Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Little boys and dogs make such cute watercolor paintings!

The couple in this oil painting is married now, 
but they didn't really know each other when they were young.
Several different photographs were used, but my goal was to make it 
seem as believable as possible that they did know each other, and were best friends.

Going Home

“Wherefore, lift up your hearts and rejoice…, and take upon you my whole armor, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day…  Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, having on the breastplate of righteousness, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, which I have sent mine angels to commit unto you; Taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked; And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of my Spirit, which I will pour out upon you, and my word which I reveal unto you…, and be faithful until I come, and ye shall be caught up, that where I am ye shall be also. Amen. (D&C 27:15-18)

There are many examples of different warriors throughout history that we can follow and be inspired by.  No one is exempt from needing armor in this life.  
It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, what calling you hold, or whether or not you have been to the temple.  We are all warriors in the battle against Satan. 
The only time that we can put our armor down is when our battle is over and we go home to our Savior.   
Cortney C. Lunt