I read the post linked below from Franciscan Media. They asked a good question. I took it a step farther. I agree that hope is difficult now. I am having a hard time taking the gift of hope out of the box so I can use it. I accept it, unwrap it, and take the lid off. The division and unrest I feel lately makes it hard to lift my arms to take hope out and use it. Like Moses, I need people to hold up my arms. (read Exodus 17! https://bible.usccb.org/bible/exodus/17) The Battle of Amalek: Moses said he would stand at the top of the mountain overlooking the battle with his staff. This is the staff that parted the Red Sea for the Israelites’ escape, and brought water and quail out of the desert landscape. Some say that this is the same staff that turned into a snake in front of the Pharaoh. This walking stick became the “rod of God.” (I digress – become the stick in the hand of God! interesting, transformation, hmmm) But Moses couldn’t hold his arms up for the whole battle. First they gave him a rock to sit on. Then Joshua and Hur held his arms up for him. Why? Because when he became weak, they started to lose the battle! With the inspiration of Moses, I need some people or something to hold my arms up. All of the division and negative […]
Each day has a faith word or phrase to “DOODLE” that is usually from that day’s Scripture from the Mass! This is a simple doodle. It shouldn’t take a lot of time or be perfect! I did mine in pencil and then a black fine point sharpie. I didn’t have my Micron pens with me and could have used smaller lines in some places! LOL Post your doodles and join my challenge whenever you can! Day 1 – Faith Can Move Mountains (Oct 1) Day 2 – God at Center (Oct 2) Day 3 – Good Harvest (Oct 3) Day 4 – Give thanks for creation (It’s St. Francis Feast Day) Day 5 – Love the Lord with all your heart, strength, mind and your neighbor, too! Day 6 – Martha, Martha, you are worried about too many things! Day 7 – Lord teach me to pray Day 8 – Seek and you will find Day 9 – Don’t be a house divided Day 10 – Hear the word and observe it @GetCreative172 YouTube – Creative Senses with Donna
What would you ask for? Creating our coloring page with tips and discussion! Solomon chooses wisdom over gold! David’s son, Solomon, agrees to serve the Lord. He wants the Lord to give him an understanding heart to judge wisely and be able to distinguish right from wrong. If you could ask God for any gifts, what would you ask for? Solomon was wise and rewarded. God would grant him a heart so wise and understanding that there would never be another like him! It’s interesting that Solomon doesn’t wish for knowledge to be all-knowing like God. He doesn’t wish for gold that is tangible but fleeting. He doesn’t wish for God to eliminate all his enemies (translate to problems or challenges) so his life would be easier. He doesn’t ask for immortality. Solomon believed that he needed a heart like God. 1Kgs 3 He was VERY wise.
My Dad and brother love to fish. I ran across a YouTube tutorial so I gave it a try! I’ve been experimenting with watercolor and line drawing with archival markers. Would like to make this into a card for my Dad! I will need to get some photos of the area where my dad loves to fish in Ottawa, IL. I will keep you posted with the next try. Watercolor is tricky. I have been using Strathmore cold press watercolor paper. Found out that hot press, which is smoother, may be easier to work with.