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Just finished this painting.  I love the way it came out and God gave me the name this morning!

Do Not Doubt  James 1:6

2′ x 4′ Gallery Wrap

Finished Edges

Mixed Media

James 1:6

But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

Love it!  Thank You Lord

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My Coffeebook, Coffee and God

A Prayer ForThe Weary…

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The Benefit Run on June 13th 2010 was wonderful! Thanks to our daughter Nacole and our friends Robin, Dan and everyone at the Rebar and all the stops who helped make this happen.
We are so very thankful!
God Bless You All!

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If you haven’t read about the trials that we are dealing with lately, please visit carleysense and read the last 3 posts.

We are be blessed by God’s Amazing Grace and His love surrounding us in this time of adveristy.
Please pass this around as well as we want others to be encouraged by lifted up.

God never leaves us. He loves us so much.

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There are longer periods of time between my updates, I didn’t get the memo reporting that working 15-16 hr days at 44 yrs old takes a bigger toll on you than when you were younger!  What happened?  The body doesn’t want to go the way it use too! Who works 9 to 5 now?

St. Francis of Assisi said it best, “Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” I don’t know if he meant it to apply to this situation but I think we could do very well it we would apply it to most all situations!

I have made it to my 6th week with my part-time position at Caledonia and True Blue Golf Courses.

I have a new respect for those who clean commercially.  Wow!  Good thing is I have lost weight!  There really is no bad thing, unless getting up at 4am is bad.  For me, it works.  I just have not figured out how to reschedule all the things I use to do in the morning.  Morning is my best time.

I wanted to share with you some projects I have been working on.

My friend Terry Harris

asked for my help on her project that is in process and here are a few pictures of what we have been working on…

I have been the worker bee helper on this project and she is the creative force behind it. The rooms are going to be beautiful when complete!
We also had the blessing to help with an
Our show should be aired in April and I will make sure I let everyone know that is interested!  It was long hard work with little sleep and tremendous blessing.
I have been working on more tee shirts designs and if you haven’t checked them out, please do so.  I am also going to be changing the shop design.  Just as soon as I have time to sit down and learn how to do it!
Go to Zazzle.com/carlaschuchman to see more designs! Also check out Carleysense for more updates!

I was also blessed to participate with others in a mission trip to India.  I completed a painting that came to me in the middle of the night as I was studying the word.  It is my biggest joy to hear God ask, “Carla?” and for Carla to hear Him and reply, “Yes Lord, here I am.”
Here is the painting and the Community Bible Study in Georgetown SC raised over $4000.00 for their mission trip and seed money for another church building.
Every person in the world in the Word. India 2010
Walking In The Light
Original Acrylic
30 x 48
The words in the painting say,
“When the darkness tries to get me, there’s a light that just won’t let me”
It is taken from the song “Stand Back Up” by Sugerland.
Listen to it here!

With that I leave you until next time.  Hopefully not to long.  Leave comments, or ask any questions you have.

God Bless You and remember we can choose to

Walk in the Light!

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I am hopeful that with the New Year there will be much new business.  And although it hasn’t been really busy, I have managed to stay very busy be about the Lord’s business and a little artwork as well.  Here is what I have worked on…

My Carleysense site has a new look and I learned a lot about Photoshop during this process.  I have discovered I really like Photoshop.  I can see how I could become a Photoshop junkie if not careful!

I also learned how to hook up my video camera up as a webcam, upload to imovie, edit (just learning that so there is a big learning curve) and post on my site.

I have opened a Zazzle Store and love this site!  I have had, well should I say; God has put on my heart, these great artistic ideas to spread His Word.  I love shirts with a message and I have had great fun creating them.  Check them out and get yours!
Help spread His Word…

Then I got a call from my dear friend Terry…

Asking me to join her and help on another, my 2nd her first…

Once again we were pushed to our limits, worn out, sleep deprived, slightly food deprived (our own fault) and in the end had huge smiles on our faces and pleased that we got to be a part of something so much bigger than ourselves.

And then, the excitement of that whole trip wore down,I had a small job re-doing a fireplace mantel. Of course I was so tired I forgot before pictures, so just enjoy these after picks!

So there you have it!  January almost wrapped up. I’m working on other things and I post them when it’s time! See you back here soon!

God Bless You and Pass it ON!

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Every now and then I have to post something other than my art.  This is about the most wonderful Artist.  It’s about a movie about the most wonderful Artist.  Read on, and God Bless You.

 

Has anybody seen the movie, The Perfect Gift by Jefferson Moore.  I watched it this morning at 2 am on TBN.

I couldn’t sleep, again.  For different reasons.  Personal family life is being strained, again, different day but the same reason, and I find myself desperately wanting to isolate myself.  I don’t want to be around people, any people and I don’t want to be responsible for anyone, no one.  I don’t want to make any decisions, not for myself or for anyone else.

When I get like this all I can do is close my eyes and say His name.  Jesus.  Jesus. Jesus…

I don’t know what to pray, or what to pray for.  I hurt, I don’t like where I am at and I just want to be back in His arms.  Jesus, Jesus, Jesus…

So when I couldn’t go back to sleep, I got up, went downstairs, started the coffee and turned the tv on.  My normal stop is Fox News, but not tonight.  I knew I needed something, I needed God.  I turned to TBN and there He was, well, His representation that is.

The Perfect Gift was just what I needed.  Everything I feel about Christmas and decorating and the stress of giving gifts no one can afford melted away as I watched this movie.  And I cried at the last scene.  The little girl saying good-bye, as she hugs Him.  In His arms.

All I have to do is close my eyes.

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus…

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