These were my sneakers from 2012. I have since thrown them away and am into at least my third pair since these. I seem to be able to upgrade shoes. I like happy feet. Other things are harder for me to upgrade--phone, computer, printer, car, washing machine, camera, lightbulbs, pens, radio, clothes.... I have been working on upgrading a few of these. I research, evaluate my needs, and look at finances and timing before I can make a decision and a commitment. It is a process. It is also a privilege to have choices.
This is draft a valentine's card I made for some youth from my church to give to some residents of a seniors' apartment complex. I made a second draft with different coloring, too, which is the one they ended up using. I thought of the big heart like God's love, loving us and empowering us to love God and each other. I am not a big Valentine's festivities fan. But I do like to be reminded of God's great love. Because of it I can love and respect others who are also loved by God. I can't do it perfectly, but I can keep making drafts of love.
I have been afraid to start a blog, because I'm not confident I'll remember to write and check it. And I'll have to decide if I should let the public comment. So here goes. The sketch above (at the top) was done for a prayer vigil at my church. It is entitled, "Let it go." I can watch how things unfold. I don't have to try to control, nor do I have to hold on to the past. For me, I can let it go, because I try to let God be the boss of me and others. So here I am trying to "blog" and also let go of the results. I hope to share something else in the near future. Letting it go.
LeTtiNg iT gO BLoG
Linda T. Hurd.