The Joy of the Lord

Worry and fear surround us. It seems as if everyone is struggling these days in one way or another. Stepahnie Ackerman, our resident artist, shares with us this WORD from Nehemiah that fills us with hope, peace and confidence today!! The JOY of the Lord is your STRENGTH!


Welcome to WFW!

There are very few rules, in fact the beauty of this ministry is the creative expression that God reveals Himself thorough. We marvel at the creativity that participants post with this meme. We encourage the ” post behind the picture,” or the reflections that many of the participants share. We ask that non-biblical resources not be used.

WFW is not about books, authors, artists.. it’s about God and HIS WORD ONLY. WFW is about celebrating the gift of creativity through God’s Word.

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Lori MacMath

Lori's daily mantra includes praying, "I will take it Lord, ALL you have to give," and a commitment to live out Colossians 3:17 daily. It's her prayer that the energy that fills her spirit be with her till her dying breath! Nearly two years ago, Lori traded the sauna of the Deep South, for the snow of Chicago. After 19 years in Atlanta, Lori has bought herself a coat and some winter boots and is ready for the NEXT adventure at Harvest Bible Chapel / Chicago West. She navigates this road with her husband of 26 years and they have 3 children, ranging in age from 17 - 22. She seeks daily to be creative and use the gifts the Lord has given her. With the heart of an artist and a spirit to live intentionally missional, Lori strives daily to see Him in all that surrounds her. Encouraging women on their daily walk with the Lord is her passion! She has recently stepped out into NEW territory with her husband in the inner city of Chicago. She is on staff at Harvest Chicago West, in the Austin neighborhood, where the Lord is opening her eyes to Urban Ministry and Discipleship. Lori and her husband also have a Business as Missions endeavor that helps empower women and missionaries around the world. She would be HONORED if you'd visit Hope Products International where providing HOPE to the world through fair trade and sustainable products. Lori has served in a number of roles over the years, ranging from Camp/Leadership Adventure Coordinator, a mid week Bible club for elementary and upper elementary students in a local public elementary school as well as being on staff at her church. She is excited in this season to watch the Lord unfold HIS plans for the next step on the journey. Helping others, loving others where they are and seeing the transforming power of Jesus is at the heart of all she does. Her heart for children, women and all those on the broken road is at the core of everything she does. She LOVES playing graphically and encouraging others through visual arts, and her passion for Discipleship is at the heart of all she does. It truly inspires her and fills her spirit.

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  1. Aw shucks Lori… Just for me…Some JOY!!! Thanks so much for choosing my WORD for 2011. I’m getting closer every day!

    So beautifully done Stephanie!I’m so glad that the JOY of the Lord is my strength!

    I think I heard that Life Church TV online is going to be doing a study/series sermons and life groups on Nehemiah. Not this next week, but the week after… something like 52 days to being stronger…

    Anyways, here’s to tearing down the walls like worry, fear, or doubt, any obstacle standing in our way of building our faith and coming closer to standing strong. May the JOY of the Lord be your strength!

    Love and blessings!

  2. Your graphic is so colorful and joy-filled. I need that so much right now!


  3. Oh AWESOME! So encouraging! This is one of my favorite verses and what a cute way to illustrate it. Perfect timing too! Thanks for a blessed start to my day on this lovely Word-Filled Wednesday.

  4. What a great reminder and underappreciated verse. We look to so many things to get us through and it’s so simple we often miss it. The joy of the Lord truly is our strength.

    Happy WFW!

  5. I love how colourful this is! I cannont help but smile and be joyful! Thank you for sharing.

  6. I love that, thank you.

  7. It looks like I am the last to join today. It has been a busy day! I’m glad to know there are so many Christians out in blogland that want to share what God is doing in their lives, or glorify Him in some way. Many lights shining in the darkness!
    Peace and grace,



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