Testing the intro post

This is a custom excerpt. This post is a test post to ensure that things are working properly. I am adding more text to see if a longer excerpt is acceptable when it is published. It is rainy today, and cold. I am drinking coffee in the afternoon. It could be a bad idea tonight when I try to sleep. At least I am awake for now.

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I’m Doing It

I’m going to stomp my aching feet. The pain reminds me of my purpose. The popping of my shoulders when I lift is the percussive result of powering through pain. I don’t care how red my eyes are. When I reach what I’m working for, my eyes will heal. They will rest on the result rather than straining for the “if”.

Erosion Of Self

— A Lesson About Acquiescing —  “The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss—an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc.—is sure to be noticed.” ―Søren Kierkegaard — I am learning to be less malleable and more resolute…

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Frozen

Tonight, I’m awake.  I am thinking about the future because I cannot control it, and also because I can.  I have tried to steer my course before.  Sometimes I have failed, and sometimes I have succeeded.  So why lose sleep over it?  Because it’s stirring me.  I am very, very awake. I am awake because an idea is calling me and my response is pivotal to my future.  Is God …

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Ayin Dalet (Jewish Year 5774)

What’s In Store For 2014? Four of my most recent paintings all show something important about what will begin to happen in 2014, Ayin Dalet (Jewish Year 5774).  I’ve never before had FOUR paintings go together to tell a complete story.  It’s exciting to see how they paint a larger picture together than they do alone. In this video, I shared with Pastor Nathan French’s congregation at The Rock Of The Harbor Church about what …

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The Day I Killed The Aloe

When I was five years old, Mom and I decided to buy an aloe vera cactus and put it in a pot on our kitchen window.  I remember how carefully we chose which plant was the best, which pot we should use, and which dirt we should put it in.  I loved the idea of having a plant that had healing properties, and carefully patted it into the soil. At …

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