Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Sunday is to be celebrated as Father’s Day. Just as we daily thank our fathers, we also daily thank our Heavenly Father. But let’s make Sunday a special time for prayers. What a wonderful time to also thank our Heavenly Father. Our earthly fathers are not perfect and make mistakes, however, our Heavenly Father never gives up on us. He is with us forever.

When I am discouraged, Lord, let me never give up hope.

“May the God of hope fill you with all job and peace as you trust in Him – Romans 15:13 NIV”

“Let me not be ashamed of my hope - Psalm 119:116”

“For we are saved by hope - Romans 8:24”

In all things help me trust, Lord, Your promises and the plans you have for me. For my job is to do the possible and trust God will do the impossible. “And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee; for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. Psalm 9:10”

Have a blessed day! And thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Signs of Summer

Most people watch for robins for signs of Spring.  I watch for hummingbirds and dragonflies for signs of summer.  Something about the size of these little creatures delight me.  Also, I am delighted to see the lightning bugs!  They sparkle the night.  Butterflies are so delicate and have such wonderful colors.  God made creatures great and small, but how much more I enjoy the small ones! 


Have a Blessed Day!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Day Of Learning

Some days I seem to have everything at my fingertips; and then there are those other days when nothing seems to go my way. Those latter days are what I call my day of learning.  I try to reason through the day and figure out my reaction to those obstacles. Am I being stubborn, unforgiving, or self-centered?  God allows obstacles to strengthen our faith in Him.  But, in order for our faith to become strong, we have to work through our problems and our reaction to them.

Anything that we want to accomplish is achieved the same way, by working our way through it.  Whether it is saving money, losing weight, or trying a new technique in painting, we have to plan our process and take the steps to fulfillment.

Here is a cypress knee I have painted. Cypress trees grow in a lake near here created by the backflow of the Mississippi in the 1811 earthquake. The knees are knobby growths that spring up from the roots and are called knees.  Special license must be obtained to cut the knees.  Then the knees have to have the bark peeled, cleaned and sanded to be ready for one's imagination to unfold. This is a penguin family.

The father is looking upward, the mother looking downward at their offspring.

I also post on Tuesdays at  A Passion for Painting giving tips and techniques on painting.  Check out the site for other artists that belong to this guild.

Thank you for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Have a blessed day!