Hey there! Thanks for stopping by and checking me out.
Before I get into “selling” myself, I would like you to bear with me and read to following reflection or short story. This will let you get to know me a little better before you make your decision whether to accept or not accept (that is the question
) my friend request… and I hope you do! Note: To be, or not to be, is the famous opening phrase of a soliloquy in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
Today’s Reflection or Inspirational Story: (If you are new to my page, before reading this story please see the paragraph below starting with *** Thank you
New Glasses http://www.hutchcraft.com/a-word-with-y … asses-7179
Comfort Zone http://skitguys.com/videos/item/comfort … 892cc362a0
A Prayer for Serenity
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
A quick thank you to those of you who return to my page on a regular basis to refresh yourself with God's word (HUG). To those considering becoming my friend and worried that I will pester you about God, don't worry, I won't do that. A random/occasional message to say Hi! and to see how you are doing....but pester you; no, I won't do that.
. God has given me much to do in this life (raising a family/Foster child) and I really don't have time to be annoying. Besides, God doesn't want his people to annoy others, but rather to love and help them.
Have a great day… God Bless!
Ok, it’s me again (Anthony Michael), are you still with me? If you are and you’re not ready to leave just yet, please take another minute and watch/listen to todays “Inspirational Video/Audio Link of the Day”:
Did you feel something stir your heart while reading the inspirational story or watching/listening to above link? If so, I invite you to play the next three links (HUG):
God’s Chisel http://skitguys.com/videos/item/gods-chisel
Yours for Life: http://www.hutchcraft.com/yours-for-lif … tion/alpha
LASTLY (I promise!):
K-LOVE online radio 30 Day challenge http://www.klove.com/ministry/30-day.aspx
If you like the idea of the above challenge but feel that the music on KLOVE just doesn't quite do it for you, try their sister station, AIR1.com (a little more of an edge to their music) at http://www.air1.com/
Alright! Finally, you’ve finally made it through the grueling Test of Love & Inspiration.
Here is what you need to know about me (if you haven't already figured it out
I am a married Christian man (33 years and going strong!) who is deeply committed to my wonderful wife. I am also a digital artist who (as a hobby) transforms photos of beautiful women into paintings. Although I am a digital artist, due to hard manual labor when I was younger, repetitive actions (typing) involved with my job of the last 20+ year; and “old age”, I have severe carpal tunnel in both of my hands. Also, due to the love both my wife and I share for big dogs… we have an 11 year old, 80 lb. Labrador mix (Harley) and a 2 year old 130 lb. Great Dane (Tessa). Due to this and a lot of family/life stuff, I have a very limited amount of time to paint. The primary reason I FR'd you was to simply to give you a sincere compliment regarding your beauty and to ask you to consider giving me the honor of being your friend here on MM. My second reason is to possibly paint your portrait (as inspiration strikes). My goal, if I do paint your portrait, is not to make money off of you or to become famous. It is simply because I enjoy painting the portraits of beautiful women.
In addition to my portfolio here on MM, if you would still like to see more of my work, please check out the gallery tabs at the following DeviantArt.com web pages: http://momentsofmagic.deviantart.com/
*** The second reason I FR’d you was to share the daily reflection and inspirational story I post on my page. If the above story stirred anything in your soul, I would like you to consider bookmarking my page, and returning to it as often as you feel necessary. My intentions for asking this is to share something positive and inspirational with you. My intentions mirror what the Apostle Paul said/meant in the book of Romans (1:11): "I want to bring you some spiritual strength, and that will mean that I shall be strengthened by you, each of us helped by the other’s faith." I have no intentions on forcing my personal beliefs on you.
The stories and video links are meant to uplift your day instead of what much of the media shares with the public (often its negative, cold and impersonal .... treating people and their lives as if they are just stories and not beings with souls and a purpose for being on this earth. I thank you in advance for your considering my offer.
In closing, I once again want to sincerely thank you for stopping by page. Please forgive me if I do not quickly respond (sometimes fail) to your TAG or email. Life is most likely overwhelming me at the time. Should you ever need prayer to talk to a non-judgmental person; feel free to contact me.
May God continue to bless and watch over you all the days of your life.
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