30 x 40 gallery wrapped canvas
The above painting is from a photo taken on a trip to Greece. It is on the island of Hydra, located in the Aegean Sea between the Sarconic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. A unique characteristic of Hydra is the only public transportation is by donkey, bicycle, or water taxi!! At the port, donkey’s are lined up awaiting to take you and your bags to your hotel!! Hydra is one of the loveliest in the Greek Isles, and its waterfront is ringed by cafes, shops and small hotels. It was an amazing trip filled with great memories of fun, laughter, and adventure.
Memories….we all have them….some we cling to, some we’d like to erase, some we’d love to re-do or tweak a bit. But, we cherish the good ones.
Glen Campbell recently announced his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. He decided to do this during his Goodbye Concert Tour. Denny and I have seen Glen in concert at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas and in Branson, MO. Denny checked the tour schedule for a nearby venue. So, this past weekend we flew to Midland-Odessa for his Goodbye Tour at The Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center (an amazing venue in Midland, TX!). He put on an amazing show singing and picking all of his great songs with a few of new ones. His daughter and two sons play in his band as well as their own band. As one review read, “Alzheimer’s disease may have changed a lot of things in the Country Music Hall of Famer’s life, but his ability to create sounds that still resonate in our shared memory with his blue G&L Comanche on ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’ or his Hamer 12-string on ‘Southern Nights’ is virtually untouched…” so true!
There are great videos on www.youtube.com of Glen Campbell singing some of the greats…. but the below video is a song from the last studio record of new songs he plans to make- Ghost on the Canvas His three children are on the video playing in the band. They have inherited their dad’s gift but have made their own style with their band, Instant People www.instantpeoplemusic.com and two other talented musicians.
Our bodies may fail us, friends and family may fail us, and we may feel like we, ourselves have failed. But one constant that will never fail us is God’s love for us. His strength is perfect even when ours is failing or gone. God will never disappoint, his mercy his lovingkindness is everlasting.
In Memory of my dad Joe B. Baker (March 17, 1916-March 9, 2003)
Dedicated to all who have lost their battle with Alzheimer’s, are fighting the battle and their loved ones and cargivers.
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2 Corinthians 1:4
The Message (MSG)
3-5All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.