Archive for March, 2019

Art

March 31, 2019

I don’t remember doing much of this since I was a little girl, but I used to love to draw and paint.. I do not remember a time in my life when I did not have a pointer. When I was wanting to do art, someone would tape whatever I was working with onto my pointer, and I would draw whatever. I guess markers were the worst, because I could not change my own colors. But then again, I’ve always preferred dark colors. My favorite colors are pink and purple.

Anyway, I remember taking some different art classes while I was going through school. I know I did art with my special education class. I was in a normal class most of the time, but I would go do things like physical education and art with the special ed people.

I think I was in art classes with this one teacher while in school and on my own time. I’m pretty sure I would get money to take art classes for Christmas and my birthday.

Servant evangelism

March 21, 2019

In my class, we have been discussing ways we can intentionally share the gospel. And that has gotten me thinking about some different things we used to do as a church.

When we were first starting going to the church I am part of now, once a month we would go do a service project. I know we gave out pizza and stamps at the post office on April fifteenth. I think we would go to the park and hand out waters. We would go to a laundromat and give the people the money they needed to do their washing. At Christmas we would go to a store and wrap gifts.

Now we were not trying to get people to come to our church. We were just showing the love of the Lord. Those were random things we did.

We also put a skate park near our building and had a lot of young people come. I remember sometimes Mom would make pizza and take it out to the park. That was fun.

Now this one was not something I did personally. It was way too late. But a lot of my young adult friends helped put on breakfasts for people who were coming out of bars. They would make huge breakfasts around midnight and then sit and talk to whoever came in.

My faves

March 9, 2019

Today I want to talk about some of my favorite people, my nieces and nephews.

  • The first one is my niece Kailey. She is the one who made me an aunt in the first place. And there is something special about that. Kailey is thirteen, and likes to hang out with us adults as much as she can. She likes doing makeup and being on her phone. I may be prejudiced, but I think Kailey is someone most anyone just likes being around.
  • Her brother is Jedd, and he’s eleven. He’s kind and considerate. He’s willing to help me get from place to another in my wheelchair. Jedd enjoys cooking. He also likes playing on his phone and video games.
  • Mckenzie is next, she’s eleven too.. One of the things I’m enjoying is seeing Mckenzie and Kailey growing close. They seem to talk on the phone a lot.. Mckenzie likes to cook, she likes being a help.
  • Hunter is seven. He and his Mom live near Kailey and Jedd. So the three of them do a lot together. Hunter can be silly, but he can also be serious.
  • Madison is seven. I think she’s learning to enjoy reading. She’s always been very sweet to me. Madison is Mckenzie’s little sister.
  • Their baby brother is Elijah. He is about to be two. He’s a happy little guy.
  • Elliot is going to turn three this summer. He loves the “Toy Story” movies. He’s learning colors and colors and things like that.
  • His brother is Asa, and Asa will be two. He follows big brother around.

Better

March 1, 2019

I know that a lot of people would disagree with me, but I love getting up early and getting things done. I must confess that sometimes I’m not feeling industrious, and end up not doing much until afternoon… I think sometimes I’m just tired, and sometimes I don’t feel like I have much time before lunch to start things.

But today Mom had to take my sister somewhere, so I got up early. I read my bible, which is what I always do first. I’m reading one book for my Sunday group, and one book for class. I do those things in the morning. That is why sometimes there is not much time before lunch.

This past week I had a longer assignment for this class I’m taking. I had already done most the work. I just needed to make sure my thoughts were written clearly. I’ve submitted my homework. Last week I tried to read my book for Sunday and do my classwork Friday and Saturday. That did not go well. Fridays and Saturdays I’m often pretty tired and not as able to think clearly. I’m feeling a lot better this week for sure.