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Acts Chapter 1
22“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. ~Acts 2:22-24 God has a divine plan and will not stray from it. He set things in motion long ago and hasn't deviated from it. God let Jesus die, knowing death would have no power over him. Read more
my learning to paint face
I dislike painting. A lot. It's messy. It's easy to mess up, hard to fix. It's hard to control and so inexact (sorry, except for those crazy photorealist types). You have to be willing to look past your subject and paint from the background forward. Pay attention to all of the subtleties, the light and shadow, each intricate hue. Have I mentioned that I dislike painting? Read more
weakness
I don't like to admit I have one. No one does. But I'm being honest here. I do. It's my head. It's full of knowledge. It's true. It's not empty really. There's a lot of stuff in there - important stuff that gets me through life. How to tie my shoes, drive a car, work a computer, do graphic design. It lets me take care of my wife and boys. There are so many things that I couldn't do if I didn't know how. So what's the problem? Read more
Breather-Image
Where do I begin? It has been a crazy two weeks. I had my family in town for a week. Sure, it's always nice to see family, but now that I have three boys of my own, it's also stressful. It's Grandma damage intensified and multiplied! During that same week, it was prep for one of the biggest shows of the year at my new job. There's just a lot of extra work that needs to be done, last minute, on-the-spot! Read more
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It's almost that time of year. Christmas. The time of year that "All Christians" will tell you is the "most important time of year." Of course it is. It's when God came to earth, born as fully flesh, and fully God, in the man Jesus Christ. Without the birth of Christ, we as Christians, would have nothing to believe in. We would have no redemption for a life full of sin, apart from God. If we believed as many of the Jewish faith, we would still be waiting for our messiah. Read more
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This is a post a year in the making. . . I'll admit it. I like Billy Idol. Why? I don't know, but I do. I was listening to his Devil's Playground album on the way home the other day when Plastic Jesus came on. I actually paid attention to the lyrics for the very first time, even though I've heard it many times before. Read more