Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Shine Living is giving all glory to God for our gifts of grace through creative products and services – reflecting God's Word in a beautiful way!
Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. Psalm 96:3

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Gallery images are original artwork created by combining nature, found objects and scripture. There are approximately 150 images that can be put on prints, notecards, journals, canvases, handbags, banners, and more. All imagery copyright mara bochart design.

new! LION OF JUDAH

new!  LION OF JUDAH
Revelation 5:5 But one of the twenty-four elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne,b has won the victory. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

new! LAMB OF GOD

new!  LAMB OF GOD
Revelation 5:12 And they sang in a mighty chorus: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered— to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.”

HE IS RISEN

HE IS RISEN
He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6 KJV Mary and Mary Magdalene came to Jesus’ tomb to grieve, but their sorrow was soon replaced with excitement. Greeted by an angel of the Lord, the women were the first to hear the incredible news, “He isn’t here. He is risen from the dead, just as He said would happen!" Frightened and yet filled with great joy, Mary and Mary Magdalene rushed to tell the others. Their friend was alive, their teacher lived, their Messiah reigned – even over death. Years ago I had longingly gazed on a friend’s photo of the Garden Tomb, deeply moved by the events that had happened there. In an amazing way, God opened a door for me to go to Israel, and visiting the Garden Tomb, I too was graciously able to see where my Lord lay. (click artwork for purchasing options)

HE IS NOT HERE

HE IS NOT HERE
He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6 KJV (click on artwork for purchasing options)

HE IS NOT HERE : HE IS RISEN PANORAMIC

HE IS NOT HERE : HE IS RISEN PANORAMIC
He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6 KJV (click on artwork for purchasing options)

HIDE ME

HIDE ME
Brand new imagery! Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings (Psalm 17:8) I always thought that being in the shadow of our Father's wings would be warm and soft... but as I was led in creating this piece I felt the Lord's presence while being IN THAT HARD PLACE.. beautiful... when we are in that hard place and surrounded by chaos and confusion we can still be in the security of His wings... and when we are looking out from that secure place we can see the feather tips of His wings, the holiness and the hope in any situation!

ABIDE IN ME

ABIDE IN ME
new imagery! I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5

WATCHTOWER

WATCHTOWER
new imagery! I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost. There I will wait to see what the LORD says and how He will answer my complaint. Habakkuk 2:1

TRUST IN THE LORD

TRUST IN THE LORD
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. Seek His Will in all you do, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

TRUST IN THE LORD PURSE

TRUST IN THE LORD PURSE
One of the latest handbags from A New Creation.

ROSE NO FEAR PURSE

ROSE NO FEAR PURSE
Beautiful new handbags! Susan Obrad is the owner of A New Creation. I am truly blessed that she is using my artwork on her handbags.

YELLOW BLESS

YELLOW BLESS
May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace. Numbers 6:24-26

TRANSFORM

TRANSFORM
Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect HIs will really is. Romans 12:2

IMAGINE framed

IMAGINE framed
IMAGINE is surrounded by a rustic frame.

IMAGINE

IMAGINE
Whatever you can Imagine, you can do... And may you know His love, even though it can't be known completely. Then you will be filled with everything God has for you. God is able to do far more than we could ever ask for or imagine. Ephesians 3:19-20

IMAGINE PURSE

IMAGINE PURSE
Gorgeous handbag by Susan Obrad and her company, A New Creation.

BEAUTY

BEAUTY
Beauty should come from the inside from the heart a gentle and quiet spirit. 1 Peter 3:4

BEAUTY PURSE

BEAUTY PURSE
A New Creation hangbag with Beauty design.

HANDBAGS ON DISPLAY

HANDBAGS ON DISPLAY
Beautiful handbags by A New Creation.

BE STILL

BE STILL
Be still, and know that I AM. Psalm 46:10

BE STILL framed

BE STILL framed
Here is BE STILL framed, in a beautiful store in Akron Ohio.

GIFTS OF GRACE

GIFTS OF GRACE
In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. Romans 12:6

BELIEVE

BELIEVE
I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when not feeling it. I believe in God even when He is silent.

OJIBIWA PRAYER

OJIBIWA PRAYER
May you be strengthened by yesterday's rain; Walk straight in tomorrow's wind; And cherish each moment of the sun today. Ojibiwa Prayer

LIGHT

LIGHT
This is the way God works. Over and over again He pulls our souls back from certain destruction so we'll see the light-and live in the light! Job 33:29

FAMILY BLESSING

FAMILY BLESSING
Lord, bless our family with openness to real understanding, with sharing in all our joys and sorrows, with freedom to let each other grow, with understanding for the gifts each of us has to give, and of course, with love no matter what, no matter when. Amen

GATHERED (personalized wedding gift)

GATHERED (personalized wedding gift)
This was first done and personalized for our niece for their wedding gift. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I Am there among you. Matthew 18:20

GATHERED framed

GATHERED framed
Framed GATHERED.

TEAM TUBE

TEAM TUBE
This collage was created from provided images.

COTTAGE COLLAGE

COTTAGE COLLAGE
This collage was created for a family gift from provided images.

IN MEMORY

IN MEMORY
A personal collage for Memorial Service

A PASTOR'S GIFT

A PASTOR'S GIFT
This was a personalized gift from a friend to her pastor which was matted and framed. We also created notecards to coordinate. "God, by His mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts or hopes." Ephesians 3:20

CREATE IN ME

CREATE IN ME
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me. Psalm 51:10-11 (NIV)

FAITHFUL SERVANT

FAITHFUL SERVANT
Well done, good and faithful servant. Matthew 25:23

CARE FOR YOU

CARE FOR YOU
I will be your God throughout your lifetime - I made you, and I will care for you. Isaiah 46:4 (NLT)

CARE FOR YOU PURSE

CARE FOR YOU PURSE
A New Creation purse with Care For You design.

BEAUTIFUL DAY

BEAUTIFUL DAY
Created for special birthday present using provided photos.

WHEREVER YOU GO

WHEREVER YOU GO
Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

STRENGTH OF MY HEART

STRENGTH OF MY HEART
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart. Psalm 73:26 (NLT)

STRENGTH OF MY HEART PURSE

STRENGTH OF MY HEART PURSE
Another beautiful handbag from A New Creation.

LORD WHO HEALS

LORD WHO HEALS
For I AM the Lord who heals you. Exodus 15:26

LORD WHO HEALS PURSE

LORD WHO HEALS PURSE
This is a brand new design for A New Creation. Lord Healer.

DAUGHTER'S FAITH

DAUGHTER'S FAITH
And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well." Matthew 9:28

TIME TO DANCE

TIME TO DANCE
listening to the whisperings of our Father.. a piece of writing and artwork that speaks of a beautiful dance!

DAUGHTER OF GOD PURSE

DAUGHTER OF GOD PURSE
"I am a daughter of God".. from A New Creation.

GIVE THANKS

GIVE THANKS
In everything, give thanks. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

GIVE THANKS framed

GIVE THANKS framed
Framed GIVE THANKS.

PLANS FOR YOU

PLANS FOR YOU
This was done for a graduation gift for our cousin to give to her nephew who will become a great farmer. For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

STRINGS

STRINGS
The music of the Strings makes You glad. Psalm 45:8

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
Photos were sent by email to collage together for a family gift.

IN GOD WE TRUST

IN GOD WE TRUST
A tribute to our founding fathers... a reminder of their faith in God - who gave His blessings to this country.

THIS IS THE DAY

THIS IS THE DAY
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

ANGELS

ANGELS
For He will order His angels to protect you wherever you go. Psalm 91:11

ANGELS PURSE

ANGELS PURSE
Susan Obrad from A New Creation is an inspiring daughter of God. I am so blessed that she is using my imagery on her beautiful handbags. You can email us for more info.

A NEW CREATION

A NEW CREATION
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17

A NEW CREATION framed

A NEW CREATION framed
Framed A New Creation design

A NEW CREATION PURSE

A NEW CREATION PURSE
These purses are beautiful! Susan Obrad has created these purses and I am blessed that she is using some of my imagery. These quality made handbags measure approx. 13x10 (without the handles) and have 6 organizing compartments inside. For more info you can email us!

THANKS TO OUR COACHES

THANKS TO OUR COACHES
An end of the season thank you gift for the baseball coaches with signatures from all the players.

FOUNTAIN OF LIFE

FOUNTAIN OF LIFE
This was a custom piece of artwork that was done for a dear couple. For YOU are the fountain of life, the light by which we see. Psalm 36:9

FOUNTAIN OF LIFE PURSE

FOUNTAIN OF LIFE PURSE
This beautiful image is part of Susan Obrad's collection of handbags for a New Creation.

SERVE THE LORD

SERVE THE LORD
Custom artwork for a wedding/first anniversary gift done for our niece/nephew who have such a blessed beginning in their marriage. As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

CHRISTMAS JOY

CHRISTMAS JOY
Behold, I bring you tidings of great joy which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10

CHRISTMAS JOY PURSE

CHRISTMAS JOY PURSE
This is a stunning holiday and year-round purse created by Susan Obrad, A New Creation. It was on display at the JS Knight Center's Festival of Trees for the auction which benefits Childrens' Hospital.

CHRISTMAS MANGER

CHRISTMAS MANGER
You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Luke 2:12

SHINE!

SHINE!
Using my life verse from Matthew 5:14-16.. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

SHINE! on display

SHINE! on display
Incredible opportunity from Harvest Presbyterian Guest Artist Series to create artwork for an upcoming concert for Avalon and Selah. SHINE! was on display as a 4 foot by 8 foot banner with coordinating artwork. You can click on the pic for more info about Harvest and how they support the arts, both musically and visually.

IT IS WELL

IT IS WELL
"It Is Well With My Soul" is the name of the hymn that Horatio Spafford wrote in the 1800s about personal tragedy. The artwork was created from a client's request who heard the hymn at a concert. The words in the hymn are based on 2 Kings 4:26 and express Horatio's unwavering trust in the Lord. You can click on the artwork to view the hymn and story. Elements in "It Is Well" consist of the deep and vast sea, typography that takes on the written hand, steering wheel represents that God is always at the helm... colors are soothing... i wanted some sort of ship going through the water... i found one from my archive of a fishing boat.. zooming in on the boat... the boat was named "Daddy's Girls"... amazing that this boat would have the perfect name to tie in with Horatio's story.. only God can work in this way!

RETIREMENT GIFT

RETIREMENT GIFT
This custom piece of artwork was printed on a 16x20 canvas for a gift for a very loved secretary at a local church. "My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor." Ecclesiastes 2:10

SINGLE SPARROW

SINGLE SPARROW
But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. Matthew 10:29

BURNING HEART

BURNING HEART
His Word burns in my heart like a fire. Jeremiah 20:9

KING

KING
The King is enthralled by your beauty; honor Him, for He is your Lord. Psalm 45:11

KING PURSE

KING PURSE
This purse was inspired by Sue's daughter - Peacock feathers along with her favorite scripture.

RAINBOW COVENANT

RAINBOW COVENANT
I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Genesis 9:13

RAINBOW COVENANT PURSE

RAINBOW COVENANT PURSE
Child-like faith... inspired from our sons' paintings: a thunderstorm and a rainbow.

ARMOR OF GOD

ARMOR OF GOD
Put on the full armor of God... truth righteousness peace faith salvation spirit... Ephesians 6:10-11

RENEWAL

RENEWAL
Imagery for dear friends of ours who are renewing their vows of marriage.

IRON SHARPENS IRON

IRON SHARPENS IRON
Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

Return

Return
For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it. Ecc. 12:7

BY HIS STRIPES

BY HIS STRIPES
By His stripes we are healed. 1 Peter 2:24
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