Hope. Contemplation. Authenticity. These are the themes you will find in Valerie Sjodin's illuminated book, Paintings, Prayers & Passages, showcasing her life journey through Art. The Scripture, prayers, and artwork reflect an ongoing conversation with the Great Creator, through the despair and delights of a spiritual journey, one of going deeper into experiencing God's love. This book has been created with the hope that it will inspire the imagination, bring comfort, and encourage the reader to enter into a spiritually illuminating journey with our loving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.