soul and purpose

"Through my paintings I hope to communicate a personal enthusiasm and respect for the natural world, thus encourage in others an active stewardship of same." -- JEANNE ILLENYE

World Crisis

Excerpt of my email to a colleague in South Africa who sees far too much grief.
Where does one begin to fight for what's right? One small step...one single vote...one slight voice...a muffled cry...all seem so very miniscule against the vast deserts of destruction resultant from man's greed. Where did mankind go wrong? What is making this cold heartedness in so many? So many injustices...so much abuse...of each other...of our planet...no respect for life...for animals, for nature, for one another. God must rescue us...especially those who suffer...and I fear for our future...all life...here on this spectacular planet...a gift beyond the comprehension of so many. We must bravely face these things with prayer, for what else do we have? Hope? I think when one sees too much one loses hope...and faith is tested...but we must take steps, albeit baby steps, to help those in need as best we can and trust that our Savior will help them urgently...and ourselves as well, when hardships engulf us. Of course I don't understand anything about life and time...except what my heart tells me is right and wrong. It's so difficult to understand how one cannot hear that inner voice...I'm so grateful to be able to listen. People need quiet time to listen to Him...and the world is not at peace so cannot hear...and I fear that we are making too little progress but we must press onward. "The meek shall inherit the Earth." 

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Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing.
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