I AM Alive!


Many of us crawl through life as the walking dead. Lifelessly going through the motions of everyday activities. The word alive has many life altering definitions. How can you make the most of everyday to truly enjoy all that life has to offer?

When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you ALIVE WITH CHRIST. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. (Colossians 2:13-14)

alive: (1) Having life. Not dead or inanimate. (2) Not yet defeated. Still having a chance to win or succeed. (3) Marked by alertness, energy, or briskness (4) Marked by much life, animation, or activity. (definitions from merriam-webster.com)


10 thoughts on “I AM Alive!

  1. WELL!!! This post was def short & SUBSTANTIAL!! I Love this!!! And you are absolutely right. It’s so easy to just go through the motions without even realizing that we are still ALIVE indeed, no matter how difficult the circumstance. Amen! 😉

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it! Through out the day I have been seeing messages that pertain to this post. Then I discovered my daughters hamster died sometime today. It’s a blessing to be alive and to have the ability to take hold of our own destinies!

  2. This one is especially cute, too! I like the way you did the letters in “alive.” I think making images like you do would be quite fun! (Wish I had thought of it myself, but I won’t steal your idea. ha ha) Do you mind me asking how you make them? Are they done on computer or do you make them on paper? One picture I saw looked like it was made with watercolors. You do a great job.

    • Thanks again! I really enjoy creating these images. I sketch them in my sketch book then scan them and manipulate them on the computer. I do paint some with gouache. It’s similar to watercolor. You should create your own version! Go for it! 🙂

  3. I googled gouache because that was a new one to me. Is it easier to control that watercolors? I get the indication it might not spread or puddle on the paper as much as watercolor but feel a little thicker like acrylics. I’m wanting to eventually do some art projects with my daughter (I homeschool her). She went to a “painting party” recently and loved it, but they just used craft paints.

    • Gouache is awesome because it can be like watercolor when you add a lot of water. But it has a more opaque quality when used with little water. It’s not waxy like acrylic. It is easy to control. I like to use it on bristol paper or watercolor paper. I’m sure your daughter would would love it!

      • Thank you for the info! That sounds almost like you get two mediums in one–water it down for a watercolor look or leave it alone for more of an oil or acrylic style. The penny-pincher in me is drawn to that idea! Lol.

  4. I meant “easier THAN watercolors.” An edit function on these comments would be nice–nobody’s perfect! ha

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