Five Things to Remember

Being an artist, I pick up and read brochures, pamphlets and books about art.  Some time ago, I found a small pamphlet entitled “Five Things to Remember When you are Drawing”.  As I read this, I thought it should have been entitled “Five Things to Remember When you are Drawing (and Living)

l.  Step back from your work.

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10  Impersonalize the work and get a larger view.

2.  Draw what you see; not what you know.

Look at it from different angles.  Keep a fresh outlook and pray for a new approach.

3.  Consider composition.

Where is my focus?  Am I looking through God’s/Love’s eyes?

4.  Be patient with yourself.

Am I being so judgmental that I cannot be kind to me?

5.  Enjoy the process.

Enjoy Life’s Journey.  We are all learning!

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From a Distance

Many years ago, there was a popular song with the title as that above.  The melody was also beautiful and a few years back the original performer was in a nearby town and sang this song and we went to see her.  For days after, I would sing this around the house.  Some of the words were “From a distance, God is watching us”.  Suddenly, one day I just stopped after saying those few words and corrected  it!  We are not separated from God!  He is always right here with us.  In Psalms 46:10 it reads, “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”  No where does it say He is far from us.  That Truth is so comforting to me.

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