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    WOW – Winning Our World For Christ

    WOW

    WOW (Winning Our World International) came to Pasadena in June of 2014. WOW Jam and threw a street party. It was complete with a free barbecue, music, drama, games and prizes. They loved on people in practical ways like giving away groceries, haircuts, bike repair, family photos and much more.

    WOW Mission

    WOW exists to reach a confused and captive generation with relevant and powerful music full of the life giving light of Jesus Christ. …

     

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    Pasadena Central Library Financial Services

    Pasadena Central Library —

    I didn't intend to do a plein air painting today at Pasadena Central Library. What I did plan to do was complete a small painting of my wife from the sketch I did earlier this morning. Peggie and I had gone to breakfast at a quaint restaurant. The kind with wood paneling, 60's style vinyl covered chairs and curtains in the window. I did a pencil sketch of her on watercolor …

     

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    Amy Semple McPherson Pioneer for Women in Ministry

    The Heritage Square Center is the restored parsonage of Amy Semple McPherson. The Heritage Square Center is the small quarter-circle building in the center of this painting. More important than the parsonage is 'Sister McPherson' (as many people called her), its former resident.

    Amy Semple McPherson

    Amy Semple McPherson was born in 1890. Sister McPherson was used mightily by God, but often led a tumultuous. She received Christ as her Lord and Savior in a revival …

     

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    Painting the Green Hotel From the Door of the Fire Station

    Green Hotel From the Fire Station –

    My final destination was the fire station across from the Green Hotel. My trek began several hours earlier at the Rose Bowl. I've painted there at least a dozen times and always find something new. Like always, my primary reason for going there with my paint kit is to draw some attention in order to share Christ with a curious onlooker. I parked on the west side of the …

     

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    Outreach and Prayer for the Elderly

    Morning of Outreach

    A group of people, usually about a half a dozen, meet up monthly for outreach; a time to share Christ in our community. A few go door-to-door while others do street ministry. I typically pitch my easel at a site where there is ample foot traffic and speak to curious onlookers about Jesus. Early on the morning of our last outreach, I had a vision of myself painting at a park. However, I …

     

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    CIA Outreach at the Altadena Post Office

    Post Office Outreach

    My mission took me to the Altadena Post Office. I do outreach for the CIA. Not the Central Intelligence Agency, but the Christians In Action. That's what we, those who go out to seek the lost, call our group. I sent teams out to various parts of Pasadena while I took the Altadena Post Office site. I had been two doors down several days earlier at the Dutch bakery for …

     

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    Walk for Life Offering Hope to Women and Their Unborn

    Walk for Life –

    Walk for Life Women's Pregnancy Care Center (WPCC) held a 'Walk For Life' event Saturday, March 8, 2014. Jennette Kuiphof, WPCC President/CEO, states that WPCC offers non-judgmental practical help to women facing an unplanned pregnancy. People from various churches met at Lake Avenue Church. I was there as a representative of my Pastor, Dr. …

     

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    Travel Town Museum – Locomotive Retirement Home

    Travel Town Museum –

    I traveled to Travel Town to check out a possible site for a JEPA Workshop. The Travel Town Museum is a retirement home for old locomotives and railroad cars. It's located in Griffith Park, where you will also find the Griffith Park Observatory. The weather was ideal for painting en plein air. The temperature was in the upper 70's …

     

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    Ministry Across From Aunt Dee's Church

    Dancing Auntie –

    It has on my mental list to paint Aunt Dee's church. "Who is Aunt Dee?" you might ask. Aunt Dee is my wife's 91 year old relative. Aunt Dee is Aunt Dee to her relatives, but she is also Aunt Dee to everyone who meets and gets to know her. Aunt Dee is also a 'mother of the church'; a true matriarch. You'll find her at almost every church function, wedding and …

     

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    Looking Back to 2001: Beginning the JEPA Series

    Looking Back –

    This watercolor, 'Billy's School' was painted on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood in 2001. That was the year I began to paint en plein air for the purpose of sharing Christ with curious onlookers. The series of paintings that have been created came to be known as 'Jesus En Plein Air', or the acronym, JEPA (pronounced: zha•pa'). It's fun looking back as I remember the encounters I had that …

     

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Aaron McGruder’s Black Jesus Lacks Jesus

I received an email recently from my pastor. Someone had forwarded him a link to a degenerate new television show planned by the Adult Swim network. The title of the TV show is Black Jesus. The trailer is an serious assault against the body of Christ. More importantly, it attempts to pervert the dignity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Messiah. Black Jesus or Lack Jesus? The ...

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WOW – Winning Our World For Christ

WOW WOW (Winning Our World International) came to Pasadena in June of 2014. WOW Jam and threw a street party. It was complete with a free barbecue, music, drama, games and prizes. They loved on people in practical ways like giving away groceries, haircuts, bike repair, family photos and much more. WOW Mission WOW exists to reach a confused and captive generation with relevant and powerful music full ...

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Affiliate Marketing — Does it Work for Artists and their Supporters?

Off to the Gallery–Maybe Thirty years ago, I would pour through 35mm slides, looking for just the right paintings. I would select 15 or 20 images I thought might go well with a certain art gallery. But first, I sent the slides off to a good film processor to have them printed into high-quality photographs. I then placed each photo in a plastic sleeve with a black background. ...

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A Stream of Visitors at Pasadena City Hall

Historic Pasadena City Hall — Pasadena City Hall is a popular site for tourists, photographers, artists and more. I imagine I’ve painted here at least a dozen times. This time I pitched my easel on Euclid St., which is the east entrance to City Hall. It was a sunny day. I arrived at approximately 11:00 am, so the shadows were more horizontal than diagonal. ...

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Pasadena Central Library Financial Services

Pasadena Central Library — I didn’t intend to do a plein air painting today at Pasadena Central Library. What I did plan to do was complete a small painting of my wife from the sketch I did earlier this morning. Peggie and I had gone to breakfast at a quaint restaurant. The kind with wood paneling, 60’s style vinyl covered chairs and curtains in ...

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