What is this?
It's my blooming kaleidoscope flower!
I created it today at the Refresh retreat
hosted by my friend Sandy.
It was a mostly silent retreat,
and I'll write more about it later on another blog.
But for now, just the story behind the picture.
It started here on the couch,
before I even picked up my colors.
In my private devotional time
reading through Colossians.
I wrote down key words
and pondered how they applied to me.
I came in weary and grieving this morning.
Last year, my most challenging ever,
left me feeling fragmented.
It's not yet over.
Today, in my meditations on
Scripture and my tumultuous life,
I thought of the word:
raised to the light,
jumbled and reflected,
turned and turned
and raised up again,
Why yes, I did just write an impromptu poem.
So when we sat down at the art tables,
while the others made collages,
I knew what I would draw with markers instead.
My outlines uneven,
as my life often is also.
I started filling in around the edges.
The words came from
my morning's journaling
chapter by chapter in Colossians in my
I apply words of TRUTH
to the broken places of my life.
And on the stem, the words:
That's what I want to be and do.
At the end of the day,
one of the sweet ladies shared
what a blessing it was
that she saw me blossom into joy
during the day
as I spent extended quiet time with God.
It happens that way,
Oh, here it is now, two weeks later!
Two more posts featuring this retreat!