Thursday, June 27, 2019


 Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, not small, but valuable. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void. 
~Kathleen Kelly "You got Mail"

Painting #8 of my art project series. This one challenged me, I still may do some little fine detail when it’s dry and I don’t really know what kind of trees these were but I sure got lost in the complexity of them.  I had company, extended family issues, work and I wondered if I could get this one done, it was the most challenging one yet. 

I always play music while I paint and this dance (or game) seemed to go pleasantly with this so I called it “Joy”. 
World Vision's photographer "Laura Reinhardt" dancing with the the children in Zambia. 
The importance of fun and play are crucial to a child's growth and wellbeing.
Photo credit Jon Warren/World Vision 

God, help me to be
Closer to You Lord so I am farther from me
And may Your kingdom be the only one that I seek, oh God
And God, help me to see
That everything was good when You created all things
Now let me see with those same eyes that created me, oh God

God, help me believe
When everything around me points to uncertainty
Remind me of the hope of You that's living in me, oh God
And God, help me to shine
Like stars up in the universe that's Yours and not mine
And fill me with Your light so that the darkness will hide, oh God


God, help me to give
Everything to You that I'm unable to give
And make my life the life I've been created to live, oh God
And God, help me to go
And follow where You lead me so all nations will know
The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of this world
Oh God, my God

God help me to be~ Cloverton

Im taking a short break to recharge and refocus! 

I was just so discouraged with some some of the things that happened over the last few weeks and my slow progress.  It is hard to think that I was making any progress at all.  I was wondering if all of this was really worth it,  (the project) if it is truly making a difference, 

then this happened!

A note came in the mail within a few hours after that thought from a man I talked to that was handling my mother's estate after her death a few months ago.  We were talking about prophetic gifts and signs (not me) :) just in general.  

God's timing is perfect and I can just rest in that!

“Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in the stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” -Akiroq Brost

Maybe I need a little dance, rest and play too! :) Just a thought!

Hopefully it brings you a little smile, beauty and joy in this world!
And don't forget a little rest and play too!
Have a good day!

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The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. 
Zephaniah 3:17

Now if I could make time to practice,  
this could actually sound like music! :)

Saturday, June 8, 2019

A second look ๐ŸŸ

"As I walk now through the valley 
Let Your love rise above every fear
 Like the sun shaping the shadow 
In my weakness Your glory appears" ♩๐ŸŽ
Here again elevation worship 

Painting #7 of my painting project series. 

“Families and children collecting shrimp fry near Mongla, Bangladesh where some children do hazardous work. I thought this painting was going to be about food security but when one of the staff members of World Vision posted some articles on child labor it occurred to me why there was so many children on the beach fishing. The child labor can be hazardous and is not always on the shore, it’s machinery, hard labor and sometimes far from home. Struggling families need the income and can’t afford the fees for uniforms and supplies for school. World Vision opened up a child-Friendly Learning Center here so the children can learn life skills and play in a safe environment to grow and give them a good future.

Shrimp farming in Bangladesh.   

Photo credit World Vision staff

Tiny garden progress. 

If music could take on color and shape, 
what would they be?

 "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me
Philippians 4:13

Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."๐ŸŸ
Matthew 4:18-19