The above painting is a small quick study. Will place in blog gallery once finished. It is inspired by a recent trip to the Southern Caribbean. As fellow travelers snorkeled, I relaxed on the beach, admired the beautiful water and listened as the wind blew through the trees. One of my loves…..
One of my presents in my stocking this past Christmas was a membership to the local gym. For months I had been saying, “we need to get out of our recliners and exercise”…..so I guess Denny decided to call me on it….
I feel so much better once I have exercised, it is just getting into the habit, the hardest part for me. I actually like the “soreness” of my muscles, it reminds me of how much my body needs to be exercised and improved. So, I’ve downloaded episodes of a favorite tv show and I head to the gym to walk on the treadmill several days a week.
I just needed the push…
My spiritual body needs a push occasionally too. If I don’t set aside quiet time on a daily basis to read God’s word, my spiritual life suffers. Just like a physical body, without feeding it with fresh nutritious food, exercise, and rest, it suffers and becomes weak. God’s word is my treadmill to a more active and enriched spiritual life.
Blessings and hugs….
The beautiful work by the “artists” of Sunflower Park Nursing Facility, Kaufman.
1 Timothy 4:8-10
The Message (MSG)
6-10 You’ve been raised on the Message of the faith and have followed sound teaching. Now pass on this counsel to the followers of Jesus there, and you’ll be a good servant of Jesus. Stay clear of silly stories that get dressed up as religion. Exercise daily in God—no spiritual flabbiness, please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever. You can count on this. Take it to heart. This is why we’ve thrown ourselves into this venture so totally. We’re banking on the living God, Savior of all men and women, especially believers.