Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Stuff. Good Stuff.

Okay, so… a few people have asked what I’m working on…. Thank you very much for praying for the completion of my projects… I have issues with uncompleted projects, so this is very helpful for me as I prepare to leave.

I just finished a very big project that is a secret for now. It took a ton of time, thought, troubleshooting, and prayer, and it turned out incredibly well.

I just finished my first and last self-portrait painting. I don’t know if it looks like me or not but I am very happy with it as a painting.

My next two projects are quilts. And since I know everyone really wants to see fabric portraits, here are a couple pictures (Each quilt will be composed of 48 different squares. They will be like paintings, but with fabric instead of paint):

You can click on the images to see them bigger and be thrilled by the vibrant colors....

I'll post a picture of the quilts when they are completed.

Other than that, I'm very peaceful and very excited.

I’m enjoying hanging out with my cool parents and am looking forward to time with siblings over the next few weeks. For those of you who don’t know, I have seven brothers and two sisters, and they are all awesome.

One of my siblings had a vision of Jesus coming for me, and the overwhelming sense was joy and how excited He was for me to be with Him. For whatever reason, I hadn’t thought about Him being excited to see me before I heard that. Someone else made a comment about me being a daughter of the King about a month ago, and it's been echoing in my head ever since with an intensely helpful sense of identity and protection accompanying it. So I’ve been trying to soak these ideas in. My ideas about the Trinity have a long way to grow.

Also, I’ve had two recent questions about Heaven:
1. Will our hair grow in Heaven? Because I’m okay with short hair, but I’m pretty well over it, and I would like to have long hair again.
2. Will we all have at least baseline skill levels in areas like singing/music and physical ability/athletic skills? Because I’m looking forward to being able to sing well enough that I don’t have to worry about people hearing me and I have a big long list of things like hiking (as in up and down super huge awesome mountains), running, swimming, and handsprings, that I’d like to be able to do really well.

In His Grip,


  1. Here's how I look at heaven. I figure we don't go through this earthly existence just to end up sitting on our duffs in luxurious surroundings. I figure that as much as we grow here on earth, we'll be doing so much more growing there...whether it be hair, mentally, spiritually, etc. And music! Well, yes! We'll be making incredibly beautiful music a thousand times more harmonious and beautiful than what we can do now.
    Hair? Flowing, lovely hair!
    That's my opinion. The Bible may be silent on a lot of this but I know that heaven will not be a place of "nothings". We may not know the details, but we do know that Jesus has gone before us to prepare a place and that it will be good...intensely, beautifully, good! Bless you, Martha.

  2. You.are.amazing... truly, truly amazing.

    Love, hugs, and prayers. Lots and lots of all three.


  3. W O W ! Those colors and prints are A W E S O M E ! -L

  4. DIDO on amazing , you open my eyes,thoughts, and prayers that I can only imagine being as wonderful as you are now-
    What a blessing to know you,
    see ya soon,

  5. I love hearing your voice as I read your words. I also really like seeing your creativity bursting through your photos, reading your descriptions that make pictures in my own brain, and imagining your final creations as you revel in the joy of completing each one.

    Thanks for posting! Susan T.

  6. I LOVE YOUR QUILTS!!!!! THEY ARE AWSOME! I eccspecially love how you designed them, and how you picked jut the right patterns and colors to each one. :) I really like the green one..

    Love you lots!! I Pray for you every night, and you have been on my mind constantly. <3

  7. beautiful fabrics, to match the beauty within your soul.

  8. 1. "But someone may ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?...When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed...So it will be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in GLORY; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body." (1 Cor. 15:35-44) I don't pretend to understand this fully, but I envision you with long flowing, rainbow colored, sparkling, shimmering, glowing hair reaching at least to the ground:-). Jeanie
    p.s. check email for quilt drawings by Leah