I was inspired to do a watercolor portrait.  I started 
this one of Jesse when she was little.  I'm really enjoying
it but it is a lot of work.  I've always thought if you get the 
eyes right the rest will fall into place so I drew them
and re-drew them like seven times.  So far I'm happy with it.

Minion loves his Mommy

My roses are blooming!  thanks Jesse!


This really fit how I’ve been feeling lately;
from Streams in the Desert, June 21st

The adult coral invertebrates, known as polyps, work underwater constructing coral reefs.  They do so never even imagining they are building the foundation of a new island, which will someday support plants and animals and will be a home where the children of God will be born and equipped for eternal glory as “co-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17
Beloved, if your place in God’s army is hidden and secluded, do not grumble and complain.  Do not seek to run from His will and the circumstances in which He has placed you.  Remember, without the polyps, the coral reefs would never be built, and God calls some people to be spiritual polyps.  He is looking for those who are willing to serve in places hidden from the sight of others, yet in full view of heaven, and who are sustained by the Holy Spirit.

Just where you stand in the conflict,
There is your place.
Just where you think you are useless,
Hide not your face.
God placed you
there for a purpose,
Whate’er it be;
Think He has chosen you for it;
Work loyally.
Put on your armor!
Be faithful at toil or rest!
Whate’er it be never doubting
God’s way is best.
Out in the fight or on lookout,
Stand firm and true;
This is the work that your Master