“Everything happens for a reason.”
This is a popular sentiment or belief of many whether they believe in a higher power or not.
Sometimes I find it hard to subscribe to this theory when I hear of the many atrocities of mankind. I don’t mean the random acts of nature that we all know are possible at one time or another, I mean the deliberate evils of mankind through the ages. The calculated decisions that cause so much needless death & destruction. The premeditated plans of evil jealous fools to lead the masses to their own destruction all the while pretending to be the people’s “saviors” or helpers. These are our leaders. Blind leading the blind & you know how that’s going to turn out.
I never blame God for man’s atrocities or the acts of mother nature. Man’s atrocities are all on man. All that takes for evil to exist is other men to be agreeable to said evil or complacent. Shame on anyone who knows better but is too cowardly to fight back or speak up when needed. God created everything & told us how to live on earth. Every atrocity committed, no matter the excuse given, has always been an act against what Christ told us to do & how to live. They are acts against God & life as we know it. How is this even tolerable to anyone unless they agree with it?
If man does not get a grip on his inner demons the world is doomed. We see the unbelievers destruction on steroids since the “offended” are somehow in charge of the world & can mock & remove anything that might cause their demons to be exorcised or feel threatened in any way. For this end the truth is being demonized in the false hope to prevent said exorcism & save God’s people.
I keep calling these the “end times” & I don’t think I’m wrong. Man has had over 2000 years to get it together & start following the teachings of Christ as was intended. Instead of practicing the justice & rationale of the Golden Rule that Jesus taught his disciples to teach the world, the “unbelievers” try to erase any trace of His existence. They continuously insult our intelligence spreading false doctrine & rhetoric that Christianity is “dangerous.” All the while pointing to examples of the hypocrites or “wolves in sheeps clothing” that use the name of Christ in vain, getting rich by preaching false doctrine. You don’t have to be a soothsayer to predict man’s fate at this time.
Sadly if this is the best mankind can do than maybe it is God’s will that we come to the end intended for the disobedience that cannot be corrected.
I don’t wish to be long winded or disjointed in this post but I wanted to talk about coincidences or “things happening for a reason” in my own life. A surprising number of things in my life have not turn out as they should have or as I had hoped they would. This happens at times to all of us. When it happens regularly through no fault of your own, such as a bank failing or stocks crashing, you feel this is personal somehow. I know I do. I think what are the odds that this random bank or this good, solid decision would come back to bite me in the butt? If you think that way you would be afraid to get out of bed in the morning. When I look at the big spiritual picture & who my enemy really is, it makes perfect sense & I am in good company. That being said…
I wanted to mention something that I find interesting or coincidental in regards to applying for various juried art shows in the last 20 years or so.
As someone relatively “unknown” in the art community you have to always prove yourself or even have a name to be accepted in many art shows, especially the more popular ones. There’s always a waiting list. Some artists have applied for years before being accepted. Through the years I have hung in various galleries & was accepted to some of the juried shows & art fairs. Besides having a number of ribbons tucked away, there were sometimes cash prizes involved. Just the opportunity to be chosen for any popular art show or festival was an exciting opportunity for me.
I have been honored to have had numerous Computer Graphics dedicated to the various quotations of Christ throughout the first four books of the New Testament accepted to various art shows in which the same jurors had rejected my “secular” submissions. God’s will?
Oddly enough I had no preconceived notion of creating these graphics & presenting to them to the public at the time I decided to sell my condo in Canton & purchase a home closer to my job in downtown Detroit Michigan in 2004. I have always loved the Ford Historic Home district near Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan so I looked in the area & found a cute bungalow half the price of what the much larger historic homes were selling for & only a couple blocks away. Again, God’s will?
After my move I entered various art shows & hung in some of the local galleries as well as festivals & fairs. I didn’t choose my subject matter for submission as much as I feel now more than ever “it” chose me. I was strong in the Word of God at this time. Not the backslider I am now. I created various designs around the Crucifixtion of Christ. To call this the most “important event” the world will ever know is a gross understatement. To know that I walk among those that would mock this “gift” or not understand the enormity of WHY Jesus gave His life willingly in this very brutal manner disturbs me to say the least.
Jesus is our Savior because He is the ONLY hope this world has to stay here in one piece & NO ONE can deny this truth because they can see it with their own eyes. Either we all love one another or we will perish. Keep following the “anti-Christ” behavior this world promotes through it’s various media formats & suffer the obvious consequences. “The wages of sin is death.”
Slideshow of some of my past art show submissions:
Loving this last year’s Mother’s Day post more than ever since mom passed in January of 2021.
If that’s even an option for you. Life is fragile & fleeting & the future of our entire world has never been more unpredictable.
The same people that have been promoting abortion for many years are the same people who won’t let you see your mom this year.
I am going to forgo the usual political bitch fest and post some vintage pictures of my mother today beginning with the youngest to her becoming a mother. I’m the oldest of 6 children, all with the same father if you can believe that. That used to be a thing. Getting married & having children & staying married to the same man, for better or worse.
Guess which one it usually was?
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers. Being a mother has been the most joyful & fulfilling experience of my life. Where there is love, children are a blessing.
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Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.
God bless all the mothers who cannot be with their children for any reason this Mother’s Day.
God bless all the mothers who have lost children through various tragedies taking them before their time.
God bless all those who’s mothers have already passed from their earthly bondage.
A Christian holiday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus the Christ, son of God. I have always taken Christian holidays for granted until recently when I realize just how many unbelievers there really are right now that no longer believe in living & allowing others to live their lives.
America was established approximately 250 years ago to be run “for & by the people.” This is no longer the case. We now know that only those who are “approved” by the global elites can run for office or have a chance to serve in any capacity if they do not follow the global agenda & reflect their narratives & goals. You must worship them & not God.
As for me & my house I will serve the Lord & keep the commandments.
I had called to tell my mom hi & my brother said she was having one of her “off” days & to keep it brief as he had to hold the phone for her this time. She had been bed ridden since her hip surgery around Thanksgiving. I told her I loved her & she struggled to say it back this time. My brother said Goodbye to me but then called back about 20 minutes later to background commotion to tell me that mom just passed on right after I called. .
He said that he hung the phone up & asked my mom if she wanted a drink, which she refused so he was talking to her holding her hand & asking her stuff & she just breathed a few rapid breaths & passed. He immediately called 911 to see if there was anything they could do.
She had not been doing well off & on for the last few years. She previously had broken her arm in different places twice from falling, once in a store, but recovered from both injuries. Her last fall around the holidays left her with a broken femur which required surgery a couple days later. Unfortunately she has suffered for many years with osteoporosis making fractures more common. With her dementia getting worse, she has virtually not been out of the house in the last year due to the corona virus issues & lock down since March here in Michigan.
Praying she is in a better place right now. I do know that she was not a believer in Christ being the Savior. She had contact growing up with Christian & Jewish relatives & she once told me how she always played hooky from Sunday school. I was shocked to learn that they just sent her to the church down the street by herself. Great example for the kid. No wonder she didn’t go in. Churches are scary places to adults. I do know that she lived with the same Christian Aunt Ruth that I did most of her young life. She did teach me the Golden Rule & always practiced it herself. Glad I got to talk to her before she left. I personally believe that God is good, He is merciful, (yes, HE!) God is love. She is in heaven. Love you mom, see you soon.
Praying for God’s people in the name of Jesus for mercy & protection against the continued onslaught of evil from the enemy.
I am praying that everyone is safe & comforted in these very dangerous of times. Missing my loved ones especially during the holidays. Not just the ones that have previously passed from this world but all my family & friends the enemy has separated me from that currently still walk the earth. This is where everyone should have drawn the line months ago. There is nothing medically sound about what those currently in power are doing to all of us worldwide & we have to passively resist them.
Thanking God for all of my blessings and knowing that Thanksgiving is not about food, parades or even family but a time to thank God for all His mercy & the gift of salvation to His people through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The people are literally being hit from all sides, pulled in every direction. The believer knows what time it is.
The Holy Bible is not fiction. Many pretend not to believe, to mock, but deep in the recesses of their souls…they know the truth.
Stay the course.
Be the light.
Yes we were. We were created to reflect the love of God.
Also a great CD by John David Webster. Where I used his song “Miracle” for my fall video.
So I created this after the last election in America 2016. Even more obvious today than 4 years ago.
Repent & accept Christ as your Lord & Savior. Some try to fight it, but they won’t win. There’s a reason Jesus was called the Savior. The world cannot live by their own lusts & urges. By doing what you want & acting on impulse. This is why we are seeing toddlers in grown up bodies acting a fool encouraged by media publicity & stoked by their selfish egos & ignorance. This is not open for debate. This is not my opinion. Repent or suffer the consequence.