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Sunday, November 24, 2013

A word to the Wise

Good deeds won't get ya in and fear and money will keep ya out! ...poP'

Saturday, November 23, 2013

" Beauty Less Seen "

                                 Mixed medium on Canvas 18"x24"

Wonder's fall, Love's forever

                               Mixed medium on Canvas 18"x24"

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Without a limp.

Solid thinkers are well versed in science on one hand and on art on the other, for the real and the intuitive are the tools that make the way straight. Kids are an example of the wonders of both. ...poP'

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

The introvert and the extrovert, an imparative in understanding

The basic difference between an introvert and an extrovert is not whether or not the individual displays excessive energy or clings to the sidelines. These may be manifestations of introversion or extroversion, but is not what delineates the two.

What distinguishes one from the other is an internal factor that cannot be seen. Introverts draw their energy from within. In order to be productive and happy, the introvert must have quiet time to reflect and to process stimuli. We are those who cannot hear ourselves think when in a crowded and overly stimulating environment.

Introverts typically enjoy the process of thinking something through, entertaining new ideas, and playing with multiple possibilities, but we do so in private.

Introverts develop close friendships and much prefer a few close friends to many acquaintances. You will rarely hear an introvert claim that they have a multitude of friends; while many extroverts freely list everyone they know as friends. It's not because introverts have fewer friends. It's because our definition of friendship differs from that of the extrovert.

To an introvert, a friend is someone they can count on in any circumstances, someone they can share their innermost thoughts with, someone that can call at any hour of day or night. A friend is someone who they share a deep bond with. Extroverts, on the other hand, are quite happy to call those who they do things with friends.

Extroverts draw their energy from the world around them. They cannot be happy unless they receive stimulus from the outside world. They prefer to think on their feet, react immediately to their surroundings, and generally be in the thick of things.

If an extrovert is having a stressful week, getting out and doing something active relieves that stress. A night on the town can rejuvenate the extrovert. For the introvert, a night out just may add to the stress. The introvert needs time to reflect with a good book, an old movie, or a writing journal.

I have yet to meet an introvert who attempts to convert an extrovert; however, it is very common for extroverts to cajole and nag the introvert to try to involve them in activities the extrovert enjoys. They mistakenly believe that the introverts would enjoy themselves if only they would participate in the same activities. What they do not understand is that the introvert does not draw his energy from the outside world. They do not understand that an introvert is not an undeveloped extrovert. We are two different creatures and each has our rightful place in the world.

I am an introvert. I draw my energy from within. To find my sense of balance, I must look inward. Asking an introvert to somehow change their innermost being is fruitless.

I am not ashamed of being an introvert. I am not afraid to be with people. I am not suffering from some deep-seated emotional issue that prevents me from being extroverted. Don't assume that I am. I like to think things through and consider all the possibilities. I like to play with ideas and concepts. It energizes me and provides me with the inspiration and the energy I need to teach, to love, and to feel.

Introverts and extroverts are two different creatures when it comes to how we meet the world and how we gain the energy to do the things that are important to us. Neither should be esteemed above the other. Without each other, we would lose the balance that makes life so interesting.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Cut to the chase and stay real!

It begins in absolute faith, as children have, and ends in absolute Love, as children are!
As the man says, I am the first and the last and whoever believes in me shall not perish but have everlasting life.

That ladies and gentleman is the simple truth of Christ's church!
One teacher, no mega and no preacher where the only profit is to the human soul! ....poP'
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Storm anyone?

The problem is that blind people can't see through the cloud of gimmicks that have gathered in the west!...poP'

T & A

A "Trinket Addiction" is harder to get over than virtually all other addictions apparently and we think only the Indians fell for it I'll bet....poP'

Lemming alert!

The lemmings are out in force and can be seen on any day following their leaders over the cliff! ...poP'

Forever hold ur wars!

Speak up NOW folks or forever hold ur wars because neither complacency or money will save our ass!..poP'

Hypocricy abounds in spite of Christ not because of him!

Any Christian that is not actively "Seeking the truth" (the facts) is not a follower of Christ but a self serving hypocrite.

"For what does it profit a man to gain the world and loose his soul"? ...poP'

When truth shows up, embrace it!