Regarding the 'Bible Beasts' series..Let's be honest. The Bible can be pretty scary for a little kid. All sorts of terrible creatures and mythical beasts can be found in its pages. Dragons with many heads and horns, locusts with human faces, and horsemen that resemble the grim reaper are just some examples..More Like This
A couple of years ago, I started a series of illustrations called "Bible Beasts"; and I managed to finish 9 of them.
The purpose of this series was to represent all the beasts from the Bible; but in a cute, non frightening way. Hence its slogan: "Turning scary, into cute".
Although the series was aimed towards children, it received a lot of positive feedback from grown-up people.
It's been a while since I started this series, and now I want to continue.
My art skills have improved since the last time I made these, and it'll be only fair to do the
Christians:Do you have EVIDENCE of your salvation?Hello friends. Today I learned something wonderful, and I would like to share it with as many people as I can.More Like This
Do you, or have you ever struggled with assurance of salvation in Jesus Christ? I have. This video helped me become sure of my salvation. I have been looking for quite a while to find something that would legitimately assure me and this sermon does a pretty good job at summing up what makes a true Christian by using the tests in 1 John. It's an hour long, but I think even the first 10 or 20 minutes could help you a great deal.
Saying "I believe that I believe" is not enough to have assurance of salvation. Our evidence is not what we can do and say about ourselves. If you are truly born again, you are a new creature and you will have evidence that you are indeed born again in Christ Jesus by your new attitude toward God (that you love Him), sin (that you hate it), and God's law (that you love it and desire to obey it).
"Therefore if any man be
Bigot (Story Summary)BIGOTMore Like This
Setting: Small Midwestern town of Holly Springs; present day.
Five years prior to the story, a homosexual teenager committed suicide after his family discovered the truth about him via his Internet activity. In response, the local school board voted to update the student manuals to include a rule that specifically prohibits the bullying of LGBT+ individuals, even though there was no evidence of bullying in the teen suicide case. It was viewed as a precaution.
The story follows Callie Roten, a senior at Holly Springs High who loves painting and lives with her grandmother, Adelaide. Adelaide is a pillar of the community with many hours of charity work and church involvement under her belt. Her baking skills also make her somewhat of a local legend; people drive for miles to visit the bakery she owns and operates, called Adelaide's Confections.
Callie helps out at the bakery on weekends. It's Saturday and she's sweeping the floor of the dining area, ch
Foolish ArgumentsThe Bible is strangely very involved with how we deal with skeptics. It's a common thing to meet with someone that disagrees with you. It's going to happen regardless of what you believe, what faith you subscribe to, what political party you belong to, or even what books you like to read. Everyone has their own set of opinions and everyone has ways of expressing those views when they meet someone that disagrees with us. Most reasonable people who have made up their minds will choose to ignore someone if they hold a different opinion, most especially strangers. Don't like someone's opinion? Okay. You move on with life. Your conflict is over with before it started and you'll forget you even saw that someone had the nerve to have an opinion that differed from yours. If you are open to discussion, open to considering other viewpoints, and open to a civilized dialogue then perhaps you engage. Ask questions, making no personal attacks on the person or their opinion as a whole. Honest,More Like This
Actaully... love lost.Five unelected judges, two of them should have recused themselves because of prior statements and expressed personal bias, decided that millions of US voters no longer had a voice when it came to the rights of their states. Now, of course, there have been several states that have already made the decision to strip power away from the people in this case. In my home state of Oregon we voted to defend marriage and a judicial activist over-turned it using the staged Sweet Cakes by Melissa story as a platform. In California, one of the most left-leaning states in the country, the people voted the same way. What happened? An activist judge made the same decision.More Like This
Originally I was not going to comment on this matter. I didn't want to just fan the flame and aggravate more of my friends and followers. However, in the last several hours I have lost several acquaintances simply because I refuse to celebrate this event with them. The news has been thrown in my face, personally, and while I don't
In the Image of GodSometimes God gets our attention in the strangest of ways. Sometimes we have to be brought to such a low that we have no other choice but to finally look up to something beyond ourselves for help and comfort. Sometimes pain is the only way we’ll ever see beyond ourselves. We don’t have to enjoy it, but we do have to acknowledge that our eyes sometimes have to be forced open to see what’s clearly in front of us. We as humans like to lie to ourselves, to cloak ourselves in thoughts and ideals that make us feel comfortable. We tend to sway with the opinion of authority figures and those that hold influence so that we don’t have to face the multitudes with an ugly thing called the truth. We’re afraid of the truth in a way, because if we know the truth then we know we are obligated to share it, no matter the cost. Most of us are terrified of this because sometimes the truth means you lose friendships, respect, your job, your dignity, and perhaps eveMore Like This