Come out and see my current works, meet new friends and old, have some snacks and fill your heart up with some beauty.
Sunday, December 8th, 1-5pm
at Alexander Homes,
6611 Royal Avenue in Horseshoe Bay
Most of us harbour a secret belief that work has to be work and not play, and that anything we really want to do - like write, act, dance - must be considered frivolous and be placed a distant second. This is not true. We are operating out of the toxic old idea that God's will for us and our will for us are at opposite ends of the table...
Most of us equate difficulty with virtue - and art with fooling around. Hard work is good. A terrible job must be building our moral fibre. Something - a talent for painting say - that comes to us easily and seems compatible with us must be some sort of cheap trick, not to be taken seriously. On the one hand, we give lip service to the notion that God wants us to be happy, joyous, and free. On the other, we secretly think that God wants us to be broke if we are going to be so decadent as to want to be artists. Do we have any proof at all for these ideas about God?
Looking around God's creation, it is pretty clear that the creator itself did not know when to stop. ..This creator looks suspiciously like someone who just might send us support for our creative ventures.
A Christian mind is necessarily informed by two crucial attitudes: humility and gratitude. Growth in faith is dependent on growth in humility and growth in gratitude.
Humility is simply living in the truth - recognizing the reality and character of God and living in personal dependence on God as Creator and Saviour. However, humility also has a social dimension: how we see ourselves within human community....humility is just as much opposed to self-abasement as it is to self-exaltation. to be humble to is refuse to make comparisons. We can engage the task we are called to do without the bondage of making comparisons. This means that we are now freed form the crushing blow of criticism and from the headiness of flattery.
Lady Bracknell: 35 is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained 35 for years. (Oscar Wilde, "the Importance of Being Ernest")