Song of Solomon 8:5
by Decarlos Kinds
Nancy Robinson
Have you ever looked at an artist's work and wondered about artist's real life story?   Artist Nancy Robinson is a woman whose life is God-directed.  One would assume that she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and has never been through any hardships.  That's to the contrary. 

Nancy Robinson attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.  Her desire to be an artist was birthed when she was a young girl.  When Nancy was 14 years old she would be so engrossed in her drawings and paintings, she would not step away from the piece until it was finished.  She would feel another presence as if "that presence" was doing art work her.  She now knows that it was the presence of the Lord. 

When Nancy was on welfare, she constantly lived in fear. She feared not having the money needed to meet her basic living expenses.  After her divorce, she was on public assistance, had no furniture and her and the children were sleeping on the floor.  Of course the creditors were expecting her to pay the debt she had cosigned with her husband.  Nancy thought the only way out was -to file bankruptcy.  She was gripped with much fear.  The Lord spoke to her and said, "Nancy, I have not given you the spirit of fear, but a spirit of love, power, and a sound mind." 

She remembers walking outside of her apartment watching the squirrels get their nuts, the Lord spoke again and said, "If I can supply food for the squirrels and the birds how much more will I do for you?  Stop worrying." Nancy credits the Lord for alleviating her fears. 

Nancy stayed on welfare for six months; yet, she had determined in her heart that she was not going to stay in bondage to welfare.  "There are a lot of opportunities to compromise your integrity.  We as single mothers must depend on God and do what pleases Him", stated Nancy. 

Being a single parent with two children, her desire is to rise above the stereotypes regarding single parent homes. I don't have to live on welfare, live in a depressed neighborhood or live on $12,000 a year. If you have gifts, talents, and abilities, it's important to fan the flame. Find out what those gifts are and put them in the hands of God.  little becomes much in His hands", declared Nancy. 

Nancy has a line of greeting cards entitled "Gospel Slippers".  They are religious-humorous encouragement cards.  Some are for single parents going through various parenting situations, designed to provide humor during the rough times.  Under the umbrella of Gospel Slippers, she 

also has designed "just to drop you a line" cards.  When asked how she was inspired to create greeting cards, she responded, "I believe God gave me a gift at a very difficult time in my life.  During that time I was unemployed and it was toward the end of my marriage.  The Lord gave me the cards in a  dream. Upon awakening, I had the drawing, 

which the Holy Spirit had given me--then I had to build upon that which God had given.  Now I seek God for all of my illustrations, scripts, etc.", said Nancy. 

Nandy indicated that the inception of Gospel Slippers  was the result of worshipping God in the midst of a very difficult time in her life.  Rather than blaming God for all of the things that was going wrong in her life she offered up a sacrifice of praise and worshipped Him.  "I just learned how to worship him in the midst of tears and devastation. Out of that worship the Lord just said, "Here is a gift". 

Nancy Robinson lives and breathes the Word of God.  "It is truly a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.  His Word and being in His presence directs my life." 

Nancy added, "A few years ago the Lord had me memorize, "Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no heard in the stalls; yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.  The Lord God 
is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places."Hab.3:17-l9.  "The Lord had me to hide this scripture in my heart. When the storm came, I  stood on Habakkuk 3:17-l9.  This scripture carries me through every storm." 

When her Pastor, Ron Williams, asked her to illustrate his book, "Hush! The Lord is Talking" she was floored and considered it an honor and a privilege to do the work. 

"Hush! The Lord is Talking" was the feature book and the Annual Book Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.  It is the ideal book for children of all ages.  The book is in Christian Bookstores all over the United States or you may order from Christian Literature Crusade, Box 1449, Ft. Washington, PA 19034-8449. 

Nancy's card line, Gospel Slippers, can be found at Rainbow Family Bookstore in Maple Hts., Camels and Butterflies in Euclid, Portraits Beauty Supply in Maple Hts., Marrow of Tradition in Akron, and Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Texas where Dr. Tony Evans is Pastor. 

Nancy also ministers in music at Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren where she is a member.  She also ministers at the Cuyahoga County Nursing Home, Marycrest Girls Home, Cuyahoga County Boys Home. 

If you would like Nancy to speak to your group, she may be contacted through Mt. Zion Fellowship of the Brethren, P.O. Box 221227, Beachwood,  
OH 44l28.