I’m deliberately finding joy for forty days. To start from day one, click here.
The Giving Thanks hurricane set has a special place in my heart because it was one of the last things created by a DaySpring artist, Laurel Vandiver. She bravely fought a battle with cancer and slipped into the arms of Jesus earlier this year.
You would have liked Laurel. A single woman, she made our community her family and used her time to pour into the lives of others. Her calligraphy and carving brought beauty to many. While not at work, she volunteered at a local ministry that helped children in need learn to ride horses.
Laurel traveled on mission trips to other continents–even all the way to Africa in her sixties! She painted a mural there that will stay as a testimony to the God she loved deeply and served faithfully.
Remembering Laurel today brings me joy and sharing one of her final creations with you does too. This Giving Thanks hurricane set is so fitting because there are many who continue to give thanks for the life of this wonderful woman who blessed us all.
Would you like to join me in the Joy challenge? Today just share about someone who brings you joy. I’m having giveaways for people who comment or subscribe during the forty days I write about joy. And you never know when it could be you…