Lent 2012 ~ The Purpose Driven Life, Day Four

Chapter 4 – Made to Last Forever, to date is the most comforting.  Since I first read the book, I have had major changes in my life, most importantly mother‘s death.

Through mother’s illness and subsequent death I had no misgivings about where she was going.  My mother is celebrating her life in eternity, in heaven.  I have no doubts and my mother had no doubts.

As you read CHapter 4, the thought that keeps being stressed over and over is that this life is only the first chapter, the lead up to the big prize.  How we live in this life will determine how we will live in our eternal life.

Warren states “life on earth is just a dress rehearsal before the real production.”

For believers this chapter must provide a sense of comfort, acceptance in Christ as our personal Lord and Savior provides us entry into the “real production.”

What a great joy it will be to be reunited with loved ones, friends and family.  And what a joy it will be to sit in the presence of the Savior, Christ Our Lord.

Day Four:  Thinking About My Purpose

Point to Ponder:  There is more to life than just here and now.

Verse to Remember:  “This world is fading away, along with everything is craves.  But if you do the will of God, you will live forever.”  1 JOhn 2:17 (NLT)

Question to Consider:  Since I was made to last forever, what is the one thing I should stop doing and the one thing I should start doing today?

Thoughts?  Join the discussion…….

2012 Lake Worth Street Painting Festival

Each year, the City of Lake Worth hosts one of the most unique festivals of the year, the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival.  I try to attend each year because of its quirkiness, hometown feel and community involvement.

Some festivals are over-programmed, take themselves WAY too seriously and forget that they are intended to complement a town and not overtake a town.  The Street Painting Festival never takes itself too seriously and it compliments the community feel of Lake Worth.

I usually try to go late in the afternoon on Saturday so that I can enjoy the finished pieces, this year it looked like rain so I went early as we all know, sidewalk chalk and rain don’t mix!

Arriving around 11:30, I was excited to see a great crowd already gathering.  Well over 100 artists were on display.  Some professional, many student and some weekend artists, the 2012 edition of this year’s festival doesn’t disappoint!

Congratulations to the City of Lake Worth on the success of another year’s event!

A few of the beginning sketches.  Squares are marked off and painted black, then the artist usually creates a grid for their masterpieces to be designed in.

 

 

 

 

Some people paint the classics….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While others paint disney, and other paint abstracts and others end up with more paint on themselves than on the street….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget the quirkiness of Lake Worth, plus with it being the political season even more sideshow fun than normal could be found.  The Ron Paul gang definitely had the mose enthusiastic party!