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Sunday Sermon and Simply Sensational Art With Friends

8 Aug

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” 

― H. Jackson Brown

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Today’s Gospel according to Luke: Was the story of Jesus telling the parable of the servants needing to be prepared for the master to return at any time. “Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.”

My take on it…You can’t expect to get to heaven by deciding last minute that you are repentant, or doing good deeds late in life or being generous only if you have extra or if someone is watching, or being kind and generous only when it serves a purpose. You have to be good, honest, loving, “vigilant” at all times. That’s what makes you a “good servant” of the Lord.

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Now, the fun art with friends part. Several of the ladies on our retreat at Crescent Moon Lodge did some painting, drawing, sketching, etc. on their own.


Sherry worked on her Santa’s. She is the queen of Santa painting. (She’s amazing!) I was painting some notecards/envelopes with bluebonnets, the Texas state flower.


I taught some of the other gals how to paint easy one stroke bluebonnets.


Michele was a natural. She painted this in about ten minutes…first try.

After our absolutely divine dinner, we painted wine glasses. I gave them a few instructions, but everyone pretty much did their own thing and they came out great. Dip dot daisies are the easiest. No skill required.


It was a wonderful weekend with wonderful artistic friends. We are going to have to do this more often. As Molly said, “How about next week?” Too bad the lodge gets booked up pretty fast. 

Thanks girls for such a fun weekend of laughter, friendship, stories, crying, giggling, and last but not least…feasting with the greatest meals imaginable. Thanks David and Michele Bernard. You two ROCK! 

Saturday:) Some More Fun Stuff from Oklahoma

7 Aug

“Great friends, great food, fun crafts, and lots of wine, it doesn’t get better than that.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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I tried to post this yesterday, but the wi-fi signal gods were not cooperating. Today, I  tried many, many times. Even my texts failed to send, but at 2am, I heard a ping. Yeah! I got up to check, but my phone informed me…message failed. Well, thanks for telling me. I guess, sometime between 4 and 5, a couple of things went through. But, unfortunately, not my post. (At least I don’t think so.)

Michele said perhaps if I stood outside on the magic rock, hold my hands up in the air, and say a special chant to the wi-if spirits, I might find a signal. It didn’t work…but I tried.


“Please, Wi-Fi spirits, allow your magical powers to enter my unworthy digital devices that I might share my adventures with the world. P.S. I’d like to be able to send a text, too.”

My chant didn’t work, so I’m catching up on Saturday’s sensational adventures at Crescent Moon Lodge and the fantastic food prepared by Chef David Bernard, from McKinneyfoodie.com. Be prepared to be jealous. Three marvelous meals with snacks and beverages in between. All homemade and baked on the premises. Several times I exclaimed, “Oh my, we have to eat again?” (FYI-they cater.)



That’s just a sampling of the fabulous food and friendship. Sunday’s post will be the fine art and friendship.