Free Flying . Laurie Pace . The Joy in Life . Creating Joyfully
The workshop with Carla is FUN. These were actually done on the app Pages 53 with their 'implement' that is like a pen/pencil/paintbrush/marker/ etc. The lesson was just carried over from manual sketching to using the tools on my ipad. Fun. Really fun.
There is an amazing amount of self confidence building with these small sketches of line and color. I know the power of God within is working for me because I am not in the way of the energy or the process. I am allowing the joy to flow from my heart through my hands.
Get out of the way. I have to tell myself to stop controlling and get out of the way of not just joy, but peace and contentment. Terry and I were reading in Luke today about Mary and Martha. Jesus had stopped at their home to teach. Martha ran around like I would...typical hostess with the mostest. Making sure everyone had fresh drink and snacks...and yes she was glaring at sister Mary that was not doing a darn thing to help. I would be glaring at Terry who would be sitting in the midst of everything taking it all in and having fun. Martha felt the same way and she said to Jesus..."Mary is not helping me... tell her to get up and help." Read what Jesus answered below.
We do it to ourselves. We get tangled up and tied up and worried about everything. I want to say NOT THIS GIRL... not any more, but I know I will fail and have to pick myself up again. If I can just start doing it, again and again...living and enjoying JUST THIS MOMENT... just maybe I can make it a habit or a way of life.
Try it... free flying...living in God's moment and not yours.
Luke 10:38-42New International Version (NIV)
At the Home of Martha and Mary
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”