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New Book Release: The Bride Arising: A Vision of a Bridal Journey

I’m so excited to announce that my next book, “The Bride Arising: A Vision of a Bridal Journey” is now released on The Kindle version is already available, and it will be FREE from Tuesday, Nov. 16 through Friday, November 18th on Kindle. The paperback version is also available now, and will be on sale through the end of the month!

This book was birthed from a personal experience I had with Jesus Christ as the Bridegroom preparing His Bride. Along with the vision, we deep dive into what it means to be the Bride of Christ both corporately and individually. We also discuss each step in the preparation process, and have a time of personal encounter with you discovering what this means for you. Come join in the bridal journey as you make yourself ready for the greatest wedding celebration of all time!

I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity for a FREE and/or discounted book, and please share with others. Reviews on are also super helpful in getting the book out and are much appreciated!

To order or download your free book, just click below or visit

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Catching Up – New Classes and More

Running the race well, keeping up the pace, sometimes lagging one step behind, focusing on the prize…

My second daughter flew the nest two days ago, as she spreads her wings in college.  As those final moments ticked off, I found myself recounting the story of when I dropped out of high school for a semester.  Yes, my freshman year of high school, second semester, I stopped going.  My anxiety levels had skyrocketed into feeling like vomiting at the bushes every time I tried to leave the house.  My parents had just divorced. My insides were twisted up in a hot mess.
It came time for me to enter my sophomore year.  My mom was remarrying and continuing on with life, so she quite literally pushed me out the car door on the steps of my high school the first day, saying “Sometimes you just have to put the next foot in front of you.”  

And so I did…

Sometimes, life requires us to suck in the deep breath, and plunge into the next season.  Yet, we are never truly alone in that plunge.  God never leaves us or forsakes us.  Consequently, my mom’s hard kick that year thrust me into a new found season of confidence and discovery of life outside of the abuse I had known and pushed down in childhood.

Now, I, in turn, nudged my second born into her new season, and thus am entering my own yet again.  This has been a good bit of our summer- preparation for the send off.  With new beginnings on the horizon, we take the next steps knowing God goes before us.I hope you will join us in some new adventures, as we grow together.

What’s New and Ongoing
Monthly Encounter Classes – 

*Brief teaching on topics of heart healing
*Meditative prayer encounter with God
*An artistic expression of that encounter with instruction
*Meaningful sharing with class participants and instructor

We meet on the first Saturday of every month, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am est and are currently taking new members.  We are also planning to begin a second class, on Sunday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm est at the beginning of the year.
To sign up for monthly classes, click hereSign Up
Other upcoming events and offerings:

*  We will be starting one more six week session of the Encounter online class based on “The Invitation” from Mon., Nov. 7th – Mon., Dec. 12th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm est for the year.

* I am in the process of doing the final edit on my new book.  So excited for this!* I am doing one on one heart healing sessions with those who are ready to take some next steps in heart healing.

* We are adding more artwork for sale to our new store on Fine Art America.  Just check out our store on our website.

*We will be joining in a monthly, local artisan market.  More details to come for our local friends.

* I am doing commissioned art pieces when asked.

* Hand accented reproductions of originals are available as well.

 * I do teach special classes for different groups upon request.

* And, yes, we are still monthly doing free classes at a local ministry that helps sex trafficking survivors receive healing.  Fruitful times for sure.
I think that’s about it for now.  Please email me if you have any questions or need more information.  As always, I so appreciate your support and prayers.

Christian living, Class, Family, God encounters, Newsletter, Uncategorized

Here’s Why I’m Excited

The new monthly subscription Encounter classes are here!

I hope your excited like I am. Here’s why:

We are building on going community with each other while expanding in our relationship with God, others, and ourselves. 

We are experiencing the living God in our time together while exploring healing principles that will set us free as we encounter His amazing heart for us.

We are learning new skills, honing our current skills, and enjoying the artistic process together with no pressure to perform as we create a beautiful expression of what God did in our time together. 

We will be meeting the first Sat., of each month from 9:00 am est and usually run around an hour and a half to two hours. If the class needs to change for a given month, you will be notified.  Our first class will be Sat. May 7th. 

The class is only $15 a month (Intro. price) for the first 30 signed up. The price will be increased for future groups, so get in the first one, and get that price for as long as we do the class.

The class is in an online classroom setting on google meet. You will be able to interact with me and others in the group at different times. This gives us a better opportunity to connect with each other, ask questions, and build community.  I also am capping the class at a max. of 30 to begin with. I really want to be able to develop relationships with one another and that’s just not as easy to do in a large group.

You can join in at any time! Once you sign up, you will be sent an email with the class information, a list of supplies for the class (We keep that simple for you, but you are responsible to have your own.), and any any other info. you may need. So, when signing up, be sure to include your email address. You can always reach me at with any questions. If you need to pause or cancel your subscription at any time, you are free to do so, but you will miss out on the classes in those months. 

All classes will be recorded, and you will be given access to all classes for a life-time of the months you paid for. These will be available on Youtube through a private link. 

We will also be forming a secret facebook group, where only subscribers can see. Members only will be allowed to post in that group. I’ll be posting things throughout the month to encourage you in your creative, healing journey. 

So, if you are ready, just click the link here to sign up: 


Christian living, Class, Newsletter, Seasonal, Uncategorized

Coming Up for Air: Updates and Other Fun News

Ever feel like you are coming up for air after holding your breath for a long time? Or like the buds pushing up through the cold, icy snow at the first beckoning of spring?

The last few weeks have felt like that for us.After a couple of family emergencies, which took some effort and time to work out, and several other things that came all at once, the snow seems to be melting, gradually.

Life can be like that sometimes. 

Yet, we watched as the Lord faithfully guarded, helped, and provided. Faith building times for sure.

Even today, I filed a police report due to a scam against our business. The officer I talked to just happened to be the husband of an old friend of mine. It was as if I could feel God smiling, “I’ve got this.” 

Like a treasure hunt, I’m learning to look for how God will show Himself faithful. I’m remembering to ask the question, “Lord, who do you want to be for me in this situation?”

I still forget in the moment. I still get caught up in the confusion and chaos when the storm rages at times. Yet, I’m learning to slow down, take the deep breath, ask the question, and trust God to come through. 

Sometimes seasons are hard. Sometimes those waves feel overwhelming. Jesus is in the boat though. Whether He calms the storm or rides it out with us, He will never leave us, nor forsake us.

So… What has been going on, besides police reports?  

In January and February, I was busy teaching two amazing “Encounter” classes. Again, these classes have far exceeding my expectations in how God has shown up to heal brokenness, encourage us, and speak identity to us in ways only He can. I’m super excited to see how these will expand out.

As a result of the success so far, we will be offering a monthly subscription for ongoing classes beginning with the first Saturday in May.

These classes will be the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

 You will have life-time access to all the monthly subscription classes, as well as access to an ongoing fb group where we can support each other on our journeys, and where I will be posting ongoing helps and resources. 

The cost will be $15 a month, and will be available for sign ups May 1st on our website.
You can jump in at any point.  So, though we will be learning and growing together, they will be more stand alone classes, where you won’t be lost from one month to the next.

I will also be doing a free fb live class around Easter, as well as I will be teaching an in person break out session at the upcoming Called to Peace Conference in Ridgecrest, NC.   They have a fantastic ministry to help domestic abuse survivors, so check them out at

Guess what else is coming?

As far as The Encounter Class that is based on “The Invitation”, I will be teaching another six week session, beginning in June, and I’m starting the process of doing a prerecorded set that you will be able to purchase access by the beginning of June, if the online, interactive isn’t your jam.  I have to say though, we have had such beautiful encounters with each other and Jesus that I know I don’t want to miss out on that.
Guess what else is new?  Yes, there’s a little more!

I also have a new place for you to order prints, mugs, cards, and even shower curtains (yes, that’s what I said) of your favorite paintings from our studio.  We even have some logo gear now.  I’m in the process of getting more artwork up there, but The Tree of Life and the logo gear is ready to go.  So, check it out!    You can access this through our home page.

Well, that’s quite a lot for now.  😊. 

Have a beautiful Easter, Resurrection Day!   May you be filled with all the love of Jesus and every benefit He died and rose for you to enjoy!

Much Love,

Carolyn “Charismata” Weaver

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Thankful for 2021

Thanking the Lord for all the new and wonderful things He did through our business in 2021.
Thank you so much for your support and being apart of the journey!

This is a quick run down of what we did in 2021. It was a year of growth and stepping into new things. Here you go!

This past year we have been able to continue art classes at Switch (local ministry that helps end sex trafficking), also had classes with Celebrate Recovery and Grace Church Recovery.

We have published two books, “The Invitation” (a devotional encounter) and “A Sheep’s Tale” (a children’s Kindle book). We also have published quotes and written works in two other books. (“You’ve Got the Wrong Guy” by Lisa Meister and “Untwisting Scriptures: Book 3” by Rebecca Davis.) Blogging also has remained an important way to reach out.I

I painted several prophetic art pieces and had a few commissioned pieces as well. So fun!!

The doors opened to speak several times on sharing my story on heart healing and encountering Jesus.

I developed and taught the first Encounter Class resulting in some choosing into a more in depth heart healing journey.

My daughter taught children’s art classes over the summer.

So grateful for all the opportunities for new growth!

Looking forward to the new in 2022!

And don’t forget sign ups for the new Encounter Class will end soon. We have a few more spots available and the sale for $100 is on through Jan. 2nd, and if you bring a friend with you, take an extra $25 off of the class for you and your friend. Hope you can join us.

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It’s Here! The New Encounter Class!

We are so pleased to announce our new online Encounter Class, and are now receiving signups. It is on sale now thru Dec. 21st for $100. (Reg priced $120) Thank you for helping us get the word out by sharing with others.

Heart healing teaching + experiences with God + artistic expression + connection with others = The Encounter Class

Short version
Longer version

To sign up, simply click the link below. Be sure to include your name, email, and the Encounter class in the comment box. If you are interested in sponsoring a participant, just put Sponsor. The class is limited to 20 participants, so first come, first serve basis.

My book, ”The Invitation” is recommended, but not required. If you’d like a copy, just put class and book in the comment section. The total including shipping is $15.00, so grand total is $115 for the class and book.

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“A Sheep’s Tale: Come Follow Me Through Psalms 23”

We are so excited to share with a book I made way back in 2008. I had written it as fun way for my children to learn Ps. 23, which is my favorite passage of scripture. I hope you will enjoy reading it with your children as well.

Right now it on sale on Amazon as a Kindle version for only $2.99 through Dec. 1st.

“A Sheep’s Tale” is a whimsical retelling of the 23rd Psalms in a sing song. rhythmical fashion that children will remember for years to come. Heart warming illustrations delight young readers at every turn of the page.  

As always your reviews are most welcome, and help to get the book out there.

Many blessings and Happy Thanksgiving!

Christian living, Family, God encounters, Newsletter, Uncategorized

Burial Plots to Rose Beds

Many years ago, I sat across from my pastor as he pulled out a sheet of paper.  “What is your goal in life, Carolyn?  What do you dream of becoming one day?”  As a young married woman with little clue, I stammered.  

“We want to help families be healthy,” I paused.  “I always dreamed of having a healthy family, but also to help others.  We want to have a place where families have resources to help them.”

Sincerely, he looked at me with tenderness as he picked a pen. He drew one dot.  “This is where you are.”  Across the page, he placed another dot.  “This is where you want to be.”  

Then, he did the unexpected.  

He drew a crazy, curving line all over the page, until one dot finally connected to the other.  

“You expect point A to be a straight line to point B.”  He raised his eyes to meet mine, smiling mischievously.  “Carolyn, God always has different plans.  He has to take you on a journey with him to reach point B, and it will curve, twisting and turning, doing loop de loops sometimes.  Yet, it is always His kindness in leading the way He does, because it’s what we learn on the journey from point A to point B that prepares you to walk in that new place.”

This has played out in my life so many times that I could never have imagined then all the many twists and turns there would be.  

This blog is about one of those journeys – a new bed of roses from a burial plot.  

Last summer, I published my new book, “The Invitation”.  It’s a compilation of some very hard twists and turns – life lessons learned from my healing journey – in a story form, with artwork that goes along with the stories, along with letters from the Lord.  It’s personal.  It’s vulnerable glimpses into my heart from various encounters with the Lord on my healing journey.  

The letters from the Lord included are very precious to me, because He gave them to me at an extremely tender turning point in my journey, a point when I was finally beginning to trust Him, finally able to begin to feel His love and experience His joy.  

At that time, several beautiful friends came along side me, and were Jesus to me.  Some of them held me, cried with me, were true sisters to me as I processed out the pain of broken family relationships, extreme trauma, and pain.  

Previous friends promised they’d be family, and never leave, but when the path had gotten rough, they left me and my husband to walk it alone.  Yet, this time… this time it felt different. For the first time, I had a family of sisters, of friends who would stay by my side.  They wouldn’t bolt.  They had shared my pain.  They knew my story.

Shortly after the writing of those letters out – after finally reaching a place of trust again, things changed.  Leadership became abusive.  Out of obedience to the Lord, I spoke out to the leadership about the things that were careening out of control.  Instead of being received, I and my family were ostracized from our “Christian family”.  

The very ones who I had trusted, now would not speak to me.  My phone number was blocked, and I was unfriended on social media. My family and I were “blessed” to leave.  Other close friends were hurting as well from the fall out, so they chose to run.  Only two friends stayed along side me.  (I’m not saying this to gossip.  You can check out my friend, Rebecca Davis’s new book for help with.  “Untwisting Scriptures: Book 3 – Your Words, Your Emotions”.)  Those are just facts of what happened.  It hurt deeply, like a knife digging at my heart.  

Shortly after God had given the letters to me, the Lord instructed me to publish them and the stories.  Though it was painful, and I didn’t understand why, I choose to trust that God knew what was best and obey despite how I felt.  Truly, all I saw was a freshly dug pile of dirt and a tombstone.  

The day came for the proof copy to arrive on my door step.  As I anxiously ripped open the yellow envelope and held the book in my hand, I felt the pang of gut wrenching grief again.  Hot tears welled up in my eyes.  “This isn’t the way this was supposed to be,” I lamented.  

“I’m proud of you for obeying me,” I heard the still small voice.  “Place it in my hands, child.  You’ll see why I asked this of you.”

 A few weeks later, I found myself chatting with a friend who had just read the book.  “Carolyn,” she said.  “I loved your book and the encounters you had with the Lord.  I really feel you should make this into a class.  Do a class combining art with the concepts in your book.”

My mind raced back to the beginning of this year when the Lord told me that I was transitioning out of what I had been doing with my painting classes into something new.  

My whole business is based on a dream and vision He gave me on combining the things I’ve learned on my own healing journey, encounters with Him, and art.  Yet, the classes I had done before fell short of what burned in me to do.

All of a sudden everything became crystal clear.  “Lord, is this what you’ve been trying to tell me?  Is this the new direction?”  

I decided to reread my own book, pouring through the pages with a new lens.  Sure enough, it made perfect sense.  Each chapter was a different heart healing principle that I had learned, and the length of the book was perfect for the length of the class.  I could even see each art project in conjunction with the healing encounter the Lord desired to do. 

He inspired me with a new logo, tag line, and brought together wonderful participants for a beta class to help me work out the details.  He even met each of them in our times together with significant, life changing encounters of His love and identity in Him.

Now, where there was once intense pain, there is a dawn of hope. Excitement is beginning to grow over what is to come as I step out into this new direction.  

The path has held twists, turns, some loop de loops, deep grief, tears, forgiveness, encounters of love, and moments of joy.  At each turn, I’ve learned to release the process into the hands of my loving Heavenly Father trusting Him to help to learn and growing through the journey.  

I don’t even think I care much about where point B is anymore.  I just want to learn to love well, and receive love daily.  Cheek to cheek.  Face to face.  Heart to heart.

Where just a few months ago all I saw was a burial plot, now I see the first signs of verdant, strong stems popping up from the fertile ground and tender, little rose buds forming on the tips.  

Jesus transforms burial plots into rose beds.  I’ve seen Him do it again and again.  He loves creating beautiful masterpieces out of broken pieces of our of lives, breathing resurrection life into dead bones.  Trust Him.

To find out more about “The Invitation” or my new class called “Encounter Art Classes”, check out our website at

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Looking for Guinea Pigs. Oh, I Mean a Beta Group

This fall, for six weeks, I will be teaching an online Beta Class through a format like Zoom (TBA) to test out the concept of combining an exploratory art class with experiences of encountering God, which will be based out of “The Invitation” with some coaching and personal connection thrown in there.  As most things with me, I can see it in my mind’s eye, but have not seen anyone else attempt this, so we will be going into some unchartered territory.  

I’m looking for 10 to 20 people to be apart of this group.  The class will run once a week, on a Sat morning or Sun evening beginning in Oct., and ending second week in Nov..  I’d actually like to mix it up between both to see which has a better response.  It will be around an hour and a half.

The only cost to you for this beta group will be a few minor supplies, like paper, maybe some simple colored pencils or markers, and if you want, a small paint set, like water colors.  It really just depends on how much you want to do with that and what supplies you may have on hand.  The things we do artistically are going to be simple.  No art experience is necessary.  You also may want to order a book if you haven’t yet, but it is not required.  I can offer anyone in the group a discounted book rate.  

I will be asking for feedback, but it should not be time consuming.  I just need to work out the kinks, and I appreciate anyone allowing me to do that.  If you enjoy the classes, and want to donate towards our time, it will be appreciated, but not expected.

The hopeful launch time for the official classes will be Jan/Feb..  You can ASAP by contacting me at or shooting me a message through the contact me on this website.

Thanks a ton!