Does God Have a Last Name?
When my son learned to talk it seemed he never stopped talking. Not only was he a gifted talker, he was curious about everything. He questioned everything and everyone. I used to get notes sent home in the first grade that he was talking too much. He would often blurt out things, I guess, instead of raising his hand and waiting to be called to speak. His answer to me was, "I know, Mama. I can't help it. I have so much to say." At that age I pictured him when he was grown being in a profession where he would use his gift of talk. You know, maybe an actor,lawyer, minister, sales person. Years passed and his answer to me was ,"Mama. I don't want to be a suit." One day out of the blue, when he was about 4 yrs old he said, "Mama."( He always had a serious look on his face when he was about ready to ask a question.) "Mama. Does God have a last name?" Ooooh. This minister's daughter had to think of something to say very fast. And how could I possibly come up with a clever answer to this awesome question? I think I remember taking a few seconds to think, mumbled something like, "I dunno. I'm not sure.(duh) but I think it's Andy." "Andy?" he questioned ."Yes,I said. Andy." And then I started singing, "And he walks with me and he talks with me and............" which some people will know comes from an old hymn. I don't remember what his response to me was, but I felt glad I had given him an answer, silly as it may have been. On another note, I found one of those cheap, unfinished boxes at Ben Franklin or Michaels for about a dollar. My daughter has done some cleaning out of her drawers and gave me some boxes of jewelry that she no longer wanted. I painted the box and thought I might try to decorate the box with the jewelry. I have discovered the beauty of pan pastels although I'm not sure how I'm really supposed to be using them. Is there a right way or technique? I don't know right now, but I am loving them. I only have 5 colors but know eventually I will have to get more especially in the flesh tones to help me with faces. Here is what I have done with them so far. I already had some background stuff on a Moleskin page but didn't care for it- too busy, so started covering it up with gesso, more paint and then pan pastels. Thanks for visiting here.