I am a lover of life, the love of my life, my children, grandchildren, friends, nature walks, painting nature, the nature of words and the God of His Word.
For now and always I’m in pursuit of living lovely–eyes focused on the authentic life, the real life we are meant to live with no masks or cover-ups, simple acceptance, focused on God’s beauty and the life He has planned for our right now. I can’t say I’ve found it all yet–that authentic beauty living large within me– but I’m not discouraged. If we so choose, each layer of life draws us closer to what we’re pursuing, preparing us to accept the next level, I’m on a trek and would love for you to join with me.
I pray you are encouraged and inspired by these simple thoughts from my vantage point.
In art and life, our horizons tend to vary by where we’re standing.
Where are you standing right now?
Feel free to share your thoughts, your suggestions, your quandaries, your prayers.
I most likely pursued a master of arts degree in Technical and Expository Writing because my first book was a technical writing piece. I was eight years old. The book was entitled How to Care for Your Kitten and Cat.
Looking back, I’m pretty sure it was mostly plagiarized by my copying sections out of a manual with a similar title. What did I know back then? Not much, but I was willing to learn. I had a new kitten, and out of my great love I strived to learn how to best parent my Siamese named Rama.
What I’ve learned: Life is easier if we know what we’re doing,
and especially more adventurous when we venture into some unknowns
to discover and broaden our lives and our loves.
Some writings can be found in Chicken Soup for the Soul books, Encountering Jesus: Modern Day Stories of His Supernatural Presence and Power, Guideposts Mysterious Ways magazine, book and others. Articles can be read in Only in Arkansas, website posts and newspaper articles that have also enlarged me from the people I’ve had the honor of interviewing.
May we ever expand our hearts & minds & spirits
as we circle together through
The Art of Lovely Living.
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