Dick and I have made some big changes for the year to come!! We are downsizing to free us up to do the things we have always wanted to do ..... that is.... free to travel, spend more time together, follow His lead for new adventures, no more retail store after 27 years, more time with kids, but still MORE ART and probably some sewing classes for girls ..... that is a dream right now ..... but the ART won't stop, it will be here on the blog as soon as we finish remodeling our NEW/OLD smaller home about 20 miles away. SO STAY TUNED ... we'll be having a big sale and beautiful house and property SALE in the SUMMER!! MORE FREEDOM ON IT'S WAY!!! WooHoo!!! And THANKS for all your support the last twenty seven years in my shop!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011


We have been definitely busy downsizing and fixing our next spot, so I haven't blogged much! But while going through things a few things have come back across my heart lately that made me think about how kids forgive one another..... better than we do!!! When you are hurt by someone, do you RUNAWAY? Do you HIDE? Maybe you PUSH ON ....which feels right ..... but do you (speaking to myself) FORGIVE? When I am hurt by someone I do runaway and I hide to protect myself and I push on .... but usually I can't get past the fact that I love that person who hurt me or disappointed me and it doesn't go away. SO I am learning and wanting to FORGIVE THEM, SO I CAN CONTINUE TO LOVE THEM .... either closely or at a slight distance. BUT I CAN LOVE THEM IN SPITE OF HURT .... I CAN and I DO. It also made me remember how the children played when they were all here last year.....they had the greatest of times and couldn't wait to be together..... then they would get selfish and fight or get mad or hurt at the other...... but usually five minutes later they were back to normal having a great time. That is what I want to learn ..... to get over myself and get over hurts!!! And to learn not to hurt others!! I am trying ..... it is "THANK GOODNESS" not a trait of God .... to runaway, to hide, to just push on, to pout and hold a grudge or guard the hurt in His heart feeding on it..... I have much still to learn at the age of 65!!! Praise God, I can still learn and He can still be patient with me. And thank goodness He loves me and He loves them equally! Who was hurt more? Jesus in His being rejected and dying in humiliation on the cross or all of my past hurts in the past? Then look how His Father lifted Him to such a glorious place because of His love for His Son and for us! I think for sure I can get over my hurts and forgive ..... He did. Honestly, each person who has ever hurt me is a person I can't get over because I LOVE them...... so I forgive them!!! ALL! And I HOPE they will forgive me. I am working on it with His help!! Blessings to you all!


David C Brown said...

Romans speaks about "him ... for whom Christ died", Chapter 14 verse 15. It helps us if we see our brothers and sisters in Christ like this!

Say It In Color said...

Thank you David ... I look forward to more study and understanding of the Words of Christ. I use them in art, sometimes coming from hurt I learn something beautiful. I enjoyed your blog this morning also .... good poetry! and interesting travels!

security equipment said...

It was such a pleasure reading it. I have bookmarked it and I will show it to my friend, she is a huge fan of this subject.

Patrina's Pencil said...

dear one,

it has been so long since I have been able to do any blogging. This transition stage is 'one day at a time' kind of thing. I don't know what the near future holds, but I know who holds my future.

I have missed you too. Thanks so much for you visits and comments in my absence. You always lift my spirits and brighten the light within me.

On the subject of 'Friends' and 'hurts'....

if we didn't love them...they would not have the ability to hurt us in the first place. It is our Love for them that opens us to hurt. Love is a choice...it therefore opens a door for vulnerability between us and them. But is is awfully difficult to communicate to a closed door.

Love opens doors. God is LOVE. God is forgiveness. God's love in us moves us into forgiveness - it is just His way. An open door will always move towards forgiveness.

I see you in no other way ...than that open door. You will walk in forgiveness - because you choose to love. Not only do you choose to love - you choose to love and be loved - by God.

So, dear Sherry, I have no doubt that you will walk in forgiveness. In fact, the older we get, the easier it becomes...if we keep our door open.

a friends loves at all times. prov 17:17

love you girl - friend
even at 65, you're still a girl :)

saying prayers for you and your precious family.

patrina <")>><

Lady Laura's Dolls said...

You are very talented. I hope things work out. Have a great day!

Jim said...

Part of Office 2007 users may not be able to open by the Rights Management documents. Microsoft released three patches for Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007, fix the vulnerability can not open a specific file.