Wednesday, January 25, 2017

. ~ Peace .~

Fruits of the Spirit ~ Peace
Today my mini goals was to create something new that represented Peace.
Some antonyms for Peace are the following:
diagreement
hate
discord
disharmony
worry

I think I am going to give Peace a chance.

Tomorrow's mini goal create something that represents Kindness.

Be at peace
Keep the peace
Make peace
Peace out.




Tuesday, January 24, 2017

.~Patience vs Unrest ~


Fruits of the Spirit ~ Patience
Today's mini goal #1 was to create something new that represents Patience.
Mini Goal #2 was to identify things that are causing unrest.
  
" Patience is the quality that brings about inner peace, and together with perseverance, brings about success in whatever endeavor we choose to undertake. Impatience causes irritation, imprudence, wrong decisions, poor relationships, and contributes greatly to personal unhappiness. Patience in its deeper sense is rooted in faith -- faith in our fellow human beings and faith that divine justice will prevail in the long run." Self-Transformation Series: Issue No. 29

I have identified many things in my life that are are causing unrest.  I choose to keep them to myself.  I am looking forward to exercising my patience muscle in 2017.

If you are interested read The Value of Patience.
It was helpful to me.
Perhaps it will be helpful to you. 


Tomorrow's mini goal is to create something new that represents Peace.




 

Monday, January 23, 2017

.~ Joy vs Clutter . ~


 
Fruits of the Spirit ~ Joy



Today's Mini Goal #1 was to create something new that represents JOY. 
Mini Goal #2 was to discard something that is causing clutter in my life. 

Full Scripture: "His anger lasts a moment; his favor lasts for life! 
Weeping may go on all night, but in the morning there is joy." Psalm 30:5

Last night I tossed and turned.  So many things going on causing me to overthink everything.
Today I need to know that God's got this.  I just need to cast my cares to Him and stay rooted in LOVE .

As far as discarding clutter not only will I discard the cart in my brain that is filled with anxiety driven thoughts, but I have some coats that have been hanging in the closet that have not been worn or even looked at for over 8 years.  Hopefully they will bring comfort and JOY to someone else.

Look just what came in!
A Memo from Heaven!



Praying for a Joy Filled day for you too! ox

Tomorrow's mini goal #1 is to create something new that represents Patience.
Mini Goal #2 is to identify things that are causing unrest.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

.~ Love vs Hatred~

Fruits of the Spirit - Love


Mini Goal #1 from yesterday was to create something new that represents LOVE.  
This scripture verse resonated loud and clear to me and felt like the perfect choice.
As I move through 2017, my long term goal is to root myself in this scripture.

Mini Goal #2 from yesterday was to discard something that represents hatred.
For today that means letting go of feelings and thoughts I have about President Trump.
Perhaps it is time to steep my thoughts in Proverbs 10:12   

"Hatred stirs up conflict,
    but love covers over all wrongs."

Tomorrow's Mini Goal #1 is to create something new that represents JOY. 
Mini Goal #2 is to discard something that is causing clutter in my life. 

May you enjoy your day without complaint.  ox 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

.~ 2017 Question's ~





Question #1.
 What are the things that have energized you, tasks or activities that make you "come alive"?

I have come to the conclusion that the simple act of creating energizes me and makes me come alive.
Creating what?  Everything and anything.  Life is one BIG art project to me.  But to narrow it down a bit for 2017, I am ready to create a new collection of artwork.  I have several ideas for themes, one that is resonating with me is a collection that includes an image that represents each word in the fruits of the spirit scripture: Galatians 5:22-23

Question #2.
What are the things that have drained the life out of you?
Negativity in all forms.
Bad attitudes.
Clutter.
Basically anything that has to do with the deeds of the flesh: Galatians 5:19-21

Today's mini goal is to create something NEW that represents LOVE
Today's other mini goal is to discard something that represents HATRED.

I will post my goal results tomorrow.

Now it is time to get out and ENJOY the DAY!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

.~ Come Alive vs Drained .~


I have been soul searching and I think I am getting close to the answers to the questions I posed on my last post.  I am enjoying this quest very much so far.  How about you?  Are you coming up with answers to the questions as well?

Question #1.
 What are the things that have energized you, tasks or activities that make you "come alive"?

Question #2.
What are the things that have drained the life out of you?

Sunday, January 1, 2017

. ~ 2017 Quest Day 1 . ~


It is the first day of a New Year! 
Thus starts my focused quest to find out to discover who God wants me to be in 2017.

I think its best to start with asking God that question directly. Matthew 10:39 states, "If your first concern is to look after yourself, you'll never find yourself. But if you forget about yourself and look to me, you'll find both yourself and me" (paraphrased in The Message).

Perfect so I will look first to God to discover the gifts he gave me.

John Thomas writes in part 3 of the article What's God's Will For My Life this advice: "Discovering these gifts can be a bit of an art form. Of course, experience is one of the best indicators. As you look back over your life, what are the things that have energized you, tasks or activities that make you "come alive"?

Alternatively, what are the things that have drained the life out of you? Are there any underlying themes that rise to the surface? The key is finding out what is it about you, and what is it about those tasks and activities, that make for the connection or disconnection. Your answers to those questions will help you begin to recognize some general ideas about your design."

Question #1.
 What are the things that have energized you, tasks or activities that make you "come alive"?

Question #2.
What are the things that have drained the life out of you?

That is a great place to start today.  As I move through this day I will ponder these questions and share the answers as they surface.  Perhaps you might want to ask yourself the same questions too.

May your day be filled promise of good things to come.

Cheers!~

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Oh give me just one day to free my mind,to create to listen, to walk, to quiet my soul,to cool down,to carry on~ My photographs and other artworks are inspired by the wonder, simplicity and quietude of every day life. In every photograph,sketch, painting or textile piece, I hope to capture the spirit, the mood, the song of my subjects. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. My creative spirit awakened when I moved to Northwest Montana where there was plenty of room to roam with my camera and places to be alone with nature and its inhabitants. All my photographs are professionally printed by acclaimed Bozeman, MT artist/ photographer Rob Outlaw on archival quality fine art paper. My frames are custom built by artist Richard Moore of Wind and Snow Art Gallery in Polson, MT.