Christmas is Here!

I can hardly believe Christmas is just a few days away.  I say that every year, and yet, here I am again!  How is it that Christmas can be so sneaky when it’s on display at Hobby Lobby starting in August?

Anyway, it’s here so I thought I would share a Christmassy project I did recently.  This one feels hard for me to share, because I haven’t painted an actual painting in FOREVER (aside from making paintings to teach during a party.  Doesn’t feel like the same thing.)

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The painting on my MIL’s mantle

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When Change is Hard

Change can be beautiful.  The glowing red and orange leaves of autumn are proof of the beauty that comes with transition.

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Change can also be hard.  Winter comes after the vibrant fall display, and trees go from being wrapped in fiery glory to bare and void of color.

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I was reflecting on this during my jog yesterday, admiring God’s stunning display as I ran through the trees, and I felt Him speaking to my heart and acknowledging the struggles I’ve been having lately.  I am smack-dab in the middle of a season of transition and while I’m excited about the new season coming my way, right now I’m facing the letting go.

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