WHO IS THIS COMING UP FROM
THE DESERT LEANING ON HER LOVER?
Song of Solomon 8:5
by Decarlos Kinds
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
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
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,
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,