Sunday, April 25, 2010

Something To Blog About

There are blogs about everything under the sun. I've seen blogs about family, fashion, food, sports, college life, travel, relationships, art, the environment, the economy, entertainment, politics, technology, animal rights, and quite frankly, blogs about absolutely nothing at all! We live in a time where information, ranging from the vitally important to the absurdly ridiculous, is literally at our fingertips 24/7. Yet, at the end of the day, there is only one thing that truly matters...and that one thing is whether or not a person knows Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Most of the things listed above are of great concern to us all....but none of them, individually or collectively, can be compared to the importance of knowing where we will spend eternity. No...not even family (as much as we love and cherish them), for each of us is born into this world alone, and each of us must face our Creator alone, not as a family unit. The word of God tells us that we are but a mist. I think about that often when I spray perfume or air freshener into the air. Now you see you don't! In the time that it takes the mist to disappear from the air, precious souls all over the earth have departed from the land of the living and gone onto the hereafter to await judgement. A fate that they are not prepared for.

But those of us who know the truth and have received salvation by surrendering our hearts and lives to Jesus Christ by faith in Him have the most precious gift of all. We have TRUTH, and in this truth there is freedom from the fear of death (Hebrews 2:14-15). In this truth there is the confidence that we are delivered from destruction and torment, both in this life and in the life to come. The Holy Spirit has placed within us the seed that bears witness of the Good News of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God which can transform, restore, heal, and renew all who will believe and take hold of it. We have a golden opportunity through the web to touch the world with what really matters. I want to encourage all of you who profess Christianity and know Christ as your Lord and Savior to share over the internet the hope that you have and how a personal relationship with Jesus has changed your life . Spreading joy, hope, and light, healing the sick, freeing the oppressed, bringing forth the revelation and wisdom of God, strengthening the body of Christ, and rescuing lost and hurting souls.....NOW THAT'S SOMETHING TO BLOG ABOUT!!!
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Friday, April 23, 2010


I painted this painting in 2006, and it is my very first painting ever. My sister invited me to go to an arts and crafts store where an art teacher would be instructing beginners on how to paint. I thought to myself...I haven't drawn anything in years, and the last time I attempted, I was almost certain that I had lost my artistic abilities completely. I went anyway. When I got there, I looked out over a very large table filled with people and wondered how only one instructor could handle teaching "one on one" with a crowd like this. It turns out, she couldn't. I waited and waited, but she never got to me. So I decided to start on my own. What's the worst that could happen? An hour or two wasted and the cost of a few paints and a canvas wouldn't be so bad, I reasoned.

The Holy Spirit inspired me to begin sketching an American Indian woman sitting on top of a mountain, witnessing and pondering the rising of the sun, as the moon prepared for its departure to make way for a new day. As I picked up a paintbrush for the first time, I felt God's hand guiding me...reassuring me....creating with me and through me. After I had completed the painting, the instructor finally made her way over to me and declared, " You never needed my help at already know how to paint!" I laughed to myself. I knew that it was the hand of God that taught me to paint that day. He did not give me a "perfect" gift, however. For if He always gave us our gifts fully perfected, we would have no reason to practice, to cultivate, and to master our talents and abilities. What He did give me was a perfect annointing, and a perfect seed bursting with potential and promise, just as many of you have been given. By the time I had walked out to the parking lot with my newly created oil painting, I realized that my life had changed. By His love and grace, my Heavenly Father had given me a perfect BEGINNING, from which MyJunkyTrunk would be born. For years this painting had been untitled...but in January of 2010, the Holy Spirit impressed upon me to entitle it, "Beginning". Quite naturally, I think that suits it perfectly!!!

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