Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Inspiration

I finally finished my canvas challenge Carolyn gave us last month. She wanted us to do whatever we wanted to an 8x8 canvas. So...what to do....?? I always create best through something that inspires me. It is often a new product I am experimenting with. Sometimes it is a great photo or story that must be told. Other times it is an instance of my life journey, something I am going through and, usually, a lesson God is teaching me. THAT was it this time. I have been challenged by parenting (aren't we all?!) and am reading Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson. It was confirming to me of my role in my son's life as teacher, caregiver, and guide. And this is the thought process that came about: So ALL the distractions around me are not what I should remain focused on. Being a mom and doing the "little things" really do matter. The verse in Jeremiah was on my heart..."For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord...". If I just look to God, He will show me the best plan for my life and that will be what is best for my son as well. So there you have it. My inspiration. My son. My faith. My art.


joanna said...

Love the canvas and even more the sentiment behind it. I could read that book and learn a thing or 2 I'm sure. Thanks for your inspiration.

Susie said...

just just just BEAUTIFUL !

One thing our former pastor told us was, "We are not called to raise Godly children. We are called to be Godly parents."

Let me tell you - THAT is a bigger challenge - but it is one that we can actually choose and work toward.

So I pass this on to you because it has been a huge relief to us when our children don't act just like we hope they would.


Debbie said...

Love this Annette!!