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Ember
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I am a graphic designer located in Southern California. I have been designing since 2003 and specialize in Christian design. I also have a life-long love for traditional painting. My desire is to glorify my God and Savior Jesus through visual images by using the talent He has given me.

"Jesus' blood never fails me." ~ Delirious
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Fri Sep 26, 2014, 11:35 AM
Hey guys, I'm going to start selling stock on Lightstock.com  :squee:  They sell high quality Christian stock, which is hard to find, so I'm glad to be a part of what they are doing.  I'm so excited, I just wanted to share the good news with all you wonderful people. :aww: Please pray that God will help me to make high quality art that will be used for His glory. :la:

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I'm passionate about art. More than that, I'm passionate about a relationship with Jesus Christ. Here is a list of resources and links that have helped me in my Christian life. Originally I created this as a quick reference list for my own use, then I thought that others might find it useful too. :aww:

Bible Study Tools
Websites:
:bulletblue: Blueletterbible.org
:bulletblue: carm.org

Books:
:bulletblue: The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
:bulletblue: Strong's Concordance
:bulletblue: Lexicon
:bulletblue: Nave's Topical Bible Dictionary

Favorite Bible Teachers and Theologians
John Courson
Chuck Smith
Skip Heitzig
Josh White
Tim Mackie
Ravi Zacharias
Norman Geisler
Chuck Misler
Lee Strobel
G Camble Morgan

Books that changed my life
:bulletblue: The Bible
:bulletblue: Why Grace Changes Everything by Pastor Chuck Smith
:bulletblue: Phantastes by George MacDonald (read for free here: www.gutenberg.org/files/325/32…
:bulletblue: One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp


Proof that Biblical Christianity is True
geekychristian.com/proof-chris…

geekychristian.com

Science and the Bible:
Science by Design - David Gaddy

Evidence that demands a verdict
The Case for Christ
Reasons for Faith conference

Questioning Christianity
If God is real (and good) why do bad things happen?
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:bulletblue: fav.me/d6lobn0
:bulletblue: fav.me/d6mk391
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Websites for finding answers
:bulletblue: gotquestions.org
:bulletblue: carm.org


Other Links
creationmuseum.org/
www.icr.org/
Ray Comfort
180 movie www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y2KsU…
Evolution vs God www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0u3-2…
Noah and the Last Days www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7bPCY…

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:iconchiharusmoon:
ChiharusMoon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama :)
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:iconemberblue:
Emberblue Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome.  Take good care of him for me. :aww:
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:iconchiharusmoon:
ChiharusMoon Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
always! :D
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:icondiving-in-the-depths:
Can you share with me any experiences of God you had? I'm asking around to understand what these experiences are and how I can understand God. Thanks!
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:iconemberblue:
Emberblue Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, I wouldn't mind at all. :aww:  But what are you looking for exactly?  I've had many experiences.

So, you are trying to understand God through other people's experiences?

Have you had any experiences of your own?
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:icondiving-in-the-depths:
Great thanks.

Yeah, it's not clear to me what people mean when they say they experience God. What I've heard so far include a clear presence with them (like another person was there), a burning sensation in the chest. Never had that.

None, as far as I can tell. I've heard it's one of the main ways one knows God is there. Any ways to get one? 
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Emberblue Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
It's difficult to explain.  I've experienced God in different ways.  Some ways were subtle, some ways were powerful. Each time I knew absolutely for sure that it was God. Here are some of the more prominent experiences I've had:

1. At an Easter Sunday church service when I was around 10 years old I felt very strongly that I needed to choose to become a Christian. That was God moving my heart.
2. When I was 19 years old, I was going to church but not following God, I didn't really have a relationship with God, I just called myself a Christian.  One day God spoke to me.  It was not an audible voice.  It's like He was just speaking into my mind.  There was no voice...but I knew exactly who was talking to me and what He was saying. He told me that I needed to break up with my boyfriend (he was a bad guy) get involved with youth group at church and live my life 100% for God.  Those were not my thoughts. It was clearly and obviously God talking to me.
3. I've experienced the love of God when it rains outside.  I feel an emotional connection with God when it rains, somehow He uses the rain to emotionally communicate His love to me personally.
4. God gave me permission to marry my husband.  I met him when I was 27 years old. Up until then I had been interested in boys but always had a sense of stress and un-easyness when I thought about marrying them.  Then I met this guy (who would become my husband).  I prayed and asked God if this was the guy I should marry.  God gave me the feeling that this was the guy I had been waiting so long for. I asked God in my mind if I could marry him and in my inner being I felt God say "Yes" and I felt no stress, only peace.  The Bible teaches that God leads us with His peace.  So I knew that the peace I was feeling was further confirmation that God said Yes to marrying him.
5. When I was a teenager, one night I was at home alone.  Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt a strong sense of an evil presence around me and I was afraid.  I couldn't see anything. But I could very strongly feel a sense around me.  I felt like maybe there was a demon in the room with me. I remembered that the in the Bible the boo of James says "Resist the Devil and he will flee from you.  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you."  So I prayed that in my mind and the evil presence left immediately.
6. The other day I was reading a book.  A particular paragraph stood out to me, and I felt the impression that God wanted me to focus on that topic in my life.
7. Prayer.  I pray several times throughout the day.  It's like I have a constant conversation going on with God as I go about my day.  Sometimes I don't feel anything. Sometimes I feel strong emotions of joy and peace and love.  Sometimes I feel God's love for me.  Sometimes I'm bursting with emotion that I feel for God.  Sometimes I feel deep conviction.  Sometimes I'm sad and grieved because I realize that the wrong things I do hurt God and I apologize to Him.  I feel so terrible when I hurt Him.  I pray and ask God for things.  Sometimes I see an answer, sometimes I don't.  Sometimes the answer comes years later.

So, are you a Christian?  Have you committed your life to Jesus and trusted Him to forgive your sins?  The best way to experience God is to have a healthy relationship with Him.  When you spend time with a person you learn to recognize their voice.  In the same way, the more time you spend with God the more easily you will recognize His voice.  God "speaks" to us when we read the Bible. And through prayer.  Some people see visions or have physical encounters with God.  But not me. Mine are more internal.  Either way, if you "experience God" you will know it. :)  There is no method or formula to getting an experience with God. God is a person and He wants relationship. Pray and ask Him for it.  This is God's promise from Jeremiah 29:13, "And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."
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smurfboy21 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Thank you so much for the llama! 
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:iconemberblue:
Emberblue Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Take good care of him for me! :D
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KeeperoftheIce Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav: on 'Deep'. :D
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