To every single person who has stood up and fought for our freedom. Your service and sacrifice is very appreciated. Thank you!
Happy Veterans Day!
We are now four days from the year 2021 and putting 2020 in our rear view mirrors. A fresh start so to speak and the choice is ours. Each and everyone of us. Christmas is over, the wrapping paper should be all cleaned up and the tree… well some may have already drug it out of the house, dried pine needles falling everywhere. So here we are and the question I pose to you is …
What are your plans for 2021?
If nothing else, I suggest you face each day of the new year like a boss! Take charge of your life, live your dreams and don’t let anyone else take that away from you. I believe in you! You have four days to get your sh– together, prepare and be ready. It’s coming, now go …
“An American Icon” Mark Schutter ©2010 Watercolor Pencils
The American Bison is a true original and its image takes us back to a seldom remembered past when they roamed freely over the land prior to their decimation almost to extinction at the hands of man. In this image from my goal was to capture the simple beauty, strength and majesty of this truly magnificent animal.
So much of history is lost to the echoes and which version of history depends on who is telling it. Each side has an agenda in which the truth can easily get lost. We forget that we all are from somewhere and traveling our paths around this spinning green ball hurtling through space and time.
We lift up people for one good act then tear them down for one bad one. We admire the thought and criticize the action that follows.Tweet
If we were to measure the worth of every human being on whether they never fell short, all would fall short. Only Jesus Christ walked this earth not committing a sin. We lie to others, hiding the truth even from ourselves that we would never do such a thing. For we are better than them. Are we really?
Aren’t we all just sinners, and don’t we all need saving? That is where our commonality lies, that it is only by grace that we can find healing.
#JustBelieve #HopeLives #GraceChangesPeople
Happy 4th of July America!
We can and must be better than this!
All of creation sings,
great and small.
The rocks cry out,
grace and mercy!
Every voice will shout,
love and joy!
When the end begins,
darkness and evil.
Casts it deathly pall,
hate and fear.
In the midst of,
pain and suffering
Our faith grows with,
peace and hope.
When all of creation,
believes and sees.
All is made right,
forgiven and free.
~Mark Schutter ©2016
As we enter the second week of 2015, I have found myself hiding. Hiding from the world, from family, from friends and even from myself. One of my last posts from 2014 was a poem and video about being tired of wearing masks, hiding my true self from others. I want freedom and even intimate transparency, even though it scares me so much.
My desires have waned over the years and now it feels like it is time to step out from hiding. I still have no idea where I am going in 2015 or what I will be doing. In other words I have no goals or resolutions at least not yet. 🙂 More to come on that I am sure.
There are forces at work in my life and I feel myself being lead back but to what, I do not know. So here is the first post of the new year so buckle up and enjoy the ride! For who knows where the road may take us and the adventure that awaits! ~M