In this episode, I chat with Melanie Dorsey.
Melanie is a graduate of Lee University and holds a B.A. degree in both Communications and Modern Foreign Languages and a minor in Bible. She is also a certified teacher. A featured soloist for many years, she considers it a joy to minister in song. More recently Melanie has discovered a new joy. Art! Just two years ago, on a whim, she picked up a paint brush and opened an Etsy Shop in which she sells acrylic and watercolor paintings. Who knew?!
Melanie is married to Dannie Dorsey and they live in Florida with their son, Avery – a student at the University of South Florida. Their daughter Audra is married to Sam and they live in NM. Their third child, Andrew, resides in Heaven now and they anxiously await their glorious reunion!
Melanie Dorsey shares how she first began painting in 2013 on a whim to stage a piece of furniture that she had given a makeover. She listed the piece for sale and knew staging would push the sale. It did but also had several inquiries over her simple bird painting.
Thus began her “career” in art! She painted; she prayed. As she prayed and listened, the Lord began speaking here and there to her heart about something new He was leading her to and through.
What few people know is that her son, Andrew, was (IS) the artist in her family. Many of the supplies she began with were from his stash. Often tears flowed as she picked up a marker, a can of paint, a colored pencil or a waterproof pen – they were little reminders of her son and hints of a new promise from God.
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You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4