Look for others to help complete your puzzle

God gave all things to Christ.  He will not give any one man or movement a more complete revelation.  We need each other for full perspectives, to see a bigger whole, to complete our puzzles.  We can never do a complete work on our own.  ~Anne

What to do between the calling and the opportunity: Wait!

I know it’s hard to wait on God.  Sometimes there is an in between time from when you are called to do something and when the actual opportunity for it appears.  Don’t be tempted to go ahead anyway.  Wait for the right time! ~Anne

There is greatness on the other side of your test

When you find yourself in an impossible situation I wonder if you are in a test of patience. While in a test of patience you will be under extreme pressure to make a decision.  You have two choices: Take matters in your own hands Wait for the Lord to act I would encourage you to wait…

The Road Less Traveled

I believe nothing is ever wasted in our lives and that God can use it all for our good. In one chapter of Light from a Dark Night, I wrote about seeing my life as a funnel. A picture is worth a thousand words and I hope this picture will explain how I felt even more…

It’s ALL GOOD- even when life’s not perfect!

Hi, I’m Anne and welcome to Shades of Color and Light. It’s easy to say, “Life’s not perfect right now” and put our dreams on hold. But, even when life isn’t perfect we need to remember- It’s ALL GOOD! I believe we must pursue our purpose moments in the face of imperfections and not let…

You are more than a face in a crowd

YOU ARE MORE THAN A FACE IN A CROWD.  YOU STAND OUT. YOU STAND OUT NOT MERELY BECAUSE YOU LOOK DIFFERENT FROM EVERYONE ELSE BUT BECAUSE YOU ARE DIFFERENT FROM EVERYONE ELSE. NO ONE ELSE HAS YOUR SPIRIT.  YOUR SPIRIT MAKES YOU COMPLETELY UNIQUE. AND COMPLETELY KNOWN BY GOD. WHEN YOU HEAR THE GOOD NEWS, THE GOOD…

The Inspiration of New Life: Innocence, Triumph, & Courage

Hi, I’m Anne from Shades of Color and Light. Happy Easter! It’s Spring and I’ve decided to try something new and do a sticker book. I’m at home, under a statewide mandatory stay at home order and everything has stopped still. Inside, within me, it kind of seems like a death of sorts but when…

Love is always flowing

Miles and Miles away is a day called yesterday.   From where I came to where I will go is miles and miles away.  Love was here for me then.  Love is here for me now.  Love is waiting for my tomorrow. Love is ALWAYS. The power to go back to yesterday to heal and restore belongs to Love….

Time for Unknowns to become Known

When God led the Israelites out of Egypt He wanted all of them to become his people and ascend the mountain into his presence.  Instead the people had a different idea.  They did not want to ascend or enter into a personal relationship with God. So, they told one man Moses, to ascend in authority…

Jesus: Willing to Wash your Feet

Recently, after taking communion I heard, “You are already clean”. It was certainly a most puzzling statement from Holy Spirit and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.  I’d like to take you to chapter 13 of John where Jesus told his disciples they were clean. In the passage Peter becomes indignant at the thought…

Communion: The Energy To Fulfill Purpose

Long before adoption of our daughter Bella became a reality were endless documents to process and training sessions to attend.  One such training session had my husband and me reeling with doubt.  What had we gotten ourselves into?  What gave us the idea we’d be fit to parent one who may have more needs than…

Stop waiting for all the details and Just Begin

I feel this word from the Lord is not just for me but for some of you too.  “Just begin and I will give what you are seeking Me for as you move along the process. Just begin and I will show you what you desire as you get going in the process.” He’s telling…

Starve out what hinders you

Be encouraged today from the Holy Spirit who said: “I decree a fast. A fast in the land. A fast from the profane. A fast from the distractions, a fast from the meaningless. With survival on the line see and hold onto what is meaningful. Do not starve yourself on my account, nor in My Name, says The Lord. …

Beyond the Fog: Faith brings you Full Circle

This morning I woke up hearing Jesus say, “Come with Me”.  I saw Him running like he was on a morning jog.  He spoke turning to look at me but he didn’t break stride.Briefly I thought of going back to sleep but thought, “If Jesus is up, running and smiling asking me to come- I’m…

Unplug from FEAR and seek the source of a SOUND MIND

Just last week a song came to me which we used to sing over and over in church, “God has not given us a spirit of fear but the Lord has given us… Power! His Joy and Peace… He has given us a Sound Mind! Never should I be: AFRAID! Think about it. God hasn’t…

Follow the path of purpose and share your gift

Our life purpose is hidden within us and the discovery of it is the most important journey we can be on. One reason I feel our purpose can be so hard to find is we ignore the power of our natural gifts. Not natural abilities but gifts. Our gifts are something we’ve been given by…

You are a rare gift given to the World

There is no earthly gift of value to lay as an offering before God.  I learned this a few years ago when a vision of Heaven opened up to me a few years ago.  (You can read about this vision in my book, “Light from a Dark Night) When standing in the presence of God…

Begin Now doing what you love

Recently I read a book called “Big Magic- Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Elizabeth puts forth the idea that we give up what brings us joy because it does not produce an income. This idea is what hit closest to home for me and inspired my latest video. In my early twenties I…

Why does coloring a Mandala make you feel peaceful?

This past year I took up the hobby of coloring. I never thought about coloring to relax or to gain a sense of peace. But this is just what coloring has done for me. I’ve read all sorts of discussion as to why this is so and even found “art therapy” to be a viable…

Let’s talk about the best Christmas Coloring Book

What’s better than Christmas? Coloring it! If you’re into coloring or looking for a great gift for someone who is, I’ll recommend “Country Christmas” by Creative Haven. I love this coloring book for several reasons. If you’re not into reading today, you can watch my video where I walk you through the book (with expert…