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Here’s to doing something that scares me.

I'm getting ready to go to Thailand for the first time. That's not the part that scares me though...

The older I get, the stronger the pull to travel has become. Wanderlust, I feel restless. I need to go.
The more I think and pray on it, I believe this feeling is my calling to do missions work. I started going to Jalapa in February of 2016 and now more opportunities are arising and I can’t say no, my heart needs this.

So, what’s the part that scares me? Asking for help. I’ve always felt like I need to be able to support myself or I shouldn’t try but that doesn’t allow me any opportunity to walk in faith. I know this means taking on something bigger than myself and believing God has already worked it out. I’m going to try something new, incorporating my artwork to bring all the things I love together. Wanderlust, following what God has put on my heart, creating art and missions work.

Wandering HeArt Missions

 

Sarah Haddock

2018-12-21 02:08:23

Your art is gorgeous! Your heart is beautiful! And you are amazing! I love you!!!!! (Michael does too)

Virginia Reed

2018-12-03 20:01:16

Beautiful Art. Keeping you in our prayers.

Lauren Herrlinger

2018-11-30 01:35:11

Painting #3!!

Hanaya Gomes Wyand

2018-11-28 02:10:26

Painting #3 please!!!!

Courtney Blough

2018-11-26 16:24:56

Painting #3!!!

Joanne M Dodson

2018-11-25 01:52:08

Best wishes on your mission trip Sammer, I will keep you in my prayers!

Spirit Carr

2018-11-15 16:50:19

This Elephant painting is amazing! Good luck on your trip! <3

Raffle painting #3
December 1, 2018, 3:59 pm

I actually started my first elephant painting months before I knew I was going to Thailand. I had a sudden inspiration to create so I grabbed paints and my canvas and added color until something started to come alive. I worked on it slowly, it was intentional. I was learning to enjoy the process rather than looking for the finish line.

I wasn’t actually even finished with my first elephant painting when we had a meeting to discuss the mission trip to Thailand back in October. I volunteered to go immediately. Then I thought to ask about details...like how much does this cost.

After prayer and conversation with friends, I settled on the idea of a raffle and decided to continue my elephant theme - in keeping with Thailand. My inspiration piece was moving me forward long before I knew it had a purpose. I love when I walk in faith and God  shows me every moment had a reason. Now He is combining so many things I love into one amazing opportunity and teaching me a new lesson as well. My first elephant painting was an exercise in patience. All of the rest are an exercise in discipline.  

Here is my 3rd painting that is still available for raffle, Mr. Big Bad Leroy Brown. Thank you so much to those who have already entered!!

Raffle painting #2
November 18, 2018, 8:13 pm

“Perception is your ultimate reality even when it’s not the ultimate truth. Your reality dictates your actions.” -Pastor Mike 

Before I started this raffle for my mission trip to Thailand I was living out the reality that I couldn’t do this. I didn’t have the time, the talent or the voice. And the worst perception I held? No one cares. All lies.

I can make the time, hello 4 am, with practice I will continue to develop the ability and I am the one who isn’t using my voice. Oh, and people do care. When I would believe someone was being intentionally negative or neglectful towards me what I discovered is I was only thinking about myself and not considering what is going on in their life. There’s always another side to the story, it just takes time and energy to figure it out. So I’m taking the time and energy for the people I care about, including myself. This project is very involved, each piece takes hours to complete, but I have committed so I’m seeing this through. 

I once heard it said “don’t half ass anything, whatever you do, use your full ass.” Wise words.

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Your art is gorgeous! Your heart is beautiful! And you are amazing! I love you!!!!! (Michael does too)

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Beautiful Art. Keeping you in our prayers.

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Painting #3!!

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Painting #3 please!!!!

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Painting #3!!!

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Best wishes on your mission trip Sammer, I will keep you in my prayers!

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This Elephant painting is amazing! Good luck on your trip!

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