Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mountains Of Heaven


Mountains Of Heaven


Poems and Relieving Anxiety and Stress
by Susanna Katherine

What greater love can be bestowed?
Our God came down for us to know.
What greater love can one give?
Than lose their life for another to live.
Sublime, supreme, awe inspired
Of the love of God I never get tired
Never there be in all of mankind
A story more beautiful to find
Oh perfect God Holy and true
You made me and kept me just for you
And when to You we disobeyed
You patiently waited until you could save
The ones whose choice is only you
Oh perfect God Holy and true.


"A Love Song to God"
by Susanna Katherine


What manner of love is this?
Wholly selfless, not greedy, agape it is.
Make me wiser all to find
Make me brighter too
Give me words that can bend a mind
To see the truth of You
Let me see Lord with your eyes
With Your ears let me hear
Wash my eyes Lord to see the wise
Even with many a tear
Dissolve the world around me
So only You I hear and see
Agape only agape... Spirit come in me
Comfort me, teach me, guide me so soon I am free.


When feeling panicky, fearful or depressed first spend time with God and pray for His help...also...

Think of a beautiful place where you want to be...see it, feel it, smell it, enjoy it...relax, slow your breathing down, sigh with deep slow breaths, focus all your attention on it and a good outcome that you can imagine happening instead of worrying about that something you repeatedly dread that probably will never happen or you can't do anything about anyway. When that demon of dread and fear shows up...immediately jump over to that beautiful place and put all your focus on it...dwell there...where the peace of the Lord is. Know that soon the discomfort will leave you and you will be fine.

Interesting Facts...

If you didn't have an imagination, you would not worry or be creative.

Everything good humans have accomplished started with somebody's imagination working in the right way.

Worry is also a function of imagination.

You can use your imagination for good thoughts, creativity, painting, writing, playing music, singing, etc. or you can use it for bad thoughts, worry and misery. It is your choice...choose wisely. Don't make yourself your own victim and ruin your life. The victim mentality is addictive so stop it immediately.

Thoughts become chemicals. Worry is bad thoughts that produce chemical imbalances.

Stress not handled properly and causing worry and fear produces flight or fight that causes too much adrenaline that makes the heart beat faster, the blood pressure to go up and many symptoms and feelings like you are dying.

Stress not handled properly can cause anxiety which can cause chest or upper abdomen discomfort, feeling of dread, rapid heart, chest pain, sweating, and feeling like not getting enough oxygen, breathing shallow or breathing too fast, panic attacks.

Stress handled properly can produce great creativity.

All great creativity is from great anxiety.

Panic attacks are a feeling of impending doom or about to die and create many other symptoms.

Imagery = visual arts, drama, poetry, creativity can calm the brain, relieve the effects of stress, expand awareness, add choices, empower the mind to think clear good thoughts instead of bad thoughts.

Imagining a peaceful, safe, beautiful place helps the one part of your brain tell the fight or flight part of your brain that it is beautiful and safe so it hits the all clear and not the fight or flight stress (fast heartbeat, anxiety feelings).

Being creatively busy with you mind, hands and body keeps these demons of worry, fear, and anxiety away.

Idle (not busy, work-shy) hands are the devil's workshop.

"My people perish for lack of knowledge."

"Above all...seek wisdom."...the wisdom of the Lord is the only wisdom.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Painting Of Two Tulip Tree Flowers

Painting Of Two Tulip Tree Flowers





Painting Of Iris Flowers Lavendar on Blue


Painting Of Iris Flowers Lavender on Blue

You know it is near the end as we know it when they have made the word "bad" and bad things into something desirable!
The people of the ancient city of Sodom became Sodomites in the worst way and they thought it was cool and normal...they would not repent....they got blown off the earth. 

Who can beat a deal like this?....God said, "I will forgive all your sins and make you new."  Grace suffocates your sins. 

If you feel fear, come right back at it with faith and say...
 "I know God is good and He will take care of me."

Don't let fear of past disappointments and failures stop you and say out loud...
"I'm not going to give up no matter how long it takes to get an answer.  I have the mind of Christ and I will receive His help if I don't give up."

Pray according to the will of heaven (what the Word says) and not according to the appearance and lies of the world (what you see). 

Faith comes by hearing the Word of God...read it and hear it.

What pleases God is faith.
  For Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.

God created everything out of nothing and your faith can too...just believe.

For those who overcome all the trials of life to the end will inherit the kingdom of heaven as kings and priests in God's family.

“No one has ever seen,
   no one has ever heard,
     no one has ever imagined
    what God has prepared for those who love him.”

Painting Of Iris Flowers Two

 
Painting Of Iris Flowers Two
What a wonderful love story we are all living
The Creator became corruption and died for all
No greater love or example of giving
Only His blood forgives our sinful fall
To set us free from a future of loneliness in hell
In darkness, with demons and burning tares
To the heights of ecstasy, peace and being well
To live eternally with our God who showed He cares
His Word reveals all truth and not just some
It tells of the garden where He prayed  
And He knew what was to come
He could have walked away
No army on earth could stop His death
Or His birth  delay
This is the narrow way
Our good works are at a loss
Only His perfect blood shed on the cross
Could save us from our sin
And the mess we are in.
Hallelujah Praise The Lord!  
                      By Susanna Katherine
 
 
"For without the shedding of PEFECT blood, there is no forgiveness
of sin." 
There had to be a perfect man to pay our sin debt and none of us were or are perfect for we are all born in sin because of what our original ancestors (Adam and Eve) did (rebellion)...we are born like them...that is why God had to become man for that time when He was on earth and shed His blood on the cross to save us from hell.  He did it for us.  To be saved all one needs to do is accept that your redemption is from His death on the cross alone and nothing you have done.  We need to humbly be sorry for our sins and repent (change) and accept Him as our Savior and He will not turn anyone away that does this sincerely.   But don't fall away by forgetting and going back into the world...Keep the Word a regular part of your life from that day forward. The Expositor's Study Bible is the very best I have ever read...it opens up a whole new world of understanding for the born again believer.   
 
 


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Red Tree Cottage

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    Rose Red Heart Close-up
    (Love)
     
     

    Rose Red Heart Close-up
    (With I Love You (very small) in the center of the rose)

    Saturday, April 20, 2013

    Painting of Red Tree Cottage At Dusk


    Red Tree Cottage At Dusk

    Painting of Bridge of Life


    Bridge of Life
     
    Thankful For...
    I don't love darkness.
    Light and darkness can't exist together.
    There is either darkness or light.
    If you choose darkness then you accept it, begin loving it and craving it.
    And without the Light, you become one with darkness...a part of darkness...
    then you become darkness.
    In God there is no darkness.
    Jesus is God. Jesus is Light.
    Without Jesus and Light, you are eternally damned to live in darkness and separated from God and totally alone forever.  SK
    

    Painting of Flower Tree Reflections

     
    Flower Tree Reflections
     
    Jesus, the visible image of God, created all things, having made peace through the blood of the cross, reconciled all things to Himself. 

    Painting of Bridge Glow

    Bridge Glow
     
    Proverbs 8:22-26 " The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His creation, before His works of long ago. I was set up before ancient times from the beginning, before the earth began. I was brought forth when there were no watery depths and no springs filled with water. I was brought forth before the mountains and hills were established, before He made the land, the fields, or the first soil on earth. I was there when He established the heavens, when He laid out the horizon on the surface of the ocean, when He placed the skies above, when the fountains of the ocean gushed forth, when He set a limit for the sea so that the waters would not violate His command, when He laid out the foundations of the earth. Then I was by Him, as one brought up with Him. I was His delight every day, always rejoicing before Him. I was rejoicing in His inhabited world, delighting in the human race. And now, [my] sons, listen to me; those who keep my ways are happy. Listen to instruction and be wise; don't ignore it. Anyone who listens to me is happy, watching at my doors every day, waiting by the posts of my doorway. For the one who finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD, but the one who sins against me harms himself; all who hate me love death."
     
    This speaks of Jesus Christ, Who is Wisdom, the Word, and Who was always with God the Father.
    If we sin against the Bible (The Word of God=Jesus Christ) disobeying or ignoring it's instructions, we have sinned against our own souls.

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    Painting of Pink and Yellow Lily Flowers

    Painting of Pink and Yellow Lily Flowers

    Painting of Pink Lily Flowers In Spring

    Painting of Pink Lily Flowers In Spring
    

    Painting of Purple Orchid Flowers

     
    Painting of Purple Orchid Flowers 

    Painting of Colorful Fall Trees and a Lake

    Painting of Colorful Fall Trees and a Lake
    

    Painting of Apple Repeat - This Time Choose Life

    Painting of Apple Repeat - This Time Choose Life



    Trick me once, I am a fool...trick me twice and I am a really stupid fool.


    This time I hope we pass up the forbidden apple and obey God for a change and pass up all the pain, suffering, misery, starvation, disasters, thorns, diseases, sickness, animals eating animals, humans eating animals and death...none of which existed in the Garden of Eden that God provided for man.  We made the wrong choice and chose sin and the world of lies, deception, immorality, hatred, wars, sickness, disease, pain and death for ourselves and animals too.  This time I choose God's way and everlasting life out of hell...through Jesus Christ.  I don't make friends with God's enemies like vampires, werewolves, witches and the like that are being made popular now and accepted. I won't give them any time in my life.   Don't even try that apple again with me devil

    You are very fortunate and given another chance to become a new creature...a child of God again and not satan...born again into a new life and person and no more a descendent of the fall...given a last warning...don't take the bad fruit from evil and satan.  How do you do this?  Tell your Father God that you choose Jesus and the cross and the blood that He shed for you to wash you of all sins from the fall. There can be no forgiveness without the shedding of perfect blood in God's perfect kingdom...it is the only way to God...through Jesus Christ's perfect, sinless blood on the cross for you. Tell Him you are sorry for all your sins and ask Him to cover them with the blood of Jesus Christ.  When you make this choice...the right choice...you will be changed (in Gods' timing) and be able to escape the world and its sin and temptation with God's help knowing the love of God for you and that there is hope now for eternal life with God and not in hell.  You will understand His love letter to you (The King James Bible) more fully now if you ask and that will show you all truths that you need to know as you spend time everyday reading it.  That is the one way...the only way...I hope and pray all who read this find it...for the way is narrow and few find it.
      

    Saturday, March 30, 2013

    Baby John Leaped In His Mother's Womb

     
    Baby John Leaped In His Mother's Womb
     
    And it came to pass that when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary
    (telling about the birth of Jesus), the babe (John the Baptist) leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
    Luke 1:41
     
    For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
    Luke 1:44
     
    Jeremiah 1:5
    Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou came forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
     
    Children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
    Psalm 127:3
     
    Thus says the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that makes all things; that stretched forth the heavens alone; that spread abroad the earth by myself;
    Isaiah 44:24
     
    Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.
    Jeremiah 20:17
     

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    Painting Of Flowers In A Field In Spring

    Painting Of Flowers In A Field In Spring
    

    Original Painting Of Jesus Christ

      Original Painting Of Jesus Christ
    "Jesus Loves You" 
    In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    All things were made by him (Jesus); and without him was not any thing made that was made.
    In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
    And the light shined in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
    He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew him not.
    He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
    But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
     
    And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
    John 1
    King James Version (KJV)

    In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    1 John 1:1
     
    For the message of the Cross (Jesus and the Bible) is foolishness to those perishing and lost but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
    1 Corinthians 1:18
     
    "If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever - the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you."
    - John 14:15-17
     
    

    Painting Of Trees And A Lake In Spring

    Painting Of Trees And A Lake In Spring
    

    Painting Of Fall Waterfall

    Painting Of Fall Waterfall
    

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    Painting Of The Two Beasts Of Revelations


    Painting Of The Two Beasts Of Revelations


    Revelations 13:1
    CHAPTER 13 (A.D. 96) ANTICHRIST 1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea (not a body of water, but a sea of people), and saw a beast rise up out of the sea (pertains to the Antichrist, now empowered by Satan as no other man ever has been), having seven heads and ten horns (represents seven Empires that have greatly persecuted Israel in the past, with the “ten horns” actually being the seventh head; the “ten horns” representing ten nations are yet future), and upon his horns ten crowns (the horns now being crowned show that these ten nations have now come to power, and will use that power to help the Antichrist; they will be located in the Middle East and in parts of Europe and possibly North Africa, all being in the old Roman Empire territory [Dan. 7:7-8]), and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (Satan controls these Empires, and will control the ten nations, therefore, the name “blasphemy.”)

    2 And the beast which I saw (represents the fallen Angel who will be let out of the bottomless pit to help the Antichrist [Rev. 11:7]; both the fallen Angel and the Antichrist are referred to as a “beast,” but they are two different beings) was like unto a leopard (this fallen Angel will help the Antichrist to speedily conquer; Daniel describes this event as well [Dan. 7:6]), and his feet were as the feet of a bear (carries the characteristics of the ancient Medo-Persian Empire, which is ferociousness), and his mouth as the mouth of a lion (portrays the finesse, grandeur, and pomp of the Babylonian Empire): and the dragon (Satan) gave him (the Antichrist) his power, and his seat, and great authority. (So, the Antichrist will have Satan helping him as well as this powerful fallen Angel, and, no doubt, a host of other fallen Angels and demon spirits.) 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death (doesn’t refer to the Antichrist, but rather one of the Empires of the past, which greatly persecuted Israel; it pertains to the Grecian Empire under Alexander the Great, and in reality speaks of the same fallen Angel helping Alexander; when Alexander died, this fallen Angel who helped him to conquer so speedily was locked away in the bottomless pit [Dan. 7:6]); and his deadly wound was healed (refers to the fact that this fallen Angel will be released out of the bottomless pit to aid and abet the Antichrist [Rev., Chpt. 17]; it is doubtful the Antichrist will know or realize the source of his power, taking all the credit unto himself): and all the world wondered after the beast. (This refers to the part of the world he has conquered, but with the entirety of the world definitely paying him homage as he now seems to exude superhuman ability.) 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast (refers to the fact that men worship power): and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (This proclaims the means by which power is worshiped.) 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies (powerful claims will be made, with the Name of Jesus being ridiculed); and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months (the last three and one half years of the Great Tribulation; despite his power, the Lord still controls the time frames, and, in fact, all events). 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His Name (he will use all the power of print, Radio, Television, and computers to demean the God of the Bible; it will be a regimen of blasphemy on a worldwide basis, such as the world has never known before), and His Tabernacle (refers to Heaven), and them who dwell in Heaven. 8 And all who dwell upon the Earth shall worship him (first of all, we’re speaking here of worship, not dominion of nations; as well, the word “all” doesn’t refer to every single human being, but rather people from all nations of the world, however many that number might be), whose names are not written in the Book of Life (refers to the fact that Believers will not worship the Antichrist) of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (This tells us that the only way one’s name can be placed in the Book of Life is by acceptance of Jesus Christ as one’s Lord and Saviour, and what He did for us at the Cross. Also, the phrase, “From the foundation of the world” proclaims the fact that the Doctrine of “Jesus Christ and Him Crucified” is the Foundation Doctrine of all Doctrines. In other words, every Doctrine from the Bible must be built on the foundation of the Cross of Christ, otherwise it is bogus.)
    11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the Earth (refers to the false prophet; by the use of the word “Earth,” the Holy Spirit is telling us that this man is not from above, but rather from the masses of people); and he had two horns like a lamb (he has a lamb-like appearance which is intended to deceive), and he spoke as a dragon (refers to the fact that he will be greatly anointed by the Devil; in a sense, the Antichrist will claim to be Christ, while the false prophet will try to fill the role of the Holy Spirit). 12 And he exercised all the power of the first beast before him (the power or authority exercised by the false prophet will come directly from Satan, and not through the Antichrist), and causes the Earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast (the false prophet is promoting Earth and not Heaven, meaning he will promise Heaven here on Earth; the promises he makes will be tied to the “worship” given to the Antichrist), whose deadly wound was healed (doesn’t refer to an assassination attempt or even to the Antichrist being killed and raised from the dead as some teach, but rather that the powerful fallen Angel, who helped bring the Grecian Empire into power under Alexander the Great and has been locked up for many, many centuries, has now been loosed and is helping the Antichrist; this “deadly wound being healed” speaks of his release from the bottomless pit [Dan. 7:6; Rev. 11:7; 13:2]). 13 And he (the false prophet) does great wonders (signs), so that he makes fire come down from Heaven on the Earth in the sight of men (will be literal, which means it’s not a trick; he will do this through the power of Satan), 14 And deceives them who dwell on the Earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast (refers to the efforts of the false prophet to elevate the Antichrist; the word “beast” is used interchangeably between the Antichrist, the false prophet, and the fallen Angel; whatever they call themselves, the Holy Spirit refers to them as “beasts”); saying to them who dwell on the Earth, that they should make an image to the beast (it is an image for the purpose of worship, and will probably be set up in the Temple built by the Jews in Jerusalem), which had the wound by a sword, and did live (refers to the Antichrist somehow being wounded, a wound incidentally which should have taken his life; that he lives is construed as a miracle, with credit probably going to the false prophet; this is not the “wound” of Verse 3; that was on “one of his heads,” which had to do with an Empire [actually the Grecian Empire], and not an individual; this wound of Verse 14 pertains to an individual, in this case the Antichrist). 15 And he (the false prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the beast (should have been translated, “For he had power to give spirit unto the image of the beast”; that is the actual word used in the Greek; to give life is solely the prerogative of the Godhead), that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed (by the powers of darkness, this image will be able to somehow speak, and will, as well, pronounce the sentence of death upon all who will not worship the image of the beast; this will probably be in Jerusalem!). 16 And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads (“all” represents only those in his domain, not the entirety of the world; this domain will include virtually the entirety of the area of the old Roman Empire, which includes North Africa, the Middle East, and most of modern Europe; this will be a literal mark): 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he who had the mark (we are told in Verses 11 through 13 that the seduction of the Antichrist will be religious; now we are told in Verses 16 and 17 it will be economic), or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (The thought is that either the “name” of the beast or his “number” will be required as a brand or mark upon all.) 18 Here is wisdom (this is the wisdom of God). Let him who has understanding count the number of the beast (the idea is that it is the number of a man, not of God, which means he will give account to Jehovah, Whom he has repeatedly blasphemed): for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (It is the number of a man, not a kingdom, not a religion, not a dispensation, but a man. The number 666.)

    Friday, January 11, 2013

    Fish And Giraffe Swimming In An Aquarium


    Fish And Giraffe Swimming In An Aquarium

    In that magical place behind the eyes emerges things that are not normal in this world.  Any normal thing can swim and fly there and in flight is seen things never observed before. Susanna Katherine

    Tree With Owl, Gnome And Mushroom

     Tree With Owl, Gnome And Mushroom
    Tree With Owl, Gnome And Mushroom Closeup

    I love owls and they are very popular now along with gnomes and mushrooms.  I enjoyed painting this one because I like these colors together and it looks beautiful hanging in my special room.  I never get bored of painting trees.

    Rose Flowers In A Clear Vase

    
    Rose Flowers In A Clear Vase
    The rose must be the queen of flowers and is beloved by many.  It is the symbol of love and is used as a special gift for special holidays, anniversaries, weddings, Valentine's Day and so much more.  It brings joy just to look at them and get a delightful whiff of their special fragrance.