Wednesday, August 31, 2011

just CHOOSE

It’s never too late to choose your life:

• Choose hope not despair

• Choose joy not sadness

• Choose faith no doubt

• Choose peace not anger

• Choose contentment not dissatisfaction

• Choose abundance not loss

• Choose gratitude not envy

• Choose the best of everything life offers through God












Friday, August 26, 2011

just when the vessel is empty

We live from the inner source.

We survive by an indwelling hope.

We thrive on the love within our souls.

We grow by the measure of faith given to us.

We replenish our spirit with a long breath inward and a greater stride outward.











Wednesday, August 24, 2011

simple thoughts

Psalm 40 (paraphrased)


Wait.

He hears.

He will rescue.

He will give strength.

He is trust.

I will listen.

I will allow rescue.

I will feel His strength.

I will trust.

He protects.

He surrounds.

He saves.

He delivers.


(commission work pictured)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Holiday Art


more art for holiday sales
you can order a set of original watercolor moon cards
3 for $10

Monday, August 22, 2011

Busy times but pleasant results

God guides.

I must follow.

God speaks.

I must listen.

God strengthens.

I must accept.

God shapes.

I must be malleable.

( here are some mini handpainted notebooks for upcoming holiday art sales)




Saturday, August 20, 2011

rain

Rain from the sky.

Rain from my heart.

My dry soul is resuscitated.

The dusty dry cracks now moist with refreshment only God can send.

A creaky, tight spirit flows freely once again and a joyous aqua-duct runs its course through my life.

Just as a summer thunderstorm clears the air, a spiritual melt down clears the soul and allows regrowth.

Maybe the hole in my heart will fill in with happy beats.

The weakened soul may strengthen and reflect a true joy again.

Precious love and passion for living will return and a whole being will once again thrive.




Friday, August 19, 2011

mountain top conversion



Where is my mountain top experience when I live in the deepest valleys?

Where is my ocean front peace when I cling to the depths of despair?

Where is my faith and courage when I dangle on locations of fear and doubt?

Where is my hope and joy when I allow life’s troubles to capture me?

Where is my beliefs and strength when I sink into self dug pits?

It’s all within my heart if God lives there.

It’s part of my soul if Christ’s resides in me.

It’s part of my spirit if the Holy Spirit is given full reign.

So when do I surrender?


Thursday, August 18, 2011

More Mountain Thoughts

Like a dry desert,

My dusty soul seeks refreshment in the mountains.

Like a flooded plain,

my drowning spirit seeks comfort on the peaks.

Like a storm tossed land,

My hurting heart seeks peace in the hills.

Like a wind strewn field,

My failing body seeks healing on the summit.




Wednesday, August 17, 2011

choose

It’s never too late to choose your life:

• Choose hope not despair

• Choose joy not sadness

• Choose faith no doubt

• Choose peace not anger

• Choose contentment not dissatisfaction

• Choose abundance not loss

• Choose gratitude not envy

• Choose the best of everything life offers through God




Tuesday, August 16, 2011

it's all WITHIN us

We live from the

Inner source.

We survive by an

Indwelling hope.

We thrive on the

Love within our souls.

We grow by the

Measure of faith we express.

We replenish our spirit with a

Long breath inward and

A greater stride outward.




Monday, August 15, 2011

to be, have, had

To love

Without

Being swallowed up

To care

Without

Being used up

To trust

Without

Being taken for granted

To listen

Without

Being unheard

To do for

Without

Being undone




Sunday, August 14, 2011

look to the mountain

I must look to the

Mountain

As my strength to climb up and out

Of my dark valley.

I must stand on the

Mountain

In the light rising

Above my dark soul.

I must hold to the

Mountain

For encouragement

To stay out of the

Darkness that tries to bury

My spirit.




Saturday, August 13, 2011

with God

My hope is never lost from God’s strength.

My faith never fails with God’s love.

My joy never disappears with God’s grace.

My prayers are never unheard by God’s ears.




Friday, August 12, 2011

Holy Moments

Sunset was a holy moment.

God’s majestic artwork in sienna, areoulin, azure and coral blow my mind.

Even at last light there is a hint of color above the peaks on Jonas Ridge.

As I snap photo after photo and pray prayer after prayer I am mesmerized.

I don’t want to leave this holy spot and miss one more chance to feel His love course through my weary body.

Hopes and dreams of rest appear.

Belief in better circumstances seem possible.

I must find a way to carry this feeling with me each day from here on.





Monday, August 08, 2011

seeking respite

A refreshing breeze gives respite to my days.

A calming voice gives comfort to my nights.

A beautiful word gives peace to my psyche.

A lovely sight gives hope to my weariness.

A grateful thought gives purpose to my living.

(heading to Jonas Ridge, NC for a couple days.)
 
 
 

Saturday, August 06, 2011

A bright patch of

Queen Anne’s lace

grows under the oak in the field.

It gives hope to the hopeless.

A furry brown rabbit

sits by the corner of the fence

twitching its ears.

He tries to encourage those

without courage.

“see, I have escaped the enemy to live another day.”

A wonderful

Cool breeze

Blows in my face

As I walk, helping me find energy

When the last ounce was nearly gone.




Friday, August 05, 2011

breathe

The beat goes on.

Trouble lingers.

I breathe.

Problems occur.

I breathe.

Pain attacks every cell.

I breathe.

Irritants persist.

I breathe.

Ready to give up.

I breathe.

Smell the daisies and

Breathe.