How it all started....
I want to share with you why I created my first prayer journal. We moved from our hometown of Summit, Mississippi to Houston, Texas in October of 2015. The move came just one month after our baby girl's wedding, and so many changes were hitting us all at once!
For the first time we were empty nesters, we went from a small town to a HUGE city, we downsized from our four-bedroom home to a two-bedroom apartment. My husband was changing jobs, and I was no longer teaching first grade. A 26 year long battle with aggressive Rheumatoid Auto Immune Disease had made it impossible to teach the children I loved so dearly. Our lives seemed unrecognizable.
When we moved, my friend, who I lovingly call my "sister gift", sent us a DVD of "War Room." The movie echoed my love of and belief in prayer and set my creative heart to making a journal that would be both unique and that I could leave as a lasting legacy to our children. What better way to be remembered.... your prayers poured over them forever saved in such a personal way.
After watching the movie.... I was ready to make my own "traveling" war room. I took scrap fabric from my children's baby clothing and began to make the cover for the first Grace Upon Grace Prayer Journal. The inside of the journal was then compiled of any papers I had in my "creative stash".... and then I hand-bound it.... and the graceupongrace journal journey began. This little home based ministry began..... and we pray it continues to grow and prayer journals are sent all over the world to be filled with prayers and memorable life moments and art..... we are so excited about this new season. Each journal is lovingly assembled with my own hands.
As I design and create your one-of-a-kind graceupongrace prayer/art journal, a prayer is prayed over each journal and it's recipient before I send it on it's way to your home. It is my hope that the time spent writing prayers and/or creating art in your journal will bring you closer to our Father and usher you into more meaningful conversations with Him at the throne of grace.
As a child I was always obsessed with creating: drawing, painting, coloring, photography......making anything.... really.... then I had children and began to create with them , we would use any medium we had on hand. They were always so thrilled with each creation...they showed me the TRUE JOY of art!! – as the years have passed my passion to create has only grown. I have watched my daughter find the same delight in her art......and to me..... that is the greatest gift on Earth.... watching our passion living on in our children.
I am now retired from my first grade teaching profession due to a twenty six year ride with Rheumatoid Auto Immune Disease and have started making handmade Prayer/Art Journals. I hope that you will find a special place to pour your prayers onto each page in a creative way before the Lord using my handmade journals.
My Creative Journey
I’ve continued my childhood love for creating by painting watercolor art. I sell one-of-a-kind artwork and accept commissioned requests.
All artwork see on this this site are originals and available for purchase.