The Secret of the Sea

“My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.”  ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This is one of my older paintings of a group of five siblings.  I have not painted children in years and really miss it. I shake my head in disbelief that the older two have to be maybe 16 now?  Wow. Time flies. Life is spinning by so fast.

Do you get nervous before a trip?  I am always dreading the whole event until I begin packing and getting everything together...and THEN... you get in the car or on the plane and go go go. The feeling is much like that mentioned in the quote "sends a thrilling pulse through me". 

 Do not limit yourself or your life bogged with those 'what ifs'.  Prepare yourself with prayer for what is ahead in your journey and learn to trust. Parts of my life I live fearlessly and other parts still take me to my knees.  Staying "Prayed Up" you are ready to face it all with God by your side. Growth takes transformation and with every blessing comes a lesson, often in the power of prayer. 

"He said to his disciples, "sit here while I go over there and pray." "Matthew 26:36