Pray for an end of MingiAmong some tribes in the Omo River Valley in southwestern Ethiopia
certain children are considered Mingi (Impure, Ritually polluted)
Reasons for being declared Mingi are:
Being born out of wedlock.
Being the result of an unplanned pregnancy.
Being born a twin.
Being born with a cleft lip or palate.
Being born with some sort of deformity or imperfection.
Having one's genitals injured in some way.
Having ones teeth develop in the upper jaw before the lower jaw.
Chipping a tooth during childhood.
Children declared Mingi are considered cursed by the spirits.
It is believed that if allowed to live a Mingi child will bring misfortune to the community.
Children declared Mingi are either abandoned to die or killed.
Mingi children are either drowned, starved, or, in the case of infants,
have dirt stuffed in their mouths so that they choke to death.
Please, please pray that this evil practice stop!
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Study ThoughtsWhen studying the scriptures, I was told do what the FBI does. They train their agents to be able to recognize counterfeit money on sight. They do not train by looking and fake bills and comparing to real bills. They train by studying the real bills so hard that they know them inside-out intimately That way a fake is instantly recognizable. That's how it is with the Bible. Mine that book like a gold mine for every speck of treasure in it and it will make every fake thing look so cheap and a total loss compared to it. 1st John chapter 4 also talks about how to test the spirits. It's been 11 years for me and I am still encountering new dimensions in the Bible through my walk (especially in my current difficulties).More Like This
It's also like eating, the things we take in with our senses is another form of eating. The Bible is spiritual bread and milk that we feel our souls on, it even gives life to our mortal bodies.
Be critical of mind and childlike of heart ("wi
DD? What the cow?! D:So it seems I got a DD! DDDD:More Like This
I'm so thankful! D:
/Thank you to those who suggested/suggest my stuff for these ;u; /
I could only dream about this ;u;
When I made that work /that work: Damaged doesn't mean dead/ I was trying to come out of a big depression about the ending-high-school-exams-coming-up thing and making it kinda helped me doing that, so it feels nice that it got the DD. (:
But it's about half a year old and I might not be able to work the same as I did back than, so I'm thankful for all the new watchers, but I feel like I have to warn you that you might not enjoy my other recent/future works. D: /still thank you ;u; for all the favorites and nice words too for everyone (:
so I didn't do much lately /you might have realized it/ and I sort of feel guilty now that I got this DD, so now I'm all fired up to do some work!
UpdateI just want to say thanks to everyone regarding my last journal for your encouragement and kind words. Merry blessed Christmas when it comes! It's still tough but I feel I am finding ways to turn it into something productive. It has driven me to pray more so that's a good thing.More Like This
I will be updating my commission information for the new year so you'll see some changes posted. Until then, be blessed and enjoy your holiday. And to my bros. and sisters, let's lift up Christ our redeemer as we celebrate and commemorate his birthday this year Don't bend a knee to $Mammon and material things but remember the true reason for this time. You can't serve both God and money, put others before yourself.
DA Logo: keeping balanceI wanted to put my word into what I see happening on DA at the moment concearning new Logo.More Like This
The source of issue really originated from DeviantArt taking a big descision on their own without including the community, with such action one really needs to expect a big discussion, approvals and dissaprovals. All of us would prefer a parent asking us what toy we would like to have for Christmas, maybe some like a surprise but that is taking risks of not liking it afterwards. DeviantArt took a risk choice to surprise us, they liked it and hoped that we might do as well, and some of us do, which is great.
Things getting out of control when opinions of likes or dislikes are being not approved anymore by one another and also by blaming and calling DA names or lazy workers or stealing something, this is when war starts. I am sure we can forgive DeviantArt for their actions, that's what makes human beings grow. On the other side, it's absolutely okay to stand the ground and clearly say "we dislike
Gratitude and HonorTwelve Gates has some awesome new peeps volunteering to get stuff done around here. We've also had totally generous and amazing people helping out for a long time, too. I want you guys to be aware of WHO is serving you with their time and skills... because I'd love for you to pray for these peeps and lift them up and encourage them whenever you can.More Like This
So here we go:
Web Master, Designer, and Uploader: Sai
Cover Design Minions: R. Lee, Mushi, and Catluckey
Graphic Design Minions: Catluckey and Sai
Specials Minion: Snow
Facebook Uploader/Social Media Minion: Scumash
Prayer Team: Eightcrows, Ebony-Fox, Gabriela Bonville, and Mushi
These incredibly awesome and gifted people are giving of their time and energy to dominate the manga world for Jesus. Without their sacrifice, this magazine would not exist as we know it today. Aren't they AWESOME!?
On top of this list, we have an astounding list of
Guys, this is happening for realhttps://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152936560804669More Like This
Guys, we better be ready. Because with all these happening, Jesus will come at anytime soon. Its not a joke, all the signs in the Bible are happening for real.
How We Can Rock - CommunityI've been sharing with Twelve Gates' magazine artists some things I think we can do to improve as a group, to grow as a team, and to dominate in the manga world for Jesus. Because it's my hope that every person called to make manga will make manga with excellence and become a force to be reckoned with, I figured I'd share these things with everyone here as well.More Like This
No matter who you are or what you do, I hope you'll be changing the world wherever you are! So here we go!
We can kick butt by being an awesome community.
Most people that I talk to in relation to Twelve Gates assert that they love the community TG provides. People love to feel welcomed, and people love finding others with similar interests and a similar purpose in life. Many people have formed strong relationships here that help them feel less alone.
Equally important is the feedback people receive in the TG community. The comments and feedback are inspiring, encouraging, and motivating. This is incredibly valuable to p
Create and Sell Motion Books on deviantARTMore Like This
Motion Books push the boundaries of storytelling to the extreme, turning the act and art of reading into something that extends well beyond the printed page. Madefire's powerful and adaptable Motion Book Tool is now in your hands, allowing you to create expressive stories where audio and visual artistry collide.
The Motion Book is an adventurous, energy-packed medium that empowers creators to reach for worlds unseen. When you submit your Motion Books to deviantART and share them with the world, they'll be showcased alongside some of the comic industry's greatest creators and publishers, right alongside characters like Batman, Optimus Prime, Rainbow Dash, and Hellboy!
A BIBLICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE LAST DAYS"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." ~ 2 Timothy 3:1-5More Like This
Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Apostle John penned the following prayer, when Jesus promised to return quickly, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus." (Revelation 22:20). John himself thought he was in the last days. Paul expected that he would be alive when Jesus returned to this world, (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17) Twice in that passage the Apostle uses the phrase, "we which are alive and remain." He believed that he was in the last days too.
Pray for the Isle of ManThe Isle of Man/Mann is an island in the British Isles.More Like This
It is located in the northern Irish Sea between northern Ireland and Great Britain.
Douglas is the capital and largest city.
The population is over 84,000.
The island's name comes from 'Manannán', a Brythonic and Gaelic sea god.
The Manx cat originated on the Isle of Man.
'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' was filmed on the Isle of Man.
2.1% Northern Irish
0.3% Channel Islanders
The island has been inhabited for thousands of years.
During the Iron Age Brythonic Celtic groups settled there.
During the 5th century Gaelic Celts settled and dominated the island.
The Manx language, a branch of the Gaelic languages emerged during this time.
During the 9th century, Norse groups began to raid and then settle.
A Norse-Gaelic culture arose a
Pray for VojvodinaVojvodina is an autonomous province of Serbia in southeastern Europe.More Like This
It is bordered by Serbia in the south, Croatia in the west, Romania in the east
and Hungary in the north.
Novi Sad is the capital and largest city.
The population is over 1.93 million.
The name "Vojvodina" means a type of duchy – a voivodeship.
There are over 26 different ethnic groups and six official languages.
0.4% Muslims (8073)
People have lived in the area for thousands of years.
During the Bronze and Iron Age, several Indo-European cultures were
centered in or around Vojvodina:
Later Illyrian, Thracian and Celtic groups inhabited this area.
From the 1st c B.C.-5th c A.D. the area was part of the Roman Empi
Pray for Victims of Boston BombingAs I’m sure most of you have heard by now there was a bombing atMore Like This
the 2013 Boston Marathon.
The blasts killed 3 people and injured at least 183 others.
At least 13 of the injured suffered severed limbs.
Many victims suffered lower leg injuries and shrapnel wounds.
Others have suffered ruptured eardrums.
No suspects have yet been named, and there had been no arrests or claims
of responsibility for the attack.
The FBI are investigating the bombings as an act of terrorism
The three confirmed dead are:
8 year-old Martin Richard.
29 year-old Krystle M. Campbell, a restaurant manager.
A Chinese national who was a graduate student at Boston University.
Martin Richards’ mother, Denise Richard who has suffered a brain injury
Martin’s 6-year-old sister who has lost a leg.
Two brothers, aged 33 and 31, who each lost a leg.
Celeste Corcoran, had both legs amputated below the knee;
18 year old Sydney Corcoran sustained injuries to arteries in both legs.
Pray for Hong KongHong Kong is a city state and a Special Administrative Region of China.More Like This
It is situated on the south coast of China in Guandong Province and is enclosed
by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea.
The city state of Macau is to the west, Taiwan in the northeast and the Philippines
to the southwest.
Geographically Hong Kong is made up of a mountainous peninsula and 230 islands.
The population is over 7 million.
The name "Hong Kong means ‘Fragrant Harbor.’
Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of China.
Singapore is one of the Four Asian Tigers. (Four Asian countries with high economies)
Hong Kong is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbor.
Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
Due to very limited building space, Hong Kong is the world's most vertical city.
There are 1,223 skyscrapers in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has more buildings higher than 500 ft tall than
Pray for FijiFiji is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean .More Like This
It is about 1,300 miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island.
Its closest neighbors are Vanuatu in the west, New Caledonia to the southwest,
Kermadec in the southeast, Tonga in the east, the Samoas, Wallis and Futuna
in the northeast and Tuvalu to the north.
Fiji is made up of 322 islands (106 inhabited) and 522 smaller islets.
The two most important are:
Viti Levu (Location of the capital)
Suva is the capital and largest city.
The population is 849,000.
Fiji is part of the region of Melanesia.
Papua New Guinea
Fiji a major economic and political hub of the South West Pacific
Suva is the biggest city in the South Pacific.
Most Fijians live on Viti Levu's coasts, either in Suva or in smaller urban centers.
Viti Levu's interior is sparsely inhabited due to its mountainous terrain.
Some of Fiji’s mountains are over 4000 ft high and covered
with thick tro
Pray for Christmas IslandChristmas Island is an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean.More Like This
It is located 1,600 miles northwest of Western Australia, 310 miles south
of Indonesia, 606 miles east of the Cocos Islands and 1,708 mi west of Darwin,
The population is 2,072.
The capital and largest settlement is Kampong/Flying Fish Cove.
The island is called Christmas Island because it was discovered on Christmas Day.
This island is one of four places to be called Christmas Island
Christmas Island, Nova Scotia A community on Cape Breton Island
Christmas Island (Tasmania) An island off north-west Tasmania
Kiritimati (Pacific Ocean) Part of the island nation of Kiribati
Little Christmas Island Located off of eastern Tasmania
English is the official language, but Chinese languages and Malay are also spoken.
For most of its history the islan
Pray for AndorraAndorra is a landlocked microstate in Southwestern Europe.More Like This
It is located in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains and bordered by Spain
in the south/southwest and France in the north/northeast.
The population is over 85,000.
Andorra la Vella is the capital.
Andorra is a monarchy headed by two co-princes:
The Bishop of Urgell
The President of France
Andorra is the sixth smallest nation in Europe.
Andorra la Vella is the highest capital city in Europe, located
at over 3000 ft above sea level.
Andorra is one of the European microstates, a set of tiny sovereign states:
Andorra is the last independent survivor of the buffer states created
by Charlemagne to keep the Islamic Moors from advancing into Christian France.
Andorra's borders have remained unchanged since 1278.
Andorra is famous for its practice of Winter Sports and also Roller Hockey.
The people of Andorra have the 4th highest human life expectancy
in the world, 82 years.
Pray for the NetherlandsThe Netherlands is a country in western Europe.More Like This
It is bordered by the North Sea in the north and west, Belgium in the south
and Germany in the east.
It shares maritime borders with Belgium, Germany and Britain.
The population is over 16 million.
Amsterdam is the capital.
The seat of government is The Hague.
Rotterdam is the 2nd largest city and one of the largest ports in the world.
The Netherlands controls three islands in the Caribbean:
Netherlands literally means 'Low Countries' or 'Low Country'.
The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg were historically called the Low Countries
because they were mostly flat and at or below sea level.
20% of the country’s area is located below sea level.
50% of the land is less than one meter above sea level.
Most of the area below sea level is man-made, caused by centuries of peat extraction.
These areas are maintained with an elaborate system of dikes, canals and pumping stations.
Holland is a region in the w
Pray for BelgiumBelgium is country in Western Europe.More Like This
It is bordered by the Netherlands in the north, the North Sea in the Northwest,
France in the west and southwest, Germany in the east and Luxembourg in the southeast.
The population is about 11 million.
Brussels is the capital and largest city.
Antwerp is another important city.
Belgium's is divided into three regions:
Brussels The location of the capital
Flanders Located in the north (Dutch-speaking)
Wallonia Located in the south (French-speaking)
A German-speaking community exists in eastern Wallonia.
People from the Flanders region are called Flemish.
The name Belgium comes from 'Belgae' the name of the Celtic tribes that
originally inhabited the area.
Belgium is a founding member of the European Union
Brussels is the capital of the EU and host to the NATO headquarters.
Historically, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg were known as
the Low Countries, because they were generally f
Pray for GermanyGermany is a country in western-central Europe.More Like This
It is bordered by Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the east, Austria
and Switzerland in the south, France and Luxembourg in the southwest,
and Belgium and the Netherlands to the northwest.
The population is over 81.million.
The capital and largest city is Berlin.
Other important cities are Munich, Cologne and Hamburg,
Germany is the 7th largest country in Europe and most populous state
in the European Union.
The German word 'Kaiser' is derived from the Latin title Caesar.
The word 'Reich' means ‘Kingdom’ or ‘Empire’.
During it’s history Germany was part of three Reichs.
The 1 Reich The Holy Roman Empire (962-1806)
The 2nd Reich The New German Empire (1871-1918.)
The 3rd Reich The Nazi Regime (1933-1945)
Germany has been famous throughout history as a center of learning and culture.
The printing press was invented in Germany.
Australian Copyright LawFor years now there has been a rapid increase in the use of digital technologies including the boom of the internet. As a result artwork has become increasingly more accessible across the globe resulting in the need for artists to know there rights and responsibilities when it comes to copyright law.More Like This
In Australia, Copyright protection is not only free but automatic. From the second your pen meets paper or a brush meets canvas your work is ‘protected’. Copyright is intended to protect creative works (painting, writing, film, music, craft etc) from being used/published/edited without the owner of the copyright providing permission.
Generally in order for Australian copyright law to ‘protect’ your work the work needs to be created by a resident of Australia or be made in Australia (such as music and film shot in Australia). Copyright generally lasts for 50 years after the death of the artist or 50 years after the publication/ broadcast.
It could be sa
Copyright (journal closed) Update 11/2/14Okay, lately everyone has been getting these journals about this certain rule regarding that the staff are ALLOWING traced,edited, altered etc. art on DeviantART. Now let me tell you...You people do realise that this rule was introduced almost 2 YEARS AGO by realitysquared and other members of the staff on DeviantART? So why is there such a huge uproar about it NOW?More Like This
Are they now quite literally shoving it down people's throats? If that is the case then let me explain this from someone who has studied the ins and outs of a donkey's ass with Copyright and whatever DeviantART is doing.
Screw what DeviantART says about Copyright, because obviously they aren't interested with the PROPER concept of Copyright itself. My evidence? Look at the fan art and photography that include labels and logos from brands and companies, things like that. They are all under what is called 'Intellectual Property' (IP), which organises things like 'Trademark (TM)','Copyright (C)',and 'Rights Managed (
DepressionClick "Depression" for full length version.More Like This
Depression isnt a sign of weakness, its because youve been strong for too long.
Depression is humiliating.
It turns intelligent wellfunctioning people into zombies who cant wash a dish or change their bedsheets.
It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your life.
It scoops out your normal healthy ability to cope with bad days and bad news, and replaces it
with an unrecognizable sludge that finds no pleasure, no delight, no point in anything outside of bed.
Depression is humiliating.
You alienate your friends because you cannot comport yourself socially,
you live in moderate squalor because you have no energy to stand up, let alone take out the garbage.
You have no perspective, no emotional reserves, no faith that it will get better.
So you feel guilty and ashamed of your inability to deal with life like a regular human being,
which exacerbates the depression and isolat
Skydiving ExperienceMore Like This
A couple days ago, I was spending my time to expand my new horizons of photography that I've been dreaming for- aerial photography. That's something I've neglected too much because of the stuff in my head was, lot's of crap bothered me, health and life issues, damned small crap kept me away from realizing things what I really wanted to do.
When I've jumped out of a plane after passing the second layer of clouds, at 4200m elevation...
I felt like Link from Skyward Sword jumping out of his Loftwing.
The experience of skydiving is very immense and surreal. My most favourite moment is when I crawl on the edge of plane's "door" and giving my glare downward. Your first thought is like that:
Still, being in the place it does feel earthy and natural for your body. You feel like your body and mind are connected togeth
Average pay rates for comic book artists:After looking at some of the atrocious asking prices on the DeviantArt forum I stumbled onto :iconjohnchalos:'s journal.More Like This
So our newest contributor was kind enough to let me re-post his journal here for your reading pleasure:
"Generally, the good graphic novels fetch $100 - $300 per page, although professionals who have been in the industry for a long time can command as much as three times that amount. In fact, one elite illustrator commanded as much as $1,000 a page (on a 22-page comic book)! Most of the popular titles that artists, like David Cassaday, work on are monthly issues, which end up providing him with a six-figure salary. The back-end royalties on merchandise, trade paperbacks and movie royalties are also generous."
"In 2008, Sean Jordan, founder of Army Ant Publishing, claimed established freelance comic book artists were paid anywhere from $220 to $4,400 per book project, which breaks down to $
Publishing Opportunity for New Artists!Hey guys! I want to spread the good news about my friend DeevElliott's two new anthologies that will be strictly reserved for up coming artists here on DeviantART! If you're a new and aspiring comic artist looking for a chance to be published with a seasoned professional, this is it!More Like This
I've met Dave many times and he is always looking to help younger artists in need of a kick start! His current projects are detailed in this journal http://techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/Dave-Elliott-An-Authentic-Citizen-384734344 along with lots of great advice on how to get into the publishing industry. His two anthologies and how to participate in his project is also linked in there.
Dear Humankind!Just wanted to let you know that wherever I go I feel that whatever is that you seem to love you destroy. This hurts me deeply. Even though I'm a part of you and I supposed to feel part of the "family" and I suppose to be proud, I'm not. I'm from the South-East Hungary. My parents are living here in the village or a lovely little house within the forest at the lake. I LOVE coming here! Do you know why? Because it is peaceful, it is quiet, it is majestic, humble, wild, and it smells good. And yet I'm sad. I'm sad and disappointed because every single time I'm coming here to respectfully enjoy this heavenly peace I find less and less of this place here. It is destroyed, it is cut out and taken away from here. Not even five years ago this place was full of mistery, nature and beauty. And while it is still beautiful here there are huge growing empty spaces now, more roads, more veichles, more hunter towers, more people. And while you try to repopulate these great many of empty placesMore Like This
SurrealismMore Like This
orld War I (1914-1918) was a human catastrophe
that devastated Western civilization and mocked the hope inherent in “modernism”. The sheer volume of the war’s slaughter was beyond belief. The horror of it all destroyed the trust in science, medicine and technology as the golden gateway to a harmonious and peaceful future for humanity. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the evil purpose of a global war. A global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of fear and loathing.
Salvador Dali autosodomized
AskTheArtist InterviewInterview with *JonasDeRo 11/11/12More Like This
<thefluffyshrimp> Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is ~thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *JonasDeRo, a very talented artist and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
<thefluffyshrimp> Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, JonasDeRo.
<JonasDeRo> Hello all, the pleasure is all mine!
<thefluffyshrimp> ~Fisharto asks "Without sharing too much of your ways to making environments how do you come up with ideas for painting?"
<JonasDeRo> Hello Fisharto, good question!
<JonasDeRo> I would say my main source of inspiration is traveling. I love painting but I love to travel even more; seeing cities, towns, nature really inspires me in the first
Moving Sale: Japanese things yardsaleSelling gently used Lolita clothing and Japanese Tea Ceremony goods! Also links to manga, books etc in my livejournal, but most is here in the thumbnails of my dA.More Like This
Hello! I am visiting my parents in the USA, and found some of my beloved things that I unfortunately cannot afford to take across the globe with me. ^^ So! and yes, it's uber-awkward to sell yardsale things sometimes, but please forgive me.
Baby the Stars Shine Bright Shirt: $40. (still available)
Angelic Pretty Fluffy dress: $140, $125. (still available)
as seen here:
Probably Body-Line: $20 shirt Prospective buyer found, awaiting payment.
I will happily give you a complimentary tsumami-kanzashi bobby pin, or a 10% off coupon for one of my ready-made kanzashi (not on the made-to-order ones though; I'm running short on time. ^^ Made-to-order will be closed sometime next weekend.)
I also have a Tea Ceremony Set:
New llama levels and Badge Pages! Fellow llama herders!More Like This
You may have noticed that today is a momentous day in the field of llamas. Due to their unexpected popularity, we have decided to tweak the llama levels a bit, in order to maximize fun and fairness for every deviant around -- from llama aficionados to those who simply dabble in llamas from time to time.
What llamas? Glad you asked!
Behold, the new breakdown of llamas! (If you dislike spoilers and wish to achieve the levels by pure surprise, then keep scrolling.)
= 1 (Llama)
= 10 (Super Llama)
= 50 (Albino Llama)
= 100 (Super Albino Llama)
= 500 (Ninja Llama)
= 1,000 (Fancy Llama)
= 2,500 (King Llama)
= 5,000 (Spartan Llama)
= 7,500 (Wizard Llama)
= 10,000 (Golden Llama)
There you have it! So many awesome reasons to stay connected to the community and to search out new and undiscovered deviants. Share the wealth, my friends. Share it.
Daily Dose of NonsenseHey everyone: if you are a parent and don't let your daughters have lots and lots of sex, you're abusive and creepy.More Like This
This attitude that we should bow to such a misguided concept of freedom is what makes my skin crawl. We encourage mentalities such that parents have no rights to protect their children and guide their moral fiber, and attempts to exercise such is tantamount to slavery. It's all rubbish, of course, but even I can't make crap up of some of these degenerates. Always remember: "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." (Provbs 22:6)
In other news, I'm doing a physics report that analyzes the story of Humpty Dumpty. I will upload it if it is received... favorably... in my class.
I had to share this.Someone on Yahoo! made the best comment ever.More Like This
I have no reason to doubt Obama's integrity :
The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one dime.
If you like the health care plan you have you can keep it. No matter what.
If You Like Your Doctor, You Can Keep Your Doctor. Period.
Obamacare will cost less than your monthly cell phone bill.
I didn’t set a red line.
I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage.
"The War on Terror is over"
The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed.
We don’t have a domestic spying program
We got back every dime we used to rescue the financial system
Benghazi violence was caused by an internet video & demonstrations
We only changed one word in the Benghazi talking points.
The IRS never targeted specific groups.
My budget will cut the deficit by $4 Trillion over 10 years.
I will walk on that picket line with you, if workers are denied the right to bargain.
I’ve done m
[DN Fun] Death Note Mystery Date GameDirectory | FAQ & Rules | PromotionsMore Like This
Death Note Mystery Date Game
Okay, with all this 10th Anniversary excitement, I thought about a game that came out when I was a kid that meant the world to me, that I played with constantly. It was called Mystery Date and here’s what it was like:
Yea, I know..lame yes? But what if we jazzed it up a bit? The object of the game was to play and collect cards to prepare you for a date. If you got all the pieces for going to the beach, and then landed on the “Open the Door” square and the boy behind the door was the one going to the beach, you won. If it was one of the others, (going bowling, to the prom, skiing) you would just close the door and keep playing until you got another chance at it. If you picked the “Dud” some trashy looking guy, you lost the game.
Misuse of Parasite; Life; Update on Stem CellsBest "parasite" I've ever heard of!More Like This
Today's blog post serves as a place to compile sources for the assertions in the above graphic. As an initial matter, let me note that it is not Secular Pro-Life's position that unborn children must "earn their keep" to have the right to life. (In the same vein, the fact that infants sleep and poop and don't do much in the way of making immediate contributions to society does not justify infanticide.) This is simply an attack on the pro-choice movement's misuse of the dehumanizing term "parasite." (Read more...) via Secular Pro-Life
DarkCougar555: While I do agree with this view, however the commenter pointed out: Unfortunately, this argument can be easily flipped on its head, since someone could easily point out the negative ramifications of pregnancy and birth. The added burden on her organs, the stretching of her genitals and skin, the loss o
This made my day.Ya know how I said not all LGBT advocates are idiotic? Well now, they have a group. http://pfox.org/Homosexuals_Opposed_to_Pride_Extremism.htmlMore Like This
Bleeding to death...I've been very discouraged and disappointed lately in the massive amount of copyright infringement I've been confronted with. I feel like I'm supplying free design development for every talentless, unimaginative hack in the world, and it's got me down.More Like This
I'm involved in no less than three suits right now, and it's breaking me financially. Legalities prevent me from saying who they are against...but they stalk my blog and mine my sites for designs on a daily basis, so I bet they're reading this right now. All I have to say to these people is this; it's NOT cool to steal someone's designs and call them your own. That "three differences added and it's MINE" defense only works for fashion design, not art, so get that idea out of your head. Merimask is a trademark, and I've been busily linking all my copyrights to my trademark, and all registered under the category of "art", not "fashion". Trademarked elements are always protected. Underselling a popu
Why I am against abortionRead to the bottom before commenting. I will not argue with you. If I do not like your comment, I will hide it. I do not care if that means you think you have 'won'.More Like This
This is going to be long winded. I have alot to get off my chest.
I am getting sick of seeing Anti 'pro-life' stamps, making us out to be monsters who care nothing about the woman involved in the abortion. If it is not woman who have an abortion to save her own life we are 'attacking', it is women who were raped. Honestly, where I stand on these two issues is beside the point, but because people will make their own minds up if I do no clarify, I will state it simply: Abortion to save the life of the mother, IMO, is the only acceptable reason. I do not condone rape. But pregnancy is not a 'punishment'. And it is not the baby's fault.
For my whole life, I have
Polish Poems About Animals, part 1This time I decided to translate athe poems with rhymes, but my translations would be unfortunately without them – they won’t be as beautiful as the originals then.Anyway, the purpose behind this series of translations is showing the portrayal of animals in Polish literary works from various times (in this anthology they’re mostly shown in positive light, but we all know that it was variously, especially long time ago).More Like This
Jan Kochanowski (1530-1584) – the greatest Polish poet (and one of the greatest European poets) of Renaissance, considered also to be the greatest Slavic poet till 19th century; his works changed the Polish literary language. Probably his most famous work are “Laments” (pl. “Treny”), a series of poems written in the memory of his daughter, Urszulka, who died at the age of 3. To be honest, I was surprised to find him in this anthology, because I couldn’t remember that he wrote anything about animals (maybe besi
Talks with Tolkien artists - complete listA complete list of all interviews from the "Talks with Tolkien artists" series. It will be updated after each interview posted.More Like This
with Gold-Seven fav.me/d6aprnx
with steamey fav.me/d6bx1lc
with ekukanova fav.me/d6dzooz
with Tulikoura fav.me/d6gqc7f
Battle of Nanduhirion, part 3 by TulikouraThe Fall Of Azaghal by Tulikoura
The World Is a RoomThe world is a room*More Like This
with the walls bedaubed
with the green paint.
A mite is running in it**
she doesn't know her purpose
or does she like it.
Two bigger moppets***
have some claims.
Their voices are raised
like the hill growing
in the suburbia.
In the end one of them****
becomes a crumb.
She lifts her hand up
and spanks the mite,
not knowing her trespass.
At evening it's time for going to sleep***** -
the fingerling goes to her bed with rails,
being very sad and sure of a given lesson:
there's no point in enjoying yourself,
cause the sadness will always come later.
*nobody knows its magnitude,
unless it is a person
described in this poem,
trying to figure it out.
**like an old hamster
in its spinning wheel,
with the same knowledge
about her destiny.
***because they're also wee
in the front of God's face.
****probably the one in a skirt,
although you can't be certain.
*****you'll have a dream about
a child with a vile face
Book AlibiEnglish:More Like This
Something popples - it's the waters of many seas
of various "maybe", numerous as water drops
transitory as these little fellows,
when the historical Sun blisters,
durable as them,
when the historical star gets cold.
The paradox of "maybe"
can't progress further,
to the places unreached by the thread of popularity:
Mickiewicz, Mrożek -
they are - without any doubt - the sources
of parakubrickal shining;
even Rodziewiczówna with Orzeszkowa
are ruled by silver sparkles,
almost like at Literary Firmament King's place.
And maybe "maybe" is a feeble alibi?
In the end books weren't constituted to do something more.
The seal of the impermamence of carrying informations
and of the artism from yellowed years was affixed to them,
and now they stick between two desks,
„Maybe one day some eccentric will be looking for me…
or maybe some researcher of forgotten content will be doing so?
And maybe the small sad people, looking for the novel of their childhoo
Talks with Tolkien artists: annoulakiAs a great Aragorn fan myself, I adore the gentle illustartions of :iconannoulaki: - annoulaki, a young Greek artists who depicts lovely scenes from his family life. She almost declined the interview for not being "good enough artist", but I managed to convince her that skill is not what's most important for these talks, and that her pictures are interesting and inspiring enough to be shared with you. See for yourself!More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
Hi! My name is Anna and I live in Athens, Greece. I love nature, kids, animals, fantasy, books and art.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
I first read
WolfNeither the devil's helper,More Like This
neither a free rebelious spirit,
fighting for his quarry
against the human being
or even embedding his teeth
into muscle tissue
of the two-legged hunter...
From a shadow slipping past
the trees from a distant forest
he was changed into
a pseudohuman pop star.
He glitters with the colors of the rainbow,
which sows the seeds on his fur,
he grins with deciduous teeth to showcase.
He won't hurt neither a hare
with depression in his eyes,
neither an armed man,
neither a doe letting
a dead fawn fall on the forest glade.
He takes little wildcats from the trees,
he leads grandmas through a street,
he gets moved, while he watches "The Notebook".
A beautiful forest creature,
arising from out of the way place,
laid itself down near the old oak,
where it hid its old body.
It won't chase the human away,
even if it had a will for it,
cause he was the one, who drove it
into a trap shining like a vampire.
Red-Crested Tree RatLife can be beautiful sometimes -More Like This
it's announced by a cute litle rat,
arising from the darkness
near the biologists' camp.
Life often surpprises you -
it blinks to a woman
bringing a camera out
and pointing it at the rodent.
Life, though, is a fairytale -
the animal praises its quiet history
and hides itself in the blackness of the night
to continue its battening.
There's still a light at the end of a tunnel.
advice for concept/species makersLiterally make everything. Everything you could possibly think of. Who cares if it's been done 100x before, do it again and again. AND AGAIN.More Like This
You don't know what will hit off. Sometimes you'll make something the public loves. Sometimes you'll make something you adore. Sometimes (most times) you will make something you hate, dislike, or aren't even interested in.
This is literally the best advice anyone ever gave to me. You got an idea of wingless chickens? do it. You have an idea of moss covered dogs? do it. You have an idea of crazy sparkle saber-bunnies that poop gems? DO IT.
Write down all your mad ideas. Even the ones that seem "stupid" to you. Write them down, in your spare time add more and more to them. You'll never know what might actually become of them. I've been developing my species and Clo World for the past 10 years and they're still rough around the edges and no where near complete.
Trust me, write down all your ide
Do not shit on people with closed speciesI know I just had a happy go lucky journal but I just checked my message from someone demanding I 'dont make a profit off my closed species' and that they can 'make one if they want'.More Like This
The reasons for my closed species being CLOSED is that they're in development. There is a lot of thought put into them, and so much left for me to write. They are closed because it helps me keep a sort of control over the designs just in case someone goes against the appearance or lore. It is ALSO my only source of income that i NEED to survive. So yes, you're right, I'm trying to turn a profit off my species, of my designs, but it's absolutely necessary right now.
And aside from that we're artists we're ALLOWED to make money off our intellectual property and you know what, sure, you can make one of someone's closed species but guess what that makes you an asshole with no respect for the artist. it's disgusting. going around telling people that their designs dont matter and they shouldn't profit off it is
finding it p funnythat this whole closed species revolution thing is going on (again, as if we haven't already done this before)More Like This
and people are ranting about 'nothings stopping me from making one of ur things u dont have it copyrighted i can do what i want' and its like
you know what
you're totally right
there's nothing stopping you from doing these things
except, idk, respect for other artists? except it seems people dont have that so uh
why would you go out of your way to come off as such an asshole i ,,,dont get it
is this like new wave edginess that im just not catching on to
im just watching some mutuals taking part and its like. have u considered you're making yourself look like a dickhead because its kind of super embarrassing to watch
like this happens every couple of months and its kind of tiresome. not in a frustrating way but in a 'really we're doing this again?' kind of way. pointing out the obvious 'you dont have these copyrighted i can do whatever i want' every couple of weeks is so old an
How Not to Fix Your ProblemsWell, I've been sitting here, watching YouTube, and I felt like giving some tough love. I realized that I go from pep-talks to "get your ass up and fix your life" lectures and back again quite often. Nothing wrong with that, so let's get to it. If this pisses anyone off, that's your problem. You guys know that I never intend to hurt anyone and I know how depression and mental issues are, so saying I don't "understand you" because I've "never been through it" is bullshit and if you throw that at me for any reason, there's no way I'll take you or your problems seriously. I'm sorry.More Like This
When it comes to depression, self-harm, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and all that...it seems that kids now are doing everything in their power to keep from recovering. I know it's good to vent, and I know it's good to get your feelings out. That's why I draw the things I do. I can be super depressed and draw a gory vent art piece, and by the time I'm done, my sadness has subsided quite a bit because I
How to draw during 365 daysMore Like This
By the beginning of 2014 I started this account and uploaded a doodle a day during a year. It was the most challenging thing I ever did and it helped me loads on improving my art.
I've seen a lot of mentions on my inbox about artists that are starting their own 365 Days challenge and I want to write this journal to share what I've learned through my experience and maybe encourage some of you to join this long term journey.
It's okay to start simple!
My first doodles were waaay more simple than the other ones. If I had to start the project again I would still do them simple. Of course, starting this challenge is very exciting but it's a dead end if you put a heavy load on yourself at the beginning!
Focus on knowing your pace first. How much time does it take you to finish your drawings?
You May Say I'm An Artist...More Like This
I am haunted in this holiday season by the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, his novel about a society 250 years ago coming apart in its seemingly irreconcilable divisions. Could it be these lines define where we have come to find ourselves today?
“It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
in the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was th
Goodbye 2014, hello 2015.This year has been an iffy one. Rising at moments and descending, like a train going off a headland into the endless blue, the next.More Like This
It's been a year of a lot of thinking and not a lot of doing.
It wasn't a very kind year.
Although, in hindsight, quite a liberating one.
For those of you who haven't had a good run this year.
Who regret the things you didn't say, or did, or didn't get done.
I'm telling you: it's alright.
With luck, opportunities do come knocking twice.
So I wish all of you luck, because sometimes we need them.
But more than luck, I wish everyone would do better next year. Be a better person. Play and work harder than this run.
Bid goodbye to sadness, and say hello to courage.
Inky cares. <3
I was rejected.More Like This
Not only she denied, she was also ironic~
2 years ago Snow-Body was just a faaar faaaar beyond
my reach idol I had totally no connection with and pretty much seemed
just like another selfish popular artist to me.
I also remember another time when I did ask for a trade
in her profile around the same period of time
And I got a streight forward
I can't I'm too busy
Then I asked why she had the status set on "ask" instead of "closed"
and she simply said that they were like that just in case a super
talented awesome artist would pass that wants a trade.
So I was just called untalented and unimportant?!
well at least she was honest..
I got so pissed.
but you know what
all I did was to just lean closer to my screen and whisper sweetly
"bitch,one day I'm gonna be that artist"
And yet, she's now one of the most valuable people to me.
We've done unc
Mini-Rant: Grow a PairHave you ever noticed how childish people on this site can be...? They whine and cry over the tiniest issues. I don't mean like harassment or cruel trolling. That can be a really big deal. I mean shit like when they ask you for an opinion, you give it, then they say you were mean and block you or something. Or when they make journals about you just because you had an opinion they didn't agree with. And let's not forget those who go full on caps lock rage just because someone dislikes something they like.More Like This
I think a lot of the internet's issues could be solved if users would simply drop their balls. Seriously. There comes a time in every person's life when you have to realize the world doesn't revolve around you and that you're not the only person in it.
The earth's not going to stop turning because someone critiqued your art.
The universe is not going to explode because someone said they hated Doctor Who.
It's not a big deal if someone doesn't want to use your fae/bun/wha
The Little ThingsYesterday, as I was on my way home from the doctor's office, I thought about something that I wanted to write here, because I think it'll help some people feel better about themselves and their lives.More Like This
Usually, when people contemplate or commit suicide, they think they have nothing to live for. There's just nothing out there that could ever possibly give them a reason to stick around, because all the bad things in the world overshadow the good things and in turn, make them believe there are no good things. I want anyone who feels this way to rethink that and look at, not just the big things, but those tiny, seemingly insignificant details that can have such an impact on how you feel about living.
I admit to feeling suicidal from time to time. I can't always pinpoint why, but when I can, I have that dreadful feeling of not really having a purpose here and having no reason to stay, despite the fact that I know better. So what do I do? I go outside and look around. I look at my
Red Herrings, YouTube Video, CPCs vs PPsvia Secular Pro-LifeMore Like This
The Key to Avoiding Red Herrings
I'm currently reading through a book by John S. Feinberg on modernism and postmodernism*, and he made a claim in his book that I thought would be excellent to share. It's also a point that I've been raising in my presentations on abortion.
Feinberg tells us that, in a debate, there are two reasons that you need to clarify any issue at hand: 1) you need to think through the logic of the case presented, and 2) if you don't, the case that you are attacking may be only peripheral to the topic at hand. Many people skip the first reason and proceed right to the second.
via Real Choice
There's no huge Silent No More movement of women whose souls and bodies were damaged because they trusted CPCs. Most CPC clients are grateful. As f
Two Science News, Block Rapists' Parental Rightsvia via IFL ScienceMore Like This
Scientists Find Biological “Switch” That Reverts Mature Liver Cells to Stem Cells
Approximately 1 in 10 Americans have liver disease. Depending on the specific diagnosis, treatment can consist of anything from staying hydrated, to daily medication, to requiring a transplant. A group of scientists from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), led by Fernando Camargo, have discovered a pathway that converts mature liver cells into stem cells. In the future, this could possibly be used to revitalize diseased livers. The results of the study have been published in Cell.
The liver has been hailed for its regenerative properties for quite some time, as a living donor can give as much as 75% to someone who needs it, and the organ will regrow back to normal through normal mitosis. However, some have speculated that there are latent stem cells within the liver that also help repair less drastic liver damage. These results support that theory, and seem to ha
Maternal Mortality Baby vs Goovia Secular Pro-LifeMore Like This
Abortion and maternal mortality: correlation is not causation
[...] The authors concluded that if a country wants to reduce maternal mortality, it should invest in education, not abortion.
The misapprehension of maternal mortality has grave consequences. Not only are unborn lives lost, but the diversion of money to the ideological goals of the abortion industry reduces the funds available for the desperate, real needs of impoverished people.
via Real Choice
What Sarah Silverman refers to as "goo" -- alive and responding to touch
I couldn't find an embed code, but you can click to see a short video of a 12-week baby that appears to have been miscarried. The child is still alive and responsive to touch when the video begins, but clearly dies of extreme prematurity by the end of the vi
Remembering May Angelou(via Pro-Life Feminists, shared from dAPro-Life-Feminists)More Like This
Some of you may remember her. Here's great story, The Decision That Changed My Life:
Keeping My Baby by Maya Angelou about her being a young parent at 16.
Rest in peace.
Pregnancy Scare; Unity; Hyper-Sexualizationvia Secular Pro-LifeMore Like This
How a pregnancy scare affected my pro-life views
While a stereotype out there about pro-lifers is that we’re prudish virgins who all hate sex, that’s not true. You can be pro-life and still have sex. Plenty of us have, myself included. But I always have sex with the thought in the back of my mind that I may end up pregnant. And I wouldn’t punish an innocent unborn child for my decision.
A few months ago I found myself faced with dealing with the possible consequences of having sex involving having a baby. Having an irregular cycle, the waiting game was even more difficult with timing. Though a woman is more likely to become pregnant at certain times of the months than either, pregnancy is always a possibility.
I knew that I would always give my hypothetical baby life, but thinking I could be pregnant caused me to think a little about pregnancy, privacy, and pregnancy centers.
Here are a few things which ran through my mind during this time
Post-Partum; Doctors Suspended; Secular Membersvia Science DailyMore Like This
Longer maternity leaves lower women's risk of postpartum depression
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the primary federal leave policy that provides support to working U.S. mothers of infants. However, the law only provides a maximum of 12 weeks of unpaid leave for eligible employees working for covered employers (i.e., those with 50 or more employees). Since many women are not covered by FMLA, or cannot afford to take unpaid leave, most women are back to work much sooner than may be ideal for maternal postpartum health. In this study, about 7 percent of the mothers were back to work by 6 weeks, 46 percent by 12 weeks, and 87 percent by 6 months. The United States lags well behind all other industrialized nations in terms of generosity of parental leave policies. In fact, research spanning 181 countries in the world showed that the U.S. is one of only three countries that do not provide paid maternit
Without Using an Embryo or Genetic Materialvia News DiscoveryMore Like This
Groundbreaking: Embryonic Stem Cells Made With Acid
Scientists have found a way to create embryonic stem cells without using an embryo or without introducing genetic material. The discovery could revolutionize medicine by giving doctors a way to repair diseased and damaged tissue — think heart disease, blindness, skin burns — with organs and tissue grown from the patient’s own cells. (Read more...)
Update on Munoz Family; Have to Adopt Every Child?via Pro-Life HumanistsMore Like This
Goodbye Baby Munoz
The life of a 23 week-old fetus was aborted in the state of Texas yesterday, and ironically, the child’s mother wasn't involved in the choice. In fact, had her* mother still been conscious, a newly passed Texas law prohibiting the abortion of pain-conscious fetuses (beyond 20 weeks gestation) would’ve protected her life today.
But Baby Munoz was not your average “unwanted” fetus. Neither was the pregnancy that carried her, nor her eventual death anywhere near typical. Baby Munoz’ mother Marlise became brain-dead on November 26th when the wanted fetus was only 14 weeks old. In order to give the fetus a fighting chance at viability, her hospital refused to disconnect her from life-support, going against the end-of-life wishes of Marlise and her family. And so began a lengthy court battle between Baby Munoz’ father Eric and the hospital, as lawyers and bioethicists argued ov
Pro-Life March in Washington D.C.via BuzzFeedMore Like This
Masses of anti-abortion activists descended upon Washington, D.C., for the March For Life Wednesday.
secular pro-life organizations (Secular Pro-Life, Life Matters Journal, New Wave Feminists, Consistent Life, PLAGAL, Feminists Choosing Life of New York) will be holding a conference prior to the march. We will be meeting in front of Natural History Museum on the National Mall between 10am-11am. It would be an excellent opportunity to hear the secular point of view within the pro-life movement.
New Data 4 Teen Pregnancy; Child SupportIs '16 And Pregnant' An Effective Form Of Birth Control? The U.S. teen birthrate — one of the highest in the developed world — has been dropping in recent years. There are a number of reasons for the decrease, and a new study attributes a portion of the decline to an unlikely cause: MTV's 16 and Pregnant, a show that takes a brutally honest look at what life is like for pregnant teens.More Like This
Melissa Kearney, an associate professor of economics at the University of Maryland and co-author of the study, walks NPR's Audie Cornish through the findings. (Read more...) [via NPR]
DarkCougar555: Hmm... What do you think of that?
Teen pregnancy rate drops by half when Planned Parenthood leaves town A study across the Texas Panhandle, using government statistics from 16 counties, found tha
Beware the WolvesMany of you know I am a Christian. However not many of you know my stances on certain things. Many Christians today that are Protestant know of the growing number of preachers and believers that are becoming weary of the Catholic Church. However the main problem is the majority of Catholics are totally unaware that a good amount of Christians are noticing trends of the Occult in the Catholic Church that Jesus made mention of and described as preachers of the doctrines of demons. First let me show you how Gods works have been twisted in the past.More Like This
Numbers Chapter 21
8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
HopeHopeMore Like This
Is more of a choice
Than a feeling
It is hard
Fear and doubts
Try to smother it
And to cover it
It takes a choice
Not to listen
To those fears
And to those doubts
It is hard
It is worth it
It frees you
From those fears and doubts
There is the ultimate hope
In something more than this world
That is true and faithful
That loves no matter what
Who is there all the time
It is that hope
That keeps me going
Day in and day out
And I would not
Have it any
Only OneI have asked peopleMore Like This
to describe me
but many have a hard time
even my family does
I am playful as a child
and carefree as a butterfly
In a crowd
I am a loner and a watcher
With the ones I love
I am random, but serious
I am filled with many contradictions
Smart, but naive
Realist, but hopeful
Loving, but watchful
Stubborn, but accommodating
A child of God, but lives in the world
There is not enough words
to describe me
but I am unique
because there is only one me
WorshipWhen I comeMore Like This
Face to face
Your love and glory
It is warm and bright
And more that I
I will worship and praise You
I will show my Love for You
I will shout and sing for You
FallingI am fallingMore Like This
Catch my hand
In this darkness
And be my light
Is cold and unforgiving
I feel it closing in
Trying to suffocate me
I feel its staring eyes
I feel its jeering eyes
I hear its mocking voice
I hear its lies
I scream into this darkness
Does anyone hear
Or is it kept inside
And stuck in my throat
Around me I feel
The fine spider web threads
Enclosing around me
As I fall
Those lies mixing with truth
Hiding it amongst the darkness
Where is the light?
Where is the truth?
I don’t want those lies
That have haunted me
Since I have been small
Causing me to hate myself
I want that love
I want the truth
That isn’t gilded
I want You
And what You have
I know You hear
My silent plea
For Your hand
Reaches through the darkness
And breaks the web
Pulling me toward You
Those webs cling to me
Its lies whispered in my ear
Making me fear
And feel worthless
You pull my into Your arms
Brushing away any the webs that show themselves
Whispering that You love me
Not alone in the stormNo matter how highMore Like This
The walls are
No matter how low
The pit is
No matter how loud
The thunder is
No matter how dark
It is around you
You are not alone
To face this storm
There is one that
Is always there
He is not scared
He is not scared
Of how deep it is
He is not scared
Of loud noises
He is not scared
Of the dark
He is the comforter
He is the lifter
He is the quiet
He is the light
He is the love
You are not alone
He is there for you
No matter the storm
No matter the situation
No matter the choices
He knows how to solve it
He knows how long it is
He knows what you are feeling
He has been through it before
He can help you
He can bring hope
He can save you
There is one thing he wants
He wants you
He wants you to come back to Him
Even if you don’t think you can
He loves you
And gave His life for you
He is the life of the world
His name is Jesus
Reach out to Him
He will answer
And He will be
No matter where you are
The One I loveO Lord, You are clothed in beauty, glory and majesty.More Like This
Your smile is the sunshine lighting up the world.
Your voice is the sound of waves on the shore.
Your laughter is the loveliest of music.
Your footsteps are heralds of peace.
Your hands are instruments of healing.
Your mind is the source of wisdom.
Your heart is the wellspring from which all love flows.
Your arms are my safe haven.
By Your side is where I long to be.
Your love is my strength.
Your presence is the only place where there is joy.
You are a blanket giving warmth and security
You are the rain giving freshness and life
You are the sun giving light and hope
You are all that was missing in my life before
You are the One I love
Out in the DesertYou led meMore Like This
into the desert,
of all but you,
till I was dry,
Out in the desert
I found your living water.
Out in the desert,
when all was stripped away,
I learnt that you are all I need,
all I could want.
You led me
into the desert -
the desert land of my heart.
You showed me
my deepest need
was you -
Out in the desert
I found your living water.
Out in the desert
you changed my heart,
became in me a fountain
turning this desert
into a garden
flowering for you.
You lead me
into the desert -
to heal dry land
and water hopeless cases
and lead them to you.
Out in the desert
your living water
flows out from my heart.
Out in the desert
flowers are growing,
rivers are spreading,
until the desert
The Hope of the CrossThe Hope of the CrossMore Like This
When we are at our end
The pain crushing
The sorrow suffocating
When we can’t see
Anything good in it
And there is no simple answer
When grief and numbness
Surrounds our heart
And a fog surrounds our vision
There isn’t always
But there is an anchor
Is the cross
That brings hope
Jesus went through
So much pain
He knows our pain
He knows our heart
He knows we can’t go alone
It can’t be bought
He gives it
For those who follows Him
And leans on Him
We can’t do this
But we aren’t alone
He is there
And He is Hope
The Least of TheseThe least of theseMore Like This
Is the greatest in heaven
Because they love God
They put God first
And others first
In their needs
And well to do
Give, but all too often
What is left over
God wants all of you
He wants you to put Him first
In all things
Money, serving, reading,
And all that you are
He sees what
Is most important
And He will give
You more than you can handle
He has so much
Just waiting for you
What is the most
3 Prayer Requests"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him" (1 John 5:14-15).More Like This
---HOW TO REQUEST A PRAYER
---WHAT'S A MAPP
3 Prayer Requests
Prayer Request by: the-penmans-mind :iconthe-penmans-mind:
Today, my family found out a very close friend of our family, had suffered a huge stroke. We REALLY need prayer for her. She is a very good person. She now has no feeling of one of her sides, and
Pray for French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France.More Like This
It is located in the south Pacific half way between South America and Australia.
Its closest island neighbors are the Cook Islands to the Southwest and the Pitcairn Islands
to the southeast.
It is made up of 130 different islands which are split into six groups:
Society Islands (Includes Tahiti, Bora Bora, Mo'orea)
The population is over 260,000.
Papeetē is the capital and located on Tahiti.
Tahiti is the largest island and where 80% of the population lives.
Tahiti’s main exports are its black pearls
FAMOUS FRENCH POLYNESIANS
Vaitiare Hirson-Asars (b. 1964
Tarita Teriipia Third wife of Marlon Brando (b 1941),
Cheyenne Brando Daughter of Marlon Brando (1970–1995)
Tuki Brando Son of Cheyenne Brando (b 1990)
Urgent update - Prayer RequestsNeed Prayer? Send us a note!More Like This
If you would like prayer please send us a note with "Prayer Request" in the subject line and we will include your request for prayer in our next prayer journal.
"I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, -intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men."
1 Timothy 2:1
These members or supporters need our help with lifting up a trial, worry, or tribulation that they are going through. Please say a word of prayer for the following Deviants.
FCU777 said the following:
I'm writing to you concerning this drastic situation going on in my home. My dad is planning to kick me out of the house today. I know I've done the wrong thing yelling at him back or even tried to put my hands on him (when he actually tried to put his hands on me which I so much hate) or throw some ang
Pray for MayotteMayotte is an overseas department of France.More Like This
It is located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa.
It is southeast of Madagascar and south west of Mozambique and Comoros.
It has three parts:
Grande-Terre (Maore) The main island
Petite-Terre ( Pamanzi)
The population is 212,645
The largest city and prefecture is Mamoudzou
Mayotte means ‘Place of Death.’
The territory is geographically part of the Comoros Islands, but the population
chose to remain politically part of France in a 1975 referendum.
Mayotte became an overseas department in 2011.
It is the Outermost region of the European Union.
The earliest inhabitants were Bantu groups around the 8th century.
After 1000 A.D. Malagasy. Arab and Shirazi immigrants came.
In 1500 the Maore sultanate was established on the island.
Pray for Tristan da CunhaTristan da Cunha is a remote island territory in the south Atlantic Ocean.More Like This
It is located 750 miles west from South Africa and 2,088 miles from South America.
Its closest island neighbors are Saint Helena in the north east and Ascension Island
to the north.
It is part of the British territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
Tritan da Cunha is made up of four sections:
Tristan da Cunha The main island
Nightingale Islands Uninhabited
Inaccessible Island A nature reserve
Gough Islands. A nature reserve
Edinburgh of the Seven Seas is the main settlement.
The island has a permanent population of 275
Tristan is the most remote inhabited archipelago on earth.
Edinburgh of the Seven Seas is the most remote permanent settlement on Earth.
The islands were named after the Portuguese admiral who discovered them, Tristão da Cunha.
Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, was named in hon
Pray for South SudanSouth Sudan is a landlocked country in northeastern AfricaMore Like This
It is bordered by the Sudan in the north, Ethiopia in the east, Kenya in the southeast,
Uganda in the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the southwest
and the Central African Republic to the west.
Juba is the capital and largest city.
The population is thought to be around 8 million.
South Sudan is home to 60 different ethnic groups.
Over 80 different languages are spoken.
50% Other (Bari, Azande, Shilluk)
South Sudan was originally part of Sudan
The Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk first came to the area around the 10th century.
Sudan was ruled by Egyptian Turks from 1821–1885.
Sudan was controlled by both Egypt and Britain from 1899–1956.
Sudan became independent in 1956.
After independence Sudan suffered through 17 years of civil war during (1956-1972).
To Be Continued"When the devil tries to remind you of your past, remind him of his future." - quoted from the pastor in church todayMore Like This
My lack of close meaningful human companionship has done a number on me for some time, as my current situation contributes to my status as a perpetual loner. Even though I do occasionally experience moments of triumph over it, it is still perhaps the most difficult thing I have yet to fully overcome in my life. But seeing how I fare with the weight of social issues will be a matter of time. All I can do for now is keep on walking for Him, "alone" or not, and let Him bring healing in due time to this slow-healing scar in my heart. For walking alone still doesn't stop me from helping others and doing good, even when it sometimes hurts to be that lonesome lamb surrounded by wolves and goats. God will help me overcome the days of my life and use my weaknesses for
A Christian NowI hated Christianity for so long. But I got in a serious talk with Jessica on Skype and she had told me some things that I hadn’t thought about before. I was still skeptical of Christianity still since I saw nothing of God when my dad was in the hospital and then died. But while my mom has been in the hospital, I read the Bible for the first time and in Matthew I think. It was beside her bed after all and then I watched the link from Jessica’s church and I decided to become a Christian.More Like This
I hate my life. It has no purpose except to find things for myself and what is mine. I want more and I felt peace for the first time in forever when I made the decision today. Thank you, Jessica-Rae-3 , for talking to me on Skype. I hope to see you this coming Sunday with mom. She’s out of the hospital.
This will mean that things will change on this page. ^^ I don’t want to write porn stuff of late and I really don’t want to any more. There w
3 Prayer Requests"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him" (1 John 5:14-15).More Like This
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3 Prayer Requests
Prayer Request by: CRGPhotography :iconCRGPhotography:
I was hoping the group could post my journal as a prayer request. It is about my recent revealing of having severe Hormone problems and how the majority of people look down on people born with Hormone
5 Prayers Requests"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him" (1 John 5:14-15).More Like This
---HOW TO REQUEST A PRAYER
---WHAT'S A MAPP
5 Prayer Requests
Prayer Request by: hp621 :iconhp621:
Hey, I just wanted to ask ya'll to pray for my dad. He is being accused of using government money for his own personal needs and could be put in jail. We know he didn't do it but not many people are on his side.
Toyko Mew Mew appreciation journal!More PLZ Icons here: http://iloveyoukisshu.deviantart.com/journal/Tokyo-Mew-Mew-PLZ-294610820More Like This
(journal by Iloveyoukisshu)
Tokyo Mew Mew Power Stamp by Loffyglustamp: tokyo mew mew by FairyxWingzMew Mew Stamp 2 by IloveyoukisshuIchigo stamp by IloveyoukisshuMew Berry Love Stamp by Rohariel
Kisshu Stamp by lovenotwarcraftShirogane Stamp no.1 by KittMouripink bubblely spin stamp by Random-StrawberriesKisshu Stamp by MooFrog44Kisshu :: Stamp by Ilya-san
none of these stamps/plz accounts were created by this group; credit goes to the original stamp/account creators as well as Mia Ikumi!
Brian Kesinger: Character DrivenMore Like This
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and
A Tribute to Robin WilliamsMore Like This
A Tribute to Robin Williams
Robin Williams Tributeby EmilyStepp
The World According to Garp 1982
Moscow on the Hudson 1984
To All Disney Animation Fans Out There -Hey everyone, how are you all doing?More Like This
Just a quick word to let you all know of a great new source for everything Disney Animation Art - from rough animation to clean-up, from layout to final background, from storyboard to production stills - everything you ever wanted to see from the amazing archives of the Disney Studio can be found on this new facebook page - THE ART OF DISNEY ANIMATION http://www.facebook.com/TheArtOfDisneyAnimation
Here's just a hint of what you'll find there, and these are much down-scaled from the actual resolution on the page!
So, check it out Disney/Animation/Art fans.
Oh and if you want, you can always join/like my own page on facebook, http://www.facebook.com/david.kawe
The Happy World of Haribo...oh...OH...OH, GOD!!!I like to take a bag of Haribo gummy sweets with me when I go to the cinema. It's cheaper than buying the over-priced rot they sell in the foyer, and thanks to the industrial waste they're quite obviously made from; it can take the length of a movie to chew through a bag of the things.More Like This
I may, however, have to rethink gnawing this brand of confection in light of an article that just popped up: http://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelrusch/haribo-gummy-bear-reviews-on-amazon-are-the-most-insane-thin
Glad I didn't take a bag of those in with me when I went to see The Hobbit.
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackChange LogMore Like This
Tabs on Profile Pages did not work properly on the mobile website. Fixed by yury-n
Images that were smaller than the required size for Group avatars could still be uploaded properly. Fixed by DEVlANT
Text symbols would display in a few isolated areas on the site. Fixed by fartprincess
The "Update Email" notice had a misaligned icon. Fixed by elhsmart
Super Group URL links were not the same color as links for other usernames or Groups. Fixed by yumeruby
In the "Submit to Groups” section of a deviation, typing in a Group name would not display accurate results. Fixed by fartprincess
Royalty info and button naming on the Submit Prints page was unclear. Fixed by yury-n
For Journals submitted with Sta.sh Writer, both the "Edit" and "Edit with Sta.sh Writer" buttons linked to the Sta.sh Writer editor, preventing editing of a Journal's description, details, and Mature Content settings. Fixed by szlosek
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The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.3I've been thinking about how and why we learn to draw for a few years now. I started self-analazing my own drawing and character design thought process when I began writing my first art instruction book, "Creating Characters with Personality". It was harder than I thought to verbalize how I've learned and how I process drawing. This has led me to start looking back at my artistic life and how I learned art. What made me learn the most? What drove me to draw and stick with it? What led to others I knew as a child to stop drawing? I think I'm ready to present some of those thoughts here on DA and hear what you think. This is part 2 of three in a series. I'm not sure where this is leading, but step one is my establishing an online art instruction school called Taught ByA PRO (http://www.taughtbyapro.com) that will (in phase one) concenMore Like This
Submission limits - how to use themSo, a lot of you are confused about how to actually use these shiny new submissions limits! Here are some examples that should help you sort out what to do to get your limits sorted the way you want them to be...More Like This
Submission limits are found in the "Manage members" settings, under "On Gallery" or "On Favourites". (You can limit both gallery and favourites and the settings are completely independent.)
I want to limit my members to 3 submissions per week in total, whatever folders they put them in
Choose "3 per week" from the dropdown next to "Featured" and then make sure all other folders are set to "Global Setting".
I want my members to be able to submit 2 a day to each folder
Click on "show all folders" then select "2 per day" for every folder.
I want my members to be able to submit as many deviations as they like, but only one a month to the featured folder
Choose "1 per month" from the featured dropdown and set all the other folders to "unlimited". (Techni
Sick of Ads on DA?...readWhile reading quite a few of the comments about the free premium membership day it seems to me that the vasty majority of deviants want to pay for a subscriptions just to get rid of the torrent of ADs.More Like This
I thought it was common knowledge but if you have the latest version of Firefox you need never see an Ad again and you don't need to waste your money.
You're given the option of Add-ons with firefox.
Adblock Plus 2.0.3
It's completely free, and get's rid of ALL ads !!!!
probably won't make me popular with the staff but not everyone has cash to spare.