Contact Info for Master's Hand Collection
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About Master's Hand Collection
Master's Hand Collection is a series of digital artwork that depicts God's hand at work in our lives. Each picture features an inspirational word spelled out in American Sign Language with a corresponding Bible verse.
The artwork was created for every Christian who is looking for encouragement and inspiration in their walk with Jesus. If you need a little pick me up, then this art was made just for you. Our hope is found only in Jesus! And He is my inspiration and muse. Each piece that I create is meant to lead you directly to Him.
The blog was started in 2016 to give us the chance to delve deeper into the Scriptures and to understand all that God has to say to us in His Word. My prayer is that you will find clarity and truth and that you to grow closer to Jesus as we study the Bible together each week.
About Connie Rowland
Jesus, He is the name above all names, my Savior, Redeemer and Friend.
Hi everyone! My name is Connie Rowland and I'm the Artist and Blogger behind Master's Hand Collection.
I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended a local Baptist church during my childhood. That's where I learned about the love of Jesus, and where I was "saved". At a young age, I remember going to my mom and asking her what it meant to be saved. She was a young Christian herself so she took my brother and me to see our pastor. He explained to us why we needed Jesus and how to accept Jesus as our Savior. I knelt down next to the chair in his office and prayed a prayer and asked Jesus into my heart.
This same church had many outreach programs including a deaf ministry. My family and I sat right behind the deaf community of our church every Sunday because one of my closest childhood friends had parents who were both deaf. My mom and her mom were friends too. Watching my friend sign for her parents and watching the couple who were the deaf interpreters as they signed each week, always fascinated me. Even though I never learned to sign myself, I loved everything about the unique communication of sign language. Little did I know, God had started the wheels turning on what would one day become my life's work.
When I was thirteen God called me to be a missionary. I didn't understand what that meant for my life at the time. I thought missionaries had to go to China or Africa like the women I was taught about on Wednesday nights at church. I always believed in fully supporting the great people who follow God into the mission field. I just didn't see how God had that planned for me.
As a child I was always interested in art. I would doodle in sketchbooks, paint watercolors and make chalk drawings. The problem was, I was never very good at it. Sometime during my teenage years I discovered photography. I loved it, but still couldn't see how the pieces all fit together.
Years went by, and I pursued other things but my love of art and photography were still on my mind. My mom and I would often talk about making pictures that would show God's hand in our lives using sign language. After my mom passed away a few years ago, I begin praying and asking God to show me what He wanted me to do with this next chapter of my life. He begin to reveal to me His plan to combine His calling me to mission work with my love of art. I started to teach myself more about photography and how to digitally enhance photos. Slowly, the Master's Hand Collection developed. My "mission" may not fit into the box of what a typical missionary does, but I'm very grateful for the opportunity to serve the God I love in a unique and creative way.
It is truly amazing to see the hand of God in my own life! He placed me in a church so many years ago where I could develop a love for the language that He knew I would one day incorporate into my art. He gave me a passion for art and writing that I could never fully understand until He gave me a purpose to use them for His kingdom. He gave me parents who taught me the Bible well and instilled in me a love so deep for the Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, it is amazing to see...God has had a plan all along.
But God doesn't just have a plan for me. God has plan for you too! He wants to surround you with His love and give you hope for the future. He wants you to see His hand working in your life. My goal in creating these pictures is to encourage you, the body of Christ. And I pray that these photos will inspire you to seek a closer and more meaningful relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ.
If you are not a Christian and would like to know more about accepting Jesus as your Savior, please click on the "Accepting Jesus" tab at the top of this page. You will find the answers to many of your questions there.
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