This painting was done at a re-enactment rendezvous several years ago.  Paul’s character was an artist from the 1800s, who like Seth Eastman, would paint the people of the new unexplored parts of our young nation.  A Native American had his tent set near Paul’s, so  he asked if he could paint him.  He agreed and between the two – they made a trade agreement.  Paul would give him the painting for a pair of earrings for me.  Oh the simple life of days gone by.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could still live that way?

A simple time when days were filled with elementary things,

Like gathering wood and breathing air and songs that nature brings,

Enjoying all the scenes of life within our earthly pale,

And leaving all the cares behind when life starts growing stale,

To start each day with wonderment, instead of fear and care,

To feel the hand of God near you, His closeness there to share,

To contemplate the quiet things and not be self absorbed,

To turn your troubles to the Lord, you’ll surely be restored,

That simple place is in your heart, a place where Jesus dwells,

A place of calm and comfort too, and all our fears dispels.


About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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4 Responses to A DIFFERENT TIME

  1. What a wonderful painting! Paul is such a versatile artist! And this is probably one of my favorite poems of yours! Your words stir in me such longing for such a peace-filled time…a break from modern busy-ness! Such a beautiful word picture you paint, dear Kathy! Love and huge hugs!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks, Lynn. Paul once worked out of a warehouse studio and gallery. Those who visited often asked how many artists were represented there. It was just him. His work inspires the words.


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