Dec 31, 2010

Being Made

One night when I couldn’t sleep, my mind wandered in prayer to the upcoming gallery exhibits. That’s when this crazy idea came to me—a whole exhibit featuring unfinished works of art, everything in a process of being made, just like us. We are all unfinished works of God’s creativity—being made into His image with every breath we take.

It’s easy to see that some of these pieces are not finished. For a few others, it’s harder to tell. But to the artist who created the piece, it’s clear to him/her that they are not yet done. In church, we may see someone and think “wow, they have it all together,” but the fact is, they are still a work in progress, just like you and just like me. This side of heaven, we are unfinished, undone, and being made. Messy and mysterious, yet in His hands, we are being crafted into the person He longs for us to be...if we aren’t resistant to His work in our lives.

As you look upon this unique exhibit, may you sense God’s creative handiwork in your life and embrace it as He completes the work He’s doing in you. Like the artwork hanging in this exhibit, you too, are being made.

"Being Made" runs January 2 through January 30, 2011 at The Gallery @ Common Grounds. Be sure to pick up a copy of the gallery booklet, The Heart Behind the Art: Being Made. Click here to read it online.
Grace & peace,

Dec 23, 2010

Love Came Down

Merry Christmas!
 May you sense the presence of God's love and grace flooding your heart during this special time of year...and beyond into 2011.

many blessings to you,
deAnn Roe

Dec 20, 2010


Through Facebook, I became a friend of Pastor Dave Weiss. He has a blog called AMOKArts Tribe: A blog for anyone interested in using art to serve others and glorify God. He creates many short videos and finds some really cool ones online as well. Check out his blog.

Grace & peace ~

Dec 14, 2010

Special Edition of The Studio

Don't forget about the special edition of The Studio - Wednesday, 12/15 at 7pm. Meet the current gallery artist, Matthew J. Carpenter and hear about his work in photography and love for the art. Seattle's Best Coffee and sweets will be available as well.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Grace & peace ~ deAnn

Dec 9, 2010

Pages - Cancelled tonight - SO SORRY :0(

Hi writers & poets,

Let me start off by saying I'm praying 2011 will be easier on me, health-wise. Geez. I'm battling a ridiculous cold virus that has left me totally wiped out. I worked today and just can't muster up the energy to stay until 9pm tonight. Please accept my apologies. I feel like a flake. And a crumb at the same time.

I'd rather not give you what I have, just in time for the holidays to get into full swing.

I'll be in touch,
Enjoy the evening with family or writing silently in a quiet corner of your house or Borders or Starbucks or Panera... :0)

grace & peace,

Dec 8, 2010

Thursday Pages - Tomorrow!

Hello writers and poets!

If you aren't busy shopping, decorating, or wrapping Christmas gifts, please come do what you love: write.

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 9th, is our monthly writers group - Thursday Pages. Just bring your notebook and favorite writing utensil OR laptop and a desire to be with other writers. We meet from 7:00-8:30 PM in the large conference room across the hall from the church kitchen. There will be a sign on the door.

Hope to see you there!!

grace & peace ~ deAnn

Dec 1, 2010

Special Night at The Studio

Our monthly artists gathering this month, The Studio, will be a special one. Not because it comes just 10 days before Christmas but because the current showing artist in The Gallery @ Common Grounds, Matthew J. Carpenter, will be here and will share his love of photography.

Matthew is a graduate of Messiah College, majoring in Adventure Education. While at Messiah, he took several photography classes and fell in love with the artform. He has much experience in the dark room and using a variety of cameras and films. To read more about him, click here.

The Studio is Wednesday, December 15 at 7:00pm in The Gallery @ Common Grounds, Living Word Community Church. We hope you come to hear Matthew's story, view his outstanding photography, hang out with other artists, and drink an unlimited supply of Seattle's Best coffee and feast on festive holiday sweets, just in case you didn't get enough at Thanksgiving. The evening will be awesome, I'm sure of it. See you there.

Please email me with any questions...

grace & peace ~ deAnn