The Healing Power of Art

After a contentious divorce, Catherine Partain Shamblin found herself feeling alone and without direction. A mysterious voice told her to make a cross with whatever materials she could find, and now, her beautifully crafted crosses serve as healing agents for Catherine and the people who purchase them.

In the April-May 2016 edition of Mysterious Ways, Jim Hinch profiles sculptor Catherine Partain Shamblin, who some years ago, after a contentious divorce, found herself feeling alone and without direction. A mysterious voice told her to make a cross with whatever materials she could find, and now, her beautifully crafted crosses serve as healing agents for Catherine and the people who purchase them.

Guideposts: A cross sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

1 of 16


Guideposts: A cross sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

2 of 16

Guideposts: A cross sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

3 of 16


Guideposts: Catherine at work in her studio

4 of 16 Catherine at work in her studio


Guideposts: A cross sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

5 of 16


Guideposts: A cross sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

6 of 16


Guideposts: A cross sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

7 of 16

Guideposts: Some of the raw materials from which Catherine crafts her crosses

8 of 16 Some of the raw materials from which Catherine crafts her crosses


Guideposts: A cross sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

9 of 16


Guideposts: A cross sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

10 of 16


Guideposts: A cross sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

11 of 16


Guideposts: Catherine takes a break from her welding work

12 of 16 Catherine takes a break from her work

Guideposts: A cross sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

13 of 16


Guideposts: A cross sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

14 of 16


Guideposts: A cross sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

15 of 16


Guideposts: A smiling Catherine poses with two of her creations

16 of 16 A smiling Catherine poses with two of her creations

Share this story

ewj-ff

Evenings with Jesus

End each day with a peaceful spirit with 100 beautiful devotions focused on helping you let go, rest in God’s grace and get a good night’s sleep.

PLUS, a FREE GIFT! Your guide to a good night’s rest, Bible verses, stories, and tips to settle in at the end of the day.

Read More and Order

Community Newsletter

Get More Inspiration Delivered to Your Inbox

Scroll to Top