This is two of my drawings: the one on the left is “New Orleans” because I drew it on the plane flying to New Orleans :). For some reason it even looks New Orleans’ish to me too :). The one on the right is titled “Stuff I Dream About In Church” because I drew it while I was in Church :) #abstract #art #design #drawing #NewOrleans #church #artsy #instaart High-res

This is two of my drawings: the one on the left is “New Orleans” because I drew it on the plane flying to New Orleans :). For some reason it even looks New Orleans’ish to me too :). The one on the right is titled “Stuff I Dream About In Church” because I drew it while I was in Church :) #abstract #art #design #drawing #NewOrleans #church #artsy #instaart

Dog Days of Summer Blogabattical

Between writing my collection of true stories (for the book I mentioned), helping Kathy with her book, taking care of clients, and trying to get some painting in… blogging here needs to take a break for a little while. That said, I am always “micro-blogging” :) on my social networks. Let’s connect at Facebook, on Twitter, or Instagram. I post on these networks really regularly. See you there!

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I joined a new gym, Planet Fitness , and they gave me a sexy t-shirt! And guess what? It is an extra large… Not a 2XL or 3XL. That is a first in a very long time. I lovvvved LA fitness but my three year membership is up and I need to find something more affordable and closer to my home. #gym #health #fitness #planetfitness #tshirt #SexaRanda High-res

I joined a new gym, Planet Fitness , and they gave me a sexy t-shirt! And guess what? It is an extra large… Not a 2XL or 3XL. That is a first in a very long time. I lovvvved LA fitness but my three year membership is up and I need to find something more affordable and closer to my home. #gym #health #fitness #planetfitness #tshirt #SexaRanda

It’s ok. It really is ok. 

It’s ok to not know what to say. It’s ok to not know or not have an opinion. It’s ok to not react to conditioned responses with a conditioned response. It’s even biblical to be slow to speak, if we speak at all. 

It’s ok to not take verbal revenge, to not get drawn into the snarky game of one-upmanship. Even if the words are ready to pour out, and our cause is “just” … it’s ok to hold the tongue to prevent fueling futility, or perpetuating hurt. 

Being ok with being appropriately silent means having a better chance of speaking words of life; words that count… words that honor and build-up. It’s ok to be intentional with our words even if it means we don’t use them sometimes.

It’s ok. It really is ok. 

#art #ok #words #communication #opinion #life High-res

It’s ok. It really is ok.

It’s ok to not know what to say. It’s ok to not know or not have an opinion. It’s ok to not react to conditioned responses with a conditioned response. It’s even biblical to be slow to speak, if we speak at all.

It’s ok to not take verbal revenge, to not get drawn into the snarky game of one-upmanship. Even if the words are ready to pour out, and our cause is “just” … it’s ok to hold the tongue to prevent fueling futility, or perpetuating hurt.

Being ok with being appropriately silent means having a better chance of speaking words of life; words that count… words that honor and build-up. It’s ok to be intentional with our words even if it means we don’t use them sometimes.

It’s ok. It really is ok.

#art #ok #words #communication #opinion #life

Good Morning! Look at this beautiful moth that was perched outside my front door this morning. She’s about 2 inches wide from wingtip to wingtip folded back alike that. #nature #art #florida #pretty #moth High-res

Good Morning! Look at this beautiful moth that was perched outside my front door this morning. She’s about 2 inches wide from wingtip to wingtip folded back alike that. #nature #art #florida #pretty #moth

Chased, Caught

This post was published on Dr. Kathy’s blog back in June. She wrote this as an introduction:

Today I’ve invited Randy Thomas to blog for me. He begins with a beautiful illustration from friends and contrasts their father-son relationship with his own. You may be able to relate to Randy’s sadness and grief. But, keep reading, because Randy writes about God becoming his new Father and that changes…

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