Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hi Everyone! Another gorgeous day here in western PA. Air was a little chilly but the sun was bright and beautiful! It is Easter Sunday, the day to celebrate the risen Lord Jesus Christ who took our place on the cross that we can have eternal life through Him.

Until we come to the end of ourselves and realize we can do nothing apart from Christ, we are just floundering like a fish out water. Sure we can physically do things but they hold no heavenly value or earthly value. But when we surrender ourselves to Him who gave us life, and give Him control then we are really free . . . free to serve, free to worship, free to love, and to be transformed into His likeness!

Have another painting to share with you, my first horse. The story behind the horse is pretty amazing. I was asking God what He thinks I should paint on this bookmark for Trudy (she hosts the Bible study we attend on Tuesday evenings). Well the Lord had other plans for this bookmark. When He nudged me about it and who it was for; I was very apprehensive and said "Lord I have no idea how to paint a horse, are you kidding?" Why I doubt Him is beyond me. As you can see it came out beautiful—it is He who guides my hands and blesses me with this gift, talent and ability. You'd think I would learn after all this time wouldn't you. God is funny and I love Him more than words can ever express!

Many Blessings to all!

Monday, April 2, 2012

I love Spring! The smell of fresh air, new growth poking up through the dirt, and beautiful blossoms! I love to sit out on our porch in the early morning with a hot cup of coffee, taking in the cool morning air, the chirping birds and magnificent sunrises. It gives me an indescribable inner peace and satisfies my soul.

With spring arriving early I couldn't resist painting another snowman, but this one is shocked to see his shadow and the puddle of water at his base. He realizes Spring has come and he is melting away.

Enjoy your day!