A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Thursday, June 4, 2009

meet Betty

There is a lady in my church *Betty* who is
artist. She works in oils, watercolors,ink,
pottery and carving.
She recently had a ART show in her garage,
it was also a sale.
These pictures do not even do justice to her work.
Some of her work she has turned into cards.

My husband allowed me to purchase a painting
you can't see it from here...it will have to be
another post.
Betty is in her 70's-
she is a widow. She also
gardens--she has a huge vegetable garden,
she then cans her harvest.
She has the most beautiful lawn and flowers.
She sews, embroiders, her home is
beautifully maintained.
She is my friend and welcomed me
for a great visit yesterday with homemade ice tea
and sweet fellowship.
I am inspired when I am around her
and want to learn from women like her.
She embraces her homemaking.
I hope you can find someone older that you can learn from.


Barbara said...

That is wonderful just like the
woman in Titus, Titus 2:3
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

what a blessing to be this woman, and to teach the younger women, that is my goal also. Good article sister.

Rebecca said...

I love spending time with elderly women at my church and even those as my father's nursing home. Their wisdom regarding life often escapes me. They are wise BECAUSE they've lived through all the junk too many of us still think is important.

One thing matters...our relationship with Jesus Christ and EVERYTHING else that comes after that...well...just comes after that...

Beautiful Post...

Do you know you bless me? You do!

xo to you girlfriend.


Persuaded said...

what a treasure your friend betty is! i really enjoyed clicking on the pictures in your post to get a closer view of her work... i'm really looking forward to seeing the piece you made your own♥

jAne said...

Tis a treasure to have such a gifted friend. I look forward to seeing your purchase. :o)

jAne at tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

BECKY said...

Sweet Deb, How blessed you are to have a woman like Betty in your life, and how blessed she is to have YOU!! May you both learn from each other, and always enjoy sweet fellowship and encouragement!!

Have a joyful weekend!!

Abounding Treasures said...

What a talented friend Betty is!

How wonderful for both of you that you enjoy spending time together!

Anonymous said...

Betty sounds wonderful. What a dear soul!

Becky K. said...

What a wonderful thing to see people using their gifts and talents no matter their age and stage of life. Betty sounds like someone we would love to know and have in our lives.

Jessica said...

She sounds like such a sweet lady!! And her artwork is BEAUTIFUL!!! :)

Sharon said...

You are blessed Deby!!!! I'd love to meet someone like that close by! Her paintings are AMAZING!!!

Maxine said...

Wow. She is indeed an inspiration, especially to those of us who are older. Thanks for giving us a glimpse at that beautiful art.

Anonymous said...

Dear Deby ~

It sounds like you have some wonderful older women in your church to learn from. What a blessing that is!

Have a great day! The little cooler temperature feels very good!


Lori said...

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog so I could find yours!
I really enjoyed this post...everybody needs a "Betty". :) I'm glad you've got one.

rosechicfriends said...

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BittersweetPunkin said...

Betty sounds like a wonderful friend.

Have you been enjoying these cooler temperatures we've been having? I have...and my grass appreciates it too...it was stating to burn in a few places even though we were watering it faithfully. It's nice to move around a bit more comfortably.


Michele said...

We all have the same amount of time in a day. It is enjoyable to see one person do so much. Makes you want to do something yourself.


Deby thanks for the tour of your friends work. It was a blessing to see. Sometimes as we age we begin to think that we can not do so much but if we do not give up then we can find things that we can still do that adds so much to our lives. Thanks again, connie

HOPE said...

What a talented and wonderful friend you have! Oh yes..remember "MY BETTY"..she is truly a Godly woman at age 70 also.

May the LORD enable to be the same to those younger than us!

God bless you Deby...


Anonymous said...

What a precious gift God has given Betty. such amazing talent.
hugs Sandra nz

J-ME said...

I can understand why you are inspired by Betty. To have such energy and talent.... beautiful artwork.

Cathy said...

Her paintings look beautiful. I'm sure she is an inspiration to you.

Jennifer said...

Betty sounds like a wonderful woman ... the kind of person I want to grow up to be like! I need a mentor in my life to show me how to live like that ...

Myranda said...

Very industrious...

Becky said...

I agree with all the other comments, and with you.....she is inspiring.

I LOVE women like that and wish I was more like that (I am a "be-er" and not a "do-er"....but I try to be OK with that, 'cause that's the way God made me)

Anyway, I'm so glad God blessed you with her in your life.

....and many more blessings from the giver of good gifts, our heavenly Father,

Becky Terry