Mary @ Marydean Draws

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painter, illustrator, blogger, learner, mama
🖤 encouragement 🖤 Bible illustrations 🖤 winsome art

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Now all my greatest hopes are alive in YOU
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Happy Easter!
If you're looking for Easter coloring pages, check out the printables section on the blog! 
http://www.marydeandraws.com/p/printables.html
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It's book release day for my friend @sarah_rieke of the The Heart Lessons Podcast. 🎉🎉🎉 🖤

Here's a description of the book from her website: "How can a good God let babies die? Does He really have my best in mind? Will He ever heal my broken heart? The Bible tells us that God is good and that everything He does is good. But what about when the pain of this life bristles against that definition of God’s undeniable goodness? It is in those times when the deepest questions of our souls emerge. 🖤 "After learning that her unborn daughter would not be able to survive outside of the womb, author Sarah Rieke was pressed face-to-face with these difficult questions. Three years later, following the fatal diagnosis for her unborn son, Sarah was once again forced to reconcile God’s goodness against the brokenness of the world. 🖤 "Even Broken Can Be Beautiful is the story of the author’s own personal journey to find purpose in the most difficult, confusing, heart-breaking moments of life. It is the story of learning to lean hard on the God who can bring good from even the most despairing situations, an honest story of deep pain redeemed by the beauty of the cross of Christ. In this book you too, will uncover the sacred truth that because of Christ, even our most deeply broken places can be made beautiful." 🖤

Sarah's story is a testament to both the overflow of suffering AND comfort in our lives (2 Corinthians 1:3-5). I'm so honored to have played a tiny part in creating the book's cover. 🖤

You can buy the hardcover here: https://www.sarahrieke.com/store/

And an e-book here or on Amazon: https://www.westbowpress.com/Bookstore/BookSearchResults.aspx?Search=Sarah%20rieke

Also, see the links in Sarah's profile. 🖤

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My dear friend is putting my card sets in her kids' Easter baskets. I love this idea!! Printable versions are available in the Etsy shop (this one is from the Good News set and comes in English and Spanish). 🖤
www.etsy.com/shop/marydeandraws
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'Cause your Monday probably needs a Gus. 💕
Something about the old hymns and how they succinctly capture theological truth and marry it with a tune your heart remembers. That's what draws me to these old songs. What's your favorite? Did you grow up singing them? Or do you prefer newer music (or both!!).
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This one is in the shop as a print. 🖤
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Friends, it's gettin' real on the blog today! 🤓 I'm launching a new series on anti-racism and have just posted a (pretty personal) introductory video and some great resources that have helped me along the way so far. 🖤
I think God is up to something in this nation of ours. There is a healing possible for us, but we have a long way to go! 🖤
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Corinthians 7:14
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Link to the post in my profile.
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Spring has sprung!! 🌺🌺🌺
Good morning friends! Here's a simple way to learn Scripture with kiddos. We keep this plastic frame on our dining room table and try to say the verse together during dinner. I swap out these verse cards that I sell in my shop (this one is from the "big truths for little hearts #2 set). Super simple, but it works for us!
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Happy Monday!
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www.etsy.com/shop/marydeandraws
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Happy Friday friends! Here's a little Friday introduction. A new friend this week asked if my last name was Draws. My name has been confusing people from childhood, so here's the rundown. My first name is Marydean--all one word, no middle name, but I've always been called Mary (except by that one quirky Aunt). 😋 The Draws is a metaphor for "drawing" from God's well of grace and truth (but my last name is Hairston).
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The "Dean" comes from my Alabama family roots. The first Dean was a Clodine. 🖤
I call myself an illustrator because I like to represent words and ideas visually. The words of the Bible give me life, so those are the words I find the greatest joy in illustrating. I try to represent the concepts of the Bible in concrete ways to we can internalize their truths.
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I have three kids and have been married for 11 years.
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Being 41 is mostly great because of all God has done and is doing in me, but sometimes my body feels the age.
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I am interested in encouraging women in the truth and giving them tools to teach and encourage others.
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For about three years now I've had a renewed interest in learning about racial justice. You'll see me share about what I'm learning here. I long to see the conversation around race move forward, away from fear, shame, and anger and towards clarity, courage, empathy, and action. I long for us to shed anything in our identities that is not from God and not based on truth. That's a life's work there, isn't it?
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I'm so glad you're here. Please tell me, what has God made you passionate about? What has he given you eyes to see? 🖤
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California poppy dreamin' 🎶
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My sisters (and brothers), God wants us perfect and complete, lacking nothing. Your suffering and trials net steadfastness, which is necessary for your maturity. God never takes his eyes off you and your good.
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Cards from the "comfort and hope" set in the Etsy shop (as printed cards, a printable, and a coloring book). Here or at the link in my profile:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/603650802/printed-mailed-hand-drawn-comfort-and?ref=shop_home_active_36&crt=1
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