Something New

Spring will begin in a couple of weeks. My garden is beginning to show signs. The rose bushes are sending out new growth, a few daffodils are showing their faces, and a lone calla lily waits for others to arrive.


This week I sent out samples of artwork in search of the next children’s book project. My illustrations have been published in their very first book. I’m almost done with a manuscript. I also have stories that are ready to be put down on paper. Like the smallest seeds, these first steps have potential to grow.


See, I am doing something new!

Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?

Isaiah 43:19


In recent weeks, the words of this scripture spoke to me. It was like a light rainstorm for my garden of projects. It was an invitation to shed bad habits, worries and sin. It pointed to Christ and gave me hope. I dedicated myself and work to Him, again, right then and there.


God can create us anew everyday. He invites us to become his partner in creativity. There are small wonders happening, about us and within us, and He wants us to take notice. It is our loving God who can make them blossom.



contributed by Veronica Walsh, children’s book illustrator


5 responses to “Something New

  1. Veronica, thank you for inspiring us and pointing us in the right direction. Hugs, Nancy

  2. A beautiful and timely post.

    Thanks, Veronica.


  3. I hope all who hear His voice follow it wholeheartedly!

  4. Veronica, your post was beautifully written — I felt like you were speaking directly to me. I think I’ll take a cup of coffee to the back yard and count those callas that open anew every day!


  5. Shirley Shibley

    Veronica, I’m so glad you do the yard tour thing, too. And all the new that God gifts us with–aren’t they marvelous? Each day I wake up with a smile and a “good morning” to my Father, looking forward to whatever new He has for me this day. My church’s name is New Creation Fellowship. Nice to remember we are just that!


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