Today, I left my brood of boys after our life shifting trip to Hawaii and spent eight hours at a healing prayer retreat for women.
Each woman had a beautiful opportunity to enjoy time with God while taking care of their soul through painting, massage, prayer or counselling.
I chose prayer counselling and watercolour painting as my soul care times as well I enjoyed time on my own walking and writing in my journal.
As I walk through my life, I continue to be amazed that when I stop or pause to notice God, He is ever-present in my life. I don’t think I shall ever cease to be amazed at the wondrous coincidences of God!
This morning, I started off with a cup of tea in this mug from Hawaii:
(That’s my new journal in the background from Sexy Neck, isn’t it cute?)
Next, a woman lead us in song with a UKELELE! How often do you see that here? But in Hawaii, I saw them in every store and heard one being played almost every day.
Lastly, during my watercolour painting soul care session, I learned how to paint for the first time. I was playing with paint and created this:
Which reminded me of my very favourite bridge in Haliewa on the North Shore. I paddle boarded under this bridge, saw turtles here, ate shaved iced beside it, walked over it multiple times and just stared at it. Is it possible to have a crush on a bridge?
Here is my lovely bridge:
Which brings me to my first watercolour painting that I am not even afraid to share publicly.
Over my bridge towers a strong banyan tree representing Sexy Neck and on the sides you will see three growing palm trees for my boys.
Thankful for my painting teacher.
Thankful for God that I had this opportunity to try new things.
Every day is new.
His mercy and grace is real.
He weaves everything together for His good!
(Inspiration for my next painting.)