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Davelyn Hill reflects on the keeping and staying power of faith and God's love in her painting responding to Jude 1:24-25.

Jude 1:24-25​​



Davelyn Hill


Photo Credit by Scott Neely

Curated by: 

Marlanda Dekine


Acrylic and Sharpie on Canvas

Image by Giorgio Trovato

Primary Scripture

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Our faith rests not on our ability to stay close to God, but on His power to keep us.

The central circle is kept safe by the three lines of the square. These represent the believer and God's keeping power.

This is the first step of this painting which focuses on the blood of Jesus which offers us the relationship or contract. By this we are able to rest in God's ability to bring us to himself without blame.

Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

Davelyn Hill is the Program Director for Speaking Down Barriers. She has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College where she is working on a second Masters in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry.

Known as “Davelyn Athena” in some circles, she is also an author, poet, and intuitive painter. She has featured at “Say it with Slay’” in Spartanburg, SC. Her art has been displayed through Spark and Echo, the National Equity in Medicine Online Gallery, and Neue South SPACE Walk. Davelyn Athena is a two-time Haiku Champion at Say What Haiku slam through Wits End Poetry. She recently held an online auction of her art to raise funds and awareness for a campaign to provide healing and resources to Black women who have been previously incarcerated.

Alongside providing counseling services, she has led support groups, presented research, and conducted university presentations around racial trauma and oppression. Most recently she has been coordinating with funeral personnel around issues with grief and is a part of a team of facilitators presenting public series on the grieving process. Davelyn is also a Level II Reiki Practitioner of the Usuimethod. She is a spiritual director, healer, life map retreat provider and spiritual midwife.

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