In that same momentous year, she met
Lisa naturally began to grieve what she could no longer do. She felt as though God had taken away all the things she did well. She didn’t even have the money to spend on gifts she longed to give her friends.
Then God whispered a life changing truth challenging her to look at what she did have instead of what she didn’t. She remembered some brushes and paints she had and that with a little effort, she could paint some rocks as gifts.
Lisa painted a rock for
To their utter amazement, these “God Rocks!” have reached throughout the
God Rocks! is a blessing from the Lord giving Lisa and Gary an opportunity to witness about the love of Christ and the miracles He can perform in the midst of pain and adversity.
Lisa’s health miraculously improved. She and her husband now run a ministry called Job’s Retreat. They minister to people who are suffering physically, emotionally and spiritually. God Rocks! are now used to support this ministry. Lisa and Gary reside in
Julie met Lisa at Church Alive MOPS in 2008. The following year, Julie became Creative Activities lead for MOPS and she and Lisa collaborated to decorate the tables. Lisa invited Julie over to paint rocks for the center pieces. Julie was amazed at the work Lisa had been doing for years painting rocks into churches. She enjoyed painting so much, she gave it a try. Lisa was a great teacher and Julie was a fast learner. It was the beginning of a beautiful partnership!
A few months (and rocks) later, Lisa and Julie displayed their rocks at the 1st Annual Holiday Shoppe at Church Alive. The experience was amazing! It was also an answer to a question she had brought to God about her purpose. Since then, she has set up a work space in her house and loves painting.
Julie happily resides in
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