Delivered paintings this morning to Center Pointe at 201 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, for my first solo exhibit. I don’t take this opportunity lightly considering that in 2006 and part of 2007 I wasn’t sure if I would live through the year but God has been merciful and good to me. He has healed and strengthened my body and enabled me to continue to paint. I am aware daily that He is my strength and gives me the vision and direction for the paintings I create. I may never regain all the energy I once took for granted, but I am at rest with where I am today. Then again, all my energy may return one day. My hope is that if it does, I won’t fall back into old habits of trying to live life by my own power. It’s better this way…leaning on the One that is my strength, support and comfort.