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PAYING THE PRICE

April 18, 2014

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24   PAYING BILLS Every one of us at some time or other has walked into an office, mailed or paid on-line a bill […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MONUMENT

April 12, 2014

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS I have posted a number of memorials and monuments in the past on this blog. I search my archives and found these photos of Christopher Columbus’ Monument located on the North Side of Pittsburgh. When I was in elementary school our teacher taught us the below poem to remember the history of Columbus. […]

COME TO ME….

February 16, 2014

Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Photo taken from the internet) POSTED IN OBSERVANCE OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH […]

WE ALL HAVE DREAMS

January 20, 2014

THANK YOU ! REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR, If it had not been for the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. and those who came before and after him, some of our dreams may not have come true.  I hope we will continue to go forward and not backwards. I was in Washington D.C. last […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS

December 25, 2013

I wish each one of you a Merry Christmas and holiday season.  Thank you for following my blog, reading my posts and viewing my pictures. I gain encouragement and inspiration from reading yours.  I hope you enjoy the spirit of the holidays through the following pictures I have taken. “GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST […]

CEE’S BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE: STATUES

November 22, 2013

“THE NOBLE QUARTET” OF THE THE FOUR DISCIPLINES SCIENCE – GAILEO THE ARTS – MICHELANGELO MUSIC – BACH LITERATURE – SHAKESPEARE This statue of Michelangelo, located in front of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, was designed by John Massey Rhind in 1907. It is part of a grouping of sculptures created for the Carnegie Institute […]

THE IMMIGRANTS

August 20, 2013

Once again I found myself in New York City this past week.  This time everyone came with me. My daughter and three grandchildren.  More about their experiences in a later post. On this visit we stopped in Battery Park on the way to take the Statue of Liberty tour.  It was here I found this […]

LIBERTY TO ALL

July 4, 2013

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY “Inscription on the Statue of Liberty” Give me your tired, your poor,  Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,  The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,  Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.  Author: Emma Lazarus “The New Colossus.” Not like the brazen […]

SAND SCULPTURE – “AMERICA’S PIONEERING SPIRIT”

July 2, 2013

DISCOVER AMERICA It’s Regatta time again in Pittsburgh.  It’s also a time we celebrate the 4th of July in this country. The past two years there has been a sand art sculpture featured.  This year’s work is again by Sensational Sand Sculpting. presented by Colcom Foundation and titled, “America’s Pioneering Spirit.” The display is packed […]

“THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS”

June 12, 2013

Tim Kaulen, turns scrap into giant toy treasures. In this case, that would be “one tin duck,” “one toy giraffe,” and a rearing steed complete with cowboy, “iron horseman.” The three welded steel sculptures inspired by antique mechanical toys that weigh in the neighborhood of 1,500 pounds each.  They “pay homage to classic American tin and […]

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