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Because I Love Her

I created the following picture on my iPad Mini for my sweet wife, Valerie.

Because I love her 🙂

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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith (North Carolina)

Raleigh, North Carolina (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

Constitution Preamble (1868)

We, the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those blessings.


Man, that has to just get under the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s skin, like a rash that won’t go away.

To read the introduction to and purpose of this series, CLICK HERE.

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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith (South Dakota)

Pierre, South Dakota (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

South Dakota’s State Motto and Seal (1889) and Flag (1992)

Under God the People Rule

 


To read the purpose behind this series of posts, CLICK HERE to read the introduction.

I would encourage you to share these posts.

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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith (Kansas)

Topeka, Kansas (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

Kansas Constitution Bill of Rights, Section 7 (1859)

The right to worship God according to the dictates of conscience shall never be infringed.

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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith (Idaho)

Boise, Idaho (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

Constitution Preamble (1889)

We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.


Folks, I hope this series of posts is opening a few eyes. The whole point is to counter the idea that our nation (and states) were founded on “godless” principles. To the contrary, these posts featuring The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith art collection at Bryan College show that faith – not godlessness – was very much a part of the fiber of our nation. To deny this exposes one of two things: an ignorance of history, or the willful desire to rewrite it.

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Which Is Your Favorite? Please Comment!

Please Choose

The following drawings are ones I did for my little book Life Lessons from the School Bus.

I am planning on recreating one or two in the form of hand-drawn reprints (I will actually re-draw them).

I will call them “reriginals.” Not copies; not prints; not the original…reriginals

We have some needs, so I thought a little fund-raising through art might be fun. Trust me, they won’t be expensive, should you decide to purchase one.

 

So, could you help me? Hmmmm? Let me know which are your favorites!

I’m not asking you to buy anything today, just let me know which ones you like best. That way I will work on those for resell.

Leave your choice of favorite in a comment below and I would greatly appreciate it.

The Recovering Legalist’s Gallery of Fine Art

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Broken and Beautiful

Sunday morning we visited Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church in order to see and hear the work my daughter Katie has been doing there. She was hired by this church to teach and conduct the Joy Choir, a precious group of primary-aged crumb-crunchers.

I can’t show you the video, simply because I don’t have the ability to upload it here to my blog. However, look me up on Facebook and you’ll be able to find it.

What I can show you, though, is a picture I took of a beautiful, huge, stained glass window in the main sanctuary of the church.

What immediately came to mind was the fact that this beautiful work of art was created by piecing together thousands of broken pieces of glass. Yes, broken things.

Have you ever stopped to think about how God can take what is broken and make it new? Well, try to think about it this way: God can also take what is broken and make the brokenness beautiful!

Because God is God, and not man (Hosea 11:9), He can do more than create new things; He can take broken things and make beautiful creations from the pieces! The Master Craftsman can take that broken relationship, that scarred past, that wounded emotion, and that sense of inadequacy and create a masterpiece of beauty through which His light can shine.

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