Art Cards Have Arrived!

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500 lovely cards have arrived at my doorstep. Each time I look at these, I remember wonderful friends and family who cheered me on during chemo for stage 4 breast cancer. Boy, was that a time when all was stripped away, and I surrendered all to Jesus – at least, a lot more so!

People ask me often if the cancer is in remission. No, I calmly say, knowing this will be painful for them to receive. God has chosen to keep cancer with me, although it seems to be on a much smaller scale than when I was first diagnosed.

“You will always be stage 4 breast cancer, Marcia.” my doctor once said. “What to do; what to think?” I said to myself as my eyes teared up.  (Well, let’s emblazon that on my forehead, why not???) I decided the next day to just get up, one day at a time, and just show up for my life. No, I have no idea how many days I have, but with each of them, I am going to try to love better, show more kindness, and tell more people about Jesus’ love and goodness. The absence of cancer is not my great good – God is my great good. I have that, so, basically, I’m good.

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A fellow blogger, sister in Jesus and fellow stage 4 cancer friend through the internet, Kara Tippetts, once said she and her husband were having a conversation about how much they surrender to Jesus. Our songs tend to be, “I surrender some.” Or “I surrender all….. if my life is perfect, my kids are perfect, and I’m free of cancer.” We all had to chuckle as we heard her speak. She got me thinking. How much do I really surrender? My greatest challenge is surrendering my control of my life – which I probably have far less of than I think! Cancer helps in this surrendering, it really does.

Christmas Cards Are Here For Donation

Glad you made it to Art Engaging Story! Please see my mehndi style Christmas Cards below. These were made using my original art. They are 5 inches by 7 inches, and they come in sets of 10. So, order 10 cards for a donation of $20, etc. You can donate here:http://thecreativecall.net/donate.php to support the work I do with women and children in extremely difficult and crisis situations. You will receive a year-end giving statement from CoLink, and your donations are tax-deductable.

To place your order, submit your order here:http://thecreativecall.net/art-store.php, after you have made your donation, let me know how many cards you would like and where to mail them. Just submit your order once – it will go through if you hit the submit button after filling in all the boxes. Be creative – you may send them to a friend! Maybe pass them on to an cross-cultural friend.

Details: You may have all of the same design, or a mix of two or three. Just let me know in the “SUBMIT YOUR ORDER” area found on my website http://thecreativecall.net/art-store.php. (See above) how many you want and which sort of mixture. Remember, they are 5 x 7, so they will not be squares when you receive them.The bulk of the art is in the 5 x 7 card; squares would have cost much more for you to send. Please remember, I am just a solo artist, so this isn’t a fancy spot to order with all the bells and whistles. However, it is easy to go to my website, click on the links above and donate and order:-) Thanks so much for your understanding!

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Thank you in advance for taking the time to order art from an full time artist! I pray blessings on you as you celebrate during the month of December! Merry Christmas!