Monday, April 14, 2014

Like I have time for this?......

As I'm working fast and hard on some pretty extensive Easter projects for my church, my thoughts are begging to be layed out. Because you know, that's the rational thing to do when you have three weeks worth of work to accomplish in 4 days. Just take a break to blog somethin all rambly....
 Anyhow, I'm just thinkin about how much we can accomplish from heart alone. What I mean is like how you can have so little material to work with, no extra money at your disposal and a small window of time to do it but if it's something you're passionate about you can create some really great stuff. 
Our classrooms are badly in need of a color injection. Framed prints are not cheap so I've bought some dollar store foam boards and recreated some images I liked online.
$2 knockoffs rather than $100 for framed art? 
You betcha!

This is what I was I was working on when I was inspired to take this detour.
Because we don't have a printer, I have to look up fonts online and hand draw them, paint them and then tediously cut them out..... I never enjoy doing this part.
But what a small sacrifice.......
I think about what I could be doing in this exact moment had I said "No" when God called me out. What would I be doing?
 Where would I find myself at this moment?......
Surely not anything like this. Nothing as pure in intent, nothing peaceful and constructive as this.....
Anyone in my life at this moment would have trouble imagining anything harsh for me.
But I know. I was there, you see.....

I feel like everything I do is always down to the wire and by the skin of my teeth. I never have everything I need as far as materials. Never seem to have enough time..... but it just happens.
It's kinda like how the baby doesn't care if the doctor's there or not, it's gonna be born when it needs to. And the momma? 
She's gonna push whether conditions are favorable or not ;)
Geez, what an overly dramatic analogy...
I've once again overcommitted but you know what? 
Just as it's played out dozens of times, I know.
We're gonna make it to the church on time.......
And what a privilege to be called to serve within my passion. The alternative for my life keeps me ever grateful. Even my hands, I do not consider my own........
 or my feet ;)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Broken walls and facetime

Hello again.
Today just felt like a good day to put somethin out there.
Just got off the phone with my mom. We haven't spoken in quite some time.
When I saw her number on the screen I felt a deep relief.  We spoke about Mr. Herb Hennekee, who you can read about here and here.  We talked about a bag of vintage brass animals I found in my garage and that was about it. The thing that has stood between us like a bouncer?
We didn't talk about that. And we may never.
But I want my mom back so it's ok for now.
And just like that, I feel like blogging again......
A few things have changed since the New Year. One huge change is the introduction of technology into my hands. My sister and buddy got me an Iphone and it has been a blessing and a curse!
I have not even picked up my camera in months! All my photos are on my phone, which is so convenient but really just missing that real camera quality and attention. It is pretty awesome to have this particular new super power, though......

It is guaranteed to up the entertainment on any phone conversation.
If you facetime me, chances are I'll answer in costume.
It's totally bettered my life ;)
And just like that I'm ready to close. Baby steps, steps.
But now I feel it comin back :)
Hope you guys are well, I think of you so often.