Browsing Archive: July, 2012

Comfort

Posted by Marcia Carole on Thursday, July 19, 2012,

Stamped Watercolor, Marcia Carole

I am sipping on a kale, 2 bananas, white peach and raspberry smoothie at the end of a long day of preparation. Tomorrow, I begin the journey to Los Cedros with a dear friend, Gail, to paint a mural and share the love and comfort of Jesus. This will be my last kale smoothie for a few days. The next few meals will be beans and rice and plenty of fresh fruit. Most importantly, there will be lots Nicaraguan friends and sunny vitamin D. I will not miss the gray of ...

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God's Love and Cancer?

Posted by Marcia Carole on Sunday, July 15, 2012,

God's Love, Acrylic on canvas, Marcia Carole

I have a friend who struggles with sensing God's love. I get that, but I also trust God's love, more and more, even when I don't sense it. However, when I check and see the lump lingering to remain a part of me, I can waver in my steadfast sensing. This is my thorn, so to speak, that has kept me closer than ever to my Lord. Thorny, dark moments can creep in like clouds from a brooding storm. Then I tear up and grope spritually for His hand.

The Ameri...

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Cards, Cards, Cards

Posted by Marcia Carole on Friday, July 13, 2012,

Art Cards, Marcia Carole

I've gotten a new order of art cards, freshly printed, in the studio. I've got a wedding to attend to this weekend, but, I hope to open the card section of the store again, next week. If you want to pre-order, you can do so here: My Art Store.



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The Master Artist

Posted by Marcia Carole on Tuesday, July 10, 2012,

Mt. Ranier, Afternoon Reflection, Marcia Carole

While on a walk with my friend, Vickie, I mentioned my brother and his wife were visiting Mt. Rainier and the National Park associated with this majestic mountain. "Why don't you go join them," she urged me. Hmmm. I hadn't seen Mt. Ranier in more than ten years, I felt physically strong enough to do the 3 hour drive, and I imagined the meadow hikes would be beautiful. So, the next morning, I took off for the big mountain.

It was great to see famil...

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Drop The Rocks

Posted by Marcia Carole on Sunday, July 8, 2012,

Writing in the Dust, Painted Papers Collage, Marcia Carole

Words. We all have both good and bad experiences with words. Yesterday, a new friend used the word, "Terminal," with me as we discussed my cancer. She was being kind and trying to be careful. 
 However, it stung my heart, as I tried to take it in. I haven't entertained that word much during this journey. Back in my chemo December, early on, I closed one book quickly, after seeing it was all about getting one's affairs in order. Terminal...

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The Trap Question

Posted by Marcia Carole on Friday, July 6, 2012,
 At dawn, he(Jesus) appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap in order to have a basis for accusing him. John 8: 1-11



 
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Preparation

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, July 4, 2012,

The Trap, Painted Papers Collaged Book, Marcia Carole

You know how you really aren't your best when you are caught off guard? Well, I'm not. Thinking fast and feeling fast on my feet is a skill I work at, but I am not good at just yet. I marvel at the people who are so sharp and on; they have a quick, respectful response for any situation. Not me. I have to have time and preparation. (Maybe the quick responders have had this preparation!)

One counselor I had for a few years helped me to "pay at...

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Bruised People

Posted by Marcia Carole on Monday, July 2, 2012,
If you are a bruised person, you need to go to Him. He wants to see you. - Tim Keller



While putting together a new collaged book of the passage of Scripture where the woman is "caught" or "trapped" in adultery, I have been struck by Jesus' compassion and patience. For both the religious crazies who dragged her before Him, and also for the woman, Jesus was tender, slow to speak and slow to anger. Both the crazies, who had no business going about legal matters apart from the court system, and th...
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About Me


Marcia Carole It is my pleasure to help many to process their stories by using a variety of art forms. The art reaches non-verbal parts of the brain, where trauma is stored. Healing may take place through the art-making. By sharing our stories, we become known. Instead of running from our stories, we embrace them and see how God can redeem them and use them.
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