Adventure, Art, God, Photograph, Poetry


A previous post from August of last year and a reminder of a hope and a choice that bears repeating in our world today. God bless! ~M


Art, God

Dun Che Lao Ren

Christmas Old Man”

"Dun Che Lao Ren" is Chinese for "Christmas Old Man."   Crayon and ink wash drawing, 8x11 inches, border added using PicMonkey.Dun Che Lao Ren” is Chinese for “Christmas Old Man,” and how Christian children in China refer to Santa Claus.  Muslin stockings are specially made and hung by the children on Christmas Eve, hoping they will be filled with wonderful gifts on Christmas!

Crayon and ink wash drawing, 8×11 inches, border added using PicMonkey.

Adventure, God, Life

Life … is an Adventure!

Life is ...A wonderful quote taken from the book ‘Battles Men Face‘ by Gregory L. Jantz, PhD and so true!

Dr. Jantz is a Christian author, Founder of A Place of Hope which is ranked #1 for depression treatment and host of the weekly radio show Overcoming on Mondays at 1 pm PT.

Life is meant to be lived fully and if you are not engaged you are settling for less.  As we are in the season where miracles are more easily believed, purpose to live the rest of your days with no regrets! Merry Christmas! ~M

Adventure, Art, Life, Photograph

Do You Believe in Miracles?


Do You Believe in MiraclesPhoto taken by Carri Schutter of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, California on November 30, 2013.  Edited using PicMonkey, online photo editing. So do you believe in miracles? ~M

Art, God, Life, Poetry

Reach for the Light

Reaching for the Lightalways reach for the light

when lost in the night

Christmas spirit abounds

deeper magic sounds

eternity forever resides

within the hearts’ tides

light overcomes the dark

when love casts a spark

from power that’s given

we begin truly livin’

a flame forever burning bright

illuminating the black night

~Mark ©2013

(This poem was written based on inspiration from John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness but the darkness has not understood it.” and it seemed this simple colored pencil drawing  I completed previously and then edited using PicMonkey complemented it perfectly.  God Bless!)