Anything worth doing will have struggles. But anything worth the struggle is worth doing ~ Megan Finsel

Monday, May 28, 2012

Forever in Our Hearts; Let's Remember Them

This is dedicated to all the wonderful men and women who serve our country (those who have sacrificed their lives, and those who are still fighting). Many members of my family have fought for America's freedom and it's a heroic sacrifice. So this Memorial Day I just wanted to say thank you.

To the fallen: we salute your bravery, your amazing strength, and your heroic lives. You are not forgotten; we still remember what lives you've touched and what amazing things you did for us! We'll hold you forever in our hearts and in the heart of America.

And to those of you still fighting: keep your spirits high! We are praying for your safety; the Lord is watching over you, His protective hand is holding you, and soon you will be reunited with your families.

Because, the sacrifices you have made for our freedom are astounding and appreciated.
~Thank you so much~
©We love you!©

Happy Memorial Day

Friday, May 25, 2012

April Showers Brought Me Flowers

Lately, since my semester has ended and summer is finally here (can I get a "whoop whoop!"?), I've been stretching my creative abilities. One of my goals this summer is to either write or paint something new every day, but I have a little problem. I've become bored with plain old paper; it's just too small! So in my search for a larger canvas, my art has since spread elsewhere... teehee ;) In addition to my Dragon here is my latest mural:

These Hibiscus flowers are done with acrylics

They represent the Father

The Son

And the Holy Spirit

And presto, a little Hawaii in Southwest Florida, lol.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012


It's that moment
when the clicks and trendsetters slam the door in your face
 and suddenly you find yourself standing on the outside
looking in on a world you feel you’ll never fit into.

 Yeah, you try, 
                          but it doesn't matter if you iron your curly hair,

or use makeup to cover up your scars and blemishes...

No matter how hard you try to look like them,

you feel like you still stick out!

And, suddenly, you’re scared to be who you really are on the inside, outside.


Isn’t the whole idea of being individual people to be just that: individuals?
Not carbon copies.

After all we have a right to express and exercise our individuality!

You know...
If we all just accepted ourselves the way we are


And why do we care so much about what they think of us?
Why does their criticism matter anyways?

After all
The only person you should be is


Monday, May 21, 2012

The Truthful Art of Beautiful You

You were created special;
Down to every hair, every lash, and every freckle.
Your personality is more colorful than a painter’s palette,
Unique, magnifique, you're the best the Artist has dreamt of yet!
He envisioned you, He sketched you, and at last He stepped back and said:

“Critiques will judge you and the World may smudge you,
yet to Me you are a masterpiece.
Beautiful you are, an art show star, and you're at last complete.”


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Make Way for Sunny Skies

It never ceases to amaze me how

No matter how gray and rainy
the day may begin,
God can take it
and make it sunny again!

When I woke up yesterday morning it was just that; a stormy, depressing mess outside. Yet, today, the sun has emerged to peel back the gloom off the sky and the breeze is fresh and sweet!

It’s just like in life.
If you have a problem,
if you’re living through a gray patch of hardship,
just wait a little longer
and hold on to your faith a little stronger,
He will turn your storms
into sunny skies!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day! To...

  Moms everywhere: thank you for
 COmforting us when we feel afraid,
 Teaching us right from wrong and
 Helping us grow up to be big and strong. With your
 GEntle hands and loving arms,
 Reassuring us that we’ll be okay,
 Safe in your embrace, we thank you on this Mother's Day!

    P.S. I love you Mom! You mean the world to me©        

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Diversity truly is the Spice of Life

What is diversity?

Is it looking different then the guy sitting next to you?

           Is it the way you talk,
                                                                or the accentyou speak in?
Maybe it’s how you look.

                                           The way your eyes crinkle in the corner,

or the color of your skin?


I think
diversity must run deeper than that.

    Right about now you’re probably thinking, “wow, this is out of the blue.” Yeeeah, it’s pretty random (although being random is my specialty, lol) but let me explain…

    In my creative writing class I was asked to write a paper on diversity, which, of course, got me thinking: "What is the true meaning of 'diversity'?" I was supposed to analyze whether or not I gravitate towards people like myself (which I don’t) and, in turn, analyze the kinds of friends I have.
    I discovered two things:

1) I have an eclectic circle of friends.
2) That’s a good thing!

    First of all, hanging around people who think and act like you do is not only boring but you don’t enhance each other in any way! Think about it, what aspects do you bring to your circle of friends? And where do they fill in your weaknesses? For example, I’m not great at math but I happen to have several friends who love it and have been able to help me improve. Whereas, I love English, and have several friends I’ve tutored. We not only complement each other but improve the way each other think. Granted, we have some similar likes, hobbies, ect. for those are the grounds for a good relationship, but it’s all comes down to broadening your horizons.
    Consider this...
If we accept one another,
Not despite our differences,
But because of them,
What do you think the outcome would be?

If the whole world would get together and make friendships outside their cliques, we would make such a radical difference in our society!

Think about the new kid, who just moved in next door,
Or that student eating lunch alone.

 What would happen if we broke out of our comfort zones and reached out to one another? We could rewrite the definition of the word, "diversity"!

    As I stated in the end of my essay:   

A family can be many things.
Family can be who you live with, the country you hail from, or the circle of friends you have. It can also be a group of people who were once strangers yet come together because they discovered they have something in common. They grow closer and closer until the lines of diversity have been blurred. Eventually, you cannot tell the African from the Korean from the American and it all comes down to this one fact: No matter what we look like on the outside, we are all the same within.

So I purpose a challenge today:
Find someone new and reach out to him or her in some way!
Just welcome them into your world, if only long enough to make them J
If everyone tried to do this every day, we could greatly reduce the amount of hurting in the world!
If you accept this challenge, please #1 this post and pass on this important message! 

Just think of the difference you could make!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Simply Happy

It’s taking your kite out on a windy afternoon.
It’s racing your bike against a summer monsoon.

a board game or a movie night,

It's a tent and a pillow fight.

It’s laughing so hard it makes you cry.

It’s  the sun shining in the clear blue sky.


It’s the simple things that make this life so great,

Not good luck, charm or fate.
It’s finding the blessings He’s bestowed upon you.
That’s when the sun is shining and the skies are blue.
Some people search their whole lives and never truly see,
That happiness is not in what we have,
It’s found inside you and me!
Copyright 2012

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Friday, May 4, 2012

The Dream Watcher

This little guy now watches over my bed, and yeah he has startled me if I wake up in the middle of the night, lol. I painted him with acrylics (colors: "Crimson", "Brilliant Red", and "Phthalo Blue") all but his pupils, which I did with a silver gel pen. I don't know what to call him, so if you have any ideas I'd love to hear them!

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