Happy Valentine's Day All!!!
This is an atc for the April Fool's swap.
I am so filled with joy today.
"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us."
13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
To be like HIM to put other's first. Their needs over my own.
hugs and blessings
Friend of a friend was dying of cancer. they were having a party for her the theme was butterflies and new life in Chirst. I wanted to procrastinate but could not. I wanted to say no I can't paint (I am too stressed...depressed...
rusty...self conscious). I could not come up with a good enough excuse to not paint for a dying sister in Christ. So I painted this butterfly. I still hate it. I wanted so bad to not give it to Pam to take with her.
Makes me cry........Barb (my dying sister) opened her eyes at party saw my butterfly and said "beautiful". She was lifted up in prayer and in celebration that day. The room was full of transformation....full of butterflies.......... The Lord took Barb to be with Him two mornings later. Most days I wish He would take me. I long for perfect love... so I pray I can experience His here and express His here where I am ...earthbound.
Often times when a student will show me their drawings they will be on notebook paper, the back of a test, on a napkin........ You get the idea............ Granted you have to act when the inspiration strikes you, but I always stress getting out some good paper and using their sketchbooks. This drawing I broke my own rule. (My rules are just suggestions...I am hoping my students realize this). Evan was working on his school stuff........I had to seize the moment. =)
Song that I love today:
Rush Of Fools - Undo I've been here before, now here I am again Standing at the door, praying You'll let me back in To label me a prodigal would be Only scratching the surface of who I've been known to be
I focused on the score, but I could never win Trying to ignore, a life of hiding my sin To label me a hypocrite would be Only scratching the surface of who I've been known to be
Make every step
lead me back to
The sovereign way that You
[Chorus] Turn me around pick me up Undo what I've become Bring me back to the place Of forgiveness and grace I need You, need Your help I can't do this myself You�re the only one who can undo What I've become