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Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Pink Flowers

"Great men are not always wise,
Nor do the aged always understand justice."
Job 32:9

Flowers and Books

"The grass withers and the flowers fall 
but the Word our God endures forever."
Isaiah 40:8

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Vase On Black Cloth

acrylic 40 x50 cm

"For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from Heaven, and
returneth not thither, but watereth the earth,
and maketh it bring forth and bud,
that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater;
So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth;
it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Isaiah 55: 10-11

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Red Apples

oil on canvas...51cm x 61cm

"The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want."
Psalm 23:1

Monday, July 27, 2015

Positano in Summer

Genesis 12 v1-3
Now the Lord said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred and from from thy family's house, unto a land that I will show you:
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great;
and thou shalt be a blessing.
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curseth thee;
and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."


Friday, July 17, 2015

Taormina, Sicily

"Though the Lord be high,
yet hath he respect unto the lowly:
but the proud He knoweth afar off."
Psalm 138:6

Emily and James

"The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion:
and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem
all the days of your life."
Psalm 128:6

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Afternoon in Amalfi

I went to see the film "Woman in Gold"
starring Helen Mirren
an excellent film....re the story behind of one of  Gustave Klimt's portrait's
stolen from a Jewish family.
Set mostly in Vienna,  a beautiful city....
and to remember the tragic persecution of the Jewish people.

This my painting of lovely Amalfi...Italy. The town square,
magnificent church, and lovely hills
in the background.

"And I will punish the world for their evil,
and the wicked for their iniquity;
and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease,
and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible."
Isaiah 13:11



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The return of the Lord?

I thought I would post up some old pictures I did when I used to teach CRE.....

It recently occurred to me that the:
The Birth of Jesus Christ.........a star appeared to the wise men to guide them to the Messiah.
The Death of Jesus Christ........there was an eclipse and it was dark for three hours.
The Return of Jesus Christ ?......are two blood moons in recent times as well as an eclipse in April
2015 and another blood moon due in September 2015 major signs?

 http://bloodmoonscoming.com/?page_id=127
   or http://real-world-news.org/sky-signs.html    
Scripture says "for, Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Romans 10:13

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Blue Bicycle

"The sleep of a labouring man is sweet,
whether he eat little or much:
but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep."
Ecclesiastes 5:12

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Green Scarf

oil on canvas
"As you do not know what is the way  of
the wind,
Or how the bones grow in the womb of
her who is with child,
So you do not know the works of God
who makes everything."
Ecclesiastes11:5

Orange Shoes

"They have closed up their fat hearts;
With their mouths they speak proudly.
They have now surrounded us in their steps;
They have set their eyes, crouching
down to the earth,
As a lion is eager to tear his prey,
And like a young lion lurking in secret places."
Psalm 17:10-12

Harold's Philosophy
by Lord Byron
(First Paragraph)

"From mighty wrongs to pretty perfidy 
Have I not seen what human beings could do?
From the loud roar of foaming calumny
To the small whisper of the as paltry few,
And subtler venom of the reptile crew,
The Janus glance of whose significant eye,
Learning to lie with silence, would seem true,
And without utterance, save the shrug or sigh,
Deal round to happy fools its speechless obloquy."

Monday, March 2, 2015

Queen Vashti

"Also Vashti the queen made a feast for
the women in the royal house
which belonged to king Ahasuerus."

Esther 1:9

Lucie

Harold Alone
by 
Lord Byron

I have not loved the world, nor the world me;
I have not flattered its rank breath, nor bow'd
To its idolatries a patient knee, -
Nor coin'd my cheek to smiles, - nor cried aloud
In worship of an echo; in the crowd
They could not deem me one of such; I stood
Among them, but not of them; in a shroud
Of thoughts which were not their thoughts, and
still could,
Had I not filled my mind, which thus itself subdued.

I have not loved the world, nor the world me, -
But let us part fair foes; I do believe,
Though I have found them not, that there may be
Words which are things, - hopes which will not deceive,
And virtues which are merciful, nor weave
Snares for the failing: I would also deem
O'er others' griefs that some sincerely grieve;
That two, or one, are almost what they seem, -
That goodness is no name, and happiness no dream.

"If the world hate you, ye know
that it hated me before it hated you."
John 15:18

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Protea

"The Lord preserveth the simple;
I was brought low and He helped me.
Return unto thy rest, O my soul;
for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.
For thou hast delivered my soul from death,
mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling."
Psalm 116 6-8

Friday, February 20, 2015

Arranging the Flowers

"The Lord upholds all who fall,
And raises up all those who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look
expectantly to You,
And You give them their food in due season.
You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing."
Psalm 145: 14-16

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

View from the Pre-Vue

"Trust ye not in a friend, put ye
not confidence in a guide: keep the
doors of thy mouth from her that lieth
in thy bosom.
For the son dishonoureth the father,
the daughter riseth up against her
mother, the daughter-in-law against
her mother-in-law; a man's enemies
are the men of his own house.
Therefore I will look unto the
Lord; I will wait for the God of my
salvation: my God will hear me."
Micah 7:5-7

Saturday, February 14, 2015

tHe tEmPtAtion

"And the Lord God commanded the man,
saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat;
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it : for in the day that thou eatest
thereof thou shalt surely die."
Genesis 2 16-17

Friday, February 13, 2015

liVinG cReaTureS (collage)

""And God created great whales,
and every living creature that moveth,
which the waters brought forth abundantly,
after their kind, and every
winged fowl after his kind: and God
saw that it was good."
Genesis 1:21

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Davina Lucia

Oil on canvas
"My dove, my undefiled is but one;
she is the only one of her mother,
she is the choice one of her that bare her.
The daughters saw her, and blessed
her;  yea, the queens and the
concubines, and they praised her."

Song of Solomon 6:9

This is an oil painting I have finally finished
after working on it, on and off since 2008

Monday, February 9, 2015

fiSh

""The race is not to the swift,
Nor the battle to the strong,
Nor bread to the wise,
Nor riches to men of understanding,
Nor favour to men of skill;
But time and chance happen to them all.
For man also does not know his time:
Like fish taken in a cruel net,
Like birds caught in a snare,
So the sons of men are snared in an evil time,
When it falls suddenly upon them."
Ecclesiastes 9 11b-12

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Jeremiah

"The wise men are ashamed,
They are dismayed and taken.
Behold, they have rejected the
word of the Lord;
So what wisdom do they have?"
Jeremiah 8:9

floWers tHat faDe

"The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever."
Isaiah 40:8

Sarah

"God sets the lonely in families,
he leads forth the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land."
Psalm 68:6

(I have done some further work on this painting
and retitled the name of it.... "Girl with Green Beret"...see newer posts)

Daniel's Gift

""Man that is born of a woman is
of a few days and full of trouble.
He cometh forth like a flower,
and is cut down, he fleeth also as a
shadow, and continueth not."
Job 14:1

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

hoSpitAlity


"Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church enjoy, sends you his greetings."
Romans 16:23

Purple Vase

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
May they prosper who love you."
Psalm 122:6

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

flOweRs of woRds

"When words are many,
sin is not absent,
but he who holds his tongue is wise."
Proverbs 10;19

I shall give myself                                                                                  
the gift of discretion,                                                                                
flowers of words                                                                                        
unspoken                                                                                                
and peace shall dress
my heart                                                                                                  

I met Sir Wisdom
in the square
who strolled
with Master Silent
jLm

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Rain in my Coffee


"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 3:12

Isaiah 33:14-16


tHe tesTinG of JoB


'At this, Job got up and tore his robe
and shaved his head.
Then he fell to the ground in worship and said:

"Naked I came from my mother's womb,
and naked shall I depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised."

'In all this,  Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing'
Job 1:20-22