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Roots are vitally important for the life of a tree.  They establish and anchor the tree, and they store and transfer water and nutrients to sustain the tree.  A tree with healthy, deep roots tapping into a water source need not fear when it endures high winds and drought and fire.   In the same way, being deeply rooted in the Word of God will result in an unshakeable strength, endurance, and fruitfulness.  

 

We have a responsibility to provide such a foundation for the generation that follows us.  And we have the choice to run our own roots deep into the stories of those who have gone before us, and there find an anchor that enables us to endure.  The trees of our lives will be sustained, and the stories of our lives will be preserved.

 

The process of canning fruit fascinates me.  The trees bear their fruit in season, but then if we diligently store it away in jars, it will be saved and preserved, to be enjoyed in the season that follows.  In the same way, when we tell the stories from our lives to the next generation, the stories are preserved.  

 

Each of us bears a story of all that has shaped our lives.  The fabric used in these quilts comes from old clothes, each with their own story.  Different pieces, making a beautiful whole.  So it is with the events in our lives, families and communities. These stories must be passed on and preserved, from generation to generation, so they will not be forgotten.  

 

We must remember our heritage, remember the many ways that God has shown His faithfulness in the past, so that we will be quick to trust Him and praise Him in the present!

Anchored
Anchored

16″×20″ mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

At This Station
At This Station

24”x 24” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

That They May Live
That They May Live

18″×18″ mixed-media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Struck Down But Not Destroyed
Struck Down But Not Destroyed

22”x 28” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Perscuted But Not Forsaken
Perscuted But Not Forsaken

18”x 24” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Afflicted But Not Crushed
Afflicted But Not Crushed

24”x 24” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Child Taste My Story
Child Taste My Story

30”x 38” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Life's Harvest Preserved
Life's Harvest Preserved

18″×18″ mixed-media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

It Hasn't All Been Told
It Hasn't All Been Told

12”x 48” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Rooted In Love
Rooted In Love

18”x 24” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Every Year You Grow
Every Year You Grow

18”x 24” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

You Will Find Me Bigger
You Will Find Me Bigger

18”x 24” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Common Place
Common Place

36”x 36” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

The Dawning - Almaty, Kazakhstan
The Dawning - Almaty, Kazakhstan

12”x 48” oil on canvas For more details:

My Children Gave It To Me
My Children Gave It To Me

24”x 24” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

My Lord Has Been Faithful
My Lord Has Been Faithful

30”x 40” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

That Story Behind Them
That Story Behind Them

20”x 24” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas)

Season of Sabbath
Season of Sabbath

27”x 49” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Stories
Stories

12”x 12” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Redeemed
Redeemed

30”x 40” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Sustained And Preserved
Sustained And Preserved

32”x 48” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Someday
Someday

32”x 48” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Becoming
Becoming

3”x 3” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas)

When I Grow Up
When I Grow Up

8”x 8” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas)

Community
Community

12”x 48” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Chronicle For This Generation
Chronicle For This Generation

24”x 24” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas) For more details:

Use Each Moment
Use Each Moment

24”x 36” mixed media (oil & fabric on canvas)

Ebenezer
Ebenezer

24”x 28” mixed media (oil & fabric photography on canvas)

Making Jewelry
Making Jewelry

12”x 12”x 4” mixed media (oil, fabric, jar, buttons on panel) For more details:

Playing Games
Playing Games

12”x 12”x 4” mixed media (oil, fabric, jar, buttons on panel) For more details:

Searching For Treasure
Searching For Treasure

12”x 12”x 4” mixed media (oil, fabric, jar, buttons on panel)

Where Story Happens
Where Story Happens

12”x 12”x 4” mixed media (oil, fabric, jar, buttons on panel)