels: The Collector’s Edition, we were thrilled with the 150+ pages of brand new content from artwork to stories of encouragement from some of the most celebrated musical artists. Today, we want to share our friend Amy Grant’s piece titled “One Simple Prayer.” Read her heart below, and find […]

B. U. S. Y.

I’ve talked about it on the blog before, but it’s worth mentioning again, without a doubt, the most frequent comment people make to me is about how busy I am. Sure I’m a wife, a mother, an artist and a business owner, but God has called me to each of these roles, so if I’m busy, […]

Enough

There’s a worship song whose chorus says, “If I lose it all, You’re enough. If I gain the world, You’re enough. My joy is complete.” I love praising the King, who despite anything we lack or anything we need, completes us so fully. He is truly enough. But what’s equally incredible, is that to Him, […]

The Hard to Reach Places

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. When my kids were little, I remember bath time being so much fun, and truly, such a mess. Squeals and shouting and slaughtering and splashing. Some nights I don’t know that we got clean so much as we all got […]

A Gift of Gratitude

This week, Wendy and I traveled to New York with our friends Ron and Beth Hall for some press conferences to raise awareness about homelessness. I was eager for the trip with some of my favorite people dedicated to one of my favorite causes, but I had no idea how God would open my own […]