The paintings I’ll be posting over the next days are the result of a plein aire retreat a few years ago.  The artists were given the task of painting four works of art pertaining to elements of nature, on window shades.



Pure and clean,

Liquid melting,

Falling over rocks,

Tumbling through God’s creation,

Filling all in it’s path,

With contentment,

Sometimes raging,

Other times, gently trickling,

Always on a road to somewhere,

Carved out by the Creator of all things,

Like our lives,

It twists and turns,

Sometimes unstoppable,


Out of control,

Yet always on a path,

Laid out by God,

Trust His direction,

He will lead you in His way.



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
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18 Responses to COOL, CLEAR, WATER

  1. hatrack4 says:

    My mother’s mother had an old record player that had all the speeds, and records recorded on each. Thank you for the memory of an old 78 of the Sons of the Pioneers. Then can you see that big green tree where the water’s running free and it’s calling there for me and you. Water. Cool. Water. Clear Water. Water. Cooool Cleeeear Waaaateeeer.

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  2. Trust His direction, yes, Kathy!

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  3. Oops! You should be!
    My husband works in wood.

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  4. They are. I’m not a fan of things with snakes but Mike is a fine craftsman. He has a YouTube channel and sweet little dog.

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  5. What an incredible idea! Oh, to have such beautiful window shades! And your poetry rolls out as beautifully as Paul’s painting ☺️ This is perfection! I love it! 💜💜

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    • says:

      They did four of these during the retreat. I’ll be posting the rest this week. I wish the market for fine art was there. The term starving artist is oh so true, as I’m sure you know. Now with our technological age it’s so inexpensive to reproduce art and most millennials do t appreciate original work. Ah but that’s a whole other post. Hugs back my dear friend❤️

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      • Ah, yes. You are so right. It’s really a shame, but I pray that God blesses you and Paul in extraordinary ways for using your gifts for Him! Can’t wait to see the other pieces that Paul created during that retreat! 🙂 ❤ and hugs to you, dear Kathy!

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      • says:

        Hope you enjoyed all of them. Thanks for being such a Kog no supporter.


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