Thursday, August 30, 2012

Eagle Wings

"Like Eagles" 
Corel Painter
© Karen Kyle Ericson, all rights reserved.
Still waiting to hear from New York Institute of Photography about my photos... tap, tap, tap.  I'm not a very good waiter.  I go through thoughts of, "I failed!  No one wants to tell me!"  Then there's, "Eesh it's only been a week..."  I have to laugh at myself.  So what's the worst thing we can do while waiting?  Sit and think about why we're waiting haha.

This is my husband's favorite verse.  The Lord tells us to wait for Him.  Even in these photo assignments, He has a plan.  Maybe he wanted me to draw an eagle today : )  ... and practice drawing...  We don't know right now, but it'll all be clear one day.  The great part about waiting, is this verse promises we'll gather strength.  Anxiety does the opposite.

I'm still not exactly clear where this trail is leading.   I am sure the best thing I can do is keep working at it.  

I actually found the verse below before I got married.  Sometimes I would get so anxious thinking I'd never find someone.  Then I realized we are all so much more attractive when we're happy and busy.  I have more to talk about and share when I'm with others.  I used to make a date with Jesus.  Just spend the day with Him, thinking about His Word.  It's a great experience to include Him in everything.

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands…
1 Thessalonians 4:11 NASB
I love the simplicity of this verse.  Makes me want to keep busy while I wait.  It'll all work out fine in the end.

Feel free to comment if you like.


  1. Hi Karen,
    I love your this picture you created. I pray all goes well with the school. Isaiah 40:31 is a nice passage to remember. I have drawn on it many times because I can be impatient. Great post and a good reminder, thanks for sharing.

    I have been away from blogging for a few months, but I am back now. I enjoyed visiting your blog today and God bless,

  2. Nice photo! Isaiah 40:31 is one of my favourite verse! Thank God for using you to remind me! So true that when we are patient, we will gather strength. I need to realise this haha... God bless ya Karen! :D

    1. God bless you too Joy! I love this verse. Thanks for your comment I just found it in the spam bucket so I pulled it out... Glad I did : )

  3. Good to see you again Ken. I admit I slowed down quite a bit this summer too. God bless!

  4. Hi Karen,
    Praying you hear good news soon!
    I love that verse as well...I too, can be quite impatient, but drawing an eagle is a good thing to do while you wait..LOL!
    I painted an eagle once...never finished it, perhaps now is a good time to drag it back out and practice too.
    ~God bless you, my friend~ Lisa

  5. Hi Lisa! God bless you Lisa! Definitely there's nothing like an eagle to get your mind off waiting : )