Quotes From An Artist’s Reboot

Brenda and I are working through a book geared to reboot us as artist’s. We are writing extensively about it over at our other blog Notes From the Vicarage.

But I did want to share a few quotes from the book here:

“Every Child is an artist. The trick is remaining one as a an adult.” Pablo PIcasso

“It is solved by walking.” Augustine of Hippo (note this means if you have a problem take a walk!)

It is important to be very gentle with yourself, especially in the early days of a transition.- Julia Cameron

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A Word About Artistry 4-27-19

This “word” came to me in my prayer time the other day. As this is art show weekend at Cornerstone. I thought it was a fitting word to share

True artistry is living out of the authentic self by demonstration. That is not the authentic self we have created in response to the world. Artistry is the expression of the deepest self, the self that is connected to the Creator and is untouched, uninfluenced by the world.- J. Lillie

Hey don’t forget to check out our family blog at NOTES FROM THE VICARAGE.

A Day At Ccada 5-21-16

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Our monthly artist’s gathering at Cornerstone Church in Winchendon MA was almost a week ago now. Because of our Network Pastor’s Council I am just finishing up this post today.

Our group is dubbed C.cada (Cornerstone Christian Artist’s Day Apart).  We are a group of people dedicated to giving each other space to do our work and to helping each other figure out how to use our gifts for the good of the church and the community. All of the shawls above were made by the ladies below. They are the Prayer Shawlers. They are preparing to give out prayer shawls at our local Walk For Cancer next month.image

These are some of our artists hard at work. They are getting ready for our next Show-N-Tell in July.image

Norma and Patti are doing an on-line class in balloon bending as they prepare for a summer festival where we will be setting up .image

Every month we do a different art form study. This month our study was in watercolor. We had seventeen folks exploring this art form with teacher Charlotte Dorais.

 
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Next month we will be hosting an informational outreach booth at Winchendon’s Summer Solstice Festival. Come visit us on June 18th.

30 Plus 1 Days Of Praise: Shoutin’ Saturdays 5-14-16

As we continue into the month of May it is time to worship and build up the name of Jesus. I would like to challenge all my readers to 30 and 1 days of praise! Everyday for the next month find a praise song and post it on your blog or Facebook account. Let’s light up the blogosphere with praises to Christ! Who will join me?

Time is short and the church is being called to a wakeful state to be ready when the bridegroom comes! Let Him not find us sleeping when He comes! Even so come Lord Jesus!

Learn more about the artists ALL SONS & DAUGHTERS HERE.

Here is another blog building praise in the blogosphere:

ARTIST DAY APART 

C.cada Weekly Update 5-13-16

C.cada is getting ready for its next monthly meeting. This month

ARTIST CHARLOTTE DORAIS IS DOING AN INTRODUCTORY CLASS IN WATER COLOR PAINTING.

PLEASE CONTACT ME HERE ON WORDPRESS OR ON FACEBOOK IF WANT TO ATTEND THIS CLASS.

YOU WILL NEED:

CANVAS OR WATER COLOR PAPER

WATERCOLOR PAINTS

PAINTBRUSHES

Here is Ken’s weekly devotion from the website.

l recently drove by one of our local churches.  Written on their outside message board was written something like this, “What if people treated their Bible like their cell phone?”  Now I admit that am definitely old school when it comes to electronic and computer devices.  In fact, I don’t even own a cell phone or a tablet.  And while I have a TV, I only use it to watch or to record programs.  According to the Washington Times, adults in the US spend 4 1/2 hours a day on their phones.  CNN has found that the amount increases to 9 hours a day for US teenagers.  And that’s not counting any use of it at school.  That’s more than 2 1/2 days a week and more than 136 days of the year.  What if they are fortunate enough,  10 For the days of our life, to contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away. (Psalm 90:10)  It will fly even faster if we spend that much time on our cell phones.

 What if?
What if?
THE “ALMIGHTY CELL” PHONE

Think about it…we use our phones for calls, texts, GPS, listening or recording music, videos, games, time, TV, photography, watching or  recording movies, access the internet, download apps, take a picture, download and read books, check medical records, do online banking or participate in thee various social media.  And that’s just what I’ve heard from others.  What if we used that time differently?

THE ALMIGHTY GOD

What if we spent that time with Jesus, His Father, and the Holy Spirit?  I can only imagine.  What if we spent that time reading the Word and then following up on what it says?  While using a cell phone is not necessarily a bad thing, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.  When we start spending large chunks of our lives staring a tiny screen, to the exclusion of social interaction, safe driving, and common politeness, we have gone over the bounds of wisdom.  10 Better is one day in your courts (presence) than a thousand elsewhere. (Psalm 84:10)  Even better than that cell phone.  Or anything else that takes your attention away from God and what He wants for your life.

WHAT IF?

We spent our days getting closer to Him instead of all the other things we think we need or want to do?  We can only imagine what rewards God will have for us.

30 Plus 1 Days Of Praise: Faithful Fridays 5-13-16

As we continue into the month of May it is time to worship and build up the name of Jesus. I would like to challenge all my readers to 30 and 1 days of praise! Everyday for the next month find a praise song and post it on your blog or Facebook account. Let’s light up the blogosphere with praises to Christ! Who will join me?

Here are some other bloggers who are building the blogosphere’s worship-scape

Sue’s Nook

Another Red Letter Day

Join them with a worship post of your own today!

Learn more about ANTHONY SKINNER & THE IMMERSION FAMILY BAND HERE

Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

This week THE DAILY POST HAS CHALLENGED US TO SHOW ADMIRATION.

I think what inspires admiration in me is an aura of the heroic.

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My daughter is an inspiration to me. She is a consummate overcomer. Tenacious and directed. She has fought and advocated for herself every step of her journey and soon she hopes to be Pastor Amanda Lillie.

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I admire my son for his bravery in traversing cultures and continents to be a teacher overseas.

I admire my  son-in-law James and my daughter Melanie for stepping into marriage and making their way into ministry in the Boston suburbs.

I admire my sister who is heading to her mission field in the Netherlands tomorrow to bring the message of the gospel to the world through theater ministry

 

I admire the artists and ministry team of C.cada and Special Touch for their willingness to lay so much aside for the work of God’s kingdom.

 

And I really admire the staff and workers of Cornerstone for their hard work in the Lord.

Mostly I admire the One who has put something of the heroic in all of us.

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30 PLUS 1 DAYS OF PRAISE:Sacred Sundays 5-1-16

As we begin the month of May it is time to magnify or build up the name of Jesus. I would like to challenge all my readers to 30 and one days of praise! Everyday for the next month find a praise song and post it on your blog or Facebook account. Let’s light up the blogosphere with praises to Christ! Who will join me?

Sacred Sundays is one of seven weekly posts at Lillie-Put dedicated to raising the praise of Jesus across the blogosphere. Usually with this particular post I try to pull from Christian music’s older traditions.

Today I am offering a hymnal mash up ministered by Centric Worship

Add your own hymn of the faith in the comments section below.

Learn more about the artist ANTHONY SKINNER HERE.

C.cada Weekly Update 4-26-16

Ken has delivered another great devotional thought for our artists.

If you would like to attend our next C.cada meeting in May. Message me here or on my Facebook page

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Hair today; gone tomorrow

 

Hair today; gone tomorrow