It has been a long couple of years here. My blog has been on the back burner due to taking care of a very dear family member who was dealing with progressive dementia.
I’m not sure if I’m truly ready to jump back into writing posts as yet since my grief related to his passing is still strong.
For now I’m testing the waters. Looking to see who is still reading my posts. If you have gotten this far and are willing to interact, please leave a comment below and/or take a moment to vote your choice in my poll.
How many times have we heard one group of people claim that another group of people all look-alike to them?
When I viewed the following photographs, I got to wondering if at some level it is because humans tend to focus on certain attributes in the other group and subconsciously don’t ‘see’ the other features that makes up the full portrait of who that person is and what they ‘look like’?
I know that I don’t ‘see’ anyone in any group of people without any facial features as the altered photographs appear in the collection below, but do we take in all the identifying parts of each person when looking at a multitude of unfamiliar faces? Are we practicing a subconscious ‘identity shorthand’ when looking at strangers?
Unless you consciously study other people, their countenance, their mannerisms, what they say or don’t say, how they speak, their style, and how they carry themselves, what do you see when you look at a stranger? How is it different from what you see when you look at someone you know? Would you recognize the photo of a loved one or friend with blurred away facial features?
What if you could work with a well-known author in the process? Mike Dellosso is offering to one person the opportunity to co-write and publish a short story with him.
Send Mike Dellosso a one sentence storyline and he might pick you. If this sounds interesting to you the link below goes into the details, but hurry you only have until Friday, April 12, 2013 to get your storyline in.
According to Doug Mainwaring, in his article “I’m gay, and I oppose gay marriage” he states,“Same-sex marriage will not expand rights and freedoms in our nation. It will not redefine marriage. It will undefine it.”
Do you agree? Or disagree? Regardless of your point of view, please keep your comments civil, no name calling, and ‘G’ rated. There are children who see this blog from time to time. Let’s set an adult example for them on how to agree or disagree civilly. If you use words in your comments that are not ‘G’ rated, I will NOT publish the comment. I will also NOT publish vicious and/or hateful comments. PLUS I’m only providing a link to an article that surprised me by its unique perspective on the subject.
Each year at Easter ‘Mikey’s Funnies’ gathers letters from around the country and divides them up between the sick and injured Marine recruits at the San Diego base. Their goal is to bring cheer and encouragement to these men and women who want to serve our country but instead are waiting to heal or to be sent home.
Please take a minute or two to read through Mikey’s article linked to in this post. The deadline for the letters is March 6th for this year (2013). Mikey gives much more information, has photos from last year (2012), recruit responses, and letter guidelines in the article.
These young men and women have volunteered to put their lives on hold, even risk losing it for our sake. Please read Mikey’s article and pray about what Jesus would have you do. Thanks.
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About the author
Jack Wellman is a Christian author, freelance writer, and pastor at the Mulvane (KS) Brethren church in Mulvane, Kansas. Jack has attended Southern California Seminary. His books are inexpensive paperbacks that are theological in nature: “Teaching Children The Gospel/How to Raise Godly Children“, “Do Babies Go To Heaven?/Why Does God Allow Suffering?“, and “Blind Chance or Intelligent Design?, Empirical Methodologies & the Bible“. Jack is a father and grandfather who has a BA in history, one in education, and one in science. (If you would like to read more of Jack’s articles you can find them archived at: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/author/jack/#ixzz2KwXofwnN )