New link to The Wildlife Art of Sharon Rule


Would really like for you to visit my new website http://thewildlifeartofsharonrule.wordpress.com/

I started painting last year for my daughter’s annual charity.  Here is another link that will help you understand why I paint for this very worthy cause.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOfVV7D_bws

My daughter, Michele Lee Stumpe (the one in the blue shirt) posted this video that was made in their recent visit to the Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon, Africa. I’m so proud of her and her husband Kerry’s passion to help these children have an education which will change their world. I am extremely humbled and honored that I also have the opportunity to contribute in a small way to their education by painting oil paintings that are auctioned at the annual benefit in Atlanta. I hope this helps you understand the impact that the childrenofconservation.org foundation has on the people it touches.

Sowing Seeds


Many parents aren’t proud of their family trees. The harvest was taken, but no seed was sown. Childhood memories bring more hurt than inspiration. If such is the case, put down the family scrapbook and pick up your Bible. John 3:6 reminds us, “Human life comes from human parents, but spiritual life comes from the Spirit.” Your parents have given you genes, but God gives you grace.

Didn’t have a good father?  Galatians 4:7 says God will be your father. Didn’t have a good role model?  Ephesians 5:1 says, “You are God’s child whom He loves, so try to be like Him.”

You cannot control the way your forefathers responded to God. But you can control the way you respond to Him. The past does not have to be your prison. Choose well and someday—generations from now—your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will thank God for the seeds you sowed!

From When God Whispers Your Name

~ Max Lucado

Letting Go


 

 

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(Photo of the Pacific Ocean along the Hwy 1 California Coast)

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I’ve been having a rough time lately learning the lesson of “Letting Go”.

From time to time, I feel I already “know” this lesson.

But then I turn around and realize, “Letting Go” is a daily thing.

The subject of the “Letting Go” project changes,

but the lesson is always the same.

I have to let go to the right person –

and that is My Lord.

The latest lesson was to go to the Serenity Prayer

and repeat it until I let go of whatever is controlling my life.

I hope these words help someone

who is going through the same lesson.

~ Sharon