Sculpture Saturday

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This beautiful glass sculpture was hanging from the ceiling of a round entrance hall of a medical center. You can see it from all three levels in different angles. Each side has different combination of colors and it exudes warmth or coolness. The gradation of colors remind me of sea creatures in deep waters and sunlight shimmering on the surface of the water.

These places don’t have to be a white canvas but spaces with colors of hope and health. I especially appreciate hospitals and medical centers using art to beautify the environment and to provide a calming experience for their patients and visitors. Rarely did I notice this until I frequented the children’s hospital for Ellis and realized how it softened the place. Then, it just became a thing I started to notice.

I love how this Sculpture Saturday challenge gives all of us an opportunity to share the sculptures we find in our surroundings.

Cheers for an awesome 2018-2019 school year

School is or almost in session for fall 2018. On social media, I see pictures of kids heading off to school, kids smiling for the camera holding “First day of ……,” and all the back-to school shopping ads. Beyond these first few days, I hope everyone has a splendid, productive, memorable, and discovery-filled year!!

The cooler weather is helping me transition from summer to school. But I’m telling myself that summer vacation is over and that it’s time to move on. How does time pass so quickly? It really does: scary how fast time flies. Every summer my kids are bigger, more opinionated, more adventurous, and definitely more against listening to the wise words of mommy.

Before I know it, they will be older and they will want to spend time with friends and do their own thing during summer breaks. That’s a normal part of growing up and I want my kids to become independent, but it’s hard to let go. I’m sure I’ll have sleepless nights remembering the good ‘ol days.

I hope to live today like that good ol’ day I’ll remember years later.

Overall, YAY for new grades, new books, new school supplies, new clothes, new teachers, new school (for some), new experiences, new friendships, and new learning.

Parents, kudos to you for all the rides, packing lunches, helping with homework, encouraging your kids, bandaging ouchies, going to games, showing up for school events, and keeping it all together!! As the initial excitement wanes and inevitable challenges crop up, I hope you remember that God is in control and that He is interested in every part of our lives. He listens to prayers…even my feeble, emergency prayers for patience and energy when I feel like I can’t do anything else. I’m always amazed at how He answers.

Philippians 4:6-7

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”