I am taking a colored pencil class and we are drawing a fig leaf. This project took a few days, as I spent a few hours each time, working on the project. i started off with a new velvety leaf and by the time I got to the end my fig leaf was dry and crumbled up. Therefore my colored pencil fig leaf evolved through the days just like the real leaf.
This fig leaf reminds me of our lives with Christ. We can either be velvety fresh and green and always ready to learn new things through his word or we can become dried up and crumble if we let the enemy in our life and walk away from his word.
Spend time each day in his word and refresh yourself with his life flowing water (word).
Even though I don’t like eating figs I did enjoy drawing this leaf!
- one of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy.
one of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.
from the book, “The Happiness Project “.
I love to make “Toad in the Hole”, and being from Louisiana I don’t use a recipe but this is very easy so I will tell you how to make it. (My Secret: If you can find an easy way to make something and it still taste good then use it!)
you will need:
- spinach salad with bacon, cranberries, and dressing already included
- 2 eggs
- pan spray or bacon grease
- 2 slices bread
- salt & pepper
I normally like to eat healthy but this morning my husband (David) wanted fried eggs, bacon, and toast for brunch. First I fixed the salad, added pepper and put aside. I usually spry pan with Pam but today I cooked bacon then fried eggs in bacon grease. I put two slices of bread on plate, added one fried egg on each slice, added salt and pepper. Tossed salad over everything and crumbed bacon on top. That is it! Bon Appetit!
We are great at killing our own dreams. Either we see ourselves as selfless for putting off our dreams or we avoid our dreams by criticizing everything and seeing it as “discernment.”
We operate out of fear and go to great lengths to avoid disappoint. Even to the point that we extinguish the flame of possibility before anyone else has the opportunity to blow it out. It feels safer that way. What if we discover things we really want and can’t have them? What would we do then?
Kill the dreaming, hoping, and longing. Douse the flame before you get burned.
We are afraid of pain.
From my morning reading in “Fresh Brewed Life.”