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What people say…

Kris & Natalie C. | Directors

Maranatha Bible Camp and Retreat Center
Maxwell, NE

"We are excited to offer the Maranatha customized stones to our campers and guests. Individuals and families can take home a stone of remembrance to reflect and celebrate their special relationship to Maranatha Bible Camp." 

Sarah K. | Founder & Owner

The Dream Tree Studio
Castle Rock, CO

"I received a custom Cornerstone rock from Michelle recently with my studio’s name on it and I loved it! The logo and verse was painted beautifully and was spot on. I have received a few Cornerstones over the past year, and love how they all have a Bible verse on them too.  I’ve placed them strategically around my work space to serve as memory stones and a source of inspiration and encouragement."

Lara A. | Workshop Attendee

Castle Rock, CO

"I attended Michelle's class with three of my kids and we all had an amazing time! The hours flew by and we wished it was longer because we were enjoying the experience so much. Painting was relaxing and therapeutic. Giving space for the Holy Spirit to lead and guide made the experience so meaningful. Michelle was so well prepared with ideas and encouragement and the whole process felt so easy and fun. My kids really enjoyed it and we can't wait to participate again!"

Girl in a City
Girl in a City

Cornerstones Connect is committed to donating at least 10% of our sales to honorable Christian organizations around the globe who are  impacting their areas of the world for the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

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Meet Michelle

Cornerstones Connect is a local artisan business, owned and operated by Michelle Chamberlain from York, Nebraska. She is passionate to assist her clients with unique marketing and gift ideas featured on God’s creation. In 2019, this idea started as free painted stones she placed into her community to share God’s love through His Word. It evolved in Fall of 2021 to use advanced detailed painted stones to bless other businesses/ministries/gift giving opportunities. Every stone includes a Scripture reference to produce a spiritual ripple effect as the recipients of Cornerstones are reminded of Biblical truths.

 

Isaiah 55:11 says that the Word of the Lord will not return void, which is her central anchor. Michelle is dedicated to donate a portion of proceeds to worldwide support for the work of the Gospel of Jesus.

 

She has been married for around 25 years to her husband T.J., and lives with her two wonderful children.

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O how I love Your Word!
It is my meditation all the day.

PSALM 119:97

Cornerstones Connect is a local artisan business, owned and operated by Michelle Chamberlain from York, Nebraska.

I love the Lord and how He designs us – each of us!! For over 20 years of following Jesus, I have also fallen in love with His Word and His voice – always loving, guiding, and directing my steps. Now He has combined these loves into a business with art and workshops guiding others to do the same. The Bible shows us how hearing His voice (through His Word and Spirit) and following those instructions are essential to be His disciples. (John 10:27, Psalm 119:105, 2 Timothy 3:16)

How will we know and flee from lies if we never know or pursue truth? The god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4) and deception are all around us (1 John 4:1).  Yet there is no ‘junior Holy Spirit’ (1 John 4:4) – these truths are for young children too. As a mother of 2, I am passionate to make Jesus – the One of the Bible – famous and be known as the closest friend to children and those around us. He is worthy!!

One main common theme exposed since 2020 is this world is growing darker and darker; yet Jesus and His army is rising up – equipped with His armor (Ephesians 6:10+), His love (1 John 4:19), His truth (John 17:17), and His power (1 Corinthians 2:4) to advance His Kingdom. I am just answering the call to my life to use my Cornerstones business as a platform for His glory. I would also love the opportunity to use my stones of declarations and workshops hearing His voice to empower and encourage YOU in all He has designed you to be!!!

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Harvest stone art

Harvest stone art

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

rock painting workshop event

rock painting workshop event

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

Cornerstones art studio paint brushes

Cornerstones art studio paint brushes

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

Paint brush and stones in art studio

Paint brush and stones in art studio

Cornerstones Connect is a local artisan business, owned and operated by Michelle Chamberlain from her art studio in York, Nebraska.

scripture rock painting art

scripture rock painting art

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

rock painting workshop event

rock painting workshop event

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

scripture rock painting art

scripture rock painting art

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

art studio York, NE nebraska

art studio York, NE nebraska

Cornerstones Connect is a local artisan business, owned and operated by Michelle Chamberlain from her art studio in York, Nebraska.

Isaiah 40:3 custom stone art

Isaiah 40:3 custom stone art

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

scripture rock painting art hydrodip

scripture rock painting art hydrodip

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

in His God's presence custom stone art paint

in His God's presence custom stone art paint

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

Christian Artist York Nebraska NE studio event

Christian Artist York Nebraska NE studio event

Cornerstones Connect is a local artisan business, owned and operated by Michelle Chamberlain from her art studio in York, Nebraska.

scripture rock painting art

scripture rock painting art

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

scripture rock painting art

scripture rock painting art

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

art studio York NE nebraska

art studio York NE nebraska

Cornerstones Connect is a local artisan business, owned and operated by Michelle Chamberlain from her art studio in York, Nebraska.

Cornerstones Art Studio York NE nebraska

Cornerstones Art Studio York NE nebraska

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

scripture rock painting art studio York NE Nebraska

scripture rock painting art studio York NE Nebraska

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

Cornerstones Art Studio York NE Nebraska

Cornerstones Art Studio York NE Nebraska

Cornerstones Connect is a local artisan business, owned and operated by Michelle Chamberlain from her art studio in York, Nebraska.

York NE Nebraska Art Studio private event

York NE Nebraska Art Studio private event

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

rock painting workshop ladies women's event

rock painting workshop ladies women's event

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

Michelle Chamberlain Speaker rock painting workshop event

Michelle Chamberlain Speaker rock painting workshop event

Cornerstones Connect is a local artisan business, owned and operated by Michelle Chamberlain from her art studio in York, Nebraska.

Art Studio York NE Nebraska

Art Studio York NE Nebraska

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

rock painting workshop event

rock painting workshop event

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

scripture rock painting workshop event

scripture rock painting workshop event

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

scripture rock painting art

scripture rock painting art

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

scripture rock painting workshop event

scripture rock painting workshop event

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

York NE Nebraska Art Studio Private Event rental

York NE Nebraska Art Studio Private Event rental

Cornerstones Connect is a local artisan business, owned and operated by Michelle Chamberlain from her art studio in York, Nebraska.

scripture rock painting art

scripture rock painting art

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

scripture rock painting art

scripture rock painting art

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

scripture rock painting art

scripture rock painting art

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

rock painting workshop event

rock painting workshop event

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

York NE Nebraska ladies night event

York NE Nebraska ladies night event

Cornerstones Connect provides custom painted stones for your ministry or business and also teaches your group how to paint stones inspired by the truth of scripture out of our York, NE art studio.

"The Lord called me to lay down my 31-year career in healthcare"

– Michelle Chamberlain

When my family and I moved to Castle Rock, CO in 2015, I had never even heard of people
painting rocks. Yet that reality changed in 2017, when our son found 2 painted stones in our town – one said, ‘Trust in the Lord’ and the other one was painted like a strawberry.  In months to follow, I watched him move those stones around his room. old During that time, I told our children that it would be fun to paint stones for people to find which say things like, ‘Jesus loves you’ and ones with Scripture references so they can be reminded where hope, love, faith, etc. truly come from.
 
In 2019, the kids and I started doing just that. It was so fun to create with my kids and see stones we placed out for people gone and do our little part to impact our world for His glory.
 
Fast forward to 2020 – the Lord told me to start a Facebook group called ‘Cornerstones’ to invite others to do the same with the painted Scripture stones. The group grew while we painted over 1,300 ‘cornerstones’ to release wherever we went.

 

Then in the summer of 2021, the Lord called me to lay down my 31-year career in healthcare
which I enjoyed serving Him in.
 
I had been feeling the pull for quite some time to do more from Him and His glory while
impacting the youth and those around me. On 8/7/2021, with the support of my husband, it was the first time I left my job and didn’t know the next step – only trusting in the leading of the Holy Spirit. My heart was breaking for the youth and all going on against them. During that time with the Lord, Cornerstones, as known as today, was born!! 
 
My direction no longer involved healthcare and its restrictions yet was taking a whole new
“David-type” adventure to impact peers and the youth taking up my painted Scripture stones (cornerstones) and taking on the Goliaths of the world with His Word – one stone at a time. 
 
Since my business launch in Fall of 2021, the Lord has improved my artistic abilities with logo stones, hydro-dipping, and so much more, and downloaded workshop ideas involving the use of painting on stones to hear from the Lord.   Then in the Summer of 2022, the leading of His voice led my family and me to move back to Nebraska, my home state, that I have been away from for 25 years. The move to Nebraska also provided space on our property to open a small art studio. This season pursuing the Lord Jesus Christ is full of personal growth, joy, and a love of fully trusting in Him for direction, protection, and guidance. That one ‘yes’ to Him telling me to leave the ‘pools of Bethsaida’ and “lay down the familiar’ is taking me on an adventure beyond my wildest dreams.


What is the Lord calling you to do?  Could you also be called to focus on what
makes you represent Him well? It is never too late to dream with your Creator!

I love the Lord and how He designs us – each of us!! For over 20 years of following Jesus, I have also fallen in love with His Word and His voice – always loving, guiding, and directing my steps. Now He has combined these loves into a business with art and workshops guiding others to do the same. The Bible shows us how hearing His voice (through His Word and Spirit) and following those instructions are essential to be His disciples. (John 10:27, Psalm 119:105, 2 Timothy 3:16)

How will we know and flee from lies if we never know or pursue truth? The god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4) and deception are all around us (1 John 4:1).  Yet there is no ‘junior Holy Spirit’ (1 John 4:4) – these truths are for young children too. As a mother of 2, I am passionate to make Jesus – the One of the Bible – famous and be known as the closest friend to children and those around us. He is worthy!!

One main common theme exposed since 2020 is this world is growing darker and darker; yet Jesus and His army are rising up – equipped with His armor (Ephesians 6:10-20), His love (1 John 4:19), His truth (John 17:17), and His power (1 Corinthians 2:4) to advance His Kingdom. I am just answering the call to my life to use my Cornerstones business as a platform for His glory. I would also love the opportunity to use my stones of declarations and workshops hearing His voice to empower and encourage YOU in all He has designed you to be!!!

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