A friend and fellow church member, artist Susan Savage depicts her Christian faith through paintings. Earlier this month, Susan presented this stunning oil-on-canvas painting, titled Delivered, to our church, where it now graces a wall in the prayer room. 

Excerpts from her statement about the painting: 

A shiny silver vessel sits triumphantly atop a nest of sharply pointed thorns. A red ribbon weaves its way through the torturous thicket and pours itself out behind a draped white cloth. The material substance of the silver vessel, delivered from its own refining fire of tribulation, stands as a testament to what Jesus Christ endured on the cross, and serves as a reminder of His loving and redemptive sacrifice for humankind.
This painting exemplifies the foundational core of the Christian faith. It is a reminder that Christ died in our place to rescue us from our sins. He died that we may live. Because of his sacrifice on the cross, His shed blood, and His resurrection from the grave, those who believe in Him are given victory over physical death. 
"But God, being rich in mercy because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together in Christ. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not of your own doing: It is the gift of God ..." (Ephesians 2:4,5,8)

Visit her website to see more of her extraordinary paintings.

These Three Women Create Amazing Things

As a writer, I experience all kinds of joy when I hear that one of my stories brought up emotions or caused a reader to take action. All creators have that opportunity; sharing stories is only one way to touch the human heart.

Sanj, Cassie, and Amber experience that same joy when others appreciate their work.

I know these women personally, and they inspire me to continue with my own creativity. Here are links so that you can take a look at what they create and sell online. Note that these are not affiliate links. I get nothing from your click except for the satisfaction of knowing my readers are seeing the work of these talented women.

SanjBDesigns: Crafted Handbags

Amber O’Neil: Fine Art

Cassandra Dias: Fiber Artist