Delightfully Ordinary - Redemption Ridge August 26 2013


Morning OJ is about ordinary justice; people like you and me who are coming together in small ways to make big changes in the world. Sometimes we think we’re too ‘ordinary’ to make a difference. We can’t possibly see how someone ordinary can do anything against injustice or slavery or suffering. But to me, ordinary is beautiful. Ordinary is layered with breathtaking possibilities. Ordinary is a secret weapon God uses to do amazing things in this world.  Continue Reading >>

Linda Martin Gives Furniture New Life - enjoy magazine.net August 16 2013

As a little girl, Linda Martin delighted in painting the walls of her room. Like the rolling landscape of her family’s ranch in her hometown of Grenada, the colors would change with the unique touch of passing seasons. “My mother-in-law said I was born with a paintbrush in my hand. Not quite true,” says Martin. “I remember at the age of 15 watching as my hubby’s grandmother gave a flowerpot a coat of paint. I thought it was beautiful, and there my love for the brush and roller began.”

Brown Eyed Gal Designs grew out of Martin’s passion for painting. She now applies her gift with a transformative touch. The fifth generation Siskiyou County native takes pieces of furniture and tasks them for a new life. “I have been painting furniture and walls for years, amidst the gasps of family and friends,” Martin says. “I just think a coat of paint brings out the beauty in a piece of furniture.” Continue Reading >>