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    Wasting Energy On What May Never Happen

    The sun is shy, blinking its way through the rain-filled clouds. On days like this, I awake in a mood. I want to stay asleep instead of bounding out of bed with anticipation of what a new day will bring. I click on the white, year-round Christmas lights in my studio. An apparent need for extra light on this dismal summer morning. On my way for coffee, I click on the set above my dining room hutch. Some days just call for extra illumination. This is one of them. Rest Robbers How is it possible to wake up just as tired as you were when you went to bed eight…

  • Praying Life in The Word

    About The Author

    About Linda J. Dingeldein   Linda J. Dingeldein; author, invited international speaker and artistic enthusiast; embraces culture, and makes room for her soul to breathe through the creative media of ink and watercolor. Linda’s passion for prayer has been the root of her learning to pray God’s Word. Over thirty years of service as a missionary has her now ministering alongside her husband who pastors a church in Warren, PA. It is Linda’s desire to live authentically out of her true self as the woman God designed her to be, and in so doing, pass on to other women the joy of living freely as the Beloved of God. View…

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    Big Announcement!

    HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE! Praying Life in The Word: A Woman’s Guide to Praying Scripture Now available on Amazon!   Linda J. Dingeldein’s Praying Life in The Word: A Woman’s Guide To Praying Scripture offers a fresh guide for women of all ages to acquire the benefits of learning the spiritual discipline of prayer. Through the process of prayer-worship, we learn to hide God’s Word in our hearts so that we can live a godly life. A life that lays hold of God’s exceedingly great and precious promises, while offering the privilege of interceding for another person, while we commune with our LORD. As women who desire to follow Jesus Christ, prayer will…

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    Look to the Hills

    The hills touch the sky.   My eyes lift from the din of today’s circumstances. In my upward gaze I find solace and strength to face what lies in the valleys of my soul.   Jesus is my soul keeper. He shepherds my soul well.   I stand amazed at how Jesus knows what lies in the cracks and crevices of my soul. He knows what lurks behind the shadows; ever longing to rescue me from danger. He delights to meet me as I draw near to Him. He is ever present. Always willing to meet me where I am. Today, this is enough for me. He is enough.  …

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    Prayer for Direction

    Oh God, I want to know your ways. Lead me in your truth and teach me; for you are the God of my salvation. You chose me before the foundation of the world that I would walk in you.   Make known your ways to me, O LORD. Illumine your path before me. Exchange my aimlessness with godly purpose. Show me the righteous way to walk. I need to know your path, for here my footsteps will be sure, steady and purposeful.   God, I trust in you to lead me in the very best pathways for my life. I wait for you to guide me. Give me a patient…

  • Art on the Road

    Floral Love

    A new gift of creativity came with 2021’s mark of isolation. Inked florals poured out of my imagination, coming to life on paper through a soft blend of watercolor. This gift of God’s grace ministered life to me during a time of national upheaval. Ink and color became a needed respite during months of uncertainty and unrest. To my delight and amazement, these first six designs became the birth of creating blank notecards. This first set is entitled Floral Love. My heart has found joy through this gift of art, yet it is a great reminder of the love-gift that God so generously extends to all people, everywhere. For this…

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    The Tension of Art and Words

    This past year in isolation, art became a daily rhythm of soul care for me. Little watercolor vignettes poured from paint and brush. This was something I didn’t know I could do; but there they were, teacups bursting with blossoms, flowers and leaves spilling from water pots, tea cups and mugs. Yet in the act of art, my words became pushed aside; revealing a season for new things where words were not present. The joy of creating art made my heart swell, while the lack of words was something new to me. I have always had words. This art journey was a surprise I was not expecting. This became troubling…

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    Letting Go of My Own Understanding

    Limitations Lately I have been struggling with a body that seems trapped. I long for freedom of body and mind. To journey life by going after my passion, without the limitations of being physically and emotionally exhausted. To accomplish what I have been gifted to do, with out constraint. In the face of a medical procedure and Covid, I have been consistently fatigued in body and mind. I don’t know about you, but when I get physically fatigued, I often find my mind in turmoil. How easy it can spin out of control! Casting shadows of doubt on the One who I know loves me unconditionally, and the One who…

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    Despite Covid I Have Jesus!

    It is day nine of Covid. There is not a creative thought in my head. I am weary. When there are no words to write, it is the Word of God that gives me hope. It is here among these pages of truth that God tells me that I am not alone. He is enough. It is here that I find rest, renewal of heart and mind; as the longing to be Christ-like rises to the surface and spills out upon my blank journaled page. Today, these words spill out as scriptural affirmation and a prayer to God. Right now because of Covid, my health has failed, and my spirit…

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    Stability in an unstable world

    The offering of hope For many, this Christmas season has come with conflicting emotions. Past Christmas traditions have been snatched from us through this pandemic. A season of friend and family gatherings has left us wondering how to create community, despite continued distancing. In a world that may feel unstable, shifting and currently unreliable, we find ourselves looking for something steady and sure. We have grown tired of fake news. Our souls are longing for truth, for real news. The hope of redemption God’s great plan of redemption offers to all who will receive it, the gift of hope. As Christ followers our hope is planted upon the rock-solid foundation…