Beyond My Comfort Zone…

bd4018945c7e7a70e8d1d1edfedfe8dbMy Featured Blogger this week is Lynn Abbott of Through Ink and Image. Although we’ve never officially met, Lynn and I have adopted an “old friends” view of one another, having lived and worked in so many of the same places over the years. We probably passed like proverbial ships in night before officially meeting.

Lynn blends her beautiful paintings and thoughtful reflections into posts that are always worth reading and meditating upon. And it’s clear she strives to live the kind of God-focused life she writes about.

Honesty, transparency, and inspiration–what’s not to like? Visit her blog and you might just turn out to be Lynn’s newest old friend.

Through Ink & Image

“Crecendo,” ©2018 Lynn Abbott Studios. Used with Permission.

““Safe?’ said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.’”
― C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

©2018 Lynn Abbott

“The ocean is peaceful,” my artist friend said confidently.

And I nodded in agreement.

But I also had to smile.  You see, in my friend’s experience, the sea is a gentle and soothing space.

Indeed. She has spent many years living on the east coast of the United States.

For this reason, her primary coastal experience has been with the Atlantic ocean.

My father, the oceanographer-geologist, would have explained it this way… the the wide continental shelf creates a gradual and gentle slope from the ocean floor to the East coast shores.

Thus, since there are no stony obstacles…

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12 Responses to Beyond My Comfort Zone…

  1. She really is charming and talented, too! Check her out people, you will be blessed. 🙂

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  2. John Eli says:

    Lynn is amazing. 😊

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  3. Love Lynn, and her paintings are amazing! Love her blog too! Thanks Mitch! God bless!

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  4. Bruce says:

    Lynn is indeed a gem and multi-talented. I’ve found that she has a unique ability to take a biblical lesson and infuse it with practical application for the here and now. I think she’s on a bit of a sabbatical right now, looking forward to her return.

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  5. You picked a good one to highlight, my friend! Lynn is awesome. She and her husband have been a particular blessing to me, and I thank God for her.

    One day I want to purchase one of her prints.

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  6. Aww… Thank you, Mitch! You are truly a wonderful friend! And your kind words and feature here are truly an honor! I’ve been trying to be “quiet” during my sabbatical, but I just couldn’t let your goodness pass without sending you a huge thank you! You are indeed one of the very best of “longtime friends.” Merry Christmas, and thank you again with all of my heart! 🙂

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  7. P.S. Just wish to say also say “thank you” to all the friends who have commented and liked your post, Mitch! We belong to such a great blogging community with really amazing bloggers and friends!

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  8. I love Lynn’s blog! She’s such an encourager. 🙂

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