These books are dedicated to my Lord for the unending grace He has shown me.


  • I would like to express my gratitude to the many people who saw me through this book; to all those who provided support, talked things over, read, wrote, offered comments, and assisted in the editing, proofreading, and design.
  • The team at North Light Books who put their faith in me and helped this project come together – Noel, Clare, Christine, and everyone on the team who provided insightful feedback to help polish my efforts.
  • The angel sent by the Lord to jumpstart my adventure in creative worship.
  • My pastor, Dr. Steve Schell, to whom I’m indebted for years of life-changing Bible teaching, and his encouragement to remain steeped in the Word.
  • My sisters in Christ who prayed the book into existence. And all my Bible study groups through the years who have been patient with my endless questions.
  • Kristie for her incredible photography gifts; Matt for his digital magic; Debbie for believing God would accomplish all of this.
  • My team of online supporters with their unending support and encouragement.
  • The students at Art-Classes who inspire me by their insatiable desire to learn.
  • My family, who rooted me in faith from childhood, planting the seeds that took a lifetime to sprout. Mom who encouraged me to carry on her artistic gifts; Dad who shared my honest faith questions; Linda for her invaluable editing assistance; Debbie, my limitless cheerleader from across the pond.
  • Vienna and Giallo, who kept me sane by sitting patiently next to me for months, reminding me that life is nothing without walkies.