Friday, February 24, 2012

Beauty & Faith blog Hop

Welcome to the Loved by God Faith Blog Hop! We are so blessed to have you be a part of it. If you arrived from (Nicole's) blog you are in the right place. If you just happened to have landed here, go on over to www.nanacampana.com so that you can catch the beginning of the hop and get a chance to win a spot on the Ashes to Beauty Program (a $597 value).

This month we want to share with you about the beauty we find in Christ through Psalm 45:11 "let the King be enthralled by your beauty; honor Him, for He is our Lord..".

I am again honored to be part of this blog hop. I want to share how God has begun a transformation in me and showing me what real Beauty is. This past week I had an opportunity to speak to Nana on the phone, it was the first time and it was a scheduled call. I was getting prepared writing my notes prior to questions I thought she would ask "like what ashes I wanted to turn to beauty" Oh I thought I was ready, but not so. I was having a really bad morning and though I knew she was going to call I thought God please don't let her call me cause the truth is I'm not ready. It's really a bad day, and she is going to hear that. Well she did call, I did tell her it was a bad day thinking she would say " I can reschedule this call" but she didn't and I am so glad. Remember those notes I took, out the window they went. LOL. Nana thought it was a good time she called being that I was having a bad morning. She prayed for me, and then she began to ask questions about what my dreams were? yes can you believe it, I thought me or in my walk with God. She said we are talking about you, truly it took me aback a little. I will share just a little of what I told her, I wanted to be able to teach women. Wow did I just say that I thought, Yes I did. Of course it would be crafty, but it would be to use your Art as a healing process. Whether to journal, to create so you can let go of what binds your heart. Wait!!!!! Stop the brakes right now, you have shared too much I thought. Next question is what holds you back? NOOOOO I thought why is Nana making this so difficult, but it was not Nana it was God at that very moment showing me that I am not completely healed. I told Nana that I was afraid of being rejected, of not being good enough. OMG I am thinking Dolores don't do it, don't share your fears. I am so glad I shared, I realize that the fears I had were of a little girl not being wanted, of a little girl who was made feel rejected, of a little girl who felt abandonment. I grew up and still somewhere in my heart I was this little girl. After speaking to her I had a real heart to heart with God, and I had never before questioned why would God allow this to happen to this little girl{ME} I cried and asked why? but our God is such an awesome God that when looking through His word I found He had never abandoned me. My heart was broken as a child, and as an adult I had not allowed God to completely heal those issues that scarred my heart. So here is the beauty of having faith is that God has transformed, and restored this heart so that I may be able to teach. What an awesome God I serve. I feel that a heavy burden has been lifted from my heart.


thanks for stopping by and don't forget your next stop is

Marjolaine Simard Walker:

Here is the list of beautiful and bold women sharing their stories and talents:


1. Nana Campana

2. Wendy Swenne

3. Nicole Griggs Brenna

4. Marjolaine Simard Walker:

5. Tammy Bartlett

11 comments:

Marjolaine said...

wow dolores, what beautiful artwork and i can so relate to what you shared! love you sister and i'm looking forward to our ashes to beauty journey together!

Donna said...

Stopping by for the blog hop, and boy am I glad I did. You brought tears to my eyes!!! I have been haviong the same thoughts as YOU!! The same dream, the same feeling of discouragement. Yup you are sooo right God is AWESOME!!! You have given me encouoragement to try, to let God handle it, i struggle with that, like you I feel I'm not ready, but why so I get this push to just DO IT. I am so glad our God has patience!!!
I love all the hearts on your pieces, great inspiration.
Thankyou!!!

Nana Campana said...

Dolores, may the Lord bless you beyond measure!! :) I am so thrilled to know you realized I had NOTHING to do with the questions that were asked, or what was said... I simply obeyed! Praise God that He has begun the process of healing in your heart. Praise Him that He is a Gentleman who will never give u more than u can bear. And when He's ready to peel off another layer praise Him by remembering this! ;). May the Lord use you for His Glory as He uses your weaknesses as His strengths!! :) love u!!

Bernice said...

Wow. I love your work. I've noticed Nana has a real way of hearing God and putting her finger on the very thing you don't want to answer.

Tammy said...

Hallelujah!! Praise and Glory to His Name!! I rejoice with you beautiful woman of God!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the interpretation that the Lord did through your art---the stitches--mend---time---healing and etc....... Uber AWESOME!!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.bbbm.weebly.com

Charlott's Creations said...

God Bless you and THANK YOU for sharing your beauty

pinklula said...

THAT IS BEAUTIFUL TO RECOGNIZE OUR WOUNDS AND KNOW THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL. GOD BLESS YOU =]

Wendy Swenne said...

Hi Dolores,

What a beautiful art you've made. It really shows the healing process.
And wow, God is good. Love what you wrote about your struggles, and praying for Nana not to call. But God knows better what's best for you ;-)

And God can use things in our lives, where we think: why??
And turn it into something good.

Thanks so much for sharing your story.

Have a blessed day!

Wendy

Nicole Brenna said...

I love the collage and the symbolism of it. Really wonderful! I also love what you shared. Dolored you are wonderful women of God. Very inspiring!

glorygirl said...

Your artwork is so beautiful. So is your heart. Thanks for being brave and sharing what God is doing within. You are an inspiration.

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