This month has been a whirlwind, my mother passed away and I have had to deal with all the final affairs. She had a antique and doll restoration business and digging out of all of that was just overwhelming. One of the things she had on her wall was a reproduction of a Monet "The Garden", I always liked that piece but I chose to give it away and hopefully add just a touch of it to the piece I was working on.
Painting number three of my art project series.
This painting is from a photo taken from Megan Pratt / World Vision of a volunteer "Dee Billing" visiting her sponsor child in Uganda. The first time I met this lady was at a conference, she was praying over all the cubeicals of the staff in the building. I think she’s a pretty remarkable lady doing what she does in her eighties and I just couldn’t resist the sweet interaction in the photo. (and of course the chicken) :)
This is piece is already reserved for charity but you can be a world changer for a child too like Dee does here!
Boston kept coming up on my spotify while I was painting this. ♫ 🎶 🎝
The amazing thing is that I had no idea how valuable volunteers were until I was on the receiving end.
“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
|I found this little patch in one of boxes.
“Everybody can be great…
because anybody can serve.
You don’t have to have a
college degree to serve.
You don’t have to make your subject
and verb agree to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace.
A soul generated by love” 💜
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A friend came with his son and cleaned out the garage, and the weight feels lighter now. I pray that I can feel 100 percent soon.
So in the middle of the mess, this happened, "Franklin" my third grandchild. I am so thankful to be in the delivery room with all three, and he came in the most gentle and peaceful way!
|My son in law and his son Franklin.
|My daughter, the one that did all the work here! :)
"Ain't No Grave" 🎝♫
Because of the empty tomb, we have peace. Because of His resurrection, we can have peace during even the most troubling of times because we know He is in control of all that happens in the world.