2019 ~ Kimberly McGuiness Art & Design

~~Mixed Media~Digital Art~Home Decor~Gifts~~

January 16, 2019

Just Checking In Today

Shared from a friend..... :)

A Minister passing through his church
In the middle of the day,
Decided to pause by the altar
To see who come to pray.
Just then the back door opened,
And a man came down the aisle,
The minister frowned as he saw the man
Hadn't shaved in a while.
His shirt was torn and shabby,
And his coat was worn and frayed,
The man knelt down and bowed his head,
Then rose and walked away.
.
In the days that followed at precisely noon,
The preacher saw this chap,
Each time he knelt just for a moment,
A lunch pail in his lap.
Well, the minister's suspicions grew,
With robbery a main fear,
.
He decided to stop and ask the man,
'What are you doing here?'
The old man said he was a factory worker
And lunch was half an hour
Lunchtime was his prayer time,
For finding strength and power.
I stay only a moment
Because the factory's far away;
As I kneel here talking to the Lord,
This is kinda what I say:
.
'I JUST CAME BY TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP
AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.
DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS, THIS IS BEN,
JUST CHECKING IN TODAY.'
.
The minister feeling foolish,
Told Ben that it was fine.
He told the man that he was welcome
To pray there anytime.
'It's time to go, and thanks,' Ben said
As he hurried to the door.
Then the minister knelt there at the altar,
Which he'd never done before.
His cold heart melted, warmed with love,
As he met with Jesus there.
As the tears flowed down his cheeks,
He repeated old Ben's prayer:
.
'I JUST CAME by TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I'VE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP
AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.
I DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME,
JUST CHECKING IN TODAY.'
.
Past noon one day, the minister noticed
That old Ben hadn't come.
As more days passed and still no Ben,
He began to worry some.
At the factory, he asked about him,
Learning he was ill.
The hospital staff was worried,
But he'd given them a thrill.
.
The week that Ben was with them,
Brought changes in the ward.
His smiles and joy contagious.
Changed people were his reward.
The head nurse couldn't understand
Why Ben could be so glad,
When no flowers, calls or cards came,
Not a visitor he had.
.
The minister stayed by his bed,
He voiced the nurse's concern:
No friends had come to show they cared.
He had nowhere to turn.
Looking surprised, old Ben spoke up
And with a winsome smile;
'The nurse is wrong, she couldn't know,
He's been here all the while.'
Everyday at noon He comes here,
A dear friend of mine, you see,
He sits right down and takes my hand,
Leans over and says to me:
.
'I JUST CAME BY TO TELL YOU, BEN,
HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP,
AND I TOOK AWAY YOUR SIN .
I THINK ABOUT YOU ALWAYS
AND I LOVE TO HEAR YOU PRAY,
AND SO BEN, THIS IS JESUS,
JUST CHECKING IN TODAY .'
.
If this blesses you, pass it on. Many people
will walk in and out of your life, but only
true friends will leave footprints in your
heart
.
May God hold you in the palm of His hand
And Angels watch over you..
Please pass this page on to your friends
& loved ones. If you aren't ashamed.
Jesus said, ' If you are ashamed of me,'
I will be ashamed Of you before my Father.'
.
If you are not ashamed, pass this on.
So, FRIEND, this is ME ...
"Just Checking In Today"
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January 10, 2019

Optimal Wellness for Your Body, Mind & Spirit

I'm always looking for natural and motivating ways to keep myself grounded and present in life. I've come across this free event I thought would be helpful for some of you. I like to share things that are inspirational, educating and inspiring in our self-care. Hope this is something you've been looking for and I'll continue to share as I come across these types of events. Info is below and it's FREE!!
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January 14-18, 2019




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January 5, 2019

Star Catcher: I finally caught one!

whimsical line and shape art with figure in yellow hat; stars on face and clothes
©Kimberly McGuiness
Remember laying in the grass as a child and looking up at the stars wishing you could catch one of them? Besides Hundertwasser, this is the inspiration behind my newest piece, 'Star Catcher'.

I love the shapes, lines, and colors of this piece. Although it's inspired by Hundertwasser and his life work of bringing humanity and nature together in harmony, I've finally developed my own style under his influence. I'm so excited and simply overjoyed about this new growth in my work.

I honestly feel like I've caught a star and I'm forever grateful. My art has been a wish for so long in my life. Always wondering if I would be able to become a working artist, what my style would be like and how it would develop. Even though I have my hands in other mediums and experiments it's always the practice with each piece that helps me to grow into what is already waiting for me to know, learn, do and then share with the world.

This piece is a 9x12 mixed media on mixed media paper. I used watercolor, ink, salt. I also like to digitally enhance or manipulate a piece in Photoshop. For me, it's a way to take full advantage of technology to bring about different versions of the same piece giving it endless possibilities with color and shape. This is the result I kept from the image above:
whimsical line and shape art with stars, swirls and circles
©Kimberly McGuiness
I love how this digital piece ended up presenting itself. Thanks for looking! Feel free to pin, post, share & tweet :)
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