I have dreams that speak boldly to my heart with such courage, determination, and passion, as if speaking to overcome the noise of fear, rejection, doubt, or shame. These visions do not minimize because I try to deny that God intended that life for me. And there is certainly no denying the moment when your dreams overwhelm you and reject your excuses to release a gift that will ignite the truth in your soul. What is perhaps the most significant about these visions, is that God uses them to give me hope and a purpose greater than I know myself to be.
God produces these visions in my soul to set me free!
The Vision that motivates me to live each moment, is to inspire HOPE and PURPOSE by providing children with the tools and guidance for self acceptance, confidence and the power to create positive and lasting change in community, education, and businesses around the world.
This Vision is a huge responsibility that I have to first achieve within myself to lead others. After two decades, I have learned that accepting and trusting my dreams is to be willing to stick with the process every step of the way. Creativity has been my faithful companion since childhood and led me to love the art of fashion design, interior design, set design, photography and so much more. I must be faithful through the process just as through God, my gifts have been faithful to me. This creative process has become more important than the destination because its my opportunity to grow and express the best in me and then help others along their path.
My Mission is to teach children arts and entrepreneurship. To utilize these dynamic platforms to help youth and adults to develop a positive self-image, begin a path of empowering one another through building healthy relationships in faith, family, education and community.
To be perfectly honest, some days I feel I want to escape this hope that was started, but I know that's fear and a host of other emotions trying to get the best of me. I know hope doesn't function that way. Giving up is the work of fear, doubt and confusion and we simply do not get along. I always find myself fighting the good fight for hope, vision and prosperity. I don't give up. I won't turn back to the mindset or lifestyle I had before. I know there are very few good thoughts or ideas to prosper there. I'm determined even when the circumstances in front of me seem unfair or uncomfortable. My dreams give me a new Hope for Life everyday.
So I keep loving God, because He has shown me how to get the good out of this Life. He has shown me that, how I live is the evidence of how valued my life truly is. It’s not to be mistaken as cheap or worthless because of circumstances and the world around me. This world is better with me, and with my eyes on God, than me in the world and adding to its destruction because of hopelessness and despair. To be loving, hopeful, and keep believing in the Glory of God, in a world that chooses not to believe, is the greatest accomplishment I can achieve in my life.
2 Corinthians 4:7-9
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but . . .
Not Destroyed !
TRUE ARTISTRY ~ HEART & SOUL
Yes! He did it!
When I stand before God at the end of My Life, I would Hope that I do not have a bit of Talent left and can say "I used Everything You Gave Me!"
- Erma Bombeck