Monster – A Children’s Story

Myths of the Mirror

My writing break is busy with little projects, and new book ideas are happily simmering. The rain lingered through most of May, so I spent a couple weeks playing at other kinds of creativity. I thought I’d try to illustrate one of my children’s stories. Here are the first six pages. A  couple still need some work, but it’s a start. The verse is hard to see at this mini size, so I added it below.

Monster

In a dim and distant galaxy
Due east of dusty Mars
Spins a tiny greenish planet
Nestled in a spray of stars.

Its rivers teem with fishes
Its fields grow golden wheat
And fireflies light its lanterns
Along every nighttime street.

The sun smiles at its dawning
Rain only drips at night.
Even prickly woodland beasties
Hardly ever raise a fright.

“Life is grand in Alderdoof,”
The elders often say.
“Could a soul…

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Agree With God..#Be Doubtless!

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I am grieved when I hear people devalue themselves with comments such as “I am so stupid”, “I hate the way I look”, “I never do anything right”. When i ask them why they are so fast to condemn themselves their responses are always “My mama said I would never be anything”, “my step father says i’m a failure”, “my friends says i’m a failure”, “my boss doesn’t see anything good in me”. These remarks and many others are so sad and deriogatry, they represent an unbiblical way people think about themselves and i have come to understand how dangerous that kind of speaking and thinking is. It does not reflect the truth of God’s word, align with the way He thinks about us. It leaves us trapped and continually live in fear, be less fruitful and less powerful than He desires us to be.

We can never rise above…

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CHOOSING BETWEEN DIFFICULT CHOICES

All About Healthy Choices

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Life has many challenges; some of which we can’t control. Then there’s the choices we make among the options that are available to us. At face value, some of these options may look DIFFICULT.

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They may involve “things” we DON’T WANT TO DO or even ENJOY, but are necessary to develop and maintain the mental and physical health required to LIVE a CHOSEN quality of life.

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So many readers comment that PAIN and SUFFERING are necessary before people are willing to change unhealthy lifestyles. I’m not entirely convinced of this. I don’t see people (who value life) placing loaded guns to their head and pulling the trigger just because they haven’t experienced the PAIN or SUFFERING of a bullet. I believe those people living unhealthy lifestyles simply don’t equate these unhealthy habits with “Russian Roulette.” In reality, the PRIMARY difference between the two is the time…

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FORGIVE YOURSELF

VERSICAL RHYMES

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Things lie deep within ourselves
Fragments buried from the past
You have tried to lay them down
Wish you could forget,at last
Long to go back to those days
So that you could put things right
Sadly that’s impossible
You are landed with this blight.

Maybe God can help you out
But yourself you must forgive
You were different back then
Jesus died to make you live
He has wiped the blackboard clean
So that you can do the same
Draw a line and walk away
Leave the weight of guilt and blame.

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6/9/2017

The Word

Behold, all souls are Mine; as the soul of the father, 20170514_122853so also the soul of the son is Mine: the soul that sinneth shall die. –Ezekiel 18:4

But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all My statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall die not. –Ezekiel 18:21

For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. –Ezekiel 18:32

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. –1 Corinthians 6:1220170513_112400

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your…

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Get Started on WordPress.com with Video Tutorials

Discover

New to WordPress.com or want to learn more? We have various resources to give you a boost, like our support site and free email courses. And if you love to learn with videos, browse our YouTube library, where you’ll find tutorials to help you manage and build your site.


Learn the basics

In this series of videos, you’ll learn to change or personalize your site’s basic settings, from your theme to your title and tagline. We also walk you through the steps to set up a static front page — a common request from people who don’t want to display a blog on their homepage.

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Customize your site

These videos help you make your site your own. Display a site logo to visually promote your brand, for example, or add custom tweaks like your own background or header image. You’ll learn about lesser-known features and settings, too, like related posts and…

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SEVEN (7) REASONS GOD HATES COMPLAINING…

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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The rich young ruler in the books of Matthew 19 and Mark 10 told Jesus that he kept all of the commandments from his youth up, but the Lord quickly reminded him that he was lacking something.

That’s true for all of us. No matter how much we may try to live upright, we will always remain lacking in some area.

You may not be a fornicator, an adulterer, a drunk, a murderer…you may go to church every time the doors open. You may be very generous in your giving …


BUT DO YOU COMPLAIN?


God HATES complaining. He doesn’t hate complainers, but He does hate it when we complain. One of Israel’s greatest, most consistent sins while in the wilderness was that of complaining and murmuring. In fact, it was their complaining that made an 11-day trip last 40 years.

God hates complaining so much he allowed His own children…

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PROOF THAT GOD DOES NOT FORBID ‘RACE MIXING’, BUT DOES FORBID FAITH MIXING…

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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It’s one of the oldest and most contentious discussions…marrying outside of one’s own race. It angers some people to the point they would kill to protect the ‘purity’ of their race. Just as with other controversial issues, people either twist, misunderstand or cherry pick bible verses to suit their purpose, agenda or desires.

So when both or all sides of an issue are using the bible as their foundation, how do you know which is in harmony with God’s truth?

Let’s look at some verses used by those who WANT God to say interracial marriage is forbidden…

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When theLordyour God brings you into the land which you go to possess, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you,2and…

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DOES GOD SING?

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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Does God sing?

I think He does.

He sung me a lullaby to sleep last night.

I heard His gentle voice in the rain as it tapped on my window.

He carried a beautiful tune as the wind whistled through the trees.

The bass in His voice was crisp and clear as the thunder shook the earth.

He sung all night long, waking me to the same song.

What’s His genre?

His Soul music fills the Country, as the wind Rocks and thunder Rolls…chasing away our Blues with a divine Rhythm.

Does God sing?

The robins I used to hear when I was a child are long gone, but those I hear today still sing the same song….that’s the consistently of God.

Does God sing?

I think He does.

We just have to learn to appreciate His music.

Psalm 29:1-4 (NKJV)

Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones,
Give…

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