Tuesday, June 2, 2020

GRATITUDE



I could never have imagined what was in store for us when I posted the first of my Lenten Series on Ash Wednesday in late February....together we have gone through REST, RENEWAL and TRANSFORMATION leading up to Easter Sunday.   But the story continued...  CHALLENGES, INSPIRATION and PERSPECTIVE until Pentacost when we were reminded of the Holy Spirit as our fortress and shield for PROTECTION.   Seventeen posts over the past three months, our world has changed... and so have we.  

In the past week, as our country has come under attack and I realize more than ever the importance of the Holy Spirit in my life as my fortress and shield.  I pray that our country will heal and with the lessons of Jesus Christ learn to love one another as He loved us.  

Personally, the past three months have taught me some very valuable lessons, and I think the "re-boot" of my life will be a good thing for me and I am thankful that through all of this my loved ones have remained safe and healthy.  I am grateful for the opportunity and honor I have had to share my thoughts, fears and hopes for our future with you.  I so appreciate all the comments you've sent my way during this time.  Sometimes is was those kind words that helped get me through the day.
It is when we give, we receive...so thank you!!  
I am truly blessed!

As I've said before, National Parks will always be an inspiration to me and hopefully in late August or early September I will visit this one.  My daughter lives in Seattle and is surrounded by three National Parks!  We plan to spend a few days at Lake Quinault Lodge in Olympic NP, one of her favorite places!  This is a sketch I did for her birthday in April.

I'll be taking some time off from the blog until then... but will see you back here in the Fall.  In the meantime, you can find me on Instagram @bjmcgregor_art. 


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