Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thinking Happy Thoughts

Sorry for the gloomy previous post... computer issues can really get the better of me sometimes. As thankful as I am for them, sometimes I loathe all the baggage that comes along with them (and I am quite sure I am not alone in this!) But we will leave that subject now and move forward.

Lamentations 3:22-23 are some of my favorite verses in Scripture. "The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." I am so thankful that God's mercies are new every morning. His unfailing love never ceases, and He is more faithful than we can even wrap our minds around. Despite the circumstances of our world, our nation, our city, our own family, He is in charge of my destiny. As His child I have no need to worry or fret about what the future holds because I know that He holds my future. I am His child. I am loved by the King of kings. Nothing in all creation can separate me from His love. These truths are straight from scripture and are there so that we can remind ourselves that when things seem to be going awry in our lives, our lives are securely held in the hand of the One with all the power. And His hands are hands of love. This not only allows me happy thoughts, it gives me deep, abiding joy. I pray that it will encourage you as it has me this Monday morning. Romans 8:38-39 "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

And here's another commissioned work from the Christmas season of a home in Birmingham:


  1. How nice to see you back, Christi! I've missed you. You've been busy with your art - lovely work as always.


  2. I love how you improve the look of the is very much that home, but improved. Guess that's because you left out the neighbor's yard??? Anyway, I love it!

    As for yesterday's post. If you are real about life's troubles from time to time, it frees me to be real, too. Sometimes, it's absolutely essential.

    Thanks for the wonderful thoughts today!

  3. I was watching "Hook" on TV last week. Robin Williams plays a grown up Peter Pan. He has forgotten about who he once was. In order to fly, he has to find his happy thought....when he does, he can fly. After reading your post...I think we can fly with God. I was really encouraged by all the scriptures you put down....happy thoughts indeed...mounting up with wings as eagles!!!! Great post.

  4. Great post Christi...wonderful scriptures...beautiful work.
    Sorry if I comisserated with you, but I think we both boucne back well with Kingdom perspective =]

  5. As usual, your drawing is beautiful. I'm glad to see you back!!

  6. Several of us have had the blah's; maybe we've been too hard on ourselves, as a new year is generally a time for self reflection. I usually think of winter as Nature's way of allowing the earth to rest and of spring as a renewal. Let's be thankful that the Lord gives us all of the above!

    And you know I love your art - almost as beautiful as the artist!


  7. What a beautiful commission! I hope everything is going well this week.


  8. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment...appreciated to be sure. When you get your "sound" fixed, please go back an listen to last Friday's post...I think you'll find it enjoyable. Take care my friend. Strider

  9. Another beautiful drawing Christie and you are certainly not alone in the time flying and forever trying to play catchup.

    Romans 8 - all of the chapter great.

    I am glad you are back in the land of blogging and did not stay away too long.

  10. I wrote a short post on your post! I was inspired by the "Happy thoughts." I haven't posted it yet. I want to be able to have readers short cut to your post after reading mine, but I haven't figured out how to do it yet. Thanks again for the post. Strider