🕯 Nurturing Hope 🔥

Keeping that flickering flame alive

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

It’s been 50 days since I’ve written you.

Why? I’ll spare you the details. But let’s just say I needed to focus on my family and get my house in order.

During this time I stayed away from ALL news, even the rare sources we’ve grown to appreciate.

And apart from my day job, I’ve been working to help small business owners in my community keep their doors open

I also stopped drawing—at least digitally. Tho the kids got me back into crayons. They’re the real artists.

Even inspired me to buy paints, and I created my own canvas using drop cloths from the local hardware store.

But most of all, I’ve been praying.

And what I’m hearing should give all sufferers new hope and new direction.

Call it ‘spiritual overhaul’…

Came to an understanding that while prayer is not a technique for curing diseases, it DOES contribute enormously to the enjoyment of abundant health and to the cure of numerous mental, emotional, or nervous ailments.

Prayer can transform the angry and irritable and depressed into paragons of patience. Prayer, for those who truly believe, helps the suffering find inspiration.

We can always make the choice.

For mind is always dominant over matter. And spirit is correlated with the mind.

If you really know God and desire to find Him and become like Him, then survival is assured regardless of the handicaps of time and space.

Physical status may handicap the mind, and dark thoughts may delay spiritual attainment, but none of these obstacles can defeat the whole-souled choice of will.

So join me in nurturing hope (through prayer).

I’m back, if you’ll have me, to draw here and write here.

Thank you,

<3 EKO