Hello, my name is Leah Nietz. I am a glass artist from Wayne, Ohio. We
moved to Ohio from Washington state in June 2003. I started making
glass beads in July of 2002, but only got seriously into it in May of 2003.
I was starting a jewelry business when I heard about a lampworking class at a
local bead shop, The Bead Factory, in Tacoma, WA. I took the class and
absolutely loved it and bought my own torch soon after.
The world of glass
is absolutely wonderful and I hope to explore more of it.
My work has been published in the fall 2012 edition of
Jewelry Affaire Magazine in beautiful creations by
Jennifer Short and the October edittion of The Soda Lime
Times e-zine, as weel as the October 2006, October 2007
and December 2007 editions of Bead & Button Magazine and
in the Bead Dreams Gallery at Beadandbutton.com in
My husband, Kerry and I have three
wonderful children, Silas, Natalie and Toby as well as
one guinie pig, one cat and four fish.
My husband is an author and has had four
incredible books published (and more on the way). You can check
out his books at
passion however is Jesus
and just in case no one has told you he loves you and
wants to give you a free pass into
Heaven. All you have to do is accept it.
When we sin, no matter how great or small, that sin
blemishes our spirit. Heaven is a perfect place and
only the perfect can go there. But, nobody's perfect.
Romans 3:23 "For all Have sinned and fall short of the
glory of God."
When a person commits a crime they go to prison or pay a
fine to redeem themselves or make it right again. They
pay the price... Their debt to society. Sin is the
same; there is a price to pay for it. Romans 6:23 "For
the wages of sin is death..."
Why is the punishment so harsh? Because sin represents
evil and evil must be destroyed. If evil is allowed to
thrive it becomes Hitler, Bin Laden...or worse. God
will have none of it in His kingdom.
However, he loves
us so intensely that He is willing to pay the price for
us, to die in our place purifying us so that we can be with Him forever. 1
John 1:9 says "If we confess our sins He is faithful and
just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all
unrighteousness." Romans 10:9 "That if you confess with
your mouth 'Jesus is Lord' and believe in your heart
that God raised him from the dead you will be saved."
John 3:16 says "For God so loved the world that he gave
His one and only son that who ever believes in Him shall
not perish, but have ever lasting life." This is the
only way to be saved and freed from your debt to sin.
If you belive this and want to accept Jesus Christ as
your savior these are the steps; 1 - Confess to God that you are a
sinner; 2 - have faith that He came and died for your
sins in your place and was raised from the dead
conquering death for you and 3 - accept His forgiveness
and accept Him as the King of your life by asking Him
into your heart.
That's it. God knows yo completely and accepts you
just the way you are. You don't have to prove
yourself to him and there is no sin to big for Him to
forgive. We are loved despite ourselves.