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Illuminate Your Gospel Life This Year

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James Pepper’s childhood dream of spreading the Gospel is coming true: A modern hand-drawn Gospel available to all. Ardously handscribed, the Gospel of St. Luke is now available for the Ipad, Iphone, on Android and the Nook.

More on the Pepper Gospel.

Not since the 15th century has an illuminated Bible been attempted. His life’s work for over 19 years, James worked on the Gospel of Luke daily. James is a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, in Dallas, Texas where President and Mrs. Bush also worship. James would spread the word on his project to every one he met in person and online, hoping that it would spark interest. Encouragement was offered and so many prayed that someone would recognize Pepper’s mission, his love of God, the depth of his endeavours, and be willing to publish his offering.

How fitting that coming into the season of Advent and Christmas, our prayers have been answered? The Gospel of Luke, telling us about the birth and life of our Lord and his miracles, is now available at Barnes and Noble. This Word of God, finely adorned, and scribed page by page, word by word, would make a wonderful personal gift to a priest, minister, or family member.

Mark: 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.


Eyewitnesses Come To Life In 1641 Irish Rebellion

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Searchable archives of Protestant eyewitness accounts of the bloody 17th century Irish Rebellion will be open to the public on October 22nd, 2010. Starting in Dublin, the ten year Catholic revolt, eventually spread through all of Ireland and resulted in the deaths of 12,000 Irish Protestants.

A treasure trove for genealogists and linguists, Internet users will find over 90,000 people named in the transcribed, one-of-a-kind historic digitalized records at Trinity College, Dublin. The archives could prove healing to Irish families, both Protestant and Catholic in understanding what led up to the rebellion which eventually led to the wrathful massacre.

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October 22, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Sacred Modern Art

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God’s touch in my email today with two separate messages of sacred modern art. Cameron Smith’s painting is remarkably poignant with his Catholic vision of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Please check out Mr. Smith’s beautiful artwork at his website, Such work deserves to be bought, admired, and used in our lives for contemplation as a reminder of God’s love for us.

The next video had me awestruck at the artist’s ambidextrous ability and rhythym without any utensils or materials but sand. Twenty-four year old, Kseniya Simonova is the Ukraine’s 2009 “You’ve Got Talent” winner.

“[Simonva] …draws a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary people were affected by the German invasion during World War II. Her talent, which admittedly is a strange one, is mesmeric to watch.

The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audience to tears and she won the top prize of about $75,000.

She begins by creating a scene showing a couple, sitting holding hands on a bench under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear and the happy scene is obliterated.

It is replaced by a woman’s face crying, but then a baby arrives and the woman smiles again. Once again war returns and Miss Simonova throws the sand into chaos from which a young woman’s face appears.

She quickly becomes an old widow, her face wrinkled and sad, before the image turns into a monument to an Unknown Soldier.

This outdoor scene becomes framed by a window as if the viewer is looking out on the monument from within a house.

In the final scene, a mother and child appear inside and a man appears standing outside, with his hands pressed against the glass, saying goodbye.

The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in Ukraine , resulted in one in four of the population being killed, with eight to 11 million deaths out of a population of 42 million.

Kseniya Simonova says:

“I find it difficult enough to create art using paper and pencils or paintbrushes, but using sand and fingers is beyond me. The art, especially when the war is used as the subject matter, even brings some audience members to tears. And there’s surely no bigger compliment.”.

Thanks and a tip of the paintbrush to Jean and Marie.

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January 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm