Hi ! 🙂 I am so happy to meet you and I count it a great privilege to have you here. Please know you are always welcome, no matter what. We each have a story to share and I am learning that the messy broken parts become the most beautiful parts in the hands of our savior. Instead of wishing them away I am finding that it’s ok to invite them in, as they are where we are most real and where Jesus shines brightest.

   Here is a little about me. To begin with, I love Jesus. He has become my dearest friend. I am  happily married to my other best friend and high school sweetheart.

I am blessed to be mom to five amazing children from college age to third grade.  Our littlest one is at home with Jesus in heaven and we anxiously await a happy reunion with him there. I have homeschooled our children since the beginning, and truly love it! .

 I love reading books, writing poems, and making art. 

I have taken a variety of online art classes with Carla Sonhein, Diane Culhane, Val Webb and Lynn Whipple, and have posted my assignments here when I can- (good and bad 😉 – My goal is to be consistent and post!) I also  link up with Holley Gerth, Bonnie Gray and Susan B. Mead on Wednesdays and Fridays when I can.

The main goal for this blog is practice. Practice painting, writing, and showing up- Practice not caring so much about the results and what other’s think- practice showing up, messing up and being real- practice trusting God to be my everything-

 Thank you for joining me on this journey towards joy that’s only found in him. I truly believe that the best is yet to come. Let’s press on –higher up, farther in, forward, upward, towards more of Him! 

Blessings, You are very loved!


11 thoughts on “About

  1. Susie … I don’t know how this happened, but I just discovered your blog! Your writing and your art warm my heart and make me smile. God bless you 😊

    1. Leah?!!!That is so, so special! What a God thing! I have thought of you often and wondered how you are your wonderful family are- So thankful that we could reconnect! 🙂 🙂

    1. Yay!! I love homeschooling and consider it a treasure and privilege to do so!! God is so good to lead us to it and to soften my heart enough to follow his lead! So glad we have connected through blogging Paris! What a gift!!

  2. I was just searching my name and the word joy, and found you. What a blessing that I now know about your blog! Looking forward to following you as I focus on the Joy in my life and my many blessings!

    1. Hi Susie! 🙂 I am so happy to meet you! and that we have found each other :)! I am also privileged to be journeying with you towards more joy and more of Jesus!!) You have blessed me tonight! with love and hugs!

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