Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I Give You Peace

I just looked at the date of my last posting and could hardly believe it's been so long.  As most of you know I took a much needed vacation and went to France and Italy.  If you follow me on FB then you've already seen a few of the photos.  I really don't have words to describe how beautiful that part of the world is.  I hope to blog about it in the near future.

This afternoon I want to tell you about an invitation that has gripped my heart.  It's called Timothy's Gift.  It's a story of how a 12 year old was sentenced to life in an adult prison because he was on the site of a murder too afraid to stop the man committing the acts.  In Florida that makes you guilty.  I know....you're already thinking: "she's making this up"..  Oh how I wish I were.
Recently I was invited to go on a tour to 18 places in Florida and paint an angel at each location to be left as a symbol of encouragement. I can't thank Ron Miller and John Starnes enough for inviting me along.  You can see more about this ministry at www.timothysgift.com

They asked me to paint an angel with more masculine traits to go with the more feminine angels I typically paint.  I have a large angel in my garden that was a gift to my husband a couple of years ago.  It's definately male so I used it as an inspiration. As I began to paint on this beautiful day I asked for inspiration on colors.  I thought it odd as I began to paint the back ground in shades of green.  (not typically my first choice). When I finished and was cleaning my hands (I usually get as much on me as the canvas gets) I remembered the verse that says I will make you lie down in green pastures.  It doesn't say that we will always like the location or the circumstances.... only that it is a pasture of green.  I love being the "co" with the Creator.  It is my deepest wish that this painting will bring peace to anyone looking at it.  For obvious reasons this is a model of a much larger one that I'll be painting if it meets with the approval of Ron and John. 

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