a little about me

The posts on this blog are about my journey listening to God, pondering life, discovering more of His Word and trying to do that in approx 150 words.

I no longer know how to describe my life, career or direction. Maybe MISSIONARY is enough. He brings me to other countries like Haiti, Guatemala and sometimes He brings the countries to my home – which is also my studio.

I paint, weave, and do a bit of creative and spiritual facilitating. I do some part-time things like accounting, and volunteering with business and community development locally and with Haitian Artisans for Peace Intl . My degree is in business management with ministry leadership but I never know where HE will lead me next! Maybe painting a mural or even a very white wall.

Writing and journaling help to process the changes, unknowns, and amazing things happening the past years as God leads in new directions. I’m regularly trying to get the mapping right, so reviewing helps to stay on the right course. It’s as if I graduated from the kiddie rides at Disney to the adult ones. HANG ON!! (Yes, some days you wish you could sit in the shade instead.)

The future….it’s in God’s hands. He keeps asking me, “Do you trust me?” I keep saying, “Yes! Lead Lord…you’ve got the best plans!” Scary and exciting all at once.

Thanks for visiting and leave a note if you like.

blessings to you~
judi

49 thoughts on “a little about me

  1. I’m so glad I found your blog. 150 words is great for me I’m dyslexic. hehe
    God’s journey led me to finally understanding the reason why I have felt so alien all my life.
    I have Aspergers syndrome, my blog is a place where I can be me,
    The me God created me to be, before the ways of this world pushed me to conform.
    I love your Art, I’m going back over to your other blog for a look around.
    Love and hugs. xx 🙂

  2. Judi – I added you to my 5 Star posts today – which, as you know, is my rather peculiar way of accepting and passing on the VBA. I think (at least I hope) if I just add one post at a time, people will be more likely to visit.
    Grace and blessing to you!
    Debbie

  3. Hi, Judi… (Love your artsy blog layout!) Not sure why, but Haiti has stuck in my heart despite the Katrina’s and the Japan’s and the Nieu Zealand’s out there. You’re making such a big difference… I’m almost jealous! May you be blessed with the best health, wealth and support to keep making a difference for many years to come… Kind Regards, Maxie

    • Thank you for that prayer Maxie – We all have a mission field and sometimes it’s in our own home! May God use you in amazing ways everywhere your feet step. Wishing you JOY!

  4. You are my sHERO! I love your heart and what you do for others….Your art work…outstanding!!…a true gift from God. I’m thankful to have met you on line. God bless you!

  5. Hello my friend,
    I like your writing up here. I think if you keep doing what you’re doing now, you will have good future. So keep it up my friend! 🙂
    I have a joyful ride in your blog, and now I’d like to invite you to visit mine. Thank you and have a wonderful day, my friend! 🙂
    Subhan Zein

  6. It’s wonderful to meet you! God is so funny…He’s been calling me back, after many years in business, to the world of the arts. And part of that process is networking me with other Christian artists. Isn’t He amazing? Again, it’s very nice to “meet” you and I’m honored to be part of your journey! :))

  7. Susan Michaels says:

    Judi, so good to read about your work and faith on Butch Dean’s blog…will follow your blog with interest. Blessings and prayers.

  8. Hello Judi,

    I know it is the 13th of January, but I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride.
    Thank you again, may the light of God shine in your heart forever and for always, and many blessings and much love to you, Judi.. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

    • Thank you Subhan – I look forward to the new year and hearing more of your heart. May God’s presence continue to lead you in all put your heart and hands to. Joy to you!

  9. Caddo Veil says:

    Hi Judi! Thanks for following my blog–although I can’t imagine what a committed missionary might find of worth in my poetry and wacky humor. Bless your heart for all you do! What struck me, reading this, was at the end where you say that God keeps asking you, “Do you trust Me?” Recently I had the affirming experience of realizing that when He asks me the same question–particularly if the road looks foggy–I say YES without hesitation. This is HUGE–that I’ve come far enough with Him to not waste time analyzing my feelings, or saying, “But Lord–how, when–and what about this…?” Have a blessed day–love, sis Caddo

    • I still have a few days with BUTS – they get fewer and further. I love poetry, I’ve seen your comments more than your blog and figured it was time to change that! You have a beautiful spirit that shines through the fog. Thank you for sharing it with others! Bless you sis!

  10. Steven Sawyer says:

    It’s Not Really About Me is one of my favorite places to visit when I’m reading blogs. I’m on sabbatical still, but fixing to crank back up with Archives August, but I’ve picked a few blogs to keep up with even on sabbatical. I always find your words and thoughts inspiring, your art beautiful and life fascinating.

      • Steven Sawyer says:

        The Sabbatical has been fantastic, Judi, but I’m itching to get back into the blogosphere with you all.

  11. hi there! i just happened to drop by 😀 and i followed your blog, eventually…

    p.s.
    believe it or not you are living the life that i’m dreaming of..
    Missionary. serving people from places to places and blessing God.

    • Thank you Bijin! Serving Him is a great purpose for living. I pray He brings you many places where your talent and joy bring hope to others. A pleasure to meet you!

  12. Life is all about living like JESUS to bring glory, honour and praise to God the Father. Simply reading your blog name is highly inspirational and encouraging. Having just read the post above I don’t know if you are accepting any awards, however I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Please follow the link to find out more information ~ http://booklovers1.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/ive-been-nominated-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  13. Thanks very much Judi. I agree with you that following the Lord is indeed an adventure (often a tripped-out—what’s this all about—where are we going—are You sure about this—Wow! Thank you, Lord— adventure). It is not possible to live by faith as He commands us without trusting Him.

    It always reminds me of what His own disciples thought during His ministry, when every day brought something new and different, most often completely unexpected, and always at least touching the edges of or entering right into the spiritual world and miracle realm when stuff kept manifesting in front of them that no one had ever seen or experienced before (He did it again! How did He do that?).

    I think in the same way we receive rewards or wages for work well done, which we can then use for something more enjoyable that fulfills our hearts (life must be enjoyable and have its share of fun), the miraculous things the Lord brings to pass is a measure of our discipleship and a blessed reward.

    For example, some may think the arts are a spiritual waste of time, but we were all made to create something or another as an expression of our hearts, and the more we work at it the better it gets and the more enjoyable it becomes because we grow closer to getting the expression right and it becomes much more pleasing. And I think we all would like to know that the Lord is pleased with us and our work.

    Thanks for making the decision to follow the Lord wherever that may lead and for the beautiful work you do. One is not possible without the other.

    • Bless you RJ for your words…those here (you made me laugh – many questions and VERY WOW!) and those on your blog as you share the great power of His Word!

      I wanted to be more creative when young but stopped. God is the one who brought me back to it and really did release more of His Spirit through it. I have learned we do need to have both right and left of our brain engaging to truly have the “mind of Christ”. As with many paintings…we should be a work in process.

      Created in His image, bearing His likeness and He is so very AWESOME so we should press on toward that too!

      Bless you in your journey with Jesus!

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