L Easley Art Note

A while back we chose to close down my art website at leasleyart.com. Until we get it back up and running, this blog will have to serve as an intermediate contact area. We apologize for any inconvenience. Paintings, notecards and graphic design (using Adobe CC) are all still available, but you need to contact Lois directly about any existing or potential art.

If you want any kind of art, illustration or graphic design business, please e-mail lyeasley@gmail.com. Thank you. There was another blogpost about this months ago which you can locate by scrolling through the few short blogposts I’ve done here since then.

Lois Easley

Split-second Timing

Today I was considering a leap that could cost money.

It could also spur a lot of personal and possibly professional growth.

It was a little frightening, but not super high-stakes.

Right at the point of decision to get more involved, I asked God about it.

I was nervous. (Praying is good for that.)

Right then, I got an important text message that stopped me from that decisive phone call.

I was able to back off and get some perspective and wait a bit longer.

I thank God for that significant (to me) slow-down.

Maybe I will still take that risk, but now I feel better if I do. I am not allowing myself to be time-pressed into a decision. I am giving it some time. This is not necessarily fear. It could be wisdom.

But, as we know, praying always is.

 

It is the day the Lord hath made…

Yes, it really is happening. Donald Trump, of all people, is actually going to be inaugurated President of the United States of America–in about one hour.

When he won, I told my husband I wanted to move to another country.

But, I have calmed down some now.

The real Authority, of all Authorities, is still the One in charge, as all who bow the knee know. We are creatures and He is Creator and truly Lord of Heaven & Earth. He raises up and puts down. He ultimately uses all lesser powers for His grace-drenched purposes of saving His people from their sins. May we fear God, in reverential awe,  and not man.

Sleepy Morning

Yes, I am sleepy–after 9am. Because I’ve been awake for about 4 hours now.

(Also carbs, probably!)

Today is a special day because I get to see a special friend I haven’t seen in a long time.

It is also special because the LORD has seen fit to bless my husband and me with four new friends staying here for a conference of Latin American church-planters!

We have been enjoying lots of table conversation with folks from Santiago, Chile, from Chula Vista, CA (and Tijiuana, Mexico), from Santa Ana, CA (and Bogota, Columbia) and Oklahoma (Tahlequah), and the Pacific Northwest USA (Idaho and Washington state and SF, CA and Dallas!).

Fortunately, everyone speaks English, even one who has just learned in the last year!

Ages range up to 71 even for these world travellers!!

Time zones span about 5-6 hours also!

So, we are having quite the party in our townhome this week–but they are soon gone and oh-so-familiar solitude returns, but even moreso for the stark contrast after all the socializing!

Perhaps some of you fellow empty-nesters out there can relate to that?

But, as I said last week, no matter how solo, we never truly walk alone, in the LORD.

May His peace be with you today!

Lois, near Chicago