Last night my lovely artist friend, Holli and I hosted a paint night. We were hired to lead a watercolor tutorial for a birthday celebration.
The ladies brought an unbelievable array of food to celebrate.
As they were munching and mingling, Holli leans over to me and whispers, "this is now the age group of our church leaders... it's a beautiful thing". It caught me off guard as I had been so focused on things like, what we will paint? Was it too hot in my kitchen? What serving spoons should I put out?
All night I thought about that comment as I watched Jess (our pastor's wife) make us all laugh, Michelle (our music minister's wife) orchestrate the night and Hanna (our youth minister's wife) pop back into my sick teenage daughter's bedroom to make her feel loved and seen.
As we painted, the friends laughed, caught up and brought forth some beautiful peafowl.
Holli and I talked about how we used to be these ladies with young ones and ripe with little babies on the way. For Holli it was about 18 years ago and for me about 10. Now we are reminded that we are the older ladies...
Titus 2 in the bible says that older women should teach what is good and train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self controlled and pure, busy at home, to be kind and to love their husbands well.
Only on this night, they were the ones who were teaching and inspiring us ...
This next generation of mammas has us encouraged and feeling peace and hope for the future. They've got this!
Whether I am painting custom artwork, creating a water colored logo for a client, or teaching art students, I hope to refresh and inspire others with my work. Read more ...