Saturday, October 23, 2010

Revised Tattoo

I went and talked to Tony at Hold Fast the other day, showed him my design, and he gave me some good feedback. He thinks there was too much detail for the size I want it. So he told me to do a little revision, and come back to make an appointment. It will be about $300 total, and he can do it in 2 or 3 sittings. So, here's the revision. I had to turn it the other way to make the flag right, since Hebrew is read right to left. I am hoping that he will use some artistic license to make it look better than my amateurish art when he puts it on me. I've seen his work. He is really good.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Getting Closer

I think I'm getting closer to where I need to be. Some things have shifted in my heart and I'm ready to move on. Am I healed? I don't know for sure. Will I ever heal? That's the real question. But do I have a right to heal? Do I have a right to feel the sun on my face and walk in the light and make music again? Is there any blame in those things? God gave me life and light and beauty and joy, and enjoying what he gave me honors him. I don't want to worship the past. I want to worship right now, the blessings and the real things. Do it with all my heart, not just a timid toe in the water. I'm putting down all the heaviness. Christ will carry the burdens, just as he promised to. I'm going to walk into joy now, not looking back.