Friday, March 11, 2011

"The Lord said to Moses, 'See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, Son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with the ability and intelligence, with the knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft...According to all that I have commanded you, they shall do."
Exodus 31:1-11

God, fill me with your Spirit that I may accomplish the task you have called me to. You called the Israelites to construct the ark, the tabernacle, the bronze altar, etc. and then you set your Spirit upon the people, equipping them with the skills they needed to accomplish what you had called them to do.
"...I have filled him with the Spirit of God...."

the reason Bezalel was skilled for craftsmanship was because of You. because you filled Him with your Spirit. His ability came from you. and it was to be offered back to you. in praise. worship. in serving your people. to bring you glory.

"...for FROM Him and THROUGH Him and TO Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen." Romans 11:36

...this gift of art You have given me comes from You, is done through You, and it is to You....may You be glorified through it....

recently finished projects from the past few weeks:

just finished a series of African cards to sell for Lottie Moon.
did 3 set for Christmas, and then one set of portraits, and one set of scenes.

here's the Christmas ones: :)

African portraits:

African scenes:

...did portraits of some of the people in Sudan for our forward team in Nairobi:

paintings for a Baptist Press Article on countries in turmoil (can view article on


Women harvesting in Nigeria
Ivory Coast

cowboy of Sudan

paintings for Flavors of Africa project (putting together recipe book of African dishes...the point of the project is to expand our audience and help people who don't know much about Africa know more about what God is doing in this part of the world...something like that...ha...) so I'm in the process of doing pieces depicting Africans cooking, harvesting, etc. to be used in the project :

scenes from Madagascar:

women worshiping in the Congo:

"...for FROM Him and THROUGH Him and TO Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen." Romans 11:36