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Amazing Summer

Here in Ohio, one cannot complain about the amazing summer weather we have had recently.  It has not been too hot or too cold.  Last year the weather went straight from winter to the hottest part of summer–100°+ and stayed that way until way into September.  And today looking at another beautiful, low humidity day gives one a glimpse of what Heaven will be like.  I know that all parts of our beautiful United States have not experienced good weather.  We keep those places and people in our prayer.

Usually in August, it is a good time for artist to prepare their canvases for the coming year because it is too humid to paint.  But this year is an exception.  Praise God for His kindessses to us.  He does not let our burdens become more than we can handle, if we trust in Him.

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Thank God For Our Freedoms

I was so glad to hear about the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobbie Lobby and the Green Family.  On this Fourth of July, we must continue to pray for those who have gone before us in the many battles our country has fought, for their courage and their commitment to keep this country free.  Freedom is not just being able to do what you want when you want.  With it comes a responsibility to keep God’s moral laws and be protectors of the earth and its peoples, no matter how small.   And above all freedom is being able to worship our great God.

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Nothing like -15° Below!

Keeping warm, keeping the pipes from freezing and keeping the sidewalks shoveled, nothing like -15°below zero.  I haven’t been in this kind of weather since I was a little girl in Alaska.  We knew how to bundle up and gave no thought to walking to school in the cold.  No closing schools for that kind of weather up there!  Of course, lately it has been much warmer in Alaska than in the “Lower 48”.  Still it is good to be in a warm studio, working on artwork and re-organizing.  When one is a “captive audience” because of the weather it makes you see what needs to be done in the studio.  Stay warm and create art!