At age 60, I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I believe that fear stops us from pursuing dreams, from taking chances, and even from learning beyond the status quo, but God has encouraged me to be like Peter and step out of the boat. Like Peter, I’ve almost drowned many, many times (I failed art class three times in college!) But also, like Peter, when I choose to look to Christ, I get strength, wisdom, and grace to carry on. Art, to me, is an emotional release of the soul. We were all created to create something, and God has put it on my heart to share my triumphs and tragedies through color and texture and design. His word is interlaced in every piece, and many pieces have something tangible from my life hidden in them. Ever since I was a child this poem has been the desire of my heart, and my hope is that my art encourages you to live outside of fear, know that you’ll get through darkness, and a successful life is one lived for Him, with Him, beside Him, and through Him. You can do all things…
To laugh often and love much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
It's a Jeep thing...
Scripture of the week...
2 Corinthians 3:18
"We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another."