“So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.”
1 Corinthians 13:7 (MSG)

me, Barbara
Barbara Austin
Artist & Designer

Welcome, friend!

Divine Creative Love is the home of my brush calligraphy art. Here, you’ll find a portal to my Etsy shop, plus some freebies, blog posts, and updates about everything from my newest products to ways to live more abundantly in Christ.

But much more than that, this place is all about abiding in God’s love! Yes, there is beautiful Scripture art to remind you and help you live more abundantly, but also great conversations via my blog and email newsletter about how to live out LOVE in your day-to-day life and relationships. And who knows what else God will have me do with DCL? I choose to believe He can (and will) change many hearts and bestow many a blessing here.

As for the art, you’ll find that much of what I create is straight from the Bible…but aside from Scripture verses, some of my favorite creations are inspired by great Christian music. On that note, for your listening pleasure, here is one such song which speaks a beautiful truth we all need to remember each day…

The joyous thing is, when you’re steeped in Christ, you’re filled with God’s love—as much of it as you ask Him for. And that’s what Divine Creative Love is ultimately here for: To enable the sharing of God’s love, with you, with your family and friends, and to all the world. There are so many who need to know the love of Christ, every minute of every day. Let’s be the Light, shall we?

pink-heartWant to get to know the girl behind the art? Read on to find out why I started DCL, my spiritual journey, and more…

Recommended reading, to strengthen your faith and experience more of God’s love than you ever thought possible:
(just so you know, these are my Amazon affiliate links, and they’re ALL books that I have personally read and that have had a huge positive impact on my spiritual growth)

Bible Scripture art

Life Application Study Bible, NIV :: I have this on my Kindle, and love the practical applications and historical background it provides. Seriously, I hardly ever read a Bible that’s not a study Bible, since it’s so helpful to have notes and explanations for more complex passages.

The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus :: I read the student version of this book when I was in college, and still refer back to it sometimes. It’s fascinating how much evidence there is to support the Bible’s assertions about who Jesus was and what he did!

The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity :: I can’t even tell you in words how much this book has bolstered my faith. Not to mention, it’s utterly fascinating! It clarified so many things for me, opened my eyes to things like how science actually supports faith in God, why bad things happen, and much more. Please consider reading this one!