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Faith, Hope, Love by EloiseArt

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Faith, Hope, Love. I’ve lost the living to death – two babies, a son-in-law, my grandmother. And each time, I hurt a deep hurt that cannot even be expressed in words. I’ve wondered how people get through such pain if they don’t believe there is an afterlife – a beautiful heavenly city where our loved ones will meet us at the gate. I know it has been my solace.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. I’m not a stodgy, no-fun Christian. Just ask my kindergarten class! I can party with the best of them – just give me a juice box, cookies, and twenty-six five-year-olds!! I believe Christ died to rise again. The emphasis is on life, not death. I choose to focus on the two beautiful daughters that I carried to term and who have given birth to grandchildren. I choose to focus on loving my kindergarteners until my bucket is empty each day, because certainly, some of them rarely find love elsewhere. I choose to love my husband who treats me as Christ loved the church – pouring his love into me day after day. And when it is done, when I smile at my grandchildren one last time, I will go to a better place … a place where my grandmother will greet me at the gate, holding my lost babies in her arms. That is my faith. That is my hope. That is my source of love.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. I thought a long time about writing such a personal and intimate explanation of my collage of paintings. I know some will think I am a disillusioned woman who needs a crutch. And that’s okay. It’s not a crutch; it’s a cross. And I lean on it heavily. I have found that it’s better to be open with my faith. Part of tolerance is that I respect you. And your part is to respect my belief in return. Let me lean. Love me anyway. Perhaps even lean with me. Faith, hope, love … that’s what scripture teaches and that’s what my collage of paintings represents. That verse continues, “But the greatest of these is love.” I’m leaning.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Love isn’t always easy. My kindergarteners aren’t perfect. My wonderful husband isn’t even perfect. So I lean. I lean on that cross, grab that grandbaby’s hand, and put my heart in my hands to give away, day after day. And with that faith, I find peace and joy.

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Eloise enjoys painting in a variety of styles and accepts commissions for paintings on canvas and antique wood. She is also a book illustrator.

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  • Matty B. Duran
    Matty B. Duranabout 1 year ago

    WoW! What a description, beautifully expressed, Eloise~You are a living testament to the Grace of God! You and your work glorify God! Awesome Work! GOD IS GOOD! Thank-you for sharing your work with The Mustard Seeds Group! It is my privilege to feature your work, “Faith, Hope, Love” in Mustard Seeds~(8-3-13) I am deeply sorry for all the loss you have suffered in your life. I praise God with you, knowing you will see your loved ones someday. Because you lift up children for the glory of God you recieve our children’s banner of life~ Love, Matty

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮
  • EloiseArt
    EloiseArtabout 1 year ago

    Thank you so much for the feature in the Mustard Seed Group. Sometimes our best expressions of art come from the deepest places in our souls and the greatest lessons learned. Thank you for the sweet comments.

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much Marie for the feature in the “For the Love of Jesus” group. I am honored.

    – EloiseArt

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 1 year ago

    Excellent artwork and message!

  • Thank you so much for the feature in the group Living Christianity and for the lovely comments Marie and Bonita!

    – EloiseArt

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮
  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharp11 months ago

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