This year we are happy to announce our 2023 Total Praise calendar in conjunction with Theresa Cates, an artist who uses fluid motions and color to capture the essence of praise with every harmonious brush stroke. Self-taught from the age of 5, or as she loves to describe it “God-taught,” she began drawing as way to escape the abuse experienced in her household. However, out of the pain her gift was birthed by God’s grace and He "blessed the work of [her] hands" allowing her artistic ablilities to flourish. Through the power of forgiveness, she continues to use her gift to bless those around her through commissioned city murals and by sharing her story.
"For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:14-15 “