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Simply Golden

“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” Luke 6:31, ESV — The Golden Rule  “Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Manage Your Depression

Adapted from New Life Ministries 1. Do not expect too much from yourself too soon, as this will only accentuate feelings of failure. Avoid setting difficult goals or taking on ambitious new responsibilities until you’ve solidly begun a structured treatment process. … Continue reading

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Rembrandt’s Meditation on the Younger Son

“And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger … Continue reading

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The Melancholy of Edvard Munch

December 2, 1863 – January 23, 1944, he was a Norwegian painter. He is regarded as a Symbolist and a forerunner of expressionism. He focused on themes of fear, anxiety, melancholy, and death. He did not believe in heaven, or other Christian … Continue reading

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Some of My Paintings

Here are some paintings I’ve done over the last few years. I hope that they bless you somehow.  All were painted out of a long season of deep depression.  Painting these (and a lot of others) was the only thing … Continue reading

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Seeing Through Photos

Images from  She has a fair number of very good images that she has winnowed out from everywhere. I have culled out these from her and hope they bless you.  You just might visit her blog and soak in … Continue reading

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Three Paintings You May Like, (Maybe)

Copy of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night“, done in Acrylics (but should’ve been done in Oils.)  This hangs in a non-profit org. here in Homer, Alaska.    My favorite, out of everything I have done. “Jesus, with His crown of thorns” … Continue reading

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