The Heart of Alabaster

Finding beauty in the brokenness


"Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory,

because of your love and faithfulness."

Psalm 115:1

"Inspired by Jennifer" (a painting ministry) was created in 2015 to inspire, encourage, and bless others through Scripture and art. I am happy to announce that it has evolved into something more and has a NEW name, ALABASTER HEART, with the same vision behind it! This name change is a product of the Lord's work, what he has done, and is STILL doing in my life. May it be a blessing to you!

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The Lord took a challenging season (ok, maybe a few) in my life, my brokenness, and created something beautiful out of it as a way to not only renew and restore my spirit but to bless and minister to others as well. My heart is to encourage women, point others to Jesus, and bring Scripture to life through art, inspired by the Lord.

I am happy to say from those challenging seasons of life; my faith has grown stronger. Even though I do not wish to go back in time, I can confidently say that I wouldn't change it because I have grown closer to the Lord in unspeakable ways during those seasons. I stand in awe of the goodness of the Lord. He is so faithful and trustworthy.

While you are here, may you be inspired to go deeper in your walk with the Lord and cling a bit tighter to His love during the harder seasons, all the while finding beauty in your brokenness. I know you can because I did with Jesus at the center of it, covered by His love and grace. In His perfect timing, He takes our ashes and turns them into beauty for His glory.

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Over the years, I have had the privilege of blessing others with paintings as a source of encouragement and, as people asked, commission work. After much prayer (and with people requesting), I have set up a shop here on Alabaster Heart, where my artwork is available, alongside my daughter, Gretchen, with her handcrafted jewelry. In the last year, I have learned how to bring my artwork into the digital world, making it available on a larger scale for others to enjoy while sharing God's truth. My artwork is original, handcrafted, and copy-written. (Custom designs are available based upon my availability.)

The Lord has all of us on a journey called life. His love for each one of us is vast. He cares deeply for you and calls you His beloved.

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We all have a story to share. This is a part of mine, showcasing the One who has set me free.

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In His love,

Jennifer Smith


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