Hello! My name is Katie Harley and I am the face behind Paper Praises! Thank you for taking the time to visit.
Paper Praises is not about me but about how art & creativity can be used to worship God. In the Bible there are many scriptures about worship and praise. Psalm 96 says "...bless his name, tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;" I believe that we can use our own talents, artistic abilities and God-given passions to praise Him in our everyday lives and point other's to Him. God cares about every intimate detail of our lives. Why wouldn't He care about our passions and those things that we enjoy doing? Everything we do should be a gift to the Lord and art, crafts & creative expression are no exception. Paper Praises is a webpage meant to inspire others on the same journey of using art & creativity to draw near to Jesus.
God is the original artist. He shows his artistry in a mountain top, a beautiful beach, a bright orange flower, the sunset and the face of a child. If we are created in God's image then I believe we all have the ability within us to be creative in some form or another. Creating for the Lord isn't about perfection, comparison, how many art supplies you buy or your own skills and abilities. It is about spending time with Him while you are making something for His glory.
If you are interested in learning more about me, my art or my Bible Journaling or art workshops please contact me. I would love to meet you.