Monthly Archives: September 2013

Autumn’s Approach – Kankakee River Watercolor Sketch

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Autumn. My favorite season of all seasons. We are now experiencing Summer’s whimper and watching it lose its grip. I welcome the cool nights, the dance of the autumn leaf as it spins to the ground, and that unbelievably delicious smell that no other season can offer. Why does Autumn have to be so fleeting?!?

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To welcome this threshold, a road trip was in order to Kankakee State Park. What an amazing day. The tips of the trees are just beginning to turn along the Kankakee River.

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The sun was warm and nourishing my spirit as I was an admirer of nature replicating it in my sketchbook. How blessed I am to appreciate this. I do not take it for granted.

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Oh go! Get out there people! Breath in the beauty while you can…while it’s there waiting for you!! Steal some moments in nature and share them with others…

Help in Troubled Times -Free Download- Doing Good

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FREE. Freeeeeeeee. This artwork is FREE!!!!

Wow! I haven’t done one of these in OVER a year! I think I’m sleeping at the wheel.  😮

Anyway, I give you this artwork for encouragement and something to pass along. free artwork doing good  <— save the PDF file, print it, share it.

I have a whole page of others you may be interested as well right here.

Sometimes going the extra mile for someone wears you out. You might not get anything in return. You might think, what’s the point because you feel unappreciated. But keep up the good fight! Never stop. You always can’t see what goes on behind the scenes, but your good works never go unnoticed.

Sometimes people blame God for good things not happening. But in reality we are God’s instruments. We are His hands. We are the ones roaming around with people in need all over the place.
I am in the process of reading Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical, by Shane Claiborne for the 2nd time. It is an awesome, awesome book and Shane is a funny guy. To sum it up, what it means to really live the “Kingdom of God” is to help others and meet their needs. That’s what we are called to do here on this tumultuous planet.  🙂

So go out and do good, expecting nothing in return. Keep going and don’t give up. You will be taken care of, for you are loved.