Julie Saaks Ranna, Taylor Lake Village, TX

I am very glad that I took this course! I learned a lot about myself and about my art abilities and am more open to welcoming artists of different disciplines. I also feel better about the fact that I like to explore and learn new art forms which sometimes makes me feel bad because I think I’m being unfocused. I am learning that it’s God way of equipping me to minister to many different type of artists. This course was a very good, comprehensive course. It was difficult for me at times because it was asking me to complete assignments that were out of my comfort zone, but I think that I have grown because of it and I feel freer about creating art in the future. I also feel a freedom in knowing that I do not need to be the one to come up with all the answers for the direction of the art ministry or even my own art. God has to be the mastermind through His Holy Spirit to give me direction as I continue to practice and improve my skill. I have been blessed by the encouragement and the ideas from my fellow students and learned a lot of good ideas from hearing what the other students are doing in their ministry. My relationship with God has gotten deeper as a result of seeking his will though my work in my art ministry at my church and my seeking Him about my overall direction. I know that God has big plans for Illumination Arts Ministry and for all of us involved in His ministry. It’s exciting to watch God work and humbling to be a part of it. Thank you for this course and for your obedience to God’s call to create this course to help others learn the lessons that He has taught you.