Zentangle is an art form I have been using for many years now. It is a form of prayer for me and I affectionately call this “prayer tangling”. The butterfly has significant religious symbolism. A closer look at the butterfly will reveal tangles Within the shape. Why the color blue? I like it.
I enjoy old cars. It reminds me of my youth and the hours I spent helping my dad, in the driveway, on most Saturday mornings do routine maintenance on the family car. Back then it was easier to do service and repair small things gone wrong than it is today. Old cars also remind meContinue reading “Old Cars”
We live in a beautiful part of eastern NC. Just a few counties over, toward the outer banks, is the small town of Hertford, NC. Last Saturday we drove to Hertford. Along the way we picked up my sister-in-law in Gates county and ended up at the Nicholson House, a country restaurant in the communityContinue reading “Saturday Drive”
During this Lenten season our church’s theme is “Praying With Our Eyes.” The theme at Lakeside Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC, focuses on the many ways we see God if we are attentive enough to notice and willing enough to care. God’s sanctuary can be found wherever we are, whoever we are with, and wheneverContinue reading “Praying With Our Eyes”
Sunsets this time of year are just amazing. Whether it is at Lake Wilson; or down in Savannah, Ga. (my home town); or even the view above the grocery store in our neighborhood. The sunset helps me to stop, slow down, and think about the creator. God says “Be still and know that I amContinue reading “Be Still and know that I am God”
We have the privilege of assisting in a food desert not far from our home. You may ask “What is a food desert?” A food desert is a place where there is no access to grocery stores that have nutritional food available for purchase. If the community is over 10 miles from a grocery itContinue reading “Food Desert”
On a recent trip to our favorite island, St. Simons Island, we were relaxing at the pier following our evening dinner. Sunset is spectacular each evening. Enjoying the sunset over the Sidney Lanier Bridge in the distance, I heard a noise just behind me. I turned around and behold a crusty old pelican had landedContinue reading “Summer Friend”
Last weekend I had enough of staying home. Anna and jumped into our car and headed East on highway 64 East with no particular destination. We just drove. We came to Jamestown and noticed on the highway an old fire truck that was sitting in a field. In looking at the headlights I have determinedContinue reading “Jamestown NC”
http://www.lacountanderson.com – Prints available As our staying at home in NC has been slightly adjusted to phase 2 of reopening, I am choosing to visit places (socially distanced) that are quiet and peaceful. A visit to parks in our area allows me to be in nature. Stopping to listen to the sounds of nature resultsContinue reading “Quiet Results in Peace”
“I’ve seen it in the lightning, heard it in the thunder,And felt it in the rain;My Lord is near me all the time,My Lord is near me all the time. ” Barbara Gaultney This painting is inspired from one of my visits to the country of Eswatini located in southern Africa.