Friday, February 5, 2016

Throw me something mister!

Today was our annual Mardi Gras parade at school. The pre-k, kindergarten, and headstart kids are pulled in wagons, walk, ride in trucks around our school. They get to throw beads, candy, and other things to the rest of the students. I get to play Cajun music as a "DJ" of the parade. It is usually a very wild time! 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Germs

I feel like something that looks like this has invaded my body! I hate to be sick... I am going to take a nap! 


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Flowers

Nothing to say really... This pattern is called Nymph. I see flowers all growing in one accord no matter their color or height. They don't care who is more pretty, or is getting more attention. They are all just alive and giving glory to God in their beauty. 



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Why?

Don't have much to say today... I probably won't write much about the words anymore... just picking one and drawing something to represent it.... and if I have something to say I will say it...

Why???? I think we all have days and times we ask that... not even sure why I picked it...other than my zentangle I drew today is called Y-ful :)


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rain

Today it is raining. It will rain much of the day tomorrow or so they weather people say. Rain is another of those things that is good and bad. It really depends on the situation.

Rain is good for crops, plants, keeping lakes full, keeping dust down and many other things. We complain when we haven't had enough for what ever reason. Rain is bad when it keeps us from going place we want to go. When it causes flooding, gets us wet, keeps us indoors, and makes too much noise. Still, rain is needed.

Rain is a lot like the troubles and trials we face every day. The decisions we have to make. Even the Good events can rain down on us and take our breath away at times.  When we face these every day issues we can look at them just like the rain, hiding so we don't get wet, or loving the growth that will come from them. Just like rain, when they come we can be prepared for them. Having a raincoat, an umbrella, or a place to take shelter in the rain is good. In times when we need to make decisions, having troubles, or even good times, God is there with us is like our umbrella or shelter. God says he will protects us and shelter us from the "rains". Sometimes the umbrella he provides causes us to get wet a little, that is part of the process. I don't think I have ever used an umbrella that kept me completely dry. God could do that in our trials or decisions, but how would we learn the lesson we need to learn if He did. He is still there walk us through it when we rely on Him.

Thank-you Lord for being my shelter in the storms of life. Amen!


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Gospel

What is Gospel?

The Greek term used in the bible is euangelion (eu- good, -angelion "message"). It was not associated with God until the time of Christ and the apostles. Today, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word: 1. the message concerning Christ, the kingdom of God, and salvation. 2. a selection from one of the New Testament Gospels. 3. the message or teachings of a religious teacher. 4. something accepted or promoted as infallible truth or as a guiding principle or doctrine.

So what is the Gospel to me? It is a good message, and that good message for me concerns Christ and all He did for the world, for me! Here it is in a nutshell (only ten words)... "Christ died for my sins and rose from the dead." The is the reason Christ came to the earth, to die for me, and the world, then to rise to the Father, to secure a place for us in the heavenly realm.

Today, in church we talked about how the gospel is living, it gives victory, and vitality. Then it produces change and that effects our conduct. It is proclaimed by faithful servants to produce fruitful service. Questions were brought to the congregation: Is the Gospel working in our lives?  Are we living our lives based on the victory the Gospel provides? Is our lives overflowing with spiritual vitality? Is our conduct different as a result of the gospel in our lives? Are we thankfully sharing the gospel with others? For me the answers are not all yes... I strive for the yes...

Lord help me to live the Gospel daily. Help it to grow in me and produce fruit that can be seen by myself and others. Help me to share the Gospel of your love to everyone I meet. Thanks-you for every bit of the Gospel. Amen!