Monday, February 27, 2012


DISCOVERY- 16x20" Mixed Media

Dear Heart,

I happened upon this quote today and it stirred something in me...
" I was raised to sense what someone else wanted me to be and to be that kind of person. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes"
Sally Field

Awwww, Sally! How you struggled with the same demons that taunt so many women. I can still hear you crying as you accepted the Academy Award so many years ago saying, "you like really like me!" I just love how vulnerable you were in that simple statement.

During this Lenten season one of the things I'm trying to do is LOVE more. As i came across this quote this morning, I realize that i need to include myself in that. I need to love me more. Not in a selfish way by putting myself first. Not a worldly love, but a agape love. I need to remind myself that the only eyes that are allowed to judge are the eyes of God and be grateful for the person He made me to be. My discovery today is that when I truly LOVE who I am it is easy to put others before myself. I will do it out of gratitude to the one who made me, seeing HIM in me and in every face I meet.


  1. ah, yes, I know that demon, too!

  2. Oh Jill....It just makes my day to visit you...
    I too need to love myself more and to realize that I somewhere (I don't think I have completely discovered it yet) God has given ME a gift to share with others..
    I love your art in the top picture. Would you believe that I have been researching mixed media art for the past couple of weeks? I want so bad to be able to do this, but there are NO teachers or classes around here that are available for me to take...I don't even know what I would do with the art if I ever learned to do it, but I find it to be extremely interesting...

    Was so glad to see your post today..I loved all your post last year through the lent season.
    Hugs and Blessings.

    1. Mixed media is a love affair for sure.
      i wish that you were closer Shug! i would have the best time showing you some super fun techniques...there are a ton!
      Thank you for your comment about my Lent posts last year. I'm praying that we all find ourselves in a deeper love for the Lord come Easter!