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Occupy Until I Return — The 6% and the 99% Join Forces!

30 Mar

Occupy Until I Return — The 6% and the 99% Join Forces! Victory is Ours!

Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

Occupy Until I Return – Part Two

Occupy till I return. The word occupy here means not merely to possess, or to take up space as it often does in our language, but to improve, and in the instance of activism to use our talents, gifts and abilities to advance and expand the opportunities, rights, and freedoms for those who may not have a voice or are under oppression. As we Occupy we Redeem the only the time but people worldwide who are victims of tyranny and domination. Our efforts are instrumental in changing their lives from victims to Victory.  So Jesus commands his disciples to improve their talents; to make the most of them; to increase their capability of doing good, and to do it until he comes to call us hence, by death, to meet him. See 1 Corinthians 12:7Eph 4:7. (http://bible.cc/luke/19-13.htm

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Perceptions of God within Islamic Art

29 Mar

Perceptions of Islamic Art

Damascus Room

Damascus Room

After spending some time working in the Islamic Art Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art I’ve had the opportunity to make a few observations.

God is the Universe. He is truly a spirit with no human face. Often when we assign a visage to God it is in the image of human creators and somebody is left out.

There is purity in the faceless God who can be known through pray and worship. I see the interconnectedness of God, the infinite Universe and humans. The Glory of God is made manifest through intricate geometric designs immeasurable mathematical equations, like Pi 3.14 extending forever into the galaxies.

I found this gem in Islamic Art. When I read it I thought about the scripture in the Bible that says we are the Light of the World and Jesus is the Light of the World in Matthew 5:14, John 8:12 & John 11:9. We are much more alike than different. We have more in common that what keeps us apart.

Mosque Lamps -- Egypt

Mosque Lamps — Egypt

Qur’an 24:35 Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: Lit from a blessed Tree, an Olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He will to His Light: Allah doth set forth Parables for men: and Allah doth know all things.

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Prayer Niche

Prayer Niche

Defenders of the Faith — We are the 6%

18 Mar

God Calls Everyone but Some don’t answer. Many including those in the church look at Stephen as somebody who needs to be fixed but it’s not Stephen who has the problem it is the temporarily abled. By saying Stephen needs to be cured, fixed or healed implies that he is defective. No that insulting attitude needs to be fixed. That type of bigotry needs to be cast aside. No more warehousing of the developmentally disabled and people with special needs!! Defenders of the Faith need to defend “the least of these” — those who are vulnerable in our society, and that includes the disabled, children, our persecuted LGBT sisters and brothers, the elderly, abused women and Veterans.  No more Willowbrooks, No more special needs/developmentally disabled kids/adults hidden away in attics or basements. No more brutal murders and suicides like Matthew Shepherd, Branden Teena & Tyler Clementi. We who claim to follow Jesus and his principles must speak out and make a stand for justice, for what is right and honorable. Those who are called can no longer hide inside their storefront churches or within mansion edifices. The world needs us now more than ever!

Occupy till I return. The word occupy here means not merely to possess, as it often does in our language, but to improve, to employ in business, for the purpose of increasing it or of making profit on it. The direction was to use this money so as to gain more against his return. So Jesus commands his disciples to improve their talents; to make the most of them; to increase their capability of doing good, and to do it until he comes to call us hence, by death, to meet him. See 1 Corinthians 12:7Eph 4:7.

Donations and Freewill offerings can be made directly to my PayPal account deborah.palmer280@gmail.com. Thank you and God Bless

The Three Graces: Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia

The Three Graces: Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia

Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

We Are the 6%!!

Who Will Stand for You?

I felt extremely empowered at the March 15th Rally against the 6% budget cuts yet at the same time I’m profoundly sad, a little frightened and very worried that we live in a society and a culture that can shun and throw away disabled people like my brother Stephen, the poor, the working class, yet celebrate the rich, wealthy and moronic celebrities. How is it in America, my country that I love and served in the Military (U.S. Army) to protect, has become a place where the poor and disabled have to fight for the basic dignities of life, whereas the Koch Brothers, Mayor Bloomberg, Rockefellers,  Bushes, Rupert Murdoch, and the 1% are automatically entitled to not only the basics but even the small luxuries that should be available to all Americans. Disability Rights and Activism is also part of the…

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