Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Masterpieces

The young ladies in question just started sixth and seventh grades respectively this week at WCS! This is from May 30, 2010.

They sat in the pew in front of me with their parents at worship tonight. Reighna and Lexi are sisters and were 2nd and 3rd graders respectively at Westbury Christian in the school year which ended a week ago. Tonight, they were artists. They kept handing back drawings for me they had just completed. Lexi's were butterflies, a flower, and a dollar bill. Reighna drew a rainbow and personalized it with:to: Coach Halley (Halley crossed out) Hawley

WOW! I went to evening services to praise the Lord and be edified and left with world class artwork to boot! Isn't it amazing how a simple act of sharing can lift our spirits? (If I had any artistic ability, I buried it like the One Talent Guy, which is why I buried it.) The joy and love that children bring to the world, and as Jesus stated, to the kingdom of God, is beyond measure. They love life and life loves them back. As we get older, we seem to suppress our enthusiasm for the gifts God blessed us with instead of celebrating them. And speaking of celebrating, the girls had a whole big stack of pictures in their hands after the closing AMEN tonight. It was Miss Cathena's birthday and they were hooking her up with the best birthday cards ever. At the risk of sounding greedy, I'm jealous. Oh, well- only nine more months to my birthday!

Applicable quote of the day:
"Everyone has talent at 25. The difficulty is to have it at 50." 
Edgar Dega

*The picture at the top was borrowed from http://www.themommyblog.net

God bless,
Steve
Luke 18:1
E-mail me at steve@hawleybooks.com

3 comments:

Barbra Stephens said...

I think it's one of the best compliments an adult can get! I kid actually has to take the time to tailor a picture to someone they are thinking about. I mean, it is a sacrifice of their time-they could be palying video games or something.
I think that's awesome!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

I hope having talent stretches to the 60s. Loved the write

Have a lovely day.

Yvonne.

Anne said...

Love this! I have a huge stack of cards and pictures from my daughter and every one makes me smile. How is it that kids are so good at knowing just what we adults need-a simple act of generosity by sharing their talents.

You have been blessed twice, haven't you? First, with the gift from the artists, and second by the knowledge that the pictures truly were masterpieces!

Love this blog!