Today's Scripture

Friday, May 31, 2013

This Is The Day....

Just more play...




 

Love Never Fails



 

It has been so long since I doodled I thought I'd hurry and do something before I went to sleep... and suddingly its 2:15 AM!


 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Deal That REALLY IS A DEAL

I'm not certain you have picked this up about me yet... probably not.... but I tend to say what I think.  And, if I love something, I REALLY LOVE it and I want to spread the good word (and vice versa, but we won't go into that).  I want all my friends to know about it and get in on a good deal too!

WELL! Such is the case with AMAZON PRIME!  I have been using it for about seven months now and I have loved every minute of it!  If you take the time to bother reading this you WILL THANK ME, I PROMISE!  I'm excited about it today because yesterday I saved TONS in shipping and that excites me.




Yes, you have to pay $79 for a year, up front, but I have WAY more than made that back in benefits! And I will GLADLY pay it again in October.  

WHY????
You wouldn't believe all the benefits!

(first, you get to try it for 30 days FREE!  Do that just for the free shipping!)

1. "UNLIMITED Prime MOVIES and TV Shows "
It works much like Netflix and Hulu Plus (only without commercials!) ... each of those cost $7.99 a month, making their total for a year $95.88 (see, already saving) ... No, not every movie that Amazon sells is free to watch, but there are thousands that are!  And, you can watch them on any digital data device! TV, cell phone, Kindle, iPad, whatever.  

2. The next, most important (to me) benefit is that you get is FREE TWO DAY SHIPPING on almost everything your order!!  Just yesterday I place two different orders and they will both be here tomorrow!..  FREE SHIPPING!!  AMAZING!  And I order almost everything I buy from Amazon because I don't have to pay taxes or shipping!... and, the prices are usually better.  Like the book I show in the left column iPad for Artists: How to Make Great Art with Your Tablet
sells at my local Barnes and Nobel for $19.95 + tax = $21.54, I paid $9.46 TOTAL!  I bet I order something at least every other week. 

3.  A FREE Kindle Book each month.  Would you believe THIS is the reason I joined?!  And I use it the least.... but, the Hunger Games Series was available and I wanted to read them... and I did, for free!  No, you don't have to own a Kindle to take advantage of this one, they have a PC/iPad/Android app so you can read it on any device.

4. There are more things that I haven't bothered to learn about...like a 5 GB Cloud for storage. So, instead of using up all your valuable hard drive space on your iPad/Kindle/whatever, you store songs, movies, pictures, whatever there and access it through "the cloud"!  



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Can You Hear Me Giggling?

I don't know what's up with me today but I decided to treat myself with some fun stuff!  None of this has anything to do with doodling...well, except maybe the last thing, but I am so excited I had to share.

I was on Pinterest and decided to look at my "I WANT" board and then to oblige ...

1. butter slicer, love it!  Love butter, HATE cutting it!  Problem solved.

     






2. An Egg Shaper, HOW FUN!!!  now my eggs will fit!  HA!  Just think, PERFECT scrambled egg sandwiches!  I LOVE, LOVE egg sandwiches but not so crazy about all the overlap and bits and pieces, problem solved:




  




3. This last thing was on the "I WANT" board but I ordered it a couple months ago and I won't get it until January :-(  The 3-D Doodler!  FUN!!!  Just wanted to show you what's coming. It was my first introduction to Kickstarter ... who knew?!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

You Can Fool SOME Of the People....

Matthew 7:16-20 

By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. 

 


 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Did It Work???

This time I'm showing you a couple of REALLY BAD examples of some things I made using another new painting app I found called ibisPaint.  I was more interested in how the software worked than what I was actually doing...these were tests.  The software was created by someone in Japan and their idea of "intuitive" is WAY different than mine!  It took me three emails back and forth to Japan to get it to work!  (Not quick or easy when they are 13 hours in a different time zone.... lots of late night correspondence.) And I'm still not sure what I did or if I could do it again.

There are a couple of things this one will do that the others won't.
  1. It records all your key strokes into a movie. (at warp speed!)
  2. It has a selection wand so you can select and modify areas of a picture.  This is a tool that I use A LOT on my regular PC and I've missed it!


The really tricky part was saving it so that I could upload it here...but I THINK I have it now, we shall see, you are getting it as I am "getting it".

(EXAMPLE 1: uploaded from YouTube)



video
(Example 2: uploaded from PC...YouTube not necessary! YAY!)


HA!  IT WORKED!!!  Now, the next step is to figure out how to make that thing be of some value.  Right now it runs too fast and there are only three settings that allow me to modify what you see.
  1. You can show it with EVERY window that I opened to get what you see.  That would be a wonderful thing if I could add sound and explain it, but as it is it is kind of like a strobe light flashing so fast it makes you sick! ..... (Example #1)
  2. You can delete all the window stuff but you still see where I zoom in to get a close area to work in...again, too fast and nauseating
  3. Results only, no windows, no zooming ... (Example #2).


I was told that if I want to modify it further I would have to do it with different software so now that search is on!

OH! And I guess I should say that ibisPaint is FREE so I can't complain too much :-).  Just so you know, there are actually two versions, one is free, the other is $2.99.  I went ahead and paid the $2.99 in hopes of getting more control NOT!!!  all you get is the same thing without commercials.  So, if that that matters then you now know the ONLY difference in FREE and $2.99.

Washed Anyone's Feet Lately?

OK, so maybe Jesus didn't mean to wash each other's feet literally.  I know that it was the custom then for the host to wash his guest's feet and we don't do that anymore.... Maybe he was showing that we should serve each other, whatever that looks like.... 

However...

Have you ever actually washed someone's feet literally?  I have and it does AMAZING, amazing things to/for both people.  It is very humbling for both people and walls are broken.



About 10 years ago I went on a mission trip to St. Petersburg Russia.  There were about 10 Americans and 60 Russian ladies meeting to prepare for service on a weekend retreat.  We were all sitting in a circle very much "alone" individuals, not feeling "part of a team" because no one really knew more than one or two other people...even the Americans were complete strangers.  The first thing the leader of  "the team" did was go around the room and washed each and every person's feet!!!  People started crying and hugging each other and we instantly became "THE team" God had gathered together to get a job done.  AMAZING!  

I am convinced that if every Pastor would do that for their staff their church and "THE Church" would become new again! And we SO NEED THAT! Who knows, it may take someone like
YOU to wash your pastor's feet first so he will see its affects???

Go wash someone's, anyone's feet and see what happens.



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