Author Archives: lisasalan

About lisasalan

I am a watercolor artist that loves to dabble in other media and materials. I particularly love rendering God’s amazing creation, be it animals, flowers, autumn leaves or landscapes. My website is FaithfulFriendsArt.com. Among my Faithful Friends are my wonderful husband and precious daughter, two darling dogs and a beloved Persian kitty. And, of course, my most True and Faithful Friend is my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Please visit FaithfulFriendsArt.com.

Dandelion Dreams

Is there something that you really want? Something that you have longed for, for a very long time? And have you also sometimes felt selfish, undeserving or just plain crazy in even wishing for this thing? I’ve been there. But something I recently … Continue reading

Posted in Ask and it will be given to you, Cervantes, dandelion, Don Quixote, dreams, Eric Liddell, faith, God, Holley Gerth, hopes, Lord, Man of La Mancha, Matthew 7:7, persevere, The impossible dream, Uncategorized, Walt Disney, watercolor, wishes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wholesome New Year!

Well I have just thoroughly enjoyed watching the Rose Parade today again. I never was a big fan of the Rose Parade while I lived in Southern California. But, I miss my home. Terribly. So I started watching this iconic … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Today I am thankful for many things but mostly for the blessed assurance I have in Christ. My prayer today is that God may richly bless all my friends and family with the fervent embrace of salvation in Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Green pastures….

Not another death. Why another funeral? My husband’s dear Uncle, another in a long line of funerals over the past 2 1/2 years. The 7th one, to be precise. He was another of that fine generation, a brave soldier who fought … Continue reading

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Nearly Perfect

     It was nearly perfect. You know the sort of day. Summer. Late afternoon, the low 80s. The sun still warm and inviting…not harsh, not too bright. The breeze….tender, caressing, so gentle; perhaps even imagined? Block out the street noise and hearken to … Continue reading

Posted in Almighty God, birds, breathe, clouds, crickets, Eden, flowers, James 1:17, Jesus, Lord, no debt, squirrels, summer, sun, Uncategorized, willows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Splendor Awaits

Two little boys. Brothers. Both swept away by a current in Yosemite a few weeks ago. A few friends at my old church contacted me and asked me to pray for this family who are part of their congregation. My heart breaks … Continue reading

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Death, again

I was just praying for him this very morning. He was someone, along with several others, who were part of a world that usually didn’t include Jesus or any thoughts of God. And now, I can scarcely believe the reports … Continue reading

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