Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Texas Farmer Lives his Passion

ART.  Now this is art! My 94 year old father who still works his cattle, hauls hay to feed the herd on cold winter days, and follows his passion out on the farm. I've put together this short video showing my dad focused on getting a hay bale ready to feed his cows.

video © V. Bridges-Hoyt 2009 all rights reserved

LIFE.  Thank you so much for the birthday wishes! Yesterday was a day filled with surprises.

I believe each of us is born with a soul that is not destroyed by the physical wear and tear on the body. A soul that transcends the physical. I believe each of us has a purpose in life, God's will, to find and nurture the soul that resides within, to use the gifts that God has gifted us, to develop our passions for life, creating good will with our gifts--what each of us can do to help another in some way. Not to destroy, not to belittle, but to help build the spirit of encouragement all around us through the gifts and talents God has given us. Over the past eight or nine years, I have asked, "How will I know when I am doing God's will?" The answer was not easy for me to hear, but once heard, the answer seemed so simple. God's will does not bring difficulty to a life. God's will for a life is found in what flows easily. 

What is your passion? The process of painting and the art of design nurture my soul.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.
--Proverbs 3:5-6

Today's Blessing:  I made it through another year without too much wear and tear!