I started a series last year called ‘Teamwork’. The series celebrates art in all the ways they are expressed when combined. It celebrates the coming together of different people with different skills and abilities to produce something that moves the heart. It also celebrates the talents in my home. By the grace of God, as a ‘gifted’ writer married to a ‘gifted’ artist, we have found points of synergy in our works and the Teamwork series is an outlet for that expression. It was Teamwork when the Lord led my dear Sue Love to write a tune for words I had written. It was Teamwork when I wrote a piece for a painting my husband did for my brother as a wedding gift. It’s Teamwork when we support each other in every way possible. I love Teamwork.
To write this, I went back to see how many posts have made it into the series. Only 3!!! So much for calling it a series. Like one of those TV shows that get cut when no one is watching. My favourite of the three is the second in the series, Mrs Foinaven. I read it again and got a lift in my spirit. Check it out. I would love to add Celebrating DQ to the series as it features drawings by my daughter, another gifted member of our family. So, in total, we have 4 posts in the Teamwork Series. In that post, my dear brother, John the Eclectic Contrarian, asked to see some of my husband’s paintings. So today, I continue the series by sharing three paintings that I titled ‘Serenity’, ‘Merged in Love’ and ‘Sunset’.
As you enjoy them, let the words in scriptures below minister to your heart.
God bless you.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Two people are better than one,
because they get more done by working together.
If one falls down,
the other can help him up.
But it is bad for the person who is alone and falls,
because no one is there to help.
If two lie down together, they will be warm,
but a person alone will not be warm.
An enemy might defeat one person,
but two people together can defend themselves;
a rope that is woven of three strings is hard to break.
“But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.”