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April 10, 2012
by Ashley Judd April 09, 2012
Ashley Judd’s 'puffy' appearance sparked a viral media frenzy. But, the actress writes, the conversation is really a misogynistic assault on all women.
April 07, 2012
The Time ofYour Resurrection has come.
What is The Resurrection?Very simply, the resurrection is the overcoming or
surmounting of death.
It is a reawakening or a rebirth; a change of mind
about the meaning of the world. It is the acceptance
of the Holy Spirit's interpretation of the world's
purpose; the acceptance of the Atonement for oneself.
It is the end of dreams of misery, and the glad awareness
of the Holy Spirit's final dream. It is the recognition
of the gifts of God. It is the dream in which the body
functions perfectly, having no function except communication.
It is the lesson in which learning ends, for it is
consummated and surpassed with this. It is the
invitation to God to take His final step. It is
the relinquishment of all other purposes, all other
interests, all other wishes and all other concerns.
It is the single desire of the Son for the Father.
from the Manual for Teachers
The resurrection is the denial of death, being the
assertion of life. Thus is all the thinking of the
world reversed entirely. Life is now recognized as
salvation, and pain and misery of any kind perceived
as hell. Love is no longer feared, but gladly welcomed.
Idols have disappeared, and the remembrance of God shines
unimpeded across the world. Christ's face is seen in every
living thing, and nothing is held in darkness, apart from
the light of forgiveness. There is no sorrow still upon
the earth. The joy of Heaven has come upon it.
Here the curriculum ends. From here on, no directions are
needed. Vision is wholly corrected and all mistakes undone.
Attack is meaningless and peace has come. The goal of the
curriculum has been achieved. Thoughts turn to Heaven and
away from hell. All longings are satisfied, for what
remains unanswered or incomplete? The last illusion
spreads across the world, forgiving all things and
replacing all attack. The whole reversal is accomplished.
Nothing is left to contradict the Word of God. There is
no opposition to the truth. And now the truth can come at
last. How quickly will it come as it is asked to enter and
envelop such a world!
All living hearts are tranquil with a stir of deep anticipation,
for the time of everlasting things is now at hand. There is no
death. The Son of God is free. And in his freedom is the end of
fear. No hidden places now remain on earth to shelter sick
illusions, dreams of fear and misperceptions of the universe.
All things are seen in light, and in the light their purpose
is transformed and understood. And we, God's children, rise
up from the dust and look upon our perfect sinlessness. The
song of Heaven sounds around the world, as it is lifted up
and brought to truth.
Now there are no distinctions. Differences have disappeared
and Love looks on Itself. What further sight is needed? What
remains that vision could accomplish? We have seen the face
of Christ, His sinlessness, His Love behind all forms, beyond
all purposes. Holy are we because His holiness has set us
free indeed! And we accept His holiness as ours; as it is.
As God created us so will we be forever and forever, and we
wish for nothing but His Will to be our own. Illusions of
another will are lost, for unity of purpose has been found.
These things await us all, but we are not prepared as yet to
welcome them with joy. As long as any mind remains possessed
of evil dreams, the thought of hell is real. God's teachers
have the goal of wakening the minds of those asleep, and
seeing there the vision of Christ's face to take the place
of what they dream. The thought of murder is replaced with
blessing. Judgment is laid by, and given Him Whose function
judgment is. And in His final judgment is restored the truth
about the holy Son of God. He is redeemed, for he has heard
God's Word and understood its meaning. He is free because he
let God's Voice proclaim the truth. And all he sought before
to crucify are resurrected with him, by his side, as he
prepares with them to meet his God.
of A Course In Miracles
To Kill a Zombie The year I came back to life - and why
by David W. Pierce
"Most zombies aren't aware that they are zombies. David Pierce heard it first from his wife: "You just seem dead," she told him. "Checked out, lifeless... a zombie." David took this as a challenge. He had to kill the zombie and come back to life - he had to connect with people and his faith in ways he never had before."
This is a book of stories from David's life that will touch on a few spots in your own - I know it did in mine.
He connects with us by sharing the most intimate and sometimes mundane 'chores' we have in life - living it day by day.
You know those days... when life feels like it just drags along, dragging us with it, sometimes without even caring. People will see us as zombies sometimes, staring out at nothing, our minds thousands of miles away. And we don't even know what we're looking at or thinking about.
Written in Jekyll & Hyde-type chapters, at the beginning of each chapter, David tells us of his life full of excitement, and then follows it up with becoming a 'zombie' and how he struggles to get the spark back into his life.
Some of his wonderful stories include volunteering at Habitat for Humanity and wandering through the "Hollywood Forever" cemetery in California.
He kept me giggling a few times as well.
The struggles he shares with us help remind us that our Lord is right next to us - through every drag, through every loss, through every triumph. You'll see how our Lord helped David in this down-to-earth book.
Leafwood Publishers (www.leafwoodpublishers.com) Abilene, Texas
Copyright 2012 by David W. Pierce
Christian Biography/Religious Aspects
'Painter of Light' Thomas Kinkade dies in Calif.
Apr 07, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Artist Thomas Kinkade, whose brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches have been big sellers for dealers across the United States, died Friday, a family spokesman said.
Kinkade, 54, died at his home in Los Gatos in the San Francisco Bay Area of what appeared to be natural causes, David Satterfield said.
Kinkade called himself the "Painter of Light," and his sentimental paintings, with their scenes of country gardens and churches in dewy morning light, were beloved by many but reviled by the art establishment.
He claimed to be the nation's most collected living artist, and his paintings and spin-off products were said to fetch some $100 million a year in sales, and to be in 10 million homes in the United States.
Those light-infused renderings are often prominently displayed in buildings, malls, and on products - generally depicting tranquil scenes with lush landscaping and streams running nearby. Many contain images from Bible passages.
"I'm a warrior for light," Kinkade, a self-described devout Christian, told the San Jose Mercury News in 2002, a reference to the medieval practice of using light to symbolize the divine. "With whatever talent and resources I have, I'm trying to bring light to penetrate the darkness many people feel."
Before Kinkade's Media Arts Group went private in the middle of the past decade, the company took in $32 million per quarter from 4,500 dealers across the country, according to the Mercury News. The cost of his paintings range from hundreds of dollars to more than $10,000.
According to his website, Kinkade's paintings have been reproduced in hand-signed lithographs, canvas prints, books, posters, calendars, magazine covers, cards, collector plates and figurines. The website touts his Disney collection and offers a gallery locator, where fans can find nearby dealers.
Its online store offers a wide range of works and products with Kinkade images including artworks, prints, and coffee mugs.
His artistic philosophy was not to express himself through his paintings like many artists, but rather to give the masses what they wanted: warm, positive images, Ken Raasch, who co-founded Kinkade's company with him, told the Mercury News.
"I'd see a tree as being green, and he would see it as 47 different shades of green," Raasch said. "He just saw the world in a much more detailed way than anyone I've ever seen."
A biography on the website said Kinkade rejected "the intellectual isolation of the artist" and instead, made "each of his works an intimate statement that resonates in the personal lives of his viewers."
"I share something in common with Norman Rockwell and, for that matter, with Walt Disney, in that I really like to make people happy," he said.
He called Rockwell his earliest hero. "I remember my mom had a big collection of copies of (Saturday Evening Post) magazines, and that was really my introduction to those great illustrators," he said.
Kinkade was born and raised in the Placerville, Calif. He studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
He said art was a major outlet growing up.
"I was always the kid who could draw," he said. "I had this talent, and it was the one thing that gave me some kind of dignity in the midst of my personal environment."
As a young man, Kinkade traveled by boxcar from California to New York with fellow fledgling artist, James Gurney, sketching the American landscape along the way.
The site says that with these sketches in hand, the two were able to get published "The Artist Guide to Sketching" in 1982, a book that helped land him a job creating background art for animated films.
Also that year, he married his childhood sweetheart, Nanette, to whom he frequently paid tribute to by hiding her name and those of his four daughters within his paintings.
"Thom provided a wonderful life for his family," Nanette said in a statement. "We are shocked and saddened by his death."
There was no immediate word on an official cause of death. Calls to the coroner's office were not immediately returned.
The newspaper said friends and family on Friday began planning a private service and were weighing a public celebration for a later date.
April 04, 2012
MoriaVaratu by David Lee Jones
"Geologist Dr. Brandon Jordan flees to Mars to escape the tormenting loss of his young son and wife to a rampant, global blood virus on Earth. Upon starting his life on the Red Planet, he stumbles onto an ancient secret that distracts him from the oppressive depression and sends his life hurtling into an adventure that not only solves eon’s old mysteries on Mars, but connects to unsolved history back on Earth. In the end he is forced to become an unlikely hero in a war that, unbeknownst to humankind as a whole, has spanned across two worlds and unfathomable time altering the course of humanity."
This is one of those books that pulls you in, so deeply, that you feel you are actually there, you truly do not want to put the book down because you're going to miss out on what a character is going to do!
A great sci-fi that WILL become a classic!
Do you like vampires, but not the campy kind?
Love a continuing mystery?
Like to be surprised?
Pick up a copy!
I so want this book turned into a movie! Eagerly awaiting the next book!
David Lee Jones lives in Lexington, SC.
Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Published: Feb 06, 2012
Seller: Lulu Enterprises, Inc.
Print Length: 257 Pages