Friday, January 28, 2011


Yesterday I was surfing the Internet and happened to find out that Toby Mac was in concert this weekend in a city about 7 hours from here. (In Montana, that's close!) So, I checked with my hubby to make sure I wasn't overlooking anything glaring that should keep me home this weekend.


So, since it is my daughter's 11th birthday tomorrow, we got tickets, booked a room and we are headed out for an all-girl road trip and concert!!!

A little spontaneity is good for the soul. It keeps life fresh, and creates memories that a planned out event might not.

So many responsibilities can bog us down, and being bogged down makes life so dull. So stay alert to possibilities that offer a just-do-it-right-now opportunity!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

What's Up With Me

I haven't written much worthy of reading lately. I've been in a bit of a cocoon, trying to make some personal decisions and listen to God's direction for my life. Sometimes when I'm feeling restless and bored, I wonder if it's something I should struggle through or if it may be a signal that it's time for me to move on to something else.

You see, I love being a cheerleader for women and girls. Whenever I think about using and teaching creative expression to minister to women and girls, my heart beats a little faster. Sometimes I can't even sleep at night because my mind is bombarded with so many ideas for the little ministry I call Soul Arts.

But to quit my job at the pregnancy center to focus on my own art and see where God takes Soul Arts seems a little bit scary to me. I fear that I will regret it, that I won't be able to self-motivate, that I will fill my time with other obligations and still not follow my passions, that I will be crippled by self-doubt or depression or loneliness. It's never a simple solution.

Now, the irony is that if I were coaching a client with the same issues, I would cheer them on to following their bliss! Whatever it is that keeps you awake at night with excitement and joy is definitely a gift, and it is coming from God. I would encourage that same client to press in to God and stay in His word every single day without fail, and He will sustain you through the tough times of self-criticism and isolation. If that didn't spark the client into chasing her dreams, then I might even suggest laying out a fleece for a clear sign from God. (I've never done this myself, but it worked for Gideon!)

But it's easy to see someone else's potential. Possibilities are endless until they demand I make a big decision that affects a lot of other people.

So, that's why I've been a woman of few words lately. I will get back on the blogging wagon soon!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Can't be Bothered

Here is a recent collage painting I created for my sister. The photo quality is bad, since it was taken with my phone. My camera is not working these days.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Take in Every Moment

"How we spend out days is, of course, how we spend our lives. The tragedy is that we ignore so much of it in the interest of getting to the real stuff."
-Annie Dillard

me: guilty

New Year's Resolution: Appreciate the daily, mundane, everyday small stuff in life.