I was going to write a blog post, but…

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I was going to write a blog post, but…

Both of our sons unexpectedly showed up on Friday night.  Saturday morning, therefore, was happily spent around the kitchen table while Dan sautéed bacon, onions and vegetables for the frittata that would be our brunch.  Yum.

I really had intended to write a blog post, but…

Yesterday was a surprisingly nice day, and after the spring we’ve had it was a sin to waste warm sunshine in front of a computer.  I took a walk.

I honestly had planned to write a blog post, but…

The Saturday newspaper was inexplicably fascinating, and it sparked a discussion with our bioethicist son on the subject of women freezing their eggs to extend their fertility.  (Yes, these are the sorts of topics we discuss in our house.)

Truly, the blog post was on my to-do list, but…

We had plans for the evening with three couples with whom we’ve been friends for many years.  Delightful.

I was going to create a blog post, but…

I lived and enjoyed a beautifully created day instead.

Life itself is a magnificent medium for creation.

What kind of artistry do you express with your life?  Do you experience tension between living life and creating art in your homes, blogs, gardens, word processors, canvases, ministries or businesses (just to name a few media)?

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  1. Judy, the Holy Spirit continues to speak to me through you. What a gift you have. Thanks for sharing it publicly so others can reap the benefits.

  2. Judy, I loved this! I smiled as I read about your very lovely weekend, your plans “to do a blog post,” and I delighted each time life intervened and spit you a different way. Hope you enjoyed every minute of your time with friends and family!

    ~ Cara

    1. I did:). I want to be free to ride the wave of life rather than trying to control it (as if I could). Learning. I hope you had a lovely weekend Cara!

  3. I’m blessed to be living a life with very few “have-to’s” (thank You, Lord). So, I’d have to say that pretty much all I do is from my heart and art. Today, being Cinco de Mayo, I was happy to heap my homemade refried beans, Spanish rice and steak fajitas on plates for 2 of my neighbor guys. Art that you can eat–such a deal! I’m glad you had such a great day with your sons, Judy–and I’d like to read a post re the frozen eggs discussion–you always enlighten me! God bless you–love, sis Caddo

    1. “Art that you can eat” – I love that phrase, and it sounds delicious! You are obviously a very creative and generous woman, Caddo. Bless you!

  4. “…Do you experience tension between living life and creating art in your homes, blogs, gardens, word processors, canvases, ministries or businesses (just to name a few media)?”

    I’m one of those disciplined, focused, keep a shoulder to the wheel and an ear to the ground, rather boring types of guys. So, yes, I do feel the tension between living life as a husband, a son, a neighbor, and then reading and writing.

    But when it comes to my kids and grandkids, I drop everything and enjoy them without a second thought on my part.

  5. I can relate, Judy. Bits of inspiration come flooding through my mind, (lately about my mom since she passed away), so I write the main idea the Lord gives me on my Notes app on my phone, and tuck it away for a time when I can write about it. Sometimes by the time I get around to it, the feeling has dulled and I keep it filed away. It’s even harder to read all the blogs I follow. Whew, I think I need a Blog retreat.

    I love your family conversation topics, by the way. 🙂

    Blessings to you….

    1. So nice to hear from you, Lori. It can be tricky to keep it all in balance, can’t it? May The Lord bless you in your writing, retreating and living!

  6. Hi Judy…I can so relate! I had no problem writing for several blogs, including my own, all winter….but now that the snow has melted, and sun is shining, I feel drawn outside…….I have to constantly work to keep blogging as a way to express my life….not become my life…does that make sense?

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