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I just love it when my paintings are welcomed into a new home! This sunflower painting was created as I presented “Find Your Focal Point” in Austin. I see the sunflower as a picture in nature of an attitude of the heart that can sustain us through various life circumstances. Watch what sunflowers do…
This remarkable quality called “heliotropism” (turning to track the sun) is a picture of how our hearts can turn to face the LORD throughout the ups and downs of every day.
The sunflower always makes me think of Hebrews 12:2-3 “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning it’s shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider HIM, who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
A question from the Pondering Palette: Has your heart been like a sunflower lately?
The videotaping in Austin yesterday was such a blessing to me! The stories of the varied ways many of the attendees heard about the event was evidence of the Lord’s hand in orchestrating everything.
A “random” email. A last minute call from a friend. Two invitations arriving from opposite ends of Texas. These are just a few of the ways women learned about the event.
The impact our time together had on their lives was powerful as well as they shared things like: inspiration to paint again, encouragement to cling to Christ through difficult circumstances, a new perspective on their problems, and on and on.
The LORD is always good, but he was especially gracious yesterday morning as friends and family prayed (from places across the country), women in Austin were drawn to attend, and the LORD touched hearts in a way only HE can.
I stand amazed at His power but not surprised about His generous provision.
For a couple of months, we’ve been working toward the videotaping that is schedule to take place in Austin in the morning. All through the ups and downs of pulling together something like this from the other side of the state, one thing has been consistent– the LORD has proven once again how rock solid and dependable He is.
He has been reinforcing the power of the message I’ll be sharing of keeping your eyes fixed on Jesus through ALL THINGS. He has done this through resolving communication issues (that were all my fault) and smoothing technical glitches beyond my understanding (or control). He has gone before me every step of the way.
I can’t wait to see the 60+ women who responded to our invitation to attend. They will all be there by divine appointment.
I know I will too— because HE is faithful and has gone before me already.
I’m excited about the videotaping we’ll be doing this Thursday, May 19th, at Austin Ridge Bible Church. Please join us for the fun!