Finding Inspiration

The chalkboard on which I'd drawn the pumpkin sold within 24 hours of listing it, but I KNEW inspiration would find me!

I removed THIS chalkboard from the wall and it filled the fireplace opening nicely.  Then I googled "how to draw a turkey" and tried my hand at the easiest one I found.

This morning in our Ladies' Home Connection (Bible study followed by lunch), we did a little search about the Apostle Philip.  From John 1 we read:  "(Jesus) found Philip and said to him,'Follow me.'...Philip found Nathanael and said to him, 'We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.'"

Jesus found -- AND Philip found!
Jesus found ME -- and I found Jesus.
What a thrilling (and humbling) thought.

While hoping that "inspiration would find me", I realized that I could find inspiration, too.  It required thinking outside the box, removing a chalkboard from the place it has hung for quite awhile, finding a drawing that seemed within my potential of replicating it, giving it my best effort, and then finding a suitable, framed picture to hang in the bare spot.

...Not so unlike my experience with Jesus!  
The more time, thought and effort I invest in knowing Him 
and communicating with Him, the more satisfaction and pleasure I find!   
The results are both surprising and fulfilling.
(And like Philip,I can't HELP sharing what/WHO I've found!)
 This is the picture hanging where the chalkboard used to hang.
Another thrift store "find".

 "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." Picasso


  1. I found this to be a very interesting post :) nice job drawing the turkey :)

    1. I'm pretty sure I'll never achieve YOUR level of artistic creativity, Dee.....but thanks for the encouragement!

  2. I enjoyed this post as well and the turkey is just too cute!
    I am so eternally grateful that Jesus found me and I found Him, too!!

  3. Great post. Jesus, our truest Friend, our Saviour, finds us and draws us ever closer to Him.

    Love your turkey, and the painting on the wall. Great inspiration.

    Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady

  4. That's a beautiful picture Rebecca. I really love the frame too.
    At this time in my families lives I am praying that Jesus is following us and helping us all make the RIGHT decisions.
    Love Di ♥

  5. I agree 100% percent...and when God gives inspiration and we follow it, what joy it brings to our soul

  6. Jesus found me! That thought thrill me and I want to be a Phillip and share what I found when Jesus found me. Thankful for the inspiration you found because I found it when I visited. This is a post that will stay with me this week.

  7. I am looking forward to meeting you for lunch on Wednesday!


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Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)