Finding your passion can seriously change your life. What drives you? What keeps you going when life throws curves?
We have developed some great friendships in our community and in the churches we have served for nearly 20 years. We continue to be amazed at what we still learn about those we’ve grown to love.
Recently, we were invited to Ron and Diana’s home after church to view some beautiful paintings. Of course, we were also there to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal, complete with a carry-out bag for later!
Through the years, we’ve watched as Brother Ron had to give up his work, much of his driving, and many of his outside activities. Often his memory fails him. And yet, we have watched him stay at peace with himself and the world. At times I personally questioned how he could lose so much and yet be such a positive influence on others.
His wife explained, concerning his paintings, that she is continually on the lookout for anything large enough to put a brush to. Pictured above are a few of his paintings on old saws that adorn the outside of their home.
Inside, Ron proudly showed us his very own “man cave,” well-equipped with an assortment of brushes, trowels, paints, etc. Their walls are a virtual art gallery, displaying beautiful paintings of every size and subject.
Since each visitor is encouraged to choose a painting to take home, we each chose one which he readily autographed for us.
We never knew he had a passion for painting. He can get in his room and create to his heart’s content. Just him and his Heavenly Father communing for hours as he works. He is at peace with His Lord and with himself. He spreads joy with his endearing smile and thoughtful words.
I have to ask you? Do you know what your passion is? What is it that fulfills the God-given urges inside you? What brings you peace in the midst of your storms?
What is it that you really would like to do if you had the time? I suggest you make the time … just a little now and then and stir up that passion. It will bring a smile to your heart and spread out into a hungry world.
One of my passions is sketching, which I’ve not done of late. Patches Book II is finished; soon to be shipped! It will feature THREE of my sketches. Praise the Lord for His goodness to this old gal!