“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
-Isaiah 41:10

By Joseph H. Gilmore and William B. Bradbury
Painting by Lyn Deutsch 2008
16″ x 16″ Coffee, acrylics, mixed media
Original Painting is sold.

In 1993, I was a newborn Christian, when we moved to Baguio City. God led us to Guiding Light Christian Ministries pastored by a very anointed man of God and one of the best preachers I know, Pastor Robbie Casas.

The church was recruiting members to join the choir. To feel part of this new church, I volunteered. Most remarks goes like this, “I think they ran out of members who can sing, so they got you…” LOL!

So I practiced with the choir, and I practiced alone in the house, and this song became my lullaby for my then 3-year-old daughter, Vanya.

As I came to be familiar with the tune and the wonderful words of this hymn, it moved my soul and spirit and has always brought me to a state of worship and praise for my God, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

When we have Jesus in our hearts, even if by nature we are not inclined to be singers, God puts a melody that rises up in our voice to sing with joy and adoration for the One who is worthy.

Up to this time, this hymn is my daughter’s favorite and have asked me time and again to sing with her. These are times I thank God for, hymns that bind me and my family to worship God.

“Lord I would clasp Thy hand in mine,
Nor ever murmur nor repine,
Content whatever lot I see.
Since ’tis my God that leadeth Me!”

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For this God is our God forever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. -Psalm 48:1


My entry today is a testimony of a lovely lady, a dear friend, and kindred in spirit, Miss Cheree Miller.

“She is a single parent who left the fast-paced California lifestyle behind 6 years ago, and now lives on 15 beautiful acres in the Arkansas countryside.

By day, she works as a practice manager for a veterinary specialty surgeon. She is a prolific writer, contributing to on-line article directories as well as maintaining several blogs and websites of her own on a variety of subjects.

Cheree is an active member of her church, Russellville Christian Center, where she can often be found volunteering her services as a greeter, or running the projector, or singing on the Praise & Worship Team.”


She has asked me if she could use some of my paintings to create a meditation video. I’m very blessed and honored to have my paintings featured in this video.


“I was raised a Christian, and then sowed some wild oats from my late teens through my early 30’s. I walked my own path even questioning God’s existence.

I studied world religions and practiced Science of Mind even becoming a “reverend”. But God never gave up on me.

After my son was born, I tried to go back to church but found that I couldn’t deal with the reproach and judgment I received over the poor choices I had made when I turned my back on God.

But, He works in mysterious ways!

In December of 2003 I received a phone call from a veterinarian in Arkansas (I was born and raised and was still living in California at the time), asking my advice about a software program.

Over the next few months, we had several conversations.

In April I was asked if I would consider moving to Arkansas. In May I flew out to investigate. In June I accepted an offer and at the end of August I moved my 77 year old mother who was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, my 40 year old sister with Downs Syndrome and my 12 year old son to Arkansas.

Talk about God’s country! God’s spirit moved swiftly and strongly; guiding me, softening my heart and leading me back into a relationship with Him. In December of 2005 I found the church I call my home; and in 2006 I was baptized.

But that isn’t my testimony. That’s my past. That person died, and am a new creature. My testimony is that God is faithful, His mercy endures forever, and by His Love and Grace even though I once was lost, now I’m saved.”

Composed by John Newton
Arranged By Edwin O. Excell

Painting by Lyn Deutsch 2008
16″ x 16″ coffee, acrylics, mixed media
Original painting is sold.

God gives grace in the most emphatic sense. He is not compelled to be gracious by the force of our demands, but He often gives to those who have never asked of Him: “I am found of them that sought me not” (Isaiah 65:1)

We are not asked, in any sense to bring a price to God to purchase our pardon, justification, or eternal life. God freely gives His grace, expecting nothing in return, but we do as freely receive as He does freely bestow.

Do not reach into your bank account, for money is useless as to purchasing salvation. Give up on searching in your character or in your resolutions for some little recommendation.

Neither the coin of the rich nor the good works of the self-righteous is currency here. The free grace of God would be insulted by being put up to auction or set forth to sale. “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Yes, there are heavenly prizes to run for, and to be obtained through divine help. There is a recompense of reward to which we are to look and a crown for which we are to strive, but the grace that forgives sin and works of faith is no prize for exertion but a gift to those without strength.

“So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy” (Romans 9:16).

Salvation is not granted to men as the result of anything they are, or do, or resolve to be, but is the undeserved gift of heaven. If it were of works, it would not be of grace; but it is of faith, that it might be of grace alone.

When God has given salvation, the deed is done and can never be reversed. If your sin has been blotted out, it can never be written again! “their sins and iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 10:17).

If you have God, you have Him by an eternal holding. The blessings of pardon, justification, and eternal life are gifts without an “if” in the core of them.

“For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

(Excerpted from Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s preaching entitled “Grace for Grace”)

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Yea, the sparrow hath found her a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even thine altars, O Jehovah of hosts, My King, and my God.

Psalm 84:3

Lyrics and Musical score by Civilla D. Martin and Charles H. Gabriel

Lyn Deutsch 2008
Original Painting is sold.

There was a time when the kids were young, I was washing the dishes, and my kitchen was empty – no rice, no vegetables, no fish, no bread – nothing. My kids will be coming home from school, hungry and I have nothing to serve. My heart ached as I think ahead.

But then there was this chicken that was knocking with its beak on the window near the sink – reminding me that even the birds He feed how much more us! Jesus did not die for the birds, He died for you and me!

Somehow from my innermost being, I seem to hear a soft melody of this song, “His Eye is on the Sparrow”. It made me smile through tears, and I started to sing and praise and thank God! The kids came, I still didn’t have anything…

The boys asked me, “Mama are you not cooking?” I said, “No, God knows I really could not cook and besides there’s nothing to cook. Why don’t we pray and thank God that we are safe and together and we have a home?”

We just finished praying when there came a knock at the door. It was our landlady. “Lyn, my mother-in-law invited us for dinner but the maid already cooked all these, if you don’t mind, can I give them to you?” Need I say more?

“The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time” (Psalm 145:14-16).

“Cast all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.” (1Peter 5:7) Jesus never fails!

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Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)

Lyn Deutsch 2008
Original painting is sold.
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Great Is Thy Faithfulness By Thomas O. Chisholm and William M. Runyan

This hymn always moves my heart and soul and bring tears of joy! Oh Jesus, my God and Savior You are faithful! Not one want of the soul, not one need of the body and not one longing of the spirit that You cannot supply! How I wish that you my reader, would taste and see that He is good and join those whose hearts beat and sing of His faithfulness!


‘Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,’
Jeremiah 32:17

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By Judson W. Van DeVenter and Winfield S. Weeden

16′ x 16″ coffee, acrylics, mixed media
Lyn Deutsch 2008
Original painting is sold.