Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I received an email about one of the boys killed in the car accident last week. Oh boy I didn't realize he was the son of a member of the church we had attended. So......
a friend had scheduled prayer time for her and invited me. There are people around the world praying for her son to be resurrected. I know God can do it. He's done it before.
On a personal note - I am tired of doing "the religious church" thing. I want to see the power spoken of in the Bible. I want to see The Power moving in the body of Christ. Why is it in other countries you hear of people raised from the dead, lame get up and walk, blind see. The church of America seems to be limp. I don't want a bunch of don'ts, don'ts and more don'ts.
Where is THE POWER to heal the broken, the lame, the blind. Does it only exist in other countries? What do we really believe. How many of our disillusioned youth have to be destroyed before we get serious about moving in the Power of God?
I need to get into the WORD more. I need to meditate on it and memorize it. It needs to become my food source. I'm hungry for more of the Lord - HIS WAYS not my own.
I saw the most amazing thing today - a mother not grieving for a dead son, but a believer waiting on God to move. Listening for Him, waiting on Him, watching for Him, looking to Him. Her eyes fixed on Jesus - the author and finisher of our faith.
Monday, July 28, 2008
What does that mean?!! Cliches, I think I am beginning to hate them.
After this trying day and a headache to boot hubby wanted to drive to his home town and visit the carnival. Mainly for a burger and their fries. One hour of driving and we arrive to find out we are a week too early. Don't you just have to laugh about it all. We took our doggie to the water to swim. So all was not wasted, but the ride down with hubby was great. Spending time with him not in front of the tv was awesome. The setting sun was fabulous and the smell of clean air fantastic.
Off to bed me thinks, after I take something for my headache. I reminded myself God is in control. What the Lord is teaching me - relax, stand in confidence in Him not myself. I realize
how much my hubby has been gifted with teaching and being great at it. Two of his students in their critic commented he needed a raise. He really does have a special touch of teaching and being gentle at it.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
could recreate the pattern on a quilt block?
He is so excited at what God is doing through him. His church is considering using it as a feature song.
and here is another "that's interesting but unusual thing" for you to ponder.
When it came time to take my break I left and came back 15 minutes later. My relief person said he had four new players on the course. As the group got closer to the holes where I could see them - well guess who was in that group?
Ruby - the cute little girl from several weeks before. I remembered her and her mom. When she came up to the window I called her by name and ask how she was. Her mom told me she loves to come play there. What are the odds!! Actually odds don't have anything to do with, but God does.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
capture the sun setting. I had taken my camera to work with me.
I love watching the sun rise and set. Its so magnificent an act that
God automatically does every day. He created everything for His pleasure and I get to enjoy it too.
I also, if time permits, like taking pictures of families and friends as they are ending their fun time playing miniature golf. So many times one person takes all the pics and is never in the family photo. Its one little small gesture I can do when possible.
I was reading Proverb 25 last night at work. Verse 21 and 22 are very hard to do. It reads:
What does your enemy need? When you show kindness to someone who does not deserve it, you're exhibiting a characteristic of God.
Friday, July 25, 2008
This is the Olympic slogan.
I am working on my FAT Olympic inchies - one is going to be a 1 1/2 inch coin or gold medallion medal made from my paper/muslin/tissue paper collection. The center is a round felt pad to put underneath your chairs to protect your floors.
Here is a sample but I am going to build up the face of the medal a little bit more. And if everything goes my way the inchies will be wired together to make one symbol. We'll see how that goes.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I decided to try growing cherry tomatoes to see if I would have any better luck with them. Well I actually have blooms and now fruit from my labors. I left this little vine in a big pot.
I think I 'll go out and pick one and eat it straight off the vine. There is something about picking and eating fruit/veggies straight from the vine that is so rewarding and the taste seems to be better.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Since I don't have any new art to show I will post this morning's video I took standing on my front porch. The view was fantastic - a butterfly feeding on a butterfly bush. And you may be able to hear the birds in the background. What a great day to be alive.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Can you live with being off even a little bit? not just in money, but in other areas of your life?
I know "but for the grace of God go I" is true. And I know He has a plan and purpose for my life. So I will let Him work through me and out of me what is necessary to be more like Jesus.
Off in balance $6.50 and hating it!! Balance in life something God is working on and that's where I'll leave it. As for my art - standing still!!
Monday, July 21, 2008
from my son's girlfriend. She knows how much I love God and
I am always sharing intriguing stories with her of when God
does unusual things in my life. The little tag says "for those who
believe in the power of prayer." Boy, I do, yes I most certainly do.
I made it through another night of training and tomorrow they try
me out all alone. The great thing is one of my teacher's will not be
far away if I need to call on her. So I will say "good-night and good-day"
all in the same breath. I pray God will be gracious and merciful to you all.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I can just imagine a beautiful green, lush field full of wild flowers blooming. Can't you!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I found this most interesting and even amuzing as last night I was reading this info and watching a show called "NUMB3ERS". What I found more intriguing was the guy on the show was explaining how like birds have distinct sounds they make so do airplanes on the radars. So different planes can be detected in the air by their sound.
Friday, July 18, 2008
This beautiful rose was given to me by my son's girlfriend. I am so enjoying my bouquet. Too bad they have to fade away.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Oh my, I have to tell you I made it through the first night of training in the ticket booth. What a busy Wed. night. My manager said it was a very unusual night. Of course it was, I pray, "Lord give me everything you want me to learn." BUT rapid fire is not good. lol, it was standing line only. Like herding cattle through a stall - everyone was buying tickets to enjoy their vacation with family. One mom explained, "Give me 50 tickets I am going to spoil my son tonight and enjoy him." Now that's what it is all about!!! Off to work this morning.
A Crushed Petal Gives Even More Fragrance
What is crushing you in life?
Spread Your Sweet Fragrance!!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Also of the millions of women in the US that allow themselves to
remain in abusive situations bc they believe they don't deserve better. The creator of dotees has women all around the world making dotees to give to women's shelters as a little tangible gift to cling to for comfort. It's simply amazing how something so small can have such power to heal.
I think I will bead the "yoda" doll around the feather edges. The purple fabric is a new ultra suede that is oh-so-soft. I need to add beading at the bottom. For kitty I wonder if I can add a fiber tail?
Its so important to renew our minds with the Word Of God everyday. What thought holds your mind captive and back from not being all God created you to be? Or do you have freedom in Christ?
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Starting over - yes that's what I'm doing. Remember the girl I did several posts back, well, I made a huge decision - to gesso over her. While I do have some regret it was freeing. Now what!! Don't you wish sometimes it was that easy to wipe the slate clean in your life?
Here it is and here is where it still is! Maybe today since I am off from work I can make some play time. It looks like a monkey modge. In other words a mess. I just love it bc of what it represents - freeing me and absolutely nothing. I am so laughing right now.
My quote for today:
Laugh more even if the wrinkles do come they will be for a great reason.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Its early but my dog woke me up bc he was sick and throwing up.
Man! does it stink, reminds me of when my boys would be sick and
not make it to the bathroom. That was an hour ago and here I
am checking my mail. Actually Sue I will rest Monday morning but work at night til 11pm again. The day went rather fast. I think I like working double days and having less days interrupted with work. Then I could have more free days to do art. But I don't think that will become a regular thing with my schedule. Have A Great Day!
Oh I met the cutest, chatty little girl yesterday at work. Her name was Ruby! She was absolutely adorable and it was her first time to play miniature golf. I love the little children like her. Funny I was reading in Mark 10 about The Little Children and Jesus too. When Jesus' disciples tried to stop people from bringing their children to Jesus, Jesus became indignant and said,
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
This is a workshop with acrylic paints scraped on muslin. I could add only three different shapes. So I added a number 3 cutout of fabric paper. The circle has painted cheescloth underneath with fabric paper spiral on top. The graveled rectangle piece is watercolor paper. There is no reason to this madness, just a play time. I continue to work on the theme "Cars."
The tree line is the darkest, then the clouds and at the top of the pic is the sky with a little bit of
Monday, July 07, 2008
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Maybe its time we examine our own heart to decide whether our beauty comes from "outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles, wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes" or from "our inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
This is a little blurry but I loved watching this bird get his food. The feeders have been full this week. One flits away and two more come back.
Today we were talking and he hasn't had much work this week so money is slack. He was praying and telling God He had to do something bc my son was doing all he could do. A friend here called him and said he wanted to come down to church tonight. And that he had a card to give him that he had been carrying for months from his parents. When my son opened the card there was a $50.00 gift card from Wawa for gas.
My son called to share the story of his gift from God through this family. Why are we surprised when God answers our prayer and quickly at that? Why?
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
This is an experiment with gesso, sand and acrylic paints on 140lb watercolor paper. I don't have a clue what I am doing. But I loved the colors and the texture of the sand. I took it outside yesterday and did a 360 turn taking pics at different angles in the sun. What a fun project.
I don't usually turn on tv but today I did and a show was discussing "Rich Women." The author made a comment on a study that said baby boomer women will outlive their husbands by 15 years. And that in the elderly 95% will be women living in poverty. Now that got my attention. She said women need to educate themselves on money matters including investing and saving. Its never too late to learn. Then I read a friend's post she sent me from a pastor on "Serving One Another." \I took two bags of clothing to DAV but while there I felt impressed to go inside and was drawn to the books. I actually purchased two books: 1) American Women Artists by Charlotte Rubinstein and the other book 2) Widow to Widow - Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life by Genevieve Ginsburg. I have wept quite a bit this morning pondering this topic. I know widows and orphans are dear to God's heart.
Now what do I do with all this churning within my spirit? Ponder and listen for direction.