God's Amazing Creation

God's Amazing Creation

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I love God!! I am a travelling RN working in labor & delivery. I have an AWESOME son & daughter in law and a brand new grandson! They will be fabulous parents because THEY are outstanding. I love the Seattle Seahawks...my favorite player hands down is Richard Sherman for a number of reasons. I love to draw portraits and I am dabbling with mixed media painting...I suppose I'm an artist! I love photography, but I'm a novice & am constantly practicing as I make my way through God's wonderful creation.

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Wonderful, Beautiful Soul



Once upon a time there was a wonderful, beautiful young lady. God worked her into our lives in His own special way, and there she stayed for a fairly long spell. Speaking of 'spells', she was magical in the sense that she brightened up the room when she arrived someplace. She made your heart smile when you looked into her eyes. Yes, this girl was indeed quite special. 
Sometimes she seemed to be almost too good to be true. It was so frightening!
Why?
 Well, when you have a mind like mine, people who are really good are so intimidating. It's as if that darkness (which lies within us all) might decide to rear it's ugly head even higher just to try to overshadow the pure beauty in it's midst just for the sake of doing it. That's how the evil one functions, right? 
Oh, and he did work. He worked within all of our lives. He was sly, allowing us to be comfortable initially, but then BAM! Creating havoc in the minds of each one of us, trying to be certain that nothing good could come of the bonds we were making...that we had made. He snaked his way in like he so loves to do...and there he remained for quite a long time. We tried to make believe that he wasn't really there and that we were letting God be in charge, but were we? I don't think so...at least not with regard to the way we all chose to see and interpret each other. We all made so many mistakes, holding on to ideas we may have created; or did that slimy snake plant them there? 

God has been patient with us. He loves us so. 

You know, that lady is even more beautiful today. 
You can't hide God's light, can you?

God works in mysterious ways. He opens our eyes to the splendor of His creation...and we are His creation, aren't we? Yes, when He created us, mankind, He didn't just exclaim that it was "good", but that it was 
"very good"! 
He created us in His image. He has the power to open our hearts...our minds, if we will only allow Him to do it. 
I am so grateful that He is alive and well in our lives again today. That He is shining brightly in each of us and that we see Him working in our daily comings and goings. 
Especially...I so love that wonderful, beautiful young lady and I am beyond happy that God has kicked that slimy serpent out of our lives. God will be the author of our future...and I pray that His plan includes making that bond even stronger and our love deeper than it ever was before.
Yes, it is pure joy to know that God has chosen to bring such  
a wonderful, beautiful soul
into our lives. 


Thank You Lord!

It's Been Awhile!

You will note that I have another website 2 other websites if you look at the sidebar on the right. 

One is my etsy site, and one is my original art website.
I just recently opened my etsy account in order to promote myself as an artist. I hit etsy every day just to check for traffic, and to get ideas for how to have more web strollers to hit the site. (I'm so ignorant with regard to computers, even after all these years!) 

I've posted some of my portraits here on blogger as well. I figure the more places you have something posted, the more chance there will be of people actually finding it, right? 

Here is a link to Angela Marie's Art which is my original artwork website. I don't actually frequent that site, because I have it set up to send me an email if anyone is actually interested in purchasing anything...but I did go look around today and realized that there is a blogging area on that site too. I went ahead and made a blog entry discussing my beginnings with acrylic painting, along with a photo of my most recent piece:



If there are any bright ideas that you have for someone who is still pretty 'green' when it comes to working on the internet, I am very open to suggestions. I have actually been commissioned to create a couple of acrylic pieces...but I need all the help I can get! 

Blessings to you! 
Thanks for sharing your ideas with me!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hello Again & Happy Birthday



Happy Happy Birthday Dad.
Today, you would have been 64.
The last (nearly) 3 years has been a rollercoaster of emotion for me. I wish so often that I could pick up the phone and talk to you about it. I still haven't been able to take your name and number out of my phone. Crazy, huh?
 That's what they call me...."Crazy". 
 You were so wise. You always knew just what to say
to put a smile on my face.
You were so witty, so much fun to be with.
I've stepped in "it" again Dad.
I know you're out there somewhere...and since you were always Mr. Fixit, will you have a conversation with our Maker and see if it can be repaired again?
Maybe because I was doing so well and actually getting back into the Word, then I somehow invited Satan to come in and lead me away for a few days.
Maybe.
I miss you Dad.
I can't wait to see you again!
You're probably having a perpetual celebration far better than any Birthday you  had here on earth though. It will be a glorious occasion when
I am able to join you.
Until then, I'm going to keep doing my best (which is not all that great much of the time) to be a loving, humble, godly person.
I love you.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Lies

 Proverbs 17:4
A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
John 8:44
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
1 John 2:4 (Whole Chapter)
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1 John 2:22
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
1 John 4:20
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
                                                        1 John 5:10
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record     that God gave of his Son.

Revelation 21:8
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
                                                      
Seems to me that speaking TRUTH is the best way to go, regardless of the situation. It's so much easier to love a person when they are honest with you,  which means that the reverse is also true...
I'm more lovable when I'm being honest.
Being lied to sucks. Plain and simple.
God groups liars in with some (socially) rough individuals!!

He is a good God, He is merciful and forgiving....but that is not a license to behave in a way that you know He does not approve of.
Misleading someone and withholding information are the EXACT same thing as lying. Deceit is deceit no matter how you look at it.

Wow, if I wasn't in the Word, I suppose I'd really be venting.
Thank You Lord for helping me bridal my tongue.

The Day After

It's now the day after.
Has anything really changed though?
No.
Still, the writer of fairy tales is the heroine in this one.
All in all, I really should have known that when I was asked to speak, my true feelings weren't welcomed. It's the same old story...if it's what they want to hear, it's ok and encouraged. If not...then I'm no longer needed or wanted.
Is it imperative that I be wanted or needed?
No.
I will survive. My resolve to turn my back just as they have turned their backs becomes stronger every time. There comes a point where I just have to wash my hands of them...all of them.
At some point it always comes back to being used, being bled dry of all the emotional, physical & financial resources I can muster and then when the author decides to write a new chapter in the fairy tale, I am placed in the trash. Not the garbage that is sent away once a week, but in the recycle bin to be called up when there's no where else to turn.
I'm emptying the recycle bin. 
This might as well be the final chapter in the story for me.
I'm tired of being used and tossed away until it's more convenient for them.
My family is ruined....that was the goal, right?
Mission accomplished. She may as well write me out of the story now.
OH!!
She already has.
Give her an award.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

How Is That Love?

Okay...I missed 5 minute Friday, didn't do a 6 minute Saturday to make up for it (because I've been out with a migraine, but you know what excuses are like.....)
So here I am doing a 7 minute Sunday

Frustration?
Yes, I know it is the Lord's day, and I was perfectly focused on that (and will be again shortly)
I guess that there are always people and situations in my life that are able to fire me up quicker than anything.
You all know, if you have read my blog AT ALL, that there is one human being walking this earth that I have put all of my heart into. One who I love more than words can even describe. We get along so perfectly. God's design was such that I have learned from him from the day he was born. Much of my character has been built on the relationship that we've had over the years. My life has completely revolved around him, even when it should have been revolving around other things. I can't help it. I have been in love with him since before I ever even saw his face.
I am a laid back person.
This is not my self assessment, but it is what I hear from the people who are around me. My co-workers, the people I attend worship services with, my extended family members.
I am also an intense person at the same time.
I am an all or nothing kind of person, therefore when I put ALL of my worldly effort into something--someONE--I am so invested in it (him) that when anything or anyone tries to jeapordize that, I am like a Mother bear. I would give up anything, I would DO ANYTHING to prevent it from being destroyed.

In months past, I have been accused of feeling things I do not feel, of saying things I did not say, of having intentions that never crossed my mind...and all in order to destroy the beautiful relationship I share with this boy.

When he is in a marvelous place, involved in something that he wants to continue for the rest of his life...something that makes him so happy, then it stands to reason that if anyone tries to destroy that for him (HAS destroyed it for him) that I would have some ill feelings about it, right? If his happiness and wellbeing is my #1 concern, then it makes perfect sense that it would rub me WAY wrong if someone (ANYONE) continually jabs at him in order to distupt his world, doesn't it?
Is it God's will for our relationship to suffer so much over one thing? Is it simply in the cards for me to lose the beauty of our lifelong connection, our friendship, just because the author of this fairy tale wants it to dissipate? Because it is imperative that he can only have one or the other? Is it fair that he should have to choose?
He has felt such an intense pain over the recent loss (which was caused, largely, due to the fact that it didn't fit into the author's fairy tale) so was it just in the cards for him to turn his back on me in order to fit into the story line?
Why does it have to be that way?   
Why does he have to pick me or the story?
Why can't we all be a part of the it?
Why is it okay for me to have that pain, mourning over the loss of him, just so the author can feel warm and fuzzy?
How is that love?