Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wow it's been 2 years since I have posted here.  I intended to take a break but to be honest I'm not sure I intended it to be so long.

I've been very busy taking care of my mother, running an art group on another site, creating a another site about my photography and other arts. Then there are CM groups and FB....just "busy".

I appreciate the random comments here through the last year, I was surprised that anyone was still bumping into me and I will add grateful.

I hope to be posting here again soon and get back to my "free thinking and research" which I enjoyed so much.  God handed this opportunity to me to work through a process here, a very effective process which affected my life in a very positive way.  Right or wrong I used this blog to think it through and seek, taking each step with God along the way.   Thank you everyone and Praise The Lord.

The photos are gone from here so I'm going to have to do some serious revamping.... but I intend to get started very soon.  I don't like Picassa and that's where all the pics were, so when I closed all those out they disappeared from here.

I'll be back...I'm working on that now!

Monday, August 15, 2011

I'm Just Saying...

I apologize for not being here for so long, not for my lack of posting but for not checking on each of you and receiving the blessing I know I would have if I had come here and read your posts.
I have been off on another self  indulging tangent I suppose. Busy with other things, working on other things and traveling through time in my mind and my heart while spreading my wings in other areas.
I felt a need to step back, examine myself, work on my spiritual nature and other things in my life. Like my relationship with my mother, my social conscience, my lack of sharing what knowledge I do have with others and all in all just "a better me for God's use".
No matter where I go and what I do I keep coming back to the photography and writing which I love so dearly. I love everything about words and photos and how they reflect images. I have started a group with other ladies about Photographic Art and Writing. About using our small talents together to create one large effort and share with others.
I have self analyzed (Oh my!) myself almost to bits and pieces and realize with the help of God that it's simply time to start putting the pieces back together again, in a different pattern this time.
I not to long ago loved meeting all of the less fortunate people in my town, talking with them and sharing their stories and some how I got away from that, I want to go back.
I want to share with you only a few of the people I have met in the last few months who have been each, a blessing to have seen, or spoken with. People who walk a different life from you, who live a different life style and who share a different story.

I love the golden hour, and more than that I now love the people I meet in that hour of the day. People who seem to crawl out of the wood work as you walk the streets of your down town area. As the sun rises they simply appear from nowhere and are again visible. They come from their cardboard boxes, from under bushes and from within the walls it seems. They suddenly cease to be "invisible" as they stretch, opening their eyes and turning their bodies to flex and move their muscles in order to begin another day of seemingly endless walking.As the sun rises, suddenly the streets are alive again, they just appear.
They must walk about, they must not be stationary on a park bench or a step or in the crevice between walls they had drawn into to hide their selves searching for a safe nights sleep.
They in almost a rhythmic pattern begin all at once to crawl out, like ants suddenly emerging from a hill all marching out at the same time. Too many I know see that as a terrible site but I see it like music. With a rhythm and pattern and beat, it's like art to me.
It touches my heart and tears up my eyes because I meet these people and with what would be surprising to most, they don't ask for food or money, they ask "What day is this?" or "Do you need any help lady?". They usually mention God and say "Have a blessed day Lady" or "God loves you Lady".
I guess getting down to only the barest of  necessities in life has a way of bringing you to your knees and putting things in perspective. I believe that's what's happening in the United States today, it's not about the politician's or the economy choices or who made them. It's about the people in our world having gone as far as we can go in removing God from our lives and Him saying "Enough, I will bring you all to your knees, you won't listen, I'll make you"
Maybe these people who are so detested and looked down upon, maybe they got there first as we simply haven't fallen that far "yet".
The one young man in the second picture (first set) I have met a number of times, we have had conversations and I have watched as he quietly disappears and reappears with the sunset and sunrise. He is always kind and gentle. This picture I used is him at the pond where he loves to go early before all of the busy people begin their day and he throws bread (that he could eat himself) into the pond slowly as he gazes and watches each little fish come up to take a nibble. He points out to me where the fish are and he draws me to areas where they gather so I may enjoy them too. He knows my name but he won't give his. I call him Michael and he smiles.
I always say something like "I'm going to take pictures here, do you mind if you are in some of them?" and surprisingly they love having their picture taken and then viewing them on my camera. I'm careful about not approaching unless they want me to. I'm always considerate about where I point the lens of my camera and I'm never judgmental.
It's still strange to me how something can be so beautiful and artistic and sad also, but it all is. They touch my heart each time I walk about. This Sunday morning at 6:00am I was downtown walking about with my camera when I saw Michael and he saw me, he asked "Is this Sunday, is it God's day today?" Yes it is Michael, I replied and he then walked a bit away, threw more bread and gazed at the fish as he sat on a rock nearby.
Not all homeless people are bums, drug addicts, alcoholics or schizophrenic, not at all. Many are people who have had no success in coping with life for a variety of reasons, some have lost everything and are trying to start again. Many just can't face the depression they feel daily. By no standards can they all be lumped into one group and detested, not if you have love in your heart. It's easy to not see them, they choose to be invisible. Many feel the same embarrassment and humiliation that you would were you put into that position.
I'm not writing about the sadness or suggesting you each run down town and take a blanket, I'm suggesting that we each look at ourselves in the mirror and see what God sees, that's what I'm saying.
If God has to bring this entire nation completely to it's knees, because any of us refuse to bend ourselves, will you still remember which is God's day without a pretty calendar in front of you? "I'm just saying!"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Backpedaling, do we care why? Nope.
This is not as long, I promise.

President Obama Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House
After President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel met on Friday, President Obama said: "Obviously there are some differences between us in the precise formulations and language
(huh?), and that's going to happen between friends.  But what we are in complete accord about is that a true peace can only occur if the ultimate resolution allows Israel to defend itself against threats, and that Israel's security will remain paramount in U.S. evaluations of any prospective peace deal."

    "It is very difficult for Israel to be expected to negotiate in a serious way with a party that refuses to acknowledge its right to exist. And so for that reason I think the Palestinians are going to have to answer some very difficult questions about this agreement that's been made between Fatah and Hamas. Hamas has been and is an organization that has resorted to terror; that has refused to acknowledge Israel's rights to exist. It is not a partner for a significant, realistic peace process."

(As he is considering giving what?, 2 billion dollars to Egypt, Hm!, Gee, I thought we were broke?? and what about that Hamas thing you know the "Islamic Resistance Movement")

A statement from distinguished scholar Barry Rubin is most noteworthy: “President Barack Obama’s speech on Middle East policy did more damage to U.S.-Israel relations than anything said by any previous president during the almost 40-year alliance between the two countries."
Mr. Obama should have learned from his past diplomatic failures - including his attempt to force a freeze on Jewish settlements in the West Bank - that initiating a conflict with Israel will thwart rather than advance peace negotiations.”

Obama's own staff advised him prior to the Address NOT to make the statement about the 1967 borders involving the Six day war - he refused to listen.

OK, the Washington Post used the word "backpedaling" in reference to Obama today, I don't care who said it, I'm just grateful to God.  The people of the world have spoke Obama, I think this time he may be listening, for selfish reasons no doubt.  Israel and God's Word  is dear to the heart of people all over the world, Did you hear that loud and clear Obama?

While reading numerous explanations and defensive twists and turns from Obama since that speech and the world attack he must have felt, "I felt something like a little bouncy ball"  OK Obama, which lie is the real lie? Oh,what the heck, who cares, just fix it! fast, make it real clear that we stand with Israel. You had better pay attention Obama, the people of the world are waking up finally,  God is listening...Amen

Do not be silent!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Graduation Time, I'm Just Proud

I have two granddaughters who graduated this past weekend, I AM VERY PROUD OF THEM.
So far - four total of the eight.

Christian (yes her hair is naturally that full and curled), she plans to be a nurse, she is working on a plan for work and school. She will make it happen!

and Tahni' Sarah, she plans to be a Doctor. She starts this fall at a University.

And these two lovable goofballs previously graduated. I don't know what they're going to be, neither do they! We'll just have to wait and see won't we??? Make a plan boys, make a plan!

Austin and Jake

Yes, I am a proud Bamma!!! I love them all 8 soooo much.  Thank You Lord, thank You, Amen.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Palestine and The Second Coming

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

I'm just saying "The Holy Bible" Word of God does not lie, and will be fulfilled. Amen
Matthew 24
 1And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
 2And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
 3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
 4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
 5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
 6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers  places. (Latin dÄ«versus turned in different directions)
 8All these are the beginning of sorrows.
 9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
 10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
 11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
 12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
 13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
 14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
 15When ye therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) (Daniel 9)
 16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:  
(Judaea the  name of the mountainous southern part of  Historic Israel as given by God, which after conquered by the Romans in the 2nd Century became Syria Palestine, The West Bank as we know it)
 17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
 18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
 19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
 20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
 21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
 22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
 23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
 24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
 25Behold, I have told you before.
 26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
 27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
 28For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
 29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
 30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
 31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
 32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
 33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
 34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
 35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
 36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
 37But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
 38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
 39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
 40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
 41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
 42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
 43But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
 44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
 45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
 46Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
 47Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
 48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
 49And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
 50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
 51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

No matter what is happening right now or will come today or tomorrow, THE PALESTINIANS WILL LEAVE ISRAEL God said so.  Are you ready to stand for Israel in the fulfillment of God's Word? Will you be ready when God's Son comes again to take His faithful home? Today is a good day for salvation, today.

Accept, Repent and be Baptized. It's all in "His Holy Word"

Friday, May 20, 2011

Israel Should What?!

Prodding Israel, Obama embraces Palestine borders

The U.S. president said that an independent Palestine should be based on 1967 borders — before the Six Day War in which Israel occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza — as adjusted by possible land swaps agreed upon by both sides. He said Israel can never live in true peace as a Jewish state if it insists on "permanent occupation."

Netanyahu said he appreciated Obama's remarks, but rejected any withdrawal to what he called "indefensible" 1967 borders. He said such a withdrawal would jeopardize Israel's security and leave major West Bank settlements outside Israeli borders.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said Obama, undercut an opportunity for Israelis and Palestinians to build trust.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Obama "threw Israel under the bus" and handed the Palestinians a victory even before negotiations between the parties could resume.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called it "the most dangerous speech ever made by an American president for the survival of Israel".

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, called the border suggestions "a shocking display of betrayal" to Israel.

I was all over the net today and the responses from the Jewish people all over America is the same "Mr. Obama say good-bye to 2012, you will receive no Jewish support by way of money or votes, you are out of here!"
"His administration has failed in Israel, he has degraded the Israeli people."

International bloggers from Israel are appalled, angry, feeling betrayed and most direct about their comments.

"Israel will not commit suicide to please you Obama, not now, not ever",
"We think Obama should pack his bags and move to Palestine with his people"
"Obama is not merely ignorant about our history, he is ungodly"
"Muslim! Need I say more"

Millions more offended Israelis and Americans had blogged their shocked comments within just 2 hours.

Isaiah 62: 1
For the sake of Zion I will not be silent,
For the sake of Jerusalem I will not be still,
Till her victory emerge resplendent
And her triumph like a flaming torch.

Isaiah 62: 6-7
Upon your walls O Jerusalem,
I have set watchmen,
Who shall never be silent
By day or by night.
O you, the Lord's remembrancers,
Take no rest
And give no rest to Him,
Until He establish Jerusalem
And make her renowned on earth

Obama has stated publicly that he has read the Bible and does not approve of using it as a guide, that has never been more evident than today.

Pray for the protection of Jerusalem, for God's Holy Land.  Pray for God's people.
Obama has spoke again for himself and NOT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC, unfortunately in our name as our representative.

Israel should not compromise and I believe they will not. They will stand on God's word, as do millions and millions of others believe.  And we should not be silent! Complacency is a terrible spiritual state to live in.

Barukh Adonai yom yom ya'amos-lanu Ha'El Yeshuateinu
Blessed is the Lord who carries our burden day by day, God of our Salvation.
Amen Adon Olam, Amen

Miawa to express yourself.