Carrie Newell

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Hi!  I’m a mom to 3 boys (18, 12, & 9) and a wife of 20 years to the love of my life.  I am a girly-girl living with 4 guys – YIKES!  I yearn for peace in my house, or at least a little quiet time now and then, but it is rare when that happens:)  I am a photographer and graphic designer, and I work from home to be close to my kids.  I came to know Jesus when I began dating my husband at age 16.  I love worship music, and mentoring young women. Because of my own insecurities, guilt issues, and fear of failure, I love being able to help women see their beauty and worth through my photography, women’s ministry and one-on-one encouragement.

Two years ago, my life took a sharp turn when I went through a painful pruning process, as I obeyed God’s will for me to step out of many ministry positions and even some relationships.  One year ago, my health began failing, debilitating my life to a shell of my former self.   I was unable to work, and spent many days in bed or on the couch so I could feel like I wasn’t missing everything.  After several months, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  This October, after finally surrendering my health and treatment to the LORD, I finally came out of the flare, and have been trying to slowly catch back up on life.

During this past year of illness, I relied heavily on God’s word and the hope that some amazing friends would offer in HIS name. I felt like these verses were a beautiful reassurance of God’s love and faithfulness, as I literally walked through each part, and have started to see how God will use this for his glory…

He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire.  He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.  He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see what he has done and be amazed.  They will put their trust in the Lord. (Psalm 40:2-3)

Follow my personal journey HERE

As I began to feel the pain, fatigue, depression, insomnia, and anxiety lifting, I began creating art from scriptures that were healing for me.  Then others began asking me to create some for them.  Then, God confirmed this new path through the scripture below, and now I have a little Etsy Site to help people display scripture as a beautiful reminder of who God is and what He’s done.

“And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

This is what this site is all about!  Just that ONE THING:)

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