For the better part of this year, my life has been filled with creative endeavors.  In January my husband had a one man art show, which included some of my poetry.  In March I restarted writing a novel which had been lost to me in cyberspace.  I finished it in June and it’s close to being edited and ready for publication.  For the past month or so, I’ve been taking on a new persona as Ozella Meeks in “Southern Fried Nuptials,” a wonderful sequel to “Southern Fried Funeral.”

I have been blessed to be able to express myself in the arts and so has my husband.  For us, it has been a way of life and an extension of our working years.  Some would say, “You are so lucky to have a hobby that you love,” and that’s true, but it has also contributed to our livelihood.  Thankfully God always provides for us in the nick of time.

The beauty of our journey is not what we’ve created through our work, but how God has blessed us through the gifts He’s given us.  We can escape the world around us in a way.  I, through acting, can take on a different personality and live temporarily as someone totally unlike myself.  My husband can splash paint on a canvas, a wall or a building creating something for others to enjoy for a lifetime.

This, however,  is a temporary residence for both of us.  We know that the world is filled with turmoil, hatred, anger and corruption.  We also know that we’re here for just a short time.  We could let all the junk that comes with living here eat us up and spit us out, but what would we gain from that?  Our real home lies in the future when we reach heaven.  In the meantime, we’re simply passing through.  It isn’t important what we leave behind, other than being able to share the legacy of God’s grace.  All the things we do here will be forgotten.  I just hope there’s a stage in heaven.  I know there will be amazing places to paint.

God’s plans are always good. Our travels through life are not always going to be easy, but we have hope in the perfection of an eternity in heaven.



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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  1. Beautiful post! I hope there are books and pets in heaven! Have a great day.

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