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Innocence and love

I’m not much of a Christian; perhaps in ethics I am, but certainly not in faith; I was brought up in a Unitarian church. Yet I sing in the choir of my husband’s Episcopalian church. Tonight as I sit here searching out the many messages from internet friends around the world one line of an anthem we sang for Lessons and Carols, the service last Sunday, keeps ringing in my head, “ and a little child shall lead them, and a little child shall lead them”. I am reminded of the innocence of children, of the innocence of man before he ate of the tree of knowledge. I think of all God’s creation, the world in its natural state, surviving as best it can, but not scheming, not planning, not greedy or full of deceit and I think of a little child reaching out his hand in trust with that natural offering of love that only children seem to have.

I wish we could all do that for one another no matter what our faith, or religion, or political position. I do believe in the efficacy of Christianity and that as Paul writes in Corinthians of Faith, Hope, and Charity the greatest of these is love. While my philosophy is built on hope I believe in love, love that seeks to understand and lives in gratitude reaching out beyond our wildest dreams to gather in everyone it can with the innocence and trust of a little child.

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So no matter what your denomination or faith I hope you can find the trust to reach out your hand in love to one another, trying to understand, and finding gratitude for what is given you.

 

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday with the peace that comes through opening your heart to love.

 

May you find the light within yourself-Yes,we all have a little child with in us. Enjoy the Season.

 

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Love holly

Magic Moments-a twinkling

A sketch a day keeps the doctor at bay…

Here is a sketch I made yesterday following a walk with a friend and before driving home. It was cold and grey with a light drizzle so I worked from inside my car.

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Only in painting is there peace and in that only if I can get a painting going. My winter scene platter cracked during Bisque firing (really not an uncommon occurrence for a piece that big especially when drying time has to be hurried which happened in this case). Anyway we hang in there.

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hand built porcelain-stoneware ~14″x22″with carved design in colored slips. i shall just have to try again! Of course the inspiration will be different and there-in lies the loss. Experience, itself, is a welcome teacher.

Looking for the light through the cracks,

Angel in the dust

Magic Moments-at home

Promises kept-

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May it be an evening star shines

down upon you

May it be when darkness falls

your heart will be true

You walk a lonely road

Oh! How far you are from home

Mornie utulie

(darkness has come)

Believe and you will find your way

Mornie alantie

(darkness has fallen)

A promise lives within You now

May it be the shadows call

will fly away

May it be you journey on

to light of day

When the night is overcome

You may rise to find the sun

Mornie utulie

(darkness has come)

Believe and you will find your way

Mornie Alantie

(darkness has fallen)

A promise lives within you now

A promise lives within you now

with love,

Angel in the dust

Magic Moments in response-

Responding and reaching out to one another With joy

“The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another, when we are there in the most attentive or caring way. This simple and profound intimacy is the love that we all long for. These moments of touching and being touched can become a foundation for a path with heart, and they take place in the most immediate and direct way. Mother Theresa put it like this: “In this life we can not do great things. We can only do small things with great love.””

from the Heron Book of Love and Gratitude

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                                                                                                                                  painted in December of 2013

The boundary of what we can accept in ourselves is the boundary of our freedom.

We can open our hearts to spacious tender feeling; we can embrace all the emotions: love, hate, loss, exhilaration and use them as energy to fuel our lives. We can soar if we choose.

Thank you to all my readers- Take Joy-find Peace

Angel in the dust