Hi friends. It's been a while. I've been active on Instagram & with our Gratitude 52 Project, though, and I am having a bunch of fun connecting with you there.
These past few months have been one of the most difficult I've ever experienced. I wish I could share it with you, but I am not at liberty to talk about it. All sorts of suckiness and heartache. But, I believe in hope and courage. I believe that the sun is always shining, even if we can't see it... even when darkness seems to overtake everything. I believe that He works all things together for good. I believe that brokenness can lead to beauty.
I made this watercolor piece to remind me of that. It's available on Etsy. 15% off from now until Saturday, 4/23/16. Just use the coupon code COURAGE at checkout.
The worlds is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming. - Helen Keller
I appreciate all of you.
I've been recently going through some tough struggles in my family. Health struggles involving a loved one. Maybe some day I will write about them. At the moment, it's a bit too raw.
For now, I will share some things that have been encouraging me lately:
- Freshly bought tulips that I picked up for myself at my local store.
- Sketchbook pages that I painted with pink gouache. I've been playing with this new medium lately, and I like how gouache dries with a matte finish.
The words are from 2 Corinthians 4:16-17
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
All of the physical stuff here is so fleeting. I am thankful for moments that remind me of what truly matters in this world.
Wishing you a peaceful week. ♥