Artists have the unique opportunity to present their opinions ideas and perspectives of eternity in visual and sound symbols universally understood. Great art touches the soul in unique and uncommon ways. Inspired art speaks in the language of eternity, teaching things to the heart that the eyes and the ears can never understand. God's purpose for the artist is to inspire, to give us visions of ourselves that we might not otherwise see, to make us better than we would have been.
We call upon those in the arts to expand their vision of what can be done. If we are going to fill the world with goodness and truth, then we must have artists that are worthy to receive inspiration, so we can bless the lives of our Heavenly Father's children. You must never compromise your standards for anyone or any reason. The power that you have to become great in your field is enhanced through faithful adherence to the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.
About twice a year I get in a fight with food. I get to the point where I'm constantly craving something (beats me what it is..) and eat everything in sight trying to figure out what it is. (And no, it's not red meat, those of you who think I'm dying from a protein deficiency) Or I just don't really want to eat anything, I wander around starving, but grossed out by everything in the fridge.
Hopefully it doesn't get worse when I'm pregnent.
But this time, after an especially bad bout of bouncing back and forth between the two I decided to detox. The idea behiend the detox (or at least my detox) is to cut out all the yucky stuff (extra sodium, sugars, etc.) and let my body clean itself out and get my metabolism evened out (metabolism here meaning the chemical processes of the body). So here's the menu for the next couple days:
fresh or steamed veggies (no adding salt or butter)
fresh fruit or fruit juice
tons of water
lots of ginger tea with lemon and peppermint tea (helps clean up the mess)
My thought process this morning as I lay in bed...
Tummy: Mmmm..... breakfast.....
Intellect: Hmm. Breakfast. Pancakes? No.... no oats. Omlet? No... I was going to make eggs for lunch.
Intellect: Nachos? What are you on?
Intellect: Well I do have extra fajita stuff from last night I could do a type of breakfast burrito with hashbrowns and ....
Intellect: No! No Nachos for you! The fake nacho cheese is reserved for PMS days when all you want is junk!
Intellect: No! You'll won't be able to move for the rest of the day!
I'm all moved in to my new apartment! (and by all moved in I mean the stuff is here in boxes) It a sweet little old house right across the street from the Kirkham! Here, I'll give you the grand tour--
It's wonderful because it's so light and airy with lots of windows... but still really warm. But it is really old and has lots of character. Like the oven hisses at you as it cooks. And there's no water pressure. It took me 10 minutes to wash my hair.