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Bent But Still Standing

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Iblubbered all the way through church this morning.

It was just one of those mornings where everything I saw and heard hit me like an emotional ton of bricks.

 The first thing to whack me up side the heart was my husband mentioning to someone that a man was present in the service who had "been there" when both his mom and dad died.

Been there to minister to his dad when he had a stroke while on a ladder at the church changing out light bulbs in the sanctuary--been the one to call him when his mom had passed and we were living in another state many years ago.

It took me back to nine wonderful years we spent at Baring Cross Baptist Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Old friends, old family, old and now once again fresh pain--

But the kind of fresh pain that is almost beautiful to experience--you know, the kind where the happiness THEN is part of the pain NOW--(from the C.S. Lewis movie, Shadowlands)

The next thing to touch me deeply was a sweet little couple sitting in fron…

Fellowship Art Show

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Fellowship Art Show is coming up soon. The theme is 'Saving Peter--a broken life restored--'

The entries accepted will be taken to the church tomorrow afternoon and will be hung next week getting ready for the showing which runs June 5-13.  This is one of two of my entries that was accepted--a 30" x 40" canvas done in acrylics entitled 'Living Water.'

This is such a fun and inspirational art show--there are three categories of entries--
ProfessionalArtists' CommunityStudent Work
There are oils, acrylics, watercolors, digital works, photography, sculptures--so much beauty for the eye to behold.  And to have it to connect to a biblical theme can be very emotional and life-changing.
We had to turn in an artists' inspiration statement to accompany our art.  It had to be fairly brief since it will hang beside the piece.  I am posting mine below.




     This seascape is meant to be representational of the relationship between Peter and Jesus and us--the darker par…

A Fight With Cancer and God's Provision

Here is a link to my daughter-in-law's testimony from last year. I hope it blesses you. She is the Children's Director at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.




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More Peonies and Some Calligraphy

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More peonies--I can't get enough of them. I think they are my very favorite flower.

Our world is marred by trouble at every turn it seems but it is still a beautiful and wonderful one.  Help me look for the beauty today.


This is a piece I started this past weekend at a Julie Wildman workshop.  I finished it on Monday of this week.

We were supposed to bring quotes that we wanted to calligraph but as I walked in and heard this song playing, I knew I wanted to illustrate it.  I used watercolor inks, walnut ink, PearlEx powdered pigments, gesso and a parallel pen.

The verse I have on my heart today is Psalm 143:8--


Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love........


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Wow! I don't know where the time goes. Can't believe it has been so long since I posted. My heart wants to post--just can't seem to get my act together.

But our peonies came out today and they are so, so pretty. I just had to share one with you. 

Hope you love it and hope your Tuesday and the rest of the week is really good.

 The scripture on my mind today is--Better is one day in Your courts, Lord, than a thousand elsewhere.




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