New Art Surprise Blessing

To my enormous pleasure, Polk Museum of Art now offers free admission to everyone all the time. Super excited as the museum is across from the library we frequent. And we are super excited to have access without yet another financial drain. Praise God for such blessings! We will go often and I will get back to my oil painting I have missed so much. Yay!!!!❤

Journaling

Blessed with a wonderful teacher, she armed me at a great age for journaling. It was therapeutic, lovely, an outlet for everything inside, a place to voice it all other than just my songs and piano. It fit me like a glove. And now, as I write, I journal to some degree. My goal now, however, is not so selfish as it once was. It is loftier now. I wish to convey Jesus through my work, whether it be my art, my music, my writing, my teaching, my parenting, my sports, anything. I am not the goal anymore and I find the older I get, the more it is less about me but so much more of God. He is everything. I am a little girl, lovingly designed and made by God, but I am nothing at all without Him. No one is. The greatest “stars” and billionaires on the planet are nothing either without God. God is the why, the who, the where, the way. And Jesus is the key to salvation. So I write Jesus as much as possible. I try to be like Him n in any small way and away we go. Praise God!❤❤❤

Greatness of Music

Music, if you are good at it and do it right, tells the listener about you. Without saying a word, music says more than words can. This is why musicians understand musicians better than anyone else and why listeners like some musicians above others, because some are great at their artistry in music and some do not let themselves out. Now not everyone has opportunity to do this or the guts, but those that really tell their story through their music shine like a lighthouse. We just watched a documentary on the life of John Coltrane, and he was very much a master at this expression of music. And when I grow up, I want to push hope and inspiration through my fingers into the keys and produce inspiration. ❤

Quilt is Finished

Here is our finished family heirloom quilt. I finished the last hand-stitch during my technology fast and had to wait to tell you. This quilt means much to me personally because it is our story and every stitch was made by hand with love. The center is the story of Jesus Christ, and He is the center of my life. So I am covered by Christ symbolically as I am covered by Him spiritually. I have slept like a baby and it makes me happy to look at. Praise God! ❤ ❤ ❤