It's been a while since I've posted... a long while actually. Some of you have written me... expressing your concern about my absence and I have been blessed by your love. But I am also ashamed of myself because you are my friends and family... and I sorta just quit talking to you. Please forgive me.
You see, after Michael's surgery, with him being home all day, every day, it became difficult to find the time to write. And then when I did have a little time, I wasn't sure where to even begin. And the longer time went on, the less unsure I became until I wondered if I should be blogging at all.
But I've missed you. I miss sharing my heart and life with you. I miss sharing God with you. And I miss you sharing your lives with me for you always bring such a smile to my heart with all your love and blessings!
And the truth is that life has been full of stories worthy of sharing. Michael is fully healed and back to work... yay! I continue to create new art. And my life has made a huge turn with my recent decision to start selling at Portland Saturday Market.
Saturday Market is a huge outdoor market and a renowned tourist must-see.
I just finished my fourth weekend there. Funny thing is, I did the Market about 18 years ago, shortly before I started writing and illustrating my books and here I am... back again. Does God have a sense of humor or what?!?!
You see, the reality is that the economy and changing times has not been so nice to Michael and I, as I know it has not been to many of you who read my blog. And with Michael's surgery, medical bills and time off work, we just kept praying and believing God to show us a way where there seemed to be no way... and He is faithful as always.
Everything kept pointing to the Market and I am now not only blessed by the extra income, but by the opportunity to be a light in the world and a seed sower of His Word through my art in this venue!
To be honest, it has not been easy... physically, emotionally and even spiritually... but I know that I am where God wants me to be... and that He is with me. I am meeting some absolutely wonderful fellow believers from all over the world every weekend and I look forward to seeing what God has in store for the days ahead! And I look forward to taking you on this journey with me!
Are you ready?
Glad to be back... with love and God-hugs...