Friday, March 27, 2009

In the Strength of the Lord


The theme for BYU's Women's Conference this spring is "In the Strength of the Lord."  When cookin' up an idea for a painting to go with this theme, I couldn't help but add "all things are possible."  Which begs to ask, what things?  I painted the figure of a woman presenting "all things," as she turns to the Lord for strength.  I have a few ideas laid out, but I would like to know for what things do you need strength?  Go ahead, leave a comment, I dare you.

8 comments:

VW Family said...

One thing that always sends me to the Lord for strength is when I have to watch one of my children go through something that I can't do anything about. I wish I could take away their pain, sorrow, etc., so I have to rely on the Lord to give them (and me) strength.

Anonymous said...

Our children are growing up in a time of so much unrest, that they will go thru so much more in their life time than we will ever go thru ours, that I rely on the Lord for peace of mind and the knowledge that they will be taken care of and they will have the strength to fight the evils of the world. And that no matter what happens in the future we are an eternal family.

Liz said...

Hi Em- you probably can guess what I will say, but I know there is NO WAY I could do my calling as YW Pres without the strength of the Lord to make is possible. Under "grace" in the Bible Dictionary it says that it is through the grace of the the Lord (through faith in the atonement and repentance)that we receive strength and assistance to do good works that we otherwise would not be able to maintain if left to our own means. So for me, "in the strength of the Lord" makes it possible for me to serve others beyond my own capacity.

pamo said...

hi em! for strength i need to feed my need to create - to beautify anything i can in my life. if i allow the creativity to flow, i am a much better, and there for stronger mother. if that even makes any sense.

Emily Carruth Fuller said...

I am excited for the project you are working on. I find myself needing the Lord's strength when doing what is right is different from what others are doing--when I feel alone in a crowd.

Julie said...

I need strength for motherhood, almost continually. I find parenting to be challenging and worry about falling short. Am I doing enough? Am I doing it right? And I think that I will not know the answers to these questions until many years into the future...when it will be too late to change anything...or too late to relax and enjoy myself.

Lovelands said...

Emily,

I just wanted to let you known I am following your blog now through my google reader, and I am loving seeing what you are up to. I wish I could have known all these years that you would turn out to be such a fantastic artist. You have a fan in me.

Mike Loveland

Laurie said...

I need the Lord's strength in motherhood. Julie says it perfectly. I also seek His strength for healing--especially for my children. Two of my boys have primary congenital glaucoma, so I'm always praying for their sight, even though I know physical "seeing" isn't as important as spiritual "seeing." And I need faith in the Lord through this journey, not knowing what's around the next bend in the road.

You've probably already sketched it, but what about a garden representing our "seed"? We tend it and nurture it with the living water, all with faith that the harvest will be worthwhile. Just thinking. And I LOVE your work.