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Written by: journeyoncanvas

08/02/2022 2:25 AM

Dancing in the Doghouse is my spiritual autobiography. It asks the question, “Must we do something, or experience something remarkable, to have a reason to share the story of our lives?” We have a way of believing that our ordinary lives are powerless. The value in reaching out is missed in our poor estimation of what we have to offer. We wait for something big to happen to us before we recognize the importance of our story. We don’t acknowledge the special gift we have to share. We need encouragement to share the gift of our ordinary lives shared with others.   My life hasn’t always been easy. Like most, my past is filled with ordinary (yet considerable) challenges -common things not easily overcome. Looking back, I see struggle and suffering, but I also find much hope mingled with it. I can see the hope because I have kept an account of it: on papers with a pencil, upon canvases with a paintbrush, using torn papers, pastels, glitter and ink. Reflecting on this account, I discovered that someone has been with me through it all: an ever-present, personal, and loving God. Dancing in the Doghouse shares this hope for the chance that others will see it, know it, and share it too.  If you choose to tell the story of your life, I want to offer you one simple encouragement. Tell it in your own, unique way. Everyone brings their special touch to the expression of their journey, making the experience of telling and receiving stories a flavorful and powerful experience. Parts of my journey happen to have been captured on a canvas. This is just one way of giving the journey expression. I encourage you to embrace these expressions rather than be discouraged by them. It’s your story. Tell it your way. Let others do the same. Enjoy the ways God has made us all unique.  Dancing in the Doghouse can help you get started. Click here to read a book about the creative journey.  Click here to learn more about the artist’s journey. 
Dancing in the Doghouse is a spiritual autobiography. It uses words and images, created by author Alisa E. Clark, to communicate a spiritual life story.
I see hope in my life story. I can see the hope because I have kept an account of it: on papers with a pencil, upon canvases with a paintbrush, using torn papers, pastels, glitter and ink. “Dancing in the Doghouse” is my story of hope shared so others might see the hope, too.

Dancing in the Doghouse

Dancing in the Doghouse is my spiritual autobiography. It asks the question, “Must we do something, or experience something remarkable, to have a reason to share the story of our lives?” We have a way of believing that our ordinary lives are powerless. The value in reaching out is missed in our poor estimation of what we have to offer. We wait for something big to happen to us before we recognize the importance of our story. We don’t acknowledge the special gift we have to share. We need encouragement to share the gift of our ordinary lives shared with others.  

My life hasn’t always been easy. Like most, my past is filled with ordinary (yet considerable) challenges -common things not easily overcome. Looking back, I see struggle and suffering, but I also find much hope mingled with it. I can see the hope because I have kept an account of it: on papers with a pencil, upon canvases with a paintbrush, using torn papers, pastels, glitter and ink. Reflecting on this account, I discovered that someone has been with me through it all: an ever-present, personal, and loving God. Dancing in the Doghouse shares this hope for the chance that others will see it, know it, and share it too. 

If you choose to tell the story of your life, I want to offer you one simple encouragement. Tell it in your own, unique way. Everyone brings their special touch to the expression of their journey, making the experience of telling and receiving stories a flavorful and powerful experience. Parts of my journey happen to have been captured on a canvas. This is just one way of giving the journey expression. I encourage you to embrace these expressions rather than be discouraged by them. It’s your story. Tell it your way. Let others do the same. Enjoy the ways God has made us all unique.  Dancing in the Doghouse can help you get started.

Click here to read a book about the creative journey. 

Click here to learn more about the artist’s journey. 

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