Using this Blog

Welcome to Unconventionally Steadfast. A lot of what I do is on social media. You'll find many more photos and ideas on my Facebook page, Unconventionally Steadfast or my personal Instagram account melindaransdell. I also have a Visual Faith Pinterest board. The links are listed to the right. I use a couple hashtags to easily find my posts. 

#unconventionallysteadfast  #visualfaith 

In the tabs listed across the top you will find printable and free to use explanations and worksheets for different Visual Faith practices. Each resource was made with the intention of equipping others to draw closer in their relationship with God. I have used in my own personal devotion time, at home as a family, and with our church. 
These teaching materials are free to use. Please do not change the ones that are not editable. Give God the glory and credit where credit is due. 

Visual Faith is a creative interactive way to draw closer to God.

Are you an artist? Are you creative?

You may be asking or just plain saying you are not an artist. Well, let me tell you something I learned in art school, YES, you are. Everyone is artistic and creative in some way. Whether it is through writing, cooking, acting, music, fabric creations, organizing (even schedules), fixing things, solving problems, developing any kind of program, buying a gift for someone or actually drawing or painting. We are all very creative beings. Basically, if you must use your brain to do it, you are creative and an artist. 

We are all born artists. Do you remember what it was like as a little kid to open that brand new box of fresh smelling and perfectly pointed crayons. Heavenly, right? Or that giant piece of paper with the jars of brightly colored paint with your dad's shirt on backwards and getting the go ahead signal to create whatever your little heart desired with that slightly too large for you paint brush? O.K. maybe I'm reliving my childhood here, but do you remember that you had a more carefree spirit? A freedom to imagine and bring to life? It is that moment when you feel that what you are doing has meaning, purpose and you are so focused that you become lost in it. That is creativity.

If you are still not convinced, let me offer this. Consume! Consume the things you love. Make that recipe Pinterest board. Watch HGTV design shows. Go to art museums. Listen to your favorite music. Read your favorite author. Devour what inspires you. Then, maybe someday you will find you have the desire to create.


  1. OK- I love, love , love this beginning journey. Thanks for being a traveler and sharing it!!!!

    1. All part of this great adventure we are on! It's definitely better together. Thanks for being a great example and mentor for the ride!