the face of unconditional LOVE (see it for yourself)

the face of unconditional love (come meet Him right now) When life’s storms are serving torrents and the raging seas are at war, I grasp for a massive strength outside myself to graciously and tenderly hold me above water and carry me to shore. Don’t you just want to rest sometimes and push PAUSE on this life so you can breathe…

the first gift to give your children (a letter to guide you)

As we enter the season of giving, let’s give your children and any children we encounter a priceless gift. The gift of honoring childhood–honoring the beauty, innocence, and molding of our children and the world’s children as they grow up. I wrote this letter (pictured) when my first daughter was two years old and have the original hanging in my closet as…

need more love in us, so our children can see (a song + FREE love cards printable)

Earlier last week, I had a hard time relaxing enough to sleep. Restless. Mind searching and scanning all the info absorbed about the recent events in Dallas… you know.  I needed to paint and sing a little and this old song came to mind: “Just look out around us People fightin their wars They think they’ll be happy  When they’ve settled their scores Let’s…

what you’ve missed if you’re not on Instagram (and a P.S.)

Dearest Friend, Thank you for being a loyal follower of Atlas! I’ve been working hard on new art, posts, and more.  Check out snapshots of my process, how my girls are part of the studio, plus unpublished art.  Here’s what you’re missing if you aren’t a follower of #atlasoflight on Instagram: P.S. Stay tuned for a sneak…

it’s not flesh and blood, but the heart of a man… (father’s day)

It’s not flesh and blood, but the heart of a man that can make him a father. (adapted from Johann Friedrich Schiller) A few truly wonderful men are sewn into the tapestry of my life…my husband, my father, my brother…and yesterday, I felt the awesome blessing of their special presence in my life. They are all still here, they’re healthy, and…

i threw my hometown off the Tetons (and then found it again), Part 1

When tiny seeds are planted and roots are kept safe, perennial blossoming is sure to take place. – AtlasofLight.com – I limped across the stage with my walking cast [I conveniently broke my foot in 2 places just a few weeks before college graduation], then shook hands with a man I’d never met to accept my diploma. Hal. Le. Lu….