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Size: 11x14Model magic and acrylic on cradled wood panel.


            In ancient times, mourners used small bottles to literally collect their tears for the loss of a loved one. Psalm 56:8 mentions this practice “…put my tears in your bottle…” I imagine that God holds a tear bottle filled with the salty tears of His beloved, not as though He is glad to see us suffer, but because He cries with us.

            This new collection is a visualization of how the tears God undoubtedly sees and understands are stored in His tear bottle, just waiting for the time when beauty will overcome pain. I say, “undoubtedly,” not because I have arrived at complete trust in the goodness of God, but because that is what God says about Himself. This is the journey I’m on, seeking truth. Like a detective, I hope to discover enough “clues” about God that I can fully rest in Him.

            Thank you for joining me. My desire is that you and I both would find hope, even in the most painful times. I hope you enjoy the “Teardrops in a Bottle” Collection.



From Tears to Blooms

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