Saturday, October 18, 2014

Aren't we all beggars?

Today, I listened again to a talk from a gentleman I admire, Jeffrey R. Holland, who so deeply touched my core with his words that I could not get them out of my head throughout my activities.  Hear his talk here.  When driving home from work, I decided to do a sketch of how I feel that we all are, to some extent or another...defendant upon the kindness and mercy of a loving God.  I thought of the scripture in Luke 8:43-48 wherein we hear of a faithful, yet humble individual with enough hope that by only touching the hem of the Lord's garment was able to be made whole.

 43 ¶And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
 44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
 45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
 46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
 47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
 48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Who ordered the Fish?

My eldest son and I have been on our own for the past week as family business up in Utah has taken away the rest of the family.  Consequently, we've been eating a lot of easy, no-fuss, meals due to time constraints, and, frankly, the lack of desire that either of us have to cook.
The other night we ran through a quick "drive through" after picking up my son from band camp, and I ordered fish.  Mistake.
I've always loved a well cooked, succulent filet of fish.  This was far from it.
So, today as I found a few minutes to doodle, I thought I would sketch a few fish.  I love the way that the expressions on most fish are as if they were either in utter amazement, or bewilderment.  I'm not finished with it yet, two more fish to go...but I thought I would post it for postings sake....

Fish, anyone?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dr. Who

When I was a kid, I remember seeing the cheesy, old Dr. Who episodes and thinking, "who in their right mind would watch this excrement?"  However, a few years ago when they rebooted the series, I was up on a Saturday night and started watching the first episode with Christopher Eccleston, and have been hooked since.  I've also convinced my youngest son to be a Dr. Who junkie.
Strange things are afoot, however, with the newest incarnation of the Doctor..... I did this below a little while ago to capture my concerns:

Capaldi



Saturday, September 06, 2014

There Are No Mosquitos in Phoenix

Maybe I'm just gullible, and typically bow to the wisdom and good counsel of my elders.  An experience recently has caused me to wonder if I should be more cautious:



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Yard Work

Wow...doing yard work in the middle of summer in Arizona is an exercise of self-flagellation of sorts.  It was past 100 degrees when we started and when we ended, I had sweat enough to water all the bushes we trimmed and lawn that was mowed.  Talk about the circle of life.......




Friday, August 29, 2014

We Believe in Obeying the Law

Looks like I am teaching the little ones at church again this coming Sunday and the lesson is on the importance of laws, and our belief that we have a responsibility as a good citizen to obey the law.  The reality is that "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." See HERE for more information.

  Nonetheless, I thought I would create a fun little badge for each of the kids to take home with them, similar to the one I did last time, and see if they like it.  Here is how it came out:




Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Raven

In my last post I mentioned I was working on a little project for my brother.  Tonight I continued the doodle and began on the bird in his poem.  I love the confidence of ravens.  This is starting to come together.