January 31, 2017

Art Parable Painting: Do Not Sit There

Close-Up
Do Not Sit There
© 2017 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series


Water-Man Series



We have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. (Revelation 19:9)
Remember what Jesus has done for us and be a prepared people awaiting His return with joy and gladness.
The "flesh"served from the Table of Malice is not a "saved seat" for you.

We must have the mind of Christ and put on the new man and give no place to the Devil.
Arise, do not sit in the seat of the unlearned.
Do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Gather the grace given by Christ and sup at the LORD's table.

There is a dead mindset, a grave of error at the Table of Malice. The chairs of this mindset are rooted in Hell. 
I left these chairs empty on purpose, for as a child of God you are to be seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus and not among the dead.  (Ephesians 1:3, Ephesians 1:20, and Ephesians 2:6)

There is much spiritual analogy within this painting.
Allow the Lord to reveal His word to you in your own walk of faith and come out from among them.
Arise, and be about your Father's business.
The Water-Man represents you and I.
Sit no longer at this table.
In prayerful hope I have painted the Water-Man looking out. That stone he is sitting on can be used to arise from that pit he is seated in.


Do Not Sit There
~Debbie



Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.


The Chairs: 

Bitterness- (pikria) bitter gall
 1. extreme wickedness
 2. a bitter root, and so producing a bitter fruit
 3. metaph. bitterness, bitter hatred

Wrath- (thymos)
1. passion, angry, heat, anger forthwith boiling up and soon subsiding again
2. glow, ardour, the wine of passion, inflaming wine (which either drives the drinker mad or kills him with its strength)

Evil speaking- ( blasphemia)
1. slander, detraction, speech injurious, to another's good name
2. impious and reproachful speech injurious to divine majesty

Anger- (orge)
1. anger, the natural disposition, temper, character
  2. movement or agitation of the soul, impulse, desire, any violent emotion, but esp.
      anger
 3.  anger, wrath, indignation
 4. anger exhibited in punishment, hence used for punishment otself
     A. of punishments inflicted by magistrates

Clamour- (krauge)
1. a crying, outcry, clamour


Table:

Malice- (kakia)
1. malignity, malice, ill-will, desire to injure
2. wickedness, depravity
       A. wickedness that is not ashamed to break laws
3. evil, trouble



* You can see part of the painting progress of this art parable by clicking here.





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Scripture references taken from the King James bible.

December 29, 2016

Following the Dragonslayer


Following the Dragonslayer
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers


Imagery and our response to it can be powerful in its ability to refocus our attention.
For the disciples the sight of Jesus on a cross had to have been emotionally crushing. Beholding the One in whom all their hope of a better life,of healing and freedom was there before them hanging on a cross.
Although Jesus had told them beforehand the details and gave them assurance that it was expedient that He go away.
That it was for their good. It was for our good.
Yet, the imagery of a bloody, bruised Jesus must have been bewildering to His followers.

Devastating, until the third day!

I love that Christ Jesus did not leave that beaten, bloody image as the final one.
He rose again and they were given the gift of seeing Him whole and one day every eye shall see Him.

The art parable "Following the Dragonslayer" is one of the ways I see Him. If you would like to see part of the creative process for this parable click here.
Revelation says that he is the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, yet appears as a Lamb that was slain. ( Revelation 5:5,6)

~Debbie


Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
*Read the beauty contained in Isaiah 51-55

Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised agin the third day.

John 10:4-5 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

John 10:27-30 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
I and my Father are one

















All art, writing, poetry, posts, and photography, copyright © 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers.
All Rights Reserved. Scripture references taken from the King James bible.
More can be read at http://debbieturnerchavers.com and http://wordparables.com

November 17, 2016

Reborn-Birthed in the Womb of His Word


Reborn- Birthed in the Womb of His Word
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series


In the light of God's Word...may you prayerfully consider.

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
I was shown this imagery as my husband and I were driving and discussing several known difficult situations. As we discussed them, I heard in my spirit "Wrap your mind around how much God loves you, loves them." The difficulty and the pain associated led the conversation to the conclusion that we needed to process and act, yet not react to them. The problem or the people. This was the verbal conversation and at the same time I was telling my husband and the Lord that I felt the need to cocoon...yet break free all at the same time. I saw this imagery and told my husband what I had just seen and that "I am trusting God's perfect timing." He agreed and thus we arrived at Amen.
These are my notes as I explored the scriptures and asked for understanding. 
Every born again man is a type of Lazarus. One brought to life in Christ. We are redeemed, blood bought, blood covered kings and priests unto our God. We are wrapped in His righteousness, in the womb of His Word.
He carried us to the cross and we are born again in Him and His sacrifice.
The Word Of God birthed us - His shed Blood bought..redeemed us.

We are carried...
Isaiah 46:3-4 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb: 
And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and I will deliver you.

We are redeemed...
Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him: and with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them: and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

1 Corinthians 15:35-58  Has a great description of the resurrection of the body.
We must be Born again.
1 Corinthians 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.


Reborn- Birthed in the Womb of His Word
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series 



We are born again...
John 1:12-13 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of flesh, nor the will of man, but of God.

John 3:3-7 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit; he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.


I realize that for some the imagery might be strange yet wisdom is justified of her children.
Luke 7:35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.

~ Debbie Turner Chavers



Beginning work on the collage
Reborn- Birthed in the Womb of His Word
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series




*The egg shape or cocoon is painted red within. It is papier mâché strips of Isaiah 53 and John 3. The painting and sticks have a red painted image representing the blood soaked staining of His beaten imprint. The cross was represented as two wooden stakes. The cocoon or egg shape is hanging from is representational of His bearing us and our sins. The cording attached is representational of an umbilical cord..it is covered in Isaiah 53 also.


All art, sculpture, writing, poetry, posts, and photography, copyright © 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers. All Rights Reserved. Encouragement? http://debbieturnerchavers.com
Scripture references taken from the King James bible.

November 16, 2016

A Captive Set Free

A Captive Set Free
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series

A Captive Set Free
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series


Christ Jesus came to the earth, died and resurrected to save us from our sins, He came to cut away every bondage, every lie of the devil. To set the captive FREE.

Isaiah 49:24,25,26 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?
But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I am the LORD am thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

Consider the beauty and favor bestowed upon Israel and all who would call upon the name of the Lord.  Do you want to be free? Then Call upon Him and be saved. God will give you beauty for your ashes. 

Leviticus 26:11-13 And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.
And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be bondsmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
All of Romans 10

As we Praise God, as we proclaim( speak His Word) His Word breaks our bondage, cuts away the spirit of bondage and we are freed of our sins which so easily beset us. His Word, by His Spirit, changes our minds, renews our minds to the truth that is found only in God.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Acts 16:25-26 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 
And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every ones's bands were loosed.

*Meaning of bands ( desmos ) bond-band- string-chain.
Strong's definition: a band,i.e. Ligament (of the body) or shackle (of a prisoner); figuratively, an impediment or disability: -band,bond,chain,string.

Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba Father.

~Debbie Turner Chavers

* I will post the painting at a later time.

If you have not received the Beauty bestowed by salvation, here is a sample to get you started. Click here to be taken to the page for more information.
A Captive Set Free
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series

A Captive Set Free
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series





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November 2, 2016

ARISE: A Call to Prayer and Action



ARISE: A Call to Prayer and Action
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series



closeup of Headboard
ARISE: A Call to Prayer and Action
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers


Close-up of Tucked in Believers
ARISE: A Call to Prayer and Action 
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers




I was given half of this Art Parable in September of this year. I knew it was to be an Art Parable by the initial imagery but was not sure what it pertained to at that moment. I started the painting and prayed as I painted, seeking the LORD for His peace that it was complete. As I started laying in the shadows of the headboard and wall. I realized how it was to be finished.
The cities, the highways and the byways, we must compel them to come in.

Luke 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

No man knows the day or hour of Christ's return. But Returning for His Own,Will happen.
Be prepared whether the time is short or lengthy.
Be prepared and be found faithfully following the LORD and obeying His call to the whole world.


Jonah 2:10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
Jonah 3:1-2 And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid you.


I may add more written content to this post but feel an urgency to share now.

~Debbie Turner Chavers

You can read more about this imagery by clicking on the listed article titles:
Countdown to Failure: 1,2 -3- 2,1 and New Leadership 
Crescendo


All art, writing, poetry, posts, and photography, copyright © 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers. All Rights Reserved. Encouragement? http://debbieturnerchavers.com or http://lolo-livingoutloudonline.com Scripture references taken from the King James bible. If you would like to listen to a bible story... http://www.youtube.com/user/debbieturnerchavers

September 21, 2016

Disobedient, Wounded One


Disobedient,Wounded One
© 2014 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series
1 Kings 13 and 2 Peter 3:9


1 Kings 13:26 And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.

Do you find it difficult to follow what the Lord has told you? Disobedience gives the devil a type of permission to devour and tear.
Stay on the path, toward the LORD. Do not stray from the Way, the Truth, and the Life. If you have left God's known way and direction to you, make haste and repent.
Ask God to forgive you and receive His mercy. He desires that no man perish, but that all come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)

The wounded one was "a man of God." He was sent on a mission to deliver a message unto wicked king Jeroboam. He was to deliver the message and then to return to Judah.
A messenger came swiftly to him as he sat under an oak tree and proceeded to tempt him to ignore the LORD's clear directive.  Scripture says the messenger was an old prophet in Bethel.

The man of God was told clearly by the word of the LORD to not eat bread, nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that he had come. (1 Kings 13:17)
He obeyed initially.

Yet soon after he obeyed,  he sat down under an oak tree and turned aside and followed the direction given to him by a lying prophet. The lying prophet sought out the "man of God" and said an angel told him to bring him back to his house. (1 Kings 13:17-18)
Beware! Of any who try you or tempt you to leave the truth of God's word given to you.
Why did "the man of God" believe a lie? Why did he follow a liar, instead of the clear directive of the LORD? We must take heed and try every spirit whether it be of God or not.

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Man or woman of God, once you have accepted Christ and are following Him, do not return unto your old way. Do not be disobedient unto the Word of the LORD.
The man of God in these scripture verses was slain, torn, and delivered to a lion. (1 Kings 13:26) due to his disobedience.
We are warned.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

Know, that as a child of God you can run to God.
His arms are open.
He loves you.

© 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series 


My understanding is that " the man of God" was torn and slain because even after his disobedience was brought to his attention..he did not repent.
He was not a prodigal..He did not come to his senses and return to his Father.
He ate and drank and left to go about "his way."
In the last days it will be even so..
Matthew 24:38
Let your eating and drinking be in remembrance (communion-the Lord's Supper) of what Christ Jesus has accomplished on the cross and continue to walk forward. Do not depart from the truth.

If you have been disobedient, repent quickly.  Depend on the mercy of the LORD that would have all come to repentance and not perish. (2 Peter 3:9)
As you read all of (1 Kings 13 ) you will see that even an evil king received mercy-but he did not repent.
Let us run to God, not from God.

1 Kings 13:6 And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Intreat now the face of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again. And the man of God besought the LORD, and the king's hand was restored him again, and became as it was again.

The man of God prayed for a wicked king who was given mercy and healed of a withered hand, yet the man of God did not repent and ask for mercy for himself.

Let us follow the LORD.

~Debbie








All art, writing, poetry, posts, and photography, copyright © 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers. All Rights Reserved. Encouragement? http://lolo-livingoutloudonline.com Scripture references taken from the King James bible. If you would like to listen to a bible story... http://www.youtube.com/user/debbieturnerchavers

August 31, 2016

FLEE, Be Not Deceived


FLEE, Be Not Deceived
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man series


Close-up of the beasts belly in the Art Parable:
FLEE, Be Not Deceived
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man series




In the art parable " FLEE, Be Not Deceived" consider the imagery in the light of eternity.
Do not waste the gift of this life on temporary pleasure with a reward of death.
For the wages of sin are death.
Death is the separation from God, your Creator.
So where will you allow your weary road to take you?
Will you enter into the belly of despair or will you choose the path of Life where you will find joy everlasting?
All whoredom leads to death in one form or another.
Most lust and whoremongering appears as bright and shiny until your eyes adjust to the gloom.
Be not deceived.

When the Lord showed me this image, I thought of Isaiah 5:13-14.

Isaiah 5:13-14 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge:
and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst,
Therefore hell hath enlarged herself and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

* From the Old Testament and the New Testament*

Matthew 7: 13-14  Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Ephesians 5:5  For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Proverbs 12:28  In the way of righteousness is life and in its pathway there is no death.

Deuteronomy 11:16  Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them.

1 Corinthians 6:9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers. nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1 Corinthians 6:10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:18   Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.


Consider all of Matthew 13 and the parables that Jesus told us.
God is not mocked.
No matter what you sow..
Life unto life. or death unto death.
There will be a time of harvest.
Will you be wheat or a tare?
What have you decided?
Do you think the Lord delays and does not see?
You have been planted on this earth to bring forth much good fruit.


Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.


If you have given the LORD your heart through confessing Him as your Savior, you have received the Spirit of truth, the Comforter from God.
Read John 14:15-18: John 15:26; John 16:13.

Our fleshly nature within the natural man is lustful. As a child of God we have been given the Spirit of truth, the Spirit of God to overcome the works of the flesh: adultery, fornication, uncleaness, lasciv iousness (means unbridled lust, excess, shamelessness, wantoness, insolence..)
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations,wrath, seditions, heresies,
Envyings,murders,drunkeness, revellings, and such like:
of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in the past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)

God loves you.
Depart from iniquity.
FLEE from that which entices you or binds you to Hell.
FLEE from the wrath to come. Matthew 3:7 and Luke 3:7

~Debbie







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May 10, 2016

Mirrored Reflections

Mirrored Reflections
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
James 1:22-24


God's word causes us to see ourselves. The glass is like a two way mirror! Walk His Way and forget what manner of man or woman you once were and see the new creation you have become.
We are called to be Christ followers-mirrored reflections of His perfection.


James 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your ownselves.
James 1:23  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass.
James 1:24  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

Studying this scripture I noted a few things.  The hearing and doing required effort, due diligence.  A steady walk and a continual study of God's word. Relationships are hard to maintain when effort is only put forth occasionally.  Spend time with God in fellowship and study of His word.
Even in our everyday life our appearance needs upkeep. Look into the mirror of His word daily.


-Debbie





All art, writing, poetry, posts, and photography, copyright © 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers. All Rights Reserved. Encouragement? http://lolo-livingoutloudonline.com Scripture references taken from the King James bible. If you would like to listen to a bible story... http://www.youtube.com/user/debbieturnerchavers

Reflections/snoitcelfeR on James 1:22-24


So the journey with this Art Parable started more than 20 years ago and I am still discovering the meaning of these scriptures. I am posting the initial drawing I sketched in 1996 of Reflections/snoitcelfeR ©1996 Debbie Turner Chavers.
This is a bit of an introduction into how my scripture study, drawing, and painting of Art Parables processes over time, sometimes over years!
*I will post the "finished painting" from this 1996 sketched version at a later date.

As with any endeavor in our walk with God, He has opened my eyes of understanding layer by layer.
Twenty years ago I was living in Hawaii and obviously that translated to my sketch.
When the Lord first showed me this particular image with James 1:22-24 I saw it quite personally.
Yet as with most things in our life, knowledge and application of bible study have changed me as God  has showed me the universal need of all to see Him.
So a lot of my imagery for my art parables are Water-Men to represent everyone, male and female.
At the beginning of my walk with Christ my thoughts were all about me, me, ME! and how His Word created "my life" imagery.
Therefore in the beginning a lot of my sketches..150 or so were personal renditions and then I began to see the bigger picture :-)
It is very clear that we were saved and gifted to share the Good News for all, all, ALL!


Reflections/snoitcelfeR 
© 1996 Debbie Turner Chavers
Initial sketch of James 1:22-24


In the sketch I drew a forest with many mirrors. I drew the female who had dropped her pack but was walking away, back to whence she had come.
An initial look into God's Word will not keep you free of your burdens. You may lay it down Initially, but life will attempt to give you more burdens to carry. But Jesus said in..
Matthew 11:28  Come unto me, all Ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

The surfer, he looked into the mirror and left. There are places that people left many years ago but the imagery and the impact of that time is still there. In the mirror of their hearts and minds. Jesus came to set the captive free. If freedom is desired, it has been provided.

1 Corinthians 13:11-12  When I was a child, I spake as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I be know even as also I am known.


I wrote a poem about this initial Reflection drawing/painting in 2010 titled "Through a Glass Darkly"

Through a Glass Darkly 

I thought I saw you
As I peered through the glass

I thought I saw you
As the sun appeared
And the dawn broke free

I thought I saw you
But it was a mirror
And it was only me

© 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers


James 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your ownselves.
James 1:23  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass.
James 1:24  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.




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May 5, 2016

Art Parable Painting Series-Light and Shadow 1and 2

I have been studying Ephesians 6 for a while now. I have completed two art parables of the Light and Shadow series. We are in a real war daily, unseen by most, yet evident to those in the battle.  Remember God will NEVER leave or forsake you.
Not if, but when the enemy comes in like a flood, remember your Savior Jesus Christ has overcome the forces of Hell and has secured your freedom and victory. We are more than conquers through Christ Jesus. Christ has given us a sure victory. We have the word of our testimony and the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ.
We are composed of mind,body, spirit and soul, submit it all to God.


Light and Shadow 1
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Ephesians 6:10-18
Water-Man Series


In version one the imagery is holding on..do not let go of the salvation that has been accomplished in you. In version 2 it is a reminder of the Water-Man in the keyhole of Ye Must Be Born Again (click here) to see it. In this version they have been born again and are walking in their blood bought freedom. From darkness to His glorious light. Redeemed.
Consider- Acts 5:15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.

The thought is that we see one another as a Water-man, the blue figure which represents us, but as I studied I was shown a duplicate spiritually. I have painted it as I saw it. The blue Water-man is how we see one another, but the blood covering and what Christ has done for us is the shadow image. I believe it is how we are seen spiritually by principalities, powers, rulers of darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places. 





Light and Shadow 2
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Ephesians 6:10-18
Water-Man Series
1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; 
because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.



Do as the word of God says: (Paraphrase mine..Ephesians 6:10-18)
Take unto you the whole armour of God,girt your loins with truth,have on the breastplate of righteousness, your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, take your shield of faith and your helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God and pray with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching there unto with all perseverance  and supplication for all saints.

We are blood bought children of God. We are REDEEMED and we say so.
~Debbie


Psalm 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.

Revelation 12:10-11 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.



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April 5, 2016

I Can See


I Can See
© 1996 Debbie Turner Chavers
Mark 8:22-25



I sketched this initial rendering of the Art Parable "I Can See" in 1996.  The more I study scripture the more I see Jesus in the Old and New Testament accounts.  When I sketched the drawing "I Can See" I put a suggestion of the nail pierced hole in Jesus' hand. As I drew the wound, I wondered why? He had not been crucified yet when He healed the blind man of Bethsaida.
And now many years later, I can see "Why"
Consider John 9..Jesus came to open blind eyes. To those who were once blind, He opens our eyes physically and spiritually. The world may not understand, the Pharisee may judge. Yet our deliverance through Him and His shed blood causes us to declare as the blind man declared.
John 9:25..One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

John 9:32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.

In essence we ALL are born spiritually blind. We have need for Jesus to touch our eyes of understanding. We see Jesus using his spit and clay to heal the blind man in Mark and John's gospel accounting. I see a creative miracle because man is made of the dust of the earth.

The first time God touches us is when we are created in our mothers womb. Our understanding is dim and we "see men as trees walking."
But He came to redeem us, to restore us to perfect fellowship with God, the Father.
If you will receive Him, turn your eyes and your heart to Him, He will open your eyes.
He will touch your eyes a second time at your new birth and you will see Him clearly.

Mark 8:22-25 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and be-sought him to touch him.
And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.


~Debbie



Prayer:
Ephesians 1:17-23 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.

In Jesus name. AMEN



All art, writing, poetry, posts, and photography, copyright © 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers.
All Rights Reserved. Encouragement? http://lolo-livingoutloudonline.com Scripture references taken from the King James bible. If you would like to listen to a bible story... http://www.youtube.com/user/debbieturnerchavers

March 7, 2016

Child of Light Rising-Child of Light Risen

Child of Light Rising
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
John 11:21-26
Water-man series




Child of Light Risen
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
John 11:21-26
Water-man series 


As I started this particular Art Parable last year I felt the need to stop working on it. Every time I would approach it to begin researching the scriptures for it and painting I would feel a disconnect.  After prayer I realized that my timing was off and there was something more that God wanted to show me. During this period of time my brother-in-law died unexpectedly and this Art Parable laid on my desk waiting.  The loss of anyone not just a loved one leaves humans with so many questions.
My family found comfort in God's word. I pray that you too will find comfort in God's word for any loss you may ever experience.

Word Buoys-Life Preservers and this art parable concept came to me as I was journaling some questions to the Lord and looking for answers in His word early last year.
It was many months before "Child of Light Rising- Child of Light Risen" was completed. The initial prayer started in February 2015 and was journaled and drawn from my prayer and question time with the Lord.
Initial rendition painting started in early July and then a disconnect until after my brother-in-laws death. The time after Mark's death and Thanksgiving was a time of healing for me and my family.
After our daily life began to return to a more normal schedule, I once again returned to this art parable and decided to sit quietly before the Lord and read His word.

Our experiences and time spent with God in fellowship help shape our understanding of where we are and where we are going. Our daily life and gifting in Christ can be a process. Do not struggle in the process, allow Him to show you the bigger picture. The picture that our natural eyes might not perceive.
As I read and glanced over at the beginning rendition of this Art Parable I began to see a different final rendition of this particular Water-man.
I painted the Water-Man's original outline, to only realize he was merely that...an outline.
An outline of what he would eventually be. What all born again children of God will eventually be.

Risen

In conclusion..Death is a hard thing to deal with, but death is not a final thing.
In life there is a cycle of growth spiritually as well as physically.
As children of God we move from glory to glory.
The death of our flesh and our resurrection life in Christ is a new beginning.

To die in Christ spiritually is to rise a new creation on earth through His death, burial, and resurrection.
But to die in Christ physically is to live with Him forever more.

In physical death our mortal remains are shed back into the dust.
But those of us who die to our fleshly nature are reborn unto a new reality as born again believers in Christ Jesus

Those in Christ Jesus who experience actual physical death of their natural body are finally released to be evermore with the LORD.
For the redeemed death will not and does not reign.
We are redeemed, we are not without hope.

~Debbie


* I invite you to ask Him into your heart to be your Lord and Savior if you have not. Click here to be taken to a quick prayer to help you get started on an amazing journey.




John 11:21-26  Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection  at the last day.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?


1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love: and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Ephesians 5:8  For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.





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June 23, 2015

Word Buoys-Life Preservers



Word Buoys-Life Preservers
© 2015  Debbie Turner Chavers

Water-Man Series
Matthew 14:22:33


Have you ever felt that you were in over your head in life or that you needed to accomplish something extraordinary?  There have been times in my life when I thought how easy it would be to accept the invitation that was given to Peter by Jesus. To be fearless in my endeavors, yet instead, I grab hold of God's word and float!
Peter was bold and as boisterous as the wind and the sea he was stepping onto.  At that moment he was fearless. My thought is that those still in the ship were fearful.
Have you ever wanted to believe the impossible could be possible? Yet fear or lack of faith kept you in the ship? No condemnation. Human nature says "There is safety in the boat with our companions."  Yet Jesus gives us the opportunity to walk on the water, even in a contrary wind!
God is able, He will preserve and keep you. Indeed if we fall, He will lift us up.
Standing, seated, or walking on the water, the key is to keep your eyes on Jesus.

Isaiah 43:2  When thou passeth through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Jesus is the Word made flesh, so the written word is a buoy or life preserver to the believer and his walk of faith with the Lord.

These men walked with Jesus daily and yet they were fearful of that which they didn't understand.
Sometimes it seems that, like the disciples we have been told to go before him to the other side while he sends the multitudes away. Jesus knew the different personalities and level of faith of each disciple in the ship. I find it comforting that Jesus immediately stretched forth his hand to catch Peter even as he said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Even though the other disciples attempted nothing extraordinary, they were obedient to Jesus' previous command to get into a ship, and go before him unto the other side. They all obeyed and were not rebuked by Jesus for remaining in the ship.
All of us may not have the faith level of Peter to walk on water, yet we can all be obedient where God has placed us in our journey here on earth. Whether we are in the ship or walking on the water to Jesus, our response should be worship and the acknowledgement that he is the Son of God.

Be patient, Jesus is coming for His own. John 14:3
~Debbie

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Matthew 14:22 -33
And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray, and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit, and they  cried out for fear.
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer, it is I, be not afraid.
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
And he said, Come.  And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid: and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord save me.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying Of a truth thou art the Son of God.






All art, writing, poetry, posts, and photography, copyright © 2015 Debbie Turner Chavers. All Rights Reserved. Encouragement? http://lolo-livingoutloudonline.com Scripture references taken from the King James bible.


February 2, 2015

A Cup of Blessing



A Cup of Blessing
© 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers

I recently wrote a poem and it reminded me of the picture I painted in 2005 called a "Cup of Blessing"


A Cup of Blessing

I  was broken
As a vessel of clay
I have been broken

The parched lines of broken
Like a cracked desert floor
Have been revealed for public view
Where private grief has escaped on occasion
and shattered my watered facade
Piece by Piece

Away with You
Cup of Grief!
I am being made new
Peace by His Peace

The dawning of a new day has come
And it is He that I see
My resurrection
The Prince of Peace

I shall fly as with wings of a bird
My cup overflowing with His Love

There is a Cup of Blessing
which Never Runs Dry
Poured by my Redeemer
Jesus Christ
As He was lifted High.

~~


Song of Songs 2:10  My beloved spake and said unto me, Rise up, my fair one, and come away.

1 Corinthians 10:16  The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood  of Christ?  The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

Psalm 23:5  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

John 12:32  And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

John 11:25,26  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.  Believest thou this?









Links to some of my poetry from my journal "Letting Go of Cockatoo Dreams"

There Is A Time 
3 Poems From My Journal
On Purpose
He Showed Me The Rain 
At Heart I Am a Child
Cross Road 
July 1,2011
A Mother, A Proverbs 31 Woman
A Prayer of Blessing 
A Prayer For You
Letting Go of Cockatoo Dreams
Be Still
I Long For You
Ye Must Be Born Again 
Practice


Article- Ruffled Feathers



All art, writing, poetry, posts, and photography, copyright © 2015  Debbie Turner Chavers. All Rights Reserved. Encouragement? http://lolo-livingoutloudonline.com Scripture references taken from the King James bible.

January 30, 2014

Cast Your Cares

 Cast Your Cares
                         © 2014 Debbie Turner Chavers


1Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.


Casting all my care.  I have heard this  scripture many times over the years but was recently shown its meaning in a different manner.  Life tends to try to weigh us down with a net of cares.  Everyone has a care of some sort or a multitude of cares.  God never meant us to be weighed down with care.  JESUS warned us to take no thought for tomorrow in a worrisome way.  On some days it is a struggle to obey this admonition.  When I was shown this art parable by the Lord, I was having one of those days.
I was discouraged and feeling overwhelmed by many things that only God could fix.  Each way I examined the care, the more impossible it appeared and so I became discouraged.

The Holy Spirit, as He often does, reminded me of God's word found in 1 Peter 5:7.  As the scripture came to my attention, I agreed with the Lord and said out loud, "Lord, I cast all my care on you, because you said you care for me."  As I said this, I saw a net of  words, my cares, being cast into a brilliant light in front of me.  As the net of words fell into the light, they disintegrated. POOF! As though they had never existed.
The painting "Cast Your Cares"  contains several written cares: children, age, bills, parents, health, addictions, sins, fears, and money.  As those and others are cast into the light of His word they lose power to strip you of your peace.  His peace which passes understanding. Agree with God, cast your care, for surely He careth for you.

~Debbie

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Repost of Cast Your Cares
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Matthew 6:25  Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Psalm 55:22  Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 36:9  For with thee is the fountain of life: In thy light shall we see light.

Luke 1:79  To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

John 14:27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.




All art, writing, poetry, posts, and photography, copyright © 2014 Debbie Turner Chavers. All Rights Reserved. Encouragement? http://lolo-livingoutloudonline.com Scripture references taken from the King James bible.

September 5, 2013

Art Parable- Isaiah 42:7


Art Parable-Isaiah 42:7
© 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers


Close-up of Eyes
© 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers



Jesus came to set the captives free. His word brings understanding and opens our eyes to the truth. If you are in a prison of lies and darkness, God has sent forth His Son, Jesus Christ to deliver you and set you free.  The prison walls are lies that have been erected in our minds and are removed stone by stone as God's Spirit and Word replace the lies of the enemy. The stones that are written on have Isaiah 42:7 printed on them to represent that God's word replaces lies and brings freedom and reveals light to those imprisoned by lies.

Isaiah 42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

In 2 Corinthians 4:3 it shows the condition of an unredeemed mind.  It states "But if the gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
2 Corinthians 4:5  For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus The Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
2 Corinthians 4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

God loves YOU with an everlasting love.  He does not want you to sit in darkness, but to come out of darkness into His glorious light.


Here are a few more scriptures for you to consider:
Matthew 4:16
Luke 1:79
John 12:46
Acts 26:18
1 Peter 2:9

~Debbie

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Repost of Art Parable-Isaiah 42:7
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All art, writing, poetry, posts, and photography, copyright © 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers. All Rights Reserved. Encouragement? http://lolo-livingoutloudonline.com  Scripture references taken from the King James bible. If you would like to listen to a bible story... http://www.youtube.com/user/debbieturnerchavers

August 20, 2013

Psalm 23-Beside Still Waters



Psalm 23-Beside Still Waters
© 2008 Debbie Turner Chavers

Psalm 23:1-6
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside still  waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


~Debbie

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All art, writing, poetry, posts, and photography, copyright © 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers. All Rights Reserved. Encouragement? http://lolo-livingoutloudonline.com Scripture references taken from the King James bible. If you would like to listen to a bible story... http://www.youtube.com/user/debbieturnerchavers



March 4, 2013

Invisible Walls, Luke 4:18, Setting the Captives Free





Invisible Walls, Luke 4:18, Setting the Captives Free
© 1996 Debbie Turner Chavers
My Initial Art Journal Sketch


Each person may have walls that have been erected within and around them. A box made of invisible walls. The walls could be self -built. For some, only the wisdom found in God’s word reveals the box. So many people remain in bondage, waiting for their release. The King of Kings, Jesus Christ has paid for and Holds the Keys to set them free.

I was “a them”. I sketched myself naked, enclosed and sitting in a puddle of tears. For this was my life before the Risen, Lord Jesus set me free.

The box or boxes can have many names. Fear, Anger, Depression, Sexual Sin, Self Sufficiency, Pride, the list can be quite long. Jesus will set you free. He died and rose again to give you life everlasting, freedom to accept the unmerited favor of His grace and His shed blood for the removal of your sins.

Revelation 19:13 And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Revelation 19:12 His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

Luke 4:17-21 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.And he closed the book, and he gave [it] again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

In Luke 4:18 Jesus announced liberty. A people in bondage rejoice to hear of freedom. He came to set you free. I had accepted Christ as my Savior several years previous to His revealing the “Invisible Walls “of my boxes to me. Sometimes a box may be readily evident to others, yet invisible to us. As I read the Word of God, He began to reveal my boxes and my need to accept that He held the lid open on every one of the boxes.

~ Debbie
© 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers


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All art, writing, poetry, posts, and photography, copyright © 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers. All Rights Reserved. Encouragement? http://lolo-livingoutloudonline.com  Scripture references taken from the King James version bible. If you would like to listen to a bible story http://www.youtube.com/user/debbieturnerchavers

February 13, 2013

Cleansed and Redeemed- My Initial Journal Sketch



Cleansed and Redeemed, The Initial Sketch from my Journal
© 1996 Debbie Turner Chavers

Lately I have been thinking about the many ways that God teaches us and opens our eyes to His Truth, Christ Jesus.  A scripture admonition came to mind and I decided I needed to post some, if not all of my journal sketches pertaining to my Art Parables. 
1 Corinthians 1:21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

For years I have waited to show them to a wider audience  due to waiting on the ability to have them painted instead of just sketched.  But recently I recognised my pride concerning the matter.  It is the Holy Spirit who gives one the eyes to see the Art Parable not the painter :-)! 
So I may change a few of the sketches during the final painted rendition but I am going to post the initial images that God gave me over the years.  I trust He will minister to your heart, soul, and spirit that which is necessary to see what He would have you to understand and to perceive.  A few of my paintings changed a bit as I started to paint them because I was at a a different place in my understanding of God's word when I finally painted the initial sketch.  I am usually in a hurry to get my first impression written or drawn as He ministers His word to me.

Cleansed and Redeemed
Matthew 11:5  The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

Luke 7:22  Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.

Initially,I saw people from all over the world, from every walk of life entering the stream of His shed blood, totally immersed and arising in their robes of white.  Salvation through our acceptance of Christ Jesus shed blood at Calvary  removes the stains of our sinful humanity and clothes us in His Righteousness.  We arise in newness of life for eternity.  Cleansed, Redeemed bought by the Blood of The Lamb, Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

~Debbie


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All art, writing, poetry, posts, and photography, copyright © 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers. All Rights Reserved. Encouragement? http://lolo-livingoutloudonline.com  Scripture references taken from the King James bible. If you would like to listen to a bible story... http://www.youtube.com/user/debbieturnerchavers