My last post was a little "WAAH-waah." I've been down in the dumps and felt like I needed to be honest about it. Thanks for bearing with me and leaving such encouraging comments! I'm so thankful for all of you friends who visit this space.
BUT I'm feeling much better. Ecstatic, actually. I mean, just look at that worktable!!! Isn't it delicious? Over the past year in the life of this blog, I've often used Mondays as a day to focus on being grateful. I haven't been very consistent, but I'd like to try again and post a weekly "Monday's Measure"--to give thanks, start the week on a positive note and pray that the rest of the week will "measure up."
"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you" (Luke 6:38 NIV).
I spent almost the entire weekend painting and drawing and cutting and pasting--and I almost have a finished piece! (Check back on Friday for another peek!) I created this collage while thinking about how hope can thrive even during the storms of life. Which is something I'm praying for the Midwest and the South right now after the terrible tornado destruction of the weekend.
"I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow--not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love" (Romans 8:38 NLT).
Wishing you an overflowing measure of Love and Thanks this Monday!