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Wow, this cartoon smacked me right in the head ;-) Awesome.
It started with a joke from my best bud Cathy.♥
I was stressed wondering what to draw for 4/20?!
The universal day of
Celebration for Cannabis!!!
Grown from a seed.
Made by *GOD.
(*original patent holder)
Medical, Recreational, Hemp, Food, Fuel..
It's the day and I want to say THANK YOU!
I have said it so many times, I thank God daily for this Plant!
Give us this Day our daily Bud... <3 Wow. YES, I read recently how powerful that prayer is; Give us this dayour daily bread, -not thanks for yesterday, or make sure I have it tomorrow. Give us THIS day. Focus on today.
.. and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and that ^ ^ ^ That simply put means ^ ^ ^ : PEACE, PEOPLE!
Religion aside... who can argue with those lines? How else are we going to get ahead, clearly WAR is not the answer! Thank you Marvin, now in my head for the rest of the day.
People all around the world who suffer over a plant. A plant less toxic than many others, proven helpful to ease pain, yet illegal and lives destroyed because of it.
WTF? O.M.God. How disappointing.
A PLANT. While others rape, kill, abuse, terrorize, suffer & starve needlessly...
enough with the bullshit distraction.
FOCUS on the REAL problems at hand.
Rise Up people! Speak up! <3 Celebrate this Plant! Let it be a symbol of change.
It all starts with a SEED!!! Life.
So.. Yes! Give us this Day our daily bud, and thank you Lord for it!
I do! Everyday! Keeping the Love of my life happy - How could I not give thanks?
Celebrate 4/20, Spread Peace and Love !!! - there are already enough assholes doing the opposite;-)xox <><
Powerful image... as it should be.
Today is Good Friday.
A day to celebrate and awesome, righteous man. A day sadly where we are asked to remember a terrible, traumatic, nasty death. Good Friday.
Good for us. He have been forgiven.
I saw a post today of all days - something about religions fighting wars about ‘fictional characters’. It was a smart ass comment, the last thing I believe God wants - is his children killing each other. So that comment got me thinking...
Who is a fictional character, well in my mind when someone tells me we have a Prime Minister of Canada - My mind thinks (USE to), someone that cares for his country , the land and the people. A passionate man, Strong and true, to keep us Glorious and Free!! - Yes that is my fine Canadian mind at work. So then we have . S.T. who is nothing like that. To me he has become a fictional character. Just Like George Bush probably has become to many - not the Man they hoped would rise above, Stand beside her, and guide her. Through the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies,To the oceans, white with foam. NO, not G.W. Jr.
So you tell me, who is a fictional character? The men that lie to us?
That is fiction. They are NOT who they appear to be.
Jesus was a man, the perfect man. IMO.
Who was murdered for no reason. For doing, saying and being what he was. He was not hurtful, jealous, greedy, selfish.
It is a lesson of LOVE like no other.
So if you want to say it is fiction, that is fine. In my mind He is and always will be, the best example/role model of a human being I am aware of.
Fictional or real.
It is a sad day. Very unfair. Like life can feel.
I do not focus on the sad, I focus on the LOVE and HOPE that Easter brings.
I really enjoyed the following article, I hope they do not mind I share.
What would Jesus do! He would not be letting his people suffer over a plant - that is for sure.Christians say “No” to cannabis?
01 March 2013, 14:01
Not all Christians are the same. This I understand and appreciate as it would be wrong to generalize based on religion. Christian scripture (aka The Bible) contains a lot of conflicting and sometimes scary information, much of which simply cannot be applied in today’s world. Yet I respect that one be allowed the freedom to practice their religion privately and not harm others in the application of their religion, even if there are aspects of it which I may not personally agree with.
The crunch comes through when political parties perch upon their religion as if makes them morally superior to others and then feel that their personal beliefs entitle them to make unfounded, ignorant and otherwise deliberately misleading statements to the public
. Statements that are severely at odds with their religion which they have based their political tenants on. Sure, you cannot be expected to kill your neighbor because he or she worked on a Sunday or be entitled to sell your daughter. But what about a defining aspect of your religion, an aspect on which your very religion is named?
The sweet and short on the origination of the word “Christian” is that it means followers of the anointed one (aka The Messiah or Jesus). But as we all know, the devil is in the details. What do you think was a key ingredient of this holy anointment oil? I’ll give you three guesses. You probably only need one though.
Did you guess that the magic ingredient
was cannabis? Then you are correct. So here we have a religion which is based on cannabis being a part of the many pivotal aspects of their Messiah’s good deeds. Throw in the aforementioned origination of the word Christian and we see how relevant cannabis was to the foundations of Christianity. Do I think that this means Christians should therefore by default support and promote the use of cannabis? No I do not. Just because Jesus also made booze out of water, does not mean that I would expect them to support the consumption and promotion of the stuff. .. even though they do by teaching kids about the holy relevance of wine.
A recent article
of mine highlighted how absurd it was for the some groups to continue supporting the prohibition of cannabis, as it is becoming increasingly clear
that cannabis prohibition does not work and creates more problems than it attempts to resolve. Unlike their views on the matter, I have long provided supporting objective studies regarding the need for an end to this failed and expensive social burden. But what help is it playing study poker with an organisation that prides itself on putting its personal beliefs before facts and ignores the very foundations of these personal beliefs on its mission to have its bible buttered on both sides.
I only hope that this political party does not continue to reflect so negatively on its fellow Christians. Besides, judging by the longstanding religious violence that continues to plague our planet it would appear that smoking some grass is not as bad for your health as it is to be Christian, Muslim, Jewish, etc.
Yet people are afforded the freedom to subscribe to a religion without being considered criminals, even if it costs them their lives. A fundamental mistake in thinking that the cannabis legalization movement is about promoting cannabis use when it is in fact a movement that is against the persecution of responsible adult cannabis users and intends on ending the damage done by a law that’s harm far exceeds its intentions.
The discussion is being had one way or another, will others continue to make themselves completely irrelevant by spouting cherry picked and outdated news stories or will they face the facts and help in the discussion towards a legal, regulated and constructive South African cannabis industry? What would Jesus do?For more info on the cannabis culture or the fight to free the weed, please visitwww.belowthelion.co.za
Thank you! ^^^
Wow! I found it really interesting to check out that website just now, after the post I made earlier on FB- I'd say it's a sign ;-)
Oh, and then I found that image of Jesus and yes, It made me giggle... still giggling.
Ah, God is Good.
It is REALLY a WORLD WIDE problem and it has to end.
Hangs in my office. Above my desk. NFS
Let there be no confusion where my loyalties are.
I thank God ever day for Cannabis.
I thank God every day the second I am awake.
I said when Storm was diagnosed with a terminal illness was when I started to pray but that would be wrong.
I started to pray when he was a baby and he cried and screamed for hours on end.
When we could see his pain.
I prayed. I begged. I promised.
Tell me you would do different.
Norm and I were at the ktichen the other day and I asked , do you wish we didn't go public with all this and he instantly looked at me and said "How can we not? We saw from the first day how it made Storms life better."
For what ever reason we are here. By the Grace of God.
Our son is doing amazing right now! Mentally and physically he is strong. That is with nothing but Cannabis in his system, controlling his pain.
Who else should I thank?
The government? Hell no.
The system? Hell no.
If you believe in God, the bible and you try to tell me that on the very first page - God forgot to include a > * < regarding Cannabis :
1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding *seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. *Does not include Cannabis.
GIVE me a fricken break.
Who should I thank? Who do you thank?
I thank God, you can thank who every you feel you need to thank.
God, Mother Earth, The dolphin gods( for my pal Ron ;-)), Evolution.
Thank you sun, soil and rain! ☮♥<><
EVERY single seed IS planted for a reason.
Work together, ONE love.
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It was a great weekend. the weather was beautiful and we took our dogs for a long walk. We have two dogs now Tequila (11) and Scruffy (4). I LOVE our dogs. Scruff is not the sharpest pencil in the box and Tequila is getting up there.
Each has her own personality. Just looking at either can make me smile. I did this toon a while ago after Scruffy was 'Fixed" Donated the original (framed) with $$ going to our local shelter. I hope it did well. I don't have $$$ but I have my talent and I am blessed with friend who has a Gallery frames my donations for free. Her donation!! Together we are trying to make a difference. On FB this a.m. a stranger - I've never met said they thought of me and smiled and I am making a difference with my cartoons.
What a great way to start my day. And nice for someone to say.
FB - some days I can take it or leave it. I saw a post yesterday that "grinds my gears!" Someone on EASTER Sunday posted a photo of Jesus coming out of his tomb. He is Risen! (Beautiful image) and some one commented, along the lines.. "and he saw his shadow and returned for another 6 weeks of winter. "
WHO does that? I found that so sad.
He makes a joke about this womans saviour on one of the holiest days of the year. I do not care what you Believe- or do not Believe, I did not find it funny. I found it petty. To criticize others for what they believe? What helps them make it another day in this life? The person that posted the comment is someone I know and like, a friend. Hmmmmm.. Not impressed.
I decided not to say anything to him.
Buddha: If you have nothing nice to say
... say Nothing.
Jesus: Pull the stick out of your own eye before you point out the speck in someone elses.
Me: I think he has a stick.. not in his eye.
Well this is my favorite toon I did of Scruffy.
For all you dog lovers! ENJOY. xox
On Tuesdays I have art lessons with Jenelle, a wonderful young lady who likes art! Painting , pasting - what ever. Although I teach her painting I find she also teaches me a few things during our conversations. :-)
Wednesday was 4/20 - Storm and I went to see the new 'Treating Yourself' Head quarters! (The magazine I draw for) It was of course impressive. I am - said it before - thrilled to be a part of the TY family. They are spreading the word in a big way and helping so many people.
Below a photo with us and Bong man. Bong man is a nice guy and he goes everywhere in this costume. He makes me smile. He makes everyone smile.
In the afternoon at 4:20 I was not with so many of my friends 'lighting up' - but was getting my injections to tame the twitch! ;-)
Thursday I worked at my friends Gallery and as always met some nice people ;-) and my friend Scott drove all the way up just so I could try out a smart car! LOVE it! I want mine GREEN.
OH, remember the GRATE? The woman who is the proud owner called me to thank me and sent me an e mail. How terrific is that.
Thursday ever we met with our lawyer (another lovely guy) to sign our will. My hubby and I both slept easier.
Sad when you hear horror stories of people who the Government comes in and takes everything!
A good friend of ours was telling me how this happened to his family and they lost property (and stuff! Even the little things) that had been in the family for decades - all because there was no Will! So that it done. That peace of mind came from my friend Kat. xox
Yesterday was 'Good Friday' and I reflected on Jesus, faith and what I feel is important to me.
So many people around us suffering. I thank God for everything. Today is a new day!
I plan on drawing - go figure ;-)
OH I also am picked up by a new paper..
I'll work on my www today and get that up to day. I am blessed.
I read the Bible and talk to Jesus and Mary. What ever it takes!
What ever gets you thought the night.. Whatever gets me through the day..
The Bible - I find interesting and confusing - I Believe it is the ultimate text/test book. It makes me THINK. As it should ;-) This is why we have brains. TO think for ourselves.
I find the names interesting as well as the stories. I PRAY.
What mother would not? My son has a progressive illness.
No treatment - no cure. NOT yet! I believe in Miracles. I pray.
As a family we did a lot of talking over the holidays, especially since the Strip is getting more attention. In 3 Major magazines and a BC newspaper.
The facts are. Cannabis is the medicine that has my son thriving!
Like a plant from a plant.4 years now! Something that eases his suffering.
But the more I learn ( I read about it every day) the more frustrated I get.
Not to mention the people I meet. It's making me crazy! I BELIEVE if
everyone just started to seriously look into it, CHANGE is inevitable.
Cannabis is In our life to stay! Cannabis is NOT going away!
LEGALIZE and research. Get together on this. Get past the Hippie thing..
and think about it . Really think about it.
I have to say for every little negative thing that is said.. usually - it is said "might" or "could".. never states that is is a fact that Cannabis causes..
I live with results. How can you deny what you see every day?
And now yes, I guess it is my job to learn more. As I continue to learn I continue to draw.
I'd like to say on one note.. Health Canada. Anytime we have contacted health Canada they have been polite and seem to be trying their hardest.
I feel they are between a rock and hard place. I am a PROUD Canadian. They need to FIX the problems they are currently having and step up to continue to support people who need their medicine. I feel Canada is ahead of the game with Cannabis and HEMP. I am a proud Canadian but I am a
Prouder Earthing. For the greater good. I guess i am officially a Cannabis Activist. YIKES! I am! How the heck did I get here! Sadly - Blood , sweat and tears. Has turned into LOVE and paint and Joy. I would not change a thing! I love my guys. Tonight's toon on Cultivating Compassion page.
Have a peek ;-) xox <><
Oh, The twitch is back ;-( Got that crazy thing going on again! At Walmart this a.m. I caught my reflection in the window- thought oh my gosh!!! Some ones going to take my photo - the crazy people that shop at Walmart. So be it. There are worse things in this life. So instead of tweets I've got Twitch! I have 11 followers! LOL- Time to figure it out. Maybe not.. Drawing and family more important than Twitting. TIME to draw.. Storm came up with the next TWO ! (He really is my inspiration) ;-)
It is Christmas eve! It will be a quiet Christmas. We will be going to mass this evening and I can't wait. It is one of the few times that my guys come with me. As I have said before I believe that what ever you Believe - that makes you a better person is all GOOD. For me it is God and Jesus. Tonight we celebrate the birth of our saviour. The best gift ever given. Here is the first photo of Storm. Taken at 4 months - in his first Tux! LOL He was the best gift God ever gave to us. I thank God for him every day.
What we have gone though as a family has only increased our love for each other. Together we will continue to be here for each other. Christmas is not about Gift - although.. Storm is pretty excited for his gift this year! ;-))
It is about the people in our lives that make our life richer with their gifts.
Gifts of encouragement, laughter, kindness, friendship and LOVE.
This year I am Blessed to say I have several very good people in our life. Tonight I will thank God for all of them for my Christmas Gifts.
But by far the best Gift we ever received... A Miracle.
The card I drew this year combines a few things. The 3 very wise men bringing gifts such as herbs and incense, everything that was most valuable for The KING is born. The Birth of Jesus. A man better than any other. You know the story. The ultimate love story.
Also the 3 wise men represent: Hear no evil, See no evil and Speak no evil.
A simple rule I try to live by. Easier said then done. As always I had fun drawing it. I thought, I am drawing a birthday card for Jesus.
I put TLC into every brush stroke. xox Merry CHRISTMAS! <><
The original has jewels stuck al over it & Gold foil, It is very cool.
It was my meditation for today.