During the US government shutdown earlier this month, the company I work for was furloughed and I was sent home unsure of when I would be called back to start work again. I am thankful for this experience for a few reasons: 1) I had a day off where I could paint, but 2) God used the furlough to show me how dependent I was becoming on money and how I allowed that to misdirect where I was putting my trust. As I was able to reflect on what was happening, God opened my eyes and gave me peace amongst my inner storm. After that, I was blessed with a phone call from my boss telling me we could come back to work the next day, God is good.
I was pretty bummed that I couldn’t make it to the Netherlands for AuGGust’13, so Hawaii it is. Aloha!
Lately, God has been reminding me of the importance of being humble, to “value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others” (Philippians 2:3-4 NIV). Aloha!
This art piece was done for Surfing the Nation’s 3rd biannual Ulu Pono Art Show in my second hometown, Wahiawa, Hawaii. It was a blessing to be involved with the community outreach program/event which supports the local kids in that area.
This piece says “Hope,” and basically the green border represents the “green light” to “go” and be the hope (through Jesus) in a dark, unsaturated world, which the black/grey stripes represent. Please pray for Wahiawa as we try to re-claim territory for God, and continue to pray for Surfing the Nations as they are being the hands and feet of Jesus, that they will be strengthened and encouraged to keep on doing our Father’s work. Aloha!