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I am a Branches co-editor
for the cooking and recipes section, as well as a contributor to the general
articles. I am married to Chris, who is a physician completing his
residency in Internal Medicine. We have one son, Elijah, who is a busy,
growing toddler. We live in
, and attend
. My interests include cooking, writing, sewing, downhill
skiing, gardening, hiking, and blogging. (Read my blog at http://mypaisleyapron.blogspot.com).
I have an ongoing list of projects and crafts that I keep trying to
accomplish all at once. I absolutely love the fellowship and experience that
I gain from writing for and reading The Branches, and am so thankful to Abby
and all of The Branches’ readers for their support and encouragement!
Sue Anne W.
Interested in all aspects of
healthy living—spiritual, emotional, physical? Stop by www.yourrecipesforlife.com for a
visit. This Christian-themed, multi-subject collection of blog entries
published by CLC member Sue of Fridley, Minnesota, offers inspiration
under three subject categories: People of Faith and Courage;
Advice for Life; and Musings of a Midwestern Foodie. Your comments,
suggestions, and participation in the Parental Advice Project are welcomed.
Hope M. Waldner-Luurtsema
Hope has been drawing since she could hold a pencil, as this talent is truly
a gift from God. Since 1987, she has been selling calligraphy works from
Bible verses for occasions and wall art to church banners to
original greeting cards and invitations since 1987. Hope incorporates
symbolism to help further the Gospel message. Her business, "Hope's Fine
Art," debuted in 1997, and still operates from her
home in her spare time. She now creates award-winning portraits,
sea and landscapes, animals and florals in
many mediums, including colored pencil, acrylic, and oil. She has recently
tried her hand at poetry to contribute to The Branches, continuing
to expand her creative range.
Here’s an example:
E V A N G E L I S M
world for Me.
Voice My Gospel
to set men free
And tell all
people who will hear
death do they need fear.
loved the world so that He gave”
Eternal life to
those He saved.
Love, joy, and
peace from God’s dear Son.
finished”—the Savior’s won.
all who believe—
Many life eternal receive.
Luurtsema, Rock of Ages,