Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling

David has many times told me that I just naturally love people, and I guess for the most part, unless hurt, I do just naturally love people. To me people are people regardless of religion, race or sexual orientation. Having said that, as a pastor’s wife I feel I need to speak out and say that Jesus said, ‘I am the same yesterday, today and forever,’ and a Supreme Court decision doesn't change that fact. It saddens me that our Supreme Court has made a decision that further divides our country and continues to erode and threaten our freedom and the right to believe contrary to our current pop culture beliefs.

The following is a statement by Harold L. Senkbeil of our Synod:

 SCOTUS Decision Finds Constitutional Right to Same Sex Marriage

With today’s landmark decision, the Supreme Court of the United States has negated the express will of the citizens of several states with laws limiting marriage to one man and one woman. More significantly, it has introduced a definition for marriage contrary to the express will of God and opened the door to persecution of those who for reasons of conscience hold the biblical view.
Though today’s ruling effectively redefines marriage legally in our land, it does not set aside the scriptural definition of marriage any more than the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision changed the scriptural definition of life.

“While people of faith who hold to the historic definition of one-man/one-woman marriage may find themselves on the receiving end of attack or ridicule,” Senkbeil wrote, “Let there be no ugly acrimony and negativity. Let’s be known for what we stand in favor of, not merely what we stand against. And let there be compassion and care for same-sex attracted family, friends, and neighbors."

"Senkbeil concluded, "Thank God, there is hope and encouragement for all of us who wrestle with sexual temptations of every sort in the forgiveness and renewal won by Christ. We look to the future with confidence and joy. Jesus Christ remains the light of the world, the light no darkness can overcome.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Finished Paintings!!!

We have been home from our vacation to Milwaukee and Door County for almost a week now and I have finished three paintings - yea!!! Here are some images I took of the process.

Still have a few details, bus she's almost finished,