Heaven’s Door – Wanderlust (take 2)

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We wander through life, searching and sometimes we run. From what?
Away from what we label as:
  • pain
  • hardships
  • loss
  • love
  • and even death
Yes, all of the above and more.
Only to arrive safely at heaven’s door. Is that all there is? Shouldn’t there be so much more?
We miss the adventure, the passion, the life we were meant to have.
Now go and do those very things that scare you and may leave scars on you heart. There is and you can be so much more, Carpe Diem!
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Nowhere Without You

Nowhere Without You

A revised poem, rewritten from the original in 2014. You can view that poem, No Colors Here on my blog at this link. I like the addition of the words to the photo. On the previous blog post they were separate. Yes, that is an edited selfie of me. 🙂

Not sure if I am becoming a better writer or not, but definitely different as the years go by.  And isn’t that ultimately the goal to not stay the same but to hopefully continually to become a better version of ourselves? Remember you matter, everyone matters!

Joys and Sorrows, Brutal Honesty in the Psalms

A fascinating conversation between Bono and Eugene Peterson revolving around their common interest in the Psalms. God works in all of us and is available to all of us.

Thank you to artist Kevin Max for sharing this on Facebook where I first encountered it. The video is 21 minutes long, I encourage you to take a listen as I believe God may have something there for each of us.

The video is based on interviews conducted by Fuller Seminary faculty member David Taylor and produced in association with Fourth Line Films, the film highlights in particular a conversation on the Psalms that took place between Bono, Peterson, and Taylor.

God can and is found in art whether if be music, poetry, drawing, painting or writing. We only need open our eyes and look, making ourselves available to his beauty and glory. Art should express a reality and truth, both the good and bad. The depths of emotion found in the psalms is an example for us to shed our masks and become vulnerable before God for he accepts us and loves just as we are, right where we are. God Bless!

 

 

Do butterfly like distractions haunt your mind?

“Distractions softly hover in the corners of my mind, 
like a butterfly haunts a flower.” ~M

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Butterfly drawings and paintings previously completed using a variety of mixed media including: colored pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, ink and pens. Each piece was completed separately and measure 3 1/2 x 5 inches. They were then scanned and assembled into the collage above with no color editing, only adding a border design line.  Original art work completed in 2012, copyright Mark Schutter.

 Life: is infinite in its variety and intricacies, if we would only take the time to look.

Beauty: a splendor in so many things that exist right before us, with no effort on your part.

Pause: we often fail to slow down enough to see, easily distracted by so many things.

I wish you moments when the distractions fade and beauty crashes in, causing you to stop and pause long enough that it simply takes your breath away. Happy Spring!

Solitude of Night

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In the solitude of night
as waking dreams linger.
Still cloaked in the promise
of the morning’s first light,
let not the light in you
be darkness.

~Mark Schutter ©2016

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You can, and will, make a difference in the lives of others. What kind of difference will you chose?