"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.


Second Monday of Advent

Advent Reading

Isaiah 35:1-10; Luke 5:17-26

Because of God's tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace. 
Luke 1:78-79

Living Water

"Forever Fresh and Refreshing Source, Living Water, Bright Garment of Dew, descend now and always in one endless, life-bestowing flow.  Bring to us those waters that forever quench our thirst.  Bring those waters, we pray, to the deserts of our hearts, that from their parched soil, life may spring anew.  And more that this, enable that life-giving flow to pour from ourselves to enliven all around us.  In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit," (Scott Cairns - God With Us)



katie purcell said...

what a picture of hope!
your work sheds His light!

Mary said...

Katie, good to hear from you, how are you doing??

Martha Lever said...

Mary, this is a beautiful painting and a beautiful prayer.

S. Etole said...

Such a blessing ... these words and your artwork.

Nancy said...

Just what I need for today.....Peace from the Living Waters.......
Thank you for these prayers each day; I am blessed by them....
Have a peaceful day, friend.....

Bevie said...

Oh Sis I love this beautiful and bright painting...and of course your prayer...I can't wait each morning to see what you've shared with us...love you!!!

Bren said...

Thanks Mar, love the painting and have so enjoyed seeing the first Christmas ornaments, beautiful keepsakes

Anita said...

I loved seeing your cheery flowers, reaching up to the light, on this dreary cold winter morning...and the prayer... I Need...Thanks

Valerie said...

Oh Mary, your post is once again so timely. Your artwork is filled with hope. I am going to read the prayer you posted over and over today. Yesterday in church a man was talking to me about being like water and what that could mean. Thank you!

Becca said...

Hi Mary I'm so glad I found your blog (or I guess that you found mine haha)! And I'm so excited for Seth and Brooke! :-) yay!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Taking in huge gulps of this
living springwater,
...especially in the parts of me
where I'm still sitting out my life
in the shadows,
not really seeing,
hungry for light.
Oh thank you,
for coming:)

Mechelle said...

Thanks for being such a blessing to me today.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

No way could you stay in the dark with all of that happiness blooming around you. God is certainly shining through you Mary!

Big Hugs,
Lee Ann