Friday, May 4, 2018

Sending Hope -Paint Party Friday

This week I have been pondering over the story of life and the intricate bends and turns of each person's journey. Every single life story is unique and precious and each of our steps on life's path leaves a footprint.

I am grateful for the friends God has led into my life.  So often they send hope when I need it most, sometimes when no one knows I am struggling.  Their footsteps have joined onto my own path and have left footprints of hope next to mine.

Here are some of God's sweet promises, found in Psalm 18:35, 36. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your right hand upholds me; And Your gentleness makes me great. You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped. 

It is encouraging to read these beautiful verses. God is my protector. He cares so much about me, He gives strength and guidance with His own hand.  He is gentle and kind and He makes the often difficult path I tread wide, so I do not lose my step and tumble down.  I believe Friends who encourage are often those whom God brings alongside on the pathway of our lives, so we do NOT slip, or fall

I pray the footprints I leave behind are ones which bring hope and strength to others.

Today my heart is inspired and I am looking into the future for what God has for me and excited about the work He has called me to do. I hope you are all having a beautiful morning. God is good.


Above you see my beautiful reference models, Heather and Rena.  They are the sweetest of friends and I love them dearly.  It is a privilege to share them with you!

Blessings and peace to each of you dear ones.  Thank you for stopping by today.  Your visit has brightened my heart.  Have a lovely weekend, sweet Friends and Happy Paint Party Friday!

12 comments:

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

How gorgeous your art is. Hope is indeed a precious gift.

Victoria said...

Super-gorgeous art! So ethereal and beautiful..your work is full of spirit and enchantment! Wonderful post...and I love when you share your fabulous models! Beautifully written post, thanks for sharing your heart and your wisdom.

sirkkis said...

You write so beautifully of the footsteps of life and your dear friends in the painting are most beautiful girls and a valuable gift.
Wishing you all the best and happy weekend xx

Gillena Cox said...

Today's drawing is serene. Thanks for sharing your inspiration photo. Happy you dropped by my blog today, Beth

much love...

Faye said...

Beth, your post and your comments give me hope and encouragement. I agree with all you wrote and pray that others will be guided by your wise words. Your drawing is beautiful as are the two models you used to make the drawings. I love the photo of my young mother taken a few months before she and my dad married. As I am now older than she was when she died, I am so aware of the times my words and actions were not what they should have been in my young adulthood.

Christine said...

Lovely work Beth!

Nicole DVArtist said...

Thank you for sharing the love through your beautiful post. Your models did very well and you translated them to art with such interest and feeling. I am glad our paths have crossed. Blessings to you.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful art and wise words. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

stefanie stark said...

This is a wonderful and encouraging post. Both, the models and your illustration are so charming and adorable!

Jean said...

So uplifting. Thank you!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely post and delightful art work ~ love your art style ~

Happy Weekend,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

NatureFootstep said...

I think your footprints will last a long time for many people to enjoy. I know I love your art. I call myself NatureFootstep but I don´t know if my steps will last long.

Monica