Be alert and of sober mind.
Your enemy the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8
My New Year’s post Reseting, was written at a time of personal and spiritual transition, some would call repentance? Refocus? We all have those times I suppose or need to, right? I used words like ‘hopeful’ and phrases such as ‘time to stand firm,’ which were sentiments that revealed my true (& vulnerable) condition. Little did I know when I composed the entry, that all hell (well, not all) was about brake loose in our lives at the start of the year. My written words were equal to drawing a line in the sand, putting a target on your back. Stepping out in faith, moving toward Christ always does. I should have been paying closer attention. Being a creative type however, I’m very easily distracted, what can I say? Simply show me a picture and off I go in an opposite direction, quickly and continually. Artists, sheesh.
Well, we’re only a little under three months in to 2016 and I have and am fighting battles that I never saw coming. I can look back now of course and clearly see that I was not alert. The good news, I’m still learning, slowly but surely. And remembering (AGAIN) to put on my armor. The full armor this time, hopefully. And daily.
To my 2016 list of holidays, hospital & high water I can add HUGH move and change. My knees a bit more wobbly but still standing firm.
Thanks for visiting and please, take the above quote to heART.
On a lighter side, my Lion Tamer from “Circus Menagerie” created a few years ago.
“The Champion” trade card is for sale on our Joy Studio Vintage Etsy Shop.
Colors and text have been altered digitally for this post and are not on the original ephemera piece.
Janet, I pray that the coming of Spring will bring to you renewed health, and strength.
I did not know you were in the hospital!! 🙁
These graphics are beautiful. 1 Peter 5 I hold close to my heart, always.
Best wishes and love to you ♥️
Hi Rosemary. Thank you for the prayers in those areas especially. I enjoyed holding an infant in the church nursery this morning. That did me worlds of good. Btw – I was not the patient however, someone dear to my heart had a close call early in the year.
Your non specifuc comments of change and problems have caused me to feel you and those close to you need a lot of prayers. Be well and safe.
Always Patricia, but then don’t we all? Thank you and the same for you, well and safe.
Praying for you, Janet. Change is good for us but it is always difficult the older we get. Remember Jeremiah 29:11 and let go and let God have His way. I love the Lion, another reminder of my Mama’s circus family. Thanks for using your God given talents to touch the hearts of others.
Thank you as well Boo. Two things I don’t enjoy, change and letting go. At least two, I should say. Re: the talents, trying to and trying to get it right. We get weary sometimes though, eh? 😉
Enjoyed your post Janet. Hope all is well. I’ve gone through spiritual, artistic and health upheavals myself this 2016. Needing to stand firm and get back on course too. Feel God is transforming me and I bet you too. Growing us up, we are like Pots of Clay. Jesus wants us to be more like him. Just when we think we have it all together, God says “No you don’t! Trust me and not yourself.” Love, Jeanne
Thank you Jeanne. And I hear ya. Yes, always transforming. Never have had it all together but peace, would be nice. I’m sure He knows best what I need and apparently it’s storms. 🙁