Liz Lemon Swindle began her painting career in first grade. Her first exhibitions were on the refrigerator, encouraged by her father. In the early 1980s she tutored under renowned wildlife artist, Nancy Glazier. In 1992, Liz began painting a subject matter she had long desired to approach: her faith. Her paintings are now held in corporate and private collections around the world and have been published in countless magazines and books. Liz and her husband Jon have five children and eighteen grandchildren.
The Bible has been widely accepted by people all over the world as the word of God. Found within the pages of the Old Testament are prophecies surrounding the birth of Christ. The New Testament also contains prophecies as well as an account of the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. This is His story as written in the King James version of the Holy Bible.
From our family to yours, we invite you to enjoy this booklet as part of your Christmas Eve tradition or as personal reading to remember the reason we celebrate Christmas.
Released in the fall or 2012 these ornaments have been well received. In our first showing at a recent event we sold 56 set in just 3 days! These ornaments are little pieces of fine art. They are Giclée prints on paper with an ultra-violet resistant coating to protect them for years to come.
Each ornament comes with a new teaching, (The Twelve Days of Christmas) to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. As a set they provide a means of teaching each of the twelve days of Christmas with a story to be read and a new ornament to hang on the Christmas tree each of the twelve days before Christmas.
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When I began this painting in April 2008, I paid little attention to the stock market or the world at large. Who could have imagined then that we would witness the implosion of the world’s economic systems, the collapse of century-old institutions, and the loss of millions of people’s life savings. It seemed everything we put our confidence in was taken away – literally overnight. Surely these are the times Jesus spoke of when He said, “Men’s hearts [will] fail them.” – Luke 21:26.
Each day as bad news piled up, I found myself longing to be one of those disciples in the painting. To walk with Jesus and feel the peace and joy as they did. One particularly difficult day a thought came to me. I didn’t need to go to the shores of Galilee to walk with the Savior and find His peace, none of us do. We can each feel it right here and right now, no matter how uncertain these times become. Did He not promise us?
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid… ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.” – John 14:27; 16:24