I was working hard in the studio yesterday finishing up this piece and working on the bear I began at the workshop. The doorbell rang and it was Ann Morgan, one of the workshop attendees and now a new friend from across the lake.
We were instantly talking about the workshop and about Jane, the wonderful artist from New Zealand. Jane is an artist that is so respectful of mother-earth and all God has created. The land is apart of Jane. Her work celebrates the beauty and bounty of the Earth.
When a friend smiles they share the bounty of life and love. Life is fuller with our friends. God give us boundless moments to enjoy our lives and everything surrounding us. We are often too busy to even realize what is there for us and who is there for us.
The next time a friend smiles, know the light that comes from that smile is from Him. As you give to others, you open the way for them to be blessed with greater blessings through God.
"This grace was given to me to bring...the news of the boundless riches of Christ." Ephesians 3:8