.Layering and playing continues. . . . . At this point, i enjoy different parts as individual compositions more than the canvas as a whole. Thought… A card collection of three or four different parts. . . . ~ Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body— whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free— and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. first corinthians
Monthly Archives: April 2012
i am thankful for a husband that does not believe
i am thankful for medication for depression
i am thankful for my hair getting thinner
i am thankful for droopy skin under my chin
i am thankful for car windows that don’t work
i am thankful for age spots
i am thankful for a smile from my teenager
i am thankful for dirty clothes and dishes
who do you love
a gift in time
How does the noise of a city suddenly disappear just by seeing spring leaves lit-up by a street lamp?
As i write this, it is Sunday morning. And Monday begins Week 16 of 2012.
I notice the days fly and begin to wonder what’s really important, even though i already know.
I can make a list of things that physically need to be done. Things like cleaning, appointments, groceries. But, i can’t make a list for things like, “take a picture of a tree at night, that has little white lights, with leaves lit-up in the green of spring.” And there is no way to make a spiritual list, unless i could number one through infinity and continue to write “pay attention to God.”
The thing is, that the more i try to find ways for God to be a part of the things that i do, the farther i actually get away from from God being part of my life. Because, the fact is, God is always with me, and i must be with Him in the present time. Which means that i must speak to God within the moments that i am living, and listen to God in the moments that He speaks to me. There is no need for planning and list-making. There is no “trying to fit-God-into” what i do. It is a relationship that unfolds in each moment. You and i were given a gift of “relationship” with God, in Jesus.
Quote by Charles Caleb Colton:
Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things;
the past is gone, the future is not come,
and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it,
and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires.
Quote by Tennessee Williams:
Time is the longest distance between two places.
this is my first “once-a-week” post. i am attempting to “press the off button…more often” on technology. over-use of anything is not a good thing. and i can see that over-use of technology is having a bad effect on adults and children alike. the photos that i have posted are the paintings that i’m working on now. i’m still mainly learning what i can DO with acrylic and watercolour.
-the top two images are acrylic on canvas. the first one being 30″ x 40″, and the second one 18″ x 18″.
-the image below is watercolour on paper 20″ x 14″.
IF any of you are interested, i will continue to post photo updates as i continue the work.
as far as using less technology, i have found myself making small choices to us the “off” button more often, and a few times even making the choice to not press the “on” button in the first place. i have lately been reminded that if i don’t want to wither and be gathered up and put in the fire…i need to abide in the Lord.
although i know that God is always with me, my part is to abide in the Lord, soak Him up, walk in His Light (not in darkness), have fellowship with the Lord, and confess my sins.
(note: your posted comments are delivered to my email, so even though i’m only posting once-a-week, i can read your comments, and my replies will show-up directly under your posted comment.)
Love to you.
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
I MADE A CHOICE
once-a-week blogging from now on.
i know that i need to cut ‘way back’ on all communication via technology.
i’ve been spending too much time with machines.
i see it everywhere…too much…computers, phones, pads, pods, radio, television…
if you really look, it should give you pause.
press the off button…more often