Good morning friends! Spring has sprung full on! Joy of joy of joys. Needed it! The trees are all in bloom, forsythia brightens the roadways, bright daffodils and hyacinth dot the bright green grass. Oh, my colorful world is back! How I have missed you. I don’t know about you, but obviously flowers and sunshine make me really really really happy. I don’t know if it is the explosion of colors and light that pervades my artist eye that makes the difference, or the bodily response in hormones that God designed–you know oxytocin, serotonin, happy-tonin whichever one it is. 🙂
Sunshine makes me see my world in a whole new light. Seriously. Not just in a, “Wow, look everything is so pretty and smells fresh!” kind of way.
But in a, “Wow, you know, God has a plan in this! Check out those stepping stones laid out for me. He lined them with sunshine so I would notice this is the path to take!”
First Tanner went back to school, now another one is considering it. That left me reeling. How do we make that change and how do I redirect my thinking? But also—whoah Nelly! That will leave me with a LOT more time! Do I get a job outside our home? Or do I pursue the job God is laying out for me????
Have you been noticing the change in writing? I got this cool little tool for Search Engine Optimization. In other words, it checks to see if I am being cohesive, linking out, and making sure that more people can actually find the blog and artwork. I looked back at the beginning of the blog and at my original intentions. I thought I wouldn’t have enough artwork and words to share. Ha! I planned to add in crafts, recipes, homeschool stuff. But that is not what God had in mind.
I found a manuscript I started a couple years back that is just like the blog really–artwork and response. When I started it, the words just flowed, often like they do here. Like the blog, it isn’t some theological, Bible study, deep thoughts kind of writing. It is my style, that I use here, applying faith to everyday life. Walking those crazy stepping stones, looking for God moments and good, learning how to love like Jesus in every moment.
I think I know what I am going to work on next year. And that dear friends is making me happy. Stay tuned. 🙂