The End From the Beginning

I had a lot of fun painting this rooster. They are lively colorful noisy creatures! As I was looking at this painting I was reminded of Jesus telling his friend, Peter that Peter would deny Him 3 times before the cock crowed the next morning. Peter loved Jesus and had just told Him that he would die for Him! Well, in theory maybe. But in reality, just as Jesus had seen and known, the rooster would crow and Peter would run.

Jesus doesn’t exist in time as we do. He did have to function in time while He was with us on earth, yet even then, He could see and know what had yet to happen. That gives me comfort! I am a True Fan of HINDSIGHT. I love being able to look back and see clearly what previously made no sense to me. Hindsight is 20/20, they say! But with FAITH in Jesus, I can trust in the One who knows the end from the beginning. Even in my darkest times, when my life seems uncertain, I rest on His wisdom and faithfulness. I trust His knowing rather than my own.

One of my favorite Bible verses is probably also one of yours: Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowedge Him, and He will direct your paths. Prov 3:5,6

Lord, we need You

So we ask You to lead and guide us. We make decisions and choices based on limited information and faulty wisdom. We invite you into our mess — we have tried and often times feel we have failed. Yet You use all the circumstances in our lives to ultimately shape and mold us. Help us to shine Your Light and to be faith-filled sojourners here on earth. We need Your strength as ours often fails us. As You’ve promised to guide us, You’ve also promised

“… that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come… Isaiah 46:10

Words and Watercolor

Forest Pathway

“The journey never ends because we are always on the way.” Matthew McConaughey

“Although the world is full of suffering it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller

I love words that speak to my heart and direct my emotional compass toward true north. We have all been walking difficult paths lately. Some of us have suffered great loss and hardship and some of us are just frustrated. I pray my messages have brought hope and my paintings have made you smile. Watercolors has been a way other than words, to express my heart. Beautiful melodies bring lyrics to life with more intensity than do the mere words. And a painting can convey a powerful message without using words at all.

A Soulful Path

I’ve always had a love affair with words. When overcome, my first reaction had always been to reach for a pen and pour out my heart. Now these days, I find myself reaching for my paintbrushes~

In my early twenties I found faith in Jesus and began my discovery of God’s Word. I love the wisdom, poetry, truth and hope that comes alive in the Bible. Regardless of who you are, what has happened in your life or even what you have done, God has made a way for us in and through the person of His Son, Jesus. It is a GIFT of grace, mercy, and redemption. There is nothing we can do to earn His love. But when we’ve come to the end of ourselves there He stands arms outstretched, waiting to receive and redeem us and walk with us on our unique life pathways.

“Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5,6