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Bee Attitudes.

January 14, 2012

Matthew 5:3-9

The Message (MSG)

3“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.

4“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

5“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.

6“You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.

7“You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for.

8“You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

9“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.

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Please See the other Posts which discuss more of this:

Bee Aware

He Knit A Wonderful Story.

32 Comments leave one →
  1. January 14, 2012 4:16 pm

    nice work!

  2. mandyateightisenough permalink
    January 14, 2012 4:26 pm

    oh…love your bee and your top painting is so pretty…xxx

  3. January 14, 2012 5:58 pm

    Love the bee!!!

    • January 14, 2012 8:26 pm

      oh thanks… I was experimenting with some sheer paints to give the wings a wing-y look.

  4. January 14, 2012 8:09 pm

    Well, T, please come by and get your free download at my blog – a bee photoshop “illustration…: ) – are you bee keepers too? My vintage tweener would love to do that too, I just haven’t gotten into it yet…I don’t know if I want to!

    • January 14, 2012 8:27 pm

      not yet… we nearly pulled the trigger and got them last year and then i bulked at the last , literally the keys were in my hand, second.
      so we are adding them to the farm this spring…err…i think, lol.
      I will be over to check out your site.

  5. January 14, 2012 9:08 pm

    Beautiful! As always, love stopping by to visit your blog! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful work and your loving heart.

  6. January 14, 2012 9:25 pm

    Love your work and the message is awesome. Thank you! Happy PPF. 🙂

  7. Lindsay permalink
    January 14, 2012 9:57 pm

    I love the tiny flowers and bees! So pretty! Thank you for sharing!

  8. January 14, 2012 10:48 pm

    Wow good job. Great detail. Wonderful.

  9. January 14, 2012 11:25 pm

    Love the delicacy of the top one.

  10. January 15, 2012 1:03 am

    8“You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
    I wouldn’t miss what He wants me to see for anything…thanks for sharing… I just love your paintings!
    Here is another Bee post… thought you would enjoy 🙂

    • January 16, 2012 9:20 am

      Oh I checked it out…Thank you for sending me there. So fun seeing the bees from the other side of the world.

  11. January 15, 2012 8:35 am

    Very cool! 😉

  12. January 15, 2012 9:24 am

    beautiful connections between life of the bee and me…

  13. January 15, 2012 10:01 pm

    Oh, I love that painting of the bee in the field of flowers

  14. January 16, 2012 2:12 am

    lovely words… lovely art! my favorite….”with less of you there is more of God”!

  15. January 16, 2012 2:37 pm

    Thanks for this reminder: “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope..” Less of me, more of Him. And I love the way The Message phrases this! Sweet little bees–looks like they’re so fun to paint! The wings look three-dimensional. Are they? And what did you use? –Sadee Sadee @ a Picturebook Life

    • January 16, 2012 5:54 pm

      no the wings aren’t 3d isn’t that technique cool.. I was just messing around with these paints and I just “knew” I wanted to paint wings on…something… and then my new bee obsession was the perfect opportunity.
      Thanks so much for noticing… I want to get better at the bees.. but the wings were the whole reason I wanted to try.

  16. January 16, 2012 8:56 pm

    Love the bees!! I was going to say the same thing Sadee did… the wings look 3d. That is so neat! Beautiful work T!

    • January 17, 2012 2:44 pm

      isn’t that cool.. still messing around with it.. hope I can get the look I really want soon.

  17. January 17, 2012 8:12 pm

    These painting and the pictures of them are really beautiful! And the wings are so neat looking. They have a little sparkle!

    • January 18, 2012 8:20 am

      yes they do have a touch of pearliness to them.. thank you for your sweet words.

  18. January 24, 2012 12:58 pm

    mmmmmmm…. loving reading the posts I missed while on my ” no computer retreat” Oh how I love the Message, the words just cut me to the core.

  19. February 5, 2012 9:03 pm

    Super-cute! Thanks for linking up!

  20. February 6, 2012 8:40 pm

    Stopping by from Do Not Depart link up

    I love this. Beautiful.

  21. February 17, 2012 4:25 pm

    Watercolor; fluid, absorbed, washed right to the edge…like faith. I hovered with visual delight here over your art!

  22. Elizabeth B permalink
    February 18, 2012 9:07 am

    Beautiful art work. We have bees. ❤

    • February 18, 2012 4:52 pm

      Oh you do!
      We are planning to get them this spring!
      We order them at the end of the month!

  23. Elizabeth B permalink
    February 19, 2012 2:30 pm

    Oh great! One of our hives died over the winter, but the other one is thriving. btw, I found your blog through your daughter in TPS. 🙂

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