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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

W/W - Canna

"Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God"
Job 37:14

I thank thee, Lord for common things...
For each known bird that flies and sings...
Each blade of green grass...sweet wild flowers...
Refreshing breezes....cleansing showers...
Each newborn day...soft fall of night...
For gentle shade and glorious light.

I thank thee for the commonplace...
For all the loveliness and grace
Of Earth beneath and skies above...
Showing the bounty of Thy love.

Author Unknown

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sunday Citar - Sincerely Wrong: An Improbable Journey

I've made many friends through blogging and one of these terrific bloggy buddies is Sandra Kovacs Stein aka Great Granny Grandma whose blog greatly inspires me with her messages of God's love for us and the awesome ways He has worked in her life. If you haven't already met her, Sandra is the mother of two children, a grandmother of seven and a great-granny to two little ones. Sandra never ceases to amaze me! Her book entitled "Sincerely Wrong: An Improbable Journey" has just been published! I am so proud of her! Her book is beautiful! And you can tell from the very first page that she loves the Lord and wants to share the tremendous and awesome love that He has for each and every one of us.
After the tragic loss of her husband, Sandra went on a quest for a sense of purpose in her life, taking the wrong path in what she sincerely believed to be the truth in New Age and occult doctrines. At 39, she became a published numerologist and was unconsciously misleading others into buying a lie that her vulnerability had deceived her into believing it.

Sandra's book is a powerful testimony of how she was rescued from the darkness that was engulfing her. Writing this book wasn't easy as Sandra is a private person. In her afterword, she says "if my story can help even one reader come out of the darkness and into the light, then baring my soul will have been worthwhile".

Following are excerpts from her book.

"My exploration of New Age and the occult did not begin until after my husband's death. It started very furtively, after I read an article on transcendental medication. At the time, I had been feeling stressed and rundown, and was looking for something natural that might help me feel better The testimonials of how this method of relaxation not only reduced tension., but improved physical and mental well-being as well, persuaded me to try it.."

"As for the tragedy of a wasted life, has it truly been so? If I had pursued my talents and education to the fullest, would I ever have felt a need for the Lord or for His saving grace? Would I have spent my life chasing after the things the world has to offer, instead of the things that have eternal value? Would I have missed God's gift of salvation, a greater tragedy by far? Life has become fulfilling and exciting. I can't wait to see what the Lord does next!"

Click here to purchase her book or double click on the book icon at the right sidebar of her blog for the free pdf version or here for the kindle link to her book.

Note that this is not a review. I am sharing this 'cos Sandra's genuine, compelling testimony has deeply touched me and I too, want to help spread the word of God.

Let's show a fellow blogger some bloggy love and give her a shout out at Sandra's blog At The Foot Of The Cross. You can also communicate with her at

Thank you, Sandra for being an instrument of God in leading us back to the right path.

"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." -- John 14:6

Sunday Citar is hosted weekly by Tabitha .
*Citar means "to quote" in Spanish

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bart Soutendijk

Bart Soutendijk 'draws' with wire. He makes murals for public, commercial, and residential locations out of wire. His wire sculptures adorn the walls of hotels, airports, hospitals, museums etc.

Cowboy Breakfast


Golf Swing

Conductors (60 X 85 inches) a portrait of Sir Georg Solti -- purchased by the Hot Springs Convention Center.

A 35 by 80 inch mural of dogs flushing out Bobwhite Quail for an outside porch on a home in South Carolina.

Kids Fishing (36 X 58 inches) was one of three sculptures installed at the Little Rock Convention Center, Little Rock, AR.

Jazz Funeral

C'est La Vie

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


French artist OaKoAk creates witty street art that will put a smile on your face. Giant green hands prise open a damaged garage door, an oil spill becomes Captain Caveman, Calvin and Hobbes sliding down a handrail, a pipe is an elephant's trunk............ Absolute brilliance!!

A crime scene

Mechanical mouse

Fierce rhino

Calvin and Hobbes

Captain Caveman

More fun pics on his blog.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


These kids are not amused with what's being done to them and someday, they're gonna pay back big time!!!

Pics and captions from I Hate My Parents

Thanks Dad…really thanks…

You should have said something….

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ulric Collette - Genetic Portraits

Who do you look like in your family?
I was told by my aunts that my mom was very pretty when she was young but unfortunately, I have not inherited her looks. I don't look like my dad either. I'm short like my mom but my dad is a very tall man. No fair!!
Josh's baby pics and mine are almost identical. A shame though 'cos Hubby is the one who has the looks. I'm the one with the brains!!! Interestingly, all three of my neighbour's kids (2 boys and a girl) of mixed parentage are clones of their mom who is Chinese but they look nothing like their Malay dad!

Check out this cool project by Quebec-based graphic designer and photographer Ulric Collette where he explores the facial similarities between two different members of the same family by fusing together a half of each face.

Son/Father, Nathan, 7, Ulric, 29

Brothers, Matthew, 25 & Ulric, 29

Twins: Laurence & Christine, 20

Father/Son: Denis, 53 & William, 28

Father/Son: Denis, 53 & William, 28

Father/Son: Laval, 56 & Vincent, 29

Brothers, Christopher, 30 & Ulric, 29

Sister/Brother: Karine, Dany & XX years, 25 years

Daughter/Mother: Veronica, 29 & Francine, 56

Sisters: Catherine, 23 & Veronica, 29

Cousins: Justine, 29, & Ulric, 29

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Adam Ellis - Never Be My friend

Which is worse? Being tagged in an unflattering photo of yourself on Facebook or be mocked in a caricature of you?

That's the risk you have to take when you're friends with Adam Ellis on FB! When he is bored, Adam browses through his friends' photos, cartoonizes and publishes them on his blog. Says Adam, "Sometimes I take... liberties. Let's just call it artistic license." He names this funny series: "Never Be My Friend."

And yes, Ellis did lose a couple of friends who didn't appreciate his artistic license!!