“The strength of patience hangs on our capacity to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our delays and detours.” ― John Piper, Battling Unbelief: Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure

Life can change very quickly. One minute, I’m in the suburbs of misty green Seattle serving others, enjoying the ministry God has fashioned in me, and the next, I am on top of an arid mountain in Colorado Springs wondering where I fit in. This is most likely not a detour, but the next part of the amazing, scenic journey God has created for me.

I’ve played around with watercolor and pen&ink as I unpack worldly goods, those I almost wish I didn’t have. (Unpacking “stuff” really causes a defining moment when one thinks, “I could live with much less.”) I’m trying to hold onto the memories of my trip to Italia last month, through my recent artwork. At the same time, I’m looking for a church, enjoying being with two of my daughters and my son-in-law, and plugging along on unpacking bottles, plates and odds and ends.

Quick sketch, Lucca Bikes, Watercolor and pen, Marcia Carole

Pinocchio Watercolor, Marcia Carole

I’ve got a spot carved out for my art-making, and I think it’s time to begin a new book I’ve had on another back burner along with fresh watercolors in response to beautiful Italia. Stay tuned! What a wonderful adventure life is!


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