Patience in the Paint

Welcome to October 2014 “In Word & Image”

@ The Writer’s Reverie!

Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with visuals & a devotional thought!

Ruminate with me.

Be inspired in your heart.

Be captivated by His beauty.

Be enriched in the timeless treasury of His gifts.

Be challenged to go forth with purpose and live for Him.

OCTOBER THEME: Making Masterpieces

Patience in the Paint

Ouch! That hurts!

The tube of paint is punctured. Pressure is applied to its narrow metal casing. Now, a concentrated liquid slime pours out in a smooth clump like toothpaste squeezed onto a brush. It is a cleansing ritual.

Toothpaste – cleansing the mouth of germs and odor.

Paint – cleansing the canvas of its blank purpose.

Re-Creation is at hand! Cleansing colors blend – one swept into another with the strokes of a brush. Or the slap of a knife. Color layered upon color. Paint tubes emptied of their treasures, set free from a darkened enclosure to dance in shape and line in glorious light for all to see.

[Tweet “A Masterpiece is Created!”]

Ephesians 2:10, painting, masterpiece

But – never apart from Pain, Puncture, and Pressure. 

And, only in the hallowed realm of Patience.

It is the work an Artist is called TO DO. Poetry in image, painting a thousand words. It is the work of God in our lives as His Creation – one layer of paint at a time . . . over time.

His workmanship created to be a reflection of Himself – as any great work of art is reflective of its Maker. 

Destined for framing and gallery exhibition in the world at large.

No two alike.

[Tweet “Endless possibilities for home decor – life adorned as art!”]

Masterpiece Fellowship

We ended the month of September with the start of our new home fellowship group focusing on ministering to the needs of Christians who happen to be artists, seeking to grow in their craft and their understanding of how God would use their artistic gifts to impact lives for His glory! 

Ed and I had been praying about starting a home fellowship for a couple of years, but only this past summer did we fine tune the vision for the group. As artists, we have often felt like our creative gifts needed the fellowship of others to advance and grow. Our desire in the place of discipleship and mentoring others through the arts seemed the best focus for a group that we would host. We are so excited about some of the creative outreaches we’re planning in the coming year – opportunities for musicians, fiber artists, sculptors, painters, writers, and crafters to bring together their arts in ministry one to another, as we explore God’s Word through our art, and find venues for sharing in the community.  

Our Mission Statement is as follows:

Masterpiece Fellowship

Next week I’ll share a couple of the arts devotionals we discovered in our first fellowship meeting. So enriching! 

Challenge: Make time to stop, and appreciate the Masterpiece of the Lord in your life. Your rushing, crushing, crisis-prone world needs the respite. God has something to minister to you in the beauty of artistic creation – the life He is crafting in you . . .

If you humble yourself with a heart of gratitude and meet Him there . . .

With eyes to see and ears to hear . . .

And arms open wide for His embrace.

This is the 1st installment of Word & Image October 2014: Making Masterpieces: Patience in the Paint

Click below for all the posts in the series as they are published:

Making Masterpieces: Patience in the Paint

Making Masterpieces: Spinning Fear & Pain into Gold

Making Masterpieces: Genesis Revelations

Making Masterpieces: The Creative Process–Giraffe Tales

NEXT WEEK – Making Masterpieces: Spinning Pain into Gold

Miss Kathy, writer's reverie, butterfly

Sharing Making Masterpieces: Patience in the Paint this week with:

Judith at Whole Hearted Wednesdays

 Tell His Story with Jennifer Dukes Lee

 Lyli at Thought Provoking Thursdays at 3D Lessons 4Life

Hope in Every Season Homemaking Party

 Laura on Faith Filled Friday at Missional Women

 Essential Things Friday Devotions

 Fellowship Fridays at Christian Mommy Blogger

 Charlotte at Spiritual Sundays

My Fresh Brewed Life with Barbie – Weekend Brew


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About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at


  1. I’m not an artist; my art comes in other forms, but I love the Pain, puncture and pressure. Sounds like a great group. Great topic!

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