ArtFolk Making Music & Mixing Metaphors 

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen – glory alleluia!

Have you ever felt something was written just for you?

While doing my daily reading I ran across a devotion by Charles Spurgeon that inspired the following encouragement.

“Losses and adversities are frequently the means which the great Shepherd uses to fetch home His wondering sheep; like fierce dogs they worry the wonderers back to the fold.”

My good friend Leroy New tells a great story about how his grandmother switched him home when he went beyond the forbidden rail fence.

When we’ve traveled beyond our land of blessing God will use the switch of loss and adversity to drive us home if that is what it takes.

The story of the prodigal son doesn’t tell how long the prodigal stayed gone it just gives us a glimpse of the pain and shame he suffered while gone.

There is no making the rebels tame if they are two well feed and used to their carnal security. Just as “the lions must be brought down from their great strength, and their stomachs lowered” to persuade them to submit to the tamer’s hand – many of us will be tamed no other way.

When the undisciplined rebel leaves home with a little change in his pocket carrying his head in lofty pride, speaking in exceedingly boastful terms, often it takes the straightness of bread an hard labor to turn his path toward home once more. 

What would it take to bring you back?  

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The Biblical Mind

“Everyone who has a thorough knowledge of the Bible may truly be called educated; and no other learning… no matter how

extensive or elegant, can… form a proper substitute.

…I thoroughly believe in a university education for both

men and women; but I believe knowledge of the Bible without

a college course is more valuable than a college course without

the Bible.”

-         William Lyon Phelps Yale University, October 1922

The principle of Brainology©

The brain vs. the mind

Attitude is the total of your thoughts – thinking out of your word storage

The principle of thought

               When did thinking begin? (Genesis 1:1

               How marvelous is our brain

               The affects of music upon our brain

The principle of the mind of Christ vs. the mind of darkness

The principle of consistency

  • If you have ever studied the personality types you are aware that at least one of the four types is plagued with inconsistency.   Consistent - action that is always the same or suitable – predictable, dependable.

I may change my mind tomorrow, but here is what I think today (pun intended): Talk to God – drink lots of water – establish a prayerful frame of mind –

Apathy is the stall point before falling backwards!

Do not repeat it if you do not want to keep it!


Art's Publications

  1. Art & Faithe: The Seasons and Memories of our Love …………………………….$10.00

Perhaps this is a love story that will only be of some interest to or family – although it has lasted 56 yes, is growing stronger each day and contains principles of care giving – which is what marriage is all about.

  1. Developing Your Prayer Language from the Scripture……….$10.00
  2. Beyond the Agonies of Addiction …………………………………………………………………………………$10.00
  3. Brainology©

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