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Take Your Time

Read Genesis 1 I love to paint. Especially with oil. When I finally select a photo to paint, I first use a pencil to sketch the scene onto my canvas. Then, in accordance with what my high school art teacher taught me, I fill in the big spaces first. As a detail-oriented and eager person, it’s tough to wait for those finishing touches. Especially when painting can take months or even years. My second-ever oil painting took approximately two years to complete. In that time-span, I was teaching high school English and eventually planning a wedding. Though I could not wait to add my signature to the bottom right-hand corner of the canvas, I wanted to take my time and get it right. “Good art takes time,” I often tell myself when I begin a new project. God knows all about good art taking time. Though he could have created our entire existence in the blink of an eye, he chose to take it a day at a time. Truly, nothing about him is rushed. …