Sunday, May 30, 2010

Triangular self portrait (for drawing class)

There's a place in the darkness that I used to cling to
It presses harsh hope against time
In the absence of martyrs there's a presence of thieves
Who only want to rob you blind
They steal away any sense of peace
Though I'm a king I'm a king on my knees
And I know they are wrong when they say I am strong
As the darkness covers me

So turn on the light and reveal all the glory
I am not afraid
To bare all my weakness knowing in meekness
I have a kingdom to gain
Where there is peace and love in the light, in the light
Oh I am not afraid
To let Your light shine bright in my life, in my life

There are ghosts from my past who've owned more of my soul
Than I thought I had given away
They linger in closets and under my bed
And in pictures less proudly displayed
A great fool in my life I have been
Have squandered till pallid and thin
Hung my head in shame and refused to take blame
For the darkness I know I've let win

Can you hear me?

Well I've never been much for the baring of soul
In the presence of any man
I'd rather keep to myself all safe and secure
In the arms of a sinner I am
Could it be that my worth should depend
By the crimson stained grace on a hand
And like a lamp on a hill Lord I pray in Your will
To reveal all of You that I can

-Jennifer Knapp

Friday, May 28, 2010

Show Me The Father

"The mystery of God is not what is going to be... it is now. It is highly probable that we are hurting Him by what we ask. "Lord, show us the Father." His response immediately comes back to us... CAN'T YOU SEE HIM? HE IS ALWAYS RIGHT HERE. Realize that God is here now. We wait for God to exhibit Himself to his children, but He only exhibits Himself through his children. Realize that the Lord is here now. "
-Oswald Chambers

"The one who has seen me has seen the Father." -Jesus

"In the poor we meet Jesus in his most distressing disguises." -Mother Teresa

"God has created us to love and be loved, and this is the beginning of prayer- to know that he loves me, and to know that I have been created for greater things."
-Mother Teresa

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Keep Necro from performing "White Slavery" in Worchester

Rapper Necro is performing the song "Human Trafficking King is White Slavery II" - which blatantly glorifies sex trafficking - at the Palladium in Worcester, MA on May 21-22. Donna Huges set up a petition asking the Palladium to prohibit Necro from performing this song. Please sign it!

A few lines from the song are included in the petition- you can find the full song lyrics online but I wouldn't suggest reading them. They're extremely graphic and I found them very disturbing. Necro claims that the song's purpose is to raise awareness about human trafficking, but instead I think he glorifies it. He released the song as part of a video titled "Sexy Sluts: Been There, Done That".

I feel like that says it all.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

art students run on dunkin

My crazy professor brought us donuts yesterday, with the condition that we paint them first and eat them later. As he sat in front on one girl's canvas and examined her painting, he announced, "I love the tympanic quality of this one! And I love my words today! Who would have thought that I would come out with something like "tympanic"?