I have a separate blog for talking about my faith and the questions that it raises for me or the questions that it answers and I want to keep this one for every day life and crafts and artsy fun. However, with that said, I feel a bit embarrassed by one of my statements yesterday. I said that I didn't want my calling to be one of service. Well, as a Christian, that is indeed my calling. That is one of the few things in the Bible that is not up for interpretation. Jesus could not have said it any more clearly. I am not going to say that I didn't mean it. Oh, I meant it or at least, I meant that I didn't want to serve in quite the capacity in which I find myself. But, goodness knows, there's worse capacities and these people have tons of value and all that. I was just tired and whiny. I am so grateful to be surrounded, if at a distance, by such loving and compassionate friends. Thank you for letting me vent. This morning I remembered a church sign that Nick and I chuckled at a few weeks ago. It said "Some are willing to serve God, but only as advisors." Yep.."God, I think I would be better used in THIS way over here." lol Ok...done.
Let there be art. There has been a challenge issued. First, we have all copied a drawing by Violette and made her our own. This is my version. Simple and sweet. Ok. I was trying out my next new haircut I want. How's it look? Hmmm every few years I lose my mind and have my hair bobbed, as if my face has changed enough for it to look good. Insanity.
Then we were challenged by Pamala-la-la to do a quick drawing of her...real quick...one minute. I haven't tried that one yet but I probably will.
I finally bit the bullet last night and settled in with all my research and wrote the magazine article. Got it in a few hours before deadline. Yay. I hope it's well received. I have two more articles to edit today. Other than that, I don't really have any plans for the day. I'm thinking about taking a walk (or I'd love to run) but it's looking a little dark out there. We'll see.
I've made a couple of surprises that need to mailed off.
I worked on them over the weekend. So much love went into them. I learned from some of you that crafting and art is so much more satisfying when you're making something for someone you love. It's a whole different thing than making it for yourself. (although we should do that too)