Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pen and Ink Drawing of Church/Temple by Kelli Swan



This is a recent pen & ink church portrait of a Baptist Temple by artist Kelli Swan.

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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Just for fun - What Horses Teach Us!

Dear Owner:

  • When you are tense, let me teach you to relax.
  • When you are short sighted, let me teach you to see.
  • When you are short tempered, let me teach you to be patient.
  • When you are quick to react, let me teach you to be thoughtful.
  • When you are angry, let me teach you to be serene.
  • When you feel superior, let me teach you to be respectful.
  • When you are self-absorbed, let me teach you to think of greater things.
  • When you are arrogant, let me teach you humility.
  • When you are lonely, let me be your companion.
  • When you are tired, let me carry the load.
  • When you need to learn, let me teach you.
  • After all, I am your horse.


And now for the TRUE story:


  • When you are tense, let me teach you that there are dragons in the forest and we need to leave NOW!
  • When you are short-sighted, let me teach you to figure out where exactly in the 40 acres I am hiding.
  • When you are short-tempered, let me teach you how to slog around the pasture for an hour before you can catch me.
  • When you are quick to react, let me teach you that herbivores kick MUCH faster than omnivores.
  • When you are angry, let me teach you how well I can stand on my hind feet, because I don’t FEEL like cantering on my right lead today, that’s why.
  • When you are worried, let me entertain you with my mystery lameness, GI complaint and skin disease.
  • When you feel superior, let me teach you that, mostly, you are the maid service.
  • When you are self-absorbed, let me teach you to PAY ATTENTION. I told you about those dragons in the forest.
  • When you are arrogant, let me teach you what 1000 lbs. of yipee-yahoo-gotta-go horse can do when suitably inspired.
  • When you are lonely, let me be your companion. Let’s do lunch. Breakfast and dinner sound good, too.
  • When you are tired, don’t forget about the 300 lbs of grain that needs to be unloaded.
  • When you are feeling financially secure, let me teach you the meaning of “veterinary services”.

- Author unknown