Heart: For God and Others



When I first started blogging, I wanted it to be a place to share mostly with my family. So I titled it Momsy’s Musings. But as I began to write more and saw that others were reading my blog I changed the name to Thoughts and Art from My Heart.






I wanted my work to be authentic and share as if the reader and I were enjoying a cuppa together as we conversed. After a couple of years I wanted to have more freedom with the website, so I switched to WordPress. Thus, my current blog, Words, Photos and Art, was born.



This was one of my earlier headers, but not the first.




My purpose stayed the same – to encourage others and glorify God from my heart using words, photos and art.


My purpose remains

Bring cheer and glorify God

With words, photos, art




My desire is to love God first of all, then love others well as Jesus explained when asked what the greatest commandment was.


Matthew 22:37-39 (ESV)

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.


Another time Jesus said this:

Matthew 6:19-21 (CSB)

Don’t store up for yourselves treasure] on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.






Besides loving well, I want to work towards storing up treasure in heaven. One of the ways I do that is welcoming people in my home. Another way is through this blog.


My friend, Bettie, had this to say:


You have so many treasures of blessings that you share so willingly with your family and friends Gayl! And even as you write, you give your treasures of art so freely. I have just been so blessed by the way that you share such precious treasures from your heart. And I know others feel that way too. ~ Bettie Gilbert



I could say the same about her and so many others that have blessed me with words and art from their hearts. When I started blogging I had no idea how or where God could use it. 


It was a little scary sharing beyond my family, but it was worth the risk.


I’m so thankful for the wonderful people I’ve met through blogging, some of whom have become dear friendsThere are times when I will fail. I’m glad there is plenty of grace, that God always forgives and puts me back on the right track. May this always be my prayer:


Psalm 19:14 (CSB)

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

be acceptable to you, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.


What about you? Has God put something on your heart that might seem scary? It might be hard but if He calls you, you can be sure He will give you courage and strength to follow through.


Heart is the word prompt for Day 13 of #write28days.   You can find the rest of my series HERE.


I’m linking up with: #Grace&Truth, #FreshMarketFriday



4 thoughts on “Heart: For God and Others

  1. Dear Gayl,
    Thank you for the sweet mention here. I truly am blessed by the way that you always point us back to God. There are so many different things that we can get caught up in, and so many other treasures we can look for, but the Lord’s voice is always calling us back to Himself. I pray that I will follow Him with the things that seem scary to me also. He will make a way for the beautiful sharing that He calls us to! Blessings, love, and hugs to you my dear poet/sister/friend! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      Thank you so much for all the encouragement you give to me! You’re right that He is always calling us back. He won’t let us stray too far. 🙂 Yes, may we always have courage to follow, knowing that He will be with us all the way. Blessings, love and hugs to you, too, my dear poet/sister/friend! xoxo

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