Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
So I shall have to content myself with an occasional piece of prose -- which is not very interesting. But I CAN comment on all your blogs. So photos will have to wait until we get home.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
These little cards are a very pleasant hobby for me. I can do them while watching the TV. I can use paint, colored pencils, pen and ink and ordinary pencil. I don't want to turn my pleasant, relaxing hobby into something stressful. I will continue to do them whether I sell them on eBay or not, just because I like doing them. If I do it, I will start in the new year and give myself a trial run of 6 months to see what happens and will probably do most of them in the style of the one below. The other two are just fun pieces, but not any that I think will appeal to others. One thing I won't do is use this blog as an advertisement or offers for sale. My blog is my blog and it's fun. But as MOTH has pointed out, at least if I sell any it will keep up with the cost of bird seed and cat food!!
"Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things from your law". Psalm 119:18
The Bible talks a lot about meditation and some religions make it of prime importance. Sometimes we as Christians feel stressed about the idea of meditating and wonder how to do it. I discovered that it is very simple. We just need to sit somewhere quietly and think about the Lord, our lives and what we have been hearing or reading about God. The Holy Spirit will guide our thinking without us having to do anything but just give God our full attention. If one of your children or your husband says "I want to talk to you about something, " you would find a spot to listen and talk back and forth. That's all we are doing when we are meditating.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
...grab the camera when he sees something he thinks I would like to post on my blog, as he did with this spider's web. I was still in bed!
...and then he saw the hawk on our water fountain. (I always keep a camera on the bookshelves by the patio window).
...took me out for dinner at Fidel's for Mexican food, where I saw these flowers in the restaurant, and he waited around without being embarrassed while I took a couple of shots. Yes they're artificial, but I'm always looking for something colorful to draw and paint. I'll get to this picture soon, but my painting "To do" list is getting longer.
And best of all, he puts up with my eccentric ways which includes staying up LATE (to do my blogs and comments) and getting up LATE -- and he brings me a cup of tea in bed every morning, as well! Actually, I think he is afraid I will never get up if he doesn't!
If I told you the other things he does for me you would think I was a very lazy wife -- no -- just spoiled!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
"Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors" Matt. 6:12. " Familiar words from the Lord's prayer. Actually that is a bit misleading, for this prayer was not prayed by Jesus, but given to the disciples for them to pray. After all, since Jesus had no sin, why would He pray to be forgiven? The Beatles sang "All you Need is Love" but today love has become almost synonymous with sexuality -- or it has become just commonplace, such as when we unthinkingly respond, "Luv you!" as we wave goodbye or as we hang up the phone. In the past year or so, the Lord has been teaching me that God's love is all bound up with forgiveness. If I want the Lord to forgive me, I must learn how to forgive others. I can't love someone I don't forgive. This means being willing to restore a relationship which has been broken even if the other person is not willing to be forgiven. We learn to love, because He first loved us and forgave us.