A traditional Bible-based Christian church
A Bible-based Christian church for the modern age
A church based on the teachings of all the great thinkers
A new age church for the inquiring mind

Pictures Of Our Lives and Times

Subject: High School Art Show

The crowds build as the doors open for the annual High School Art Show and we show a tiny sample of those works which our camera liked.

This is not a slice of cheesecake but a piece of ceramic art by Hannah Zimmerman which first caught our camera person's eye.

And nearby was a watercolor by Angel Bautista called, what else?, 'Psychedelic'.

A photo work by Suzy Hettich, called 'Purple', shows us what can be done with artistic taste, imagination and Photoshop.

This is a fine example of a silkscreen which it's artist, Kevin Klein, calls 'Flamenco Dancer'.

A unique wire figure of 'Man Holding Man Holding Man' by Hunter Yegendorf stands alone in a sea of wall art and ceramics.

There were hundreds of entries, a surprising number of exceptional quality, but we must close and we do so with a watercolor by Frances Knapp entitled, 'My Face Hurts Because It Is Melting' chosen because it's a great original and it's descriptive of a good deal of life lately and... we couldn't resist the pushpins.

Next Time: African Elephants


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"First do no harm.
Then, do some good."

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Congregation Of Our Lord is a traditional Bible-based Christian Church.

Church Of Openhearted Love is a Bible-based Christian Church for the modern age.

Chapel Of Optimal Life is a Church based on the teachings of all the great thinkers.

Center Of Original Learning is a new-age Church for the inquiring mind.

All photographs are from TheCOOLpix Archive.


"Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society."


"All parents are conjurers; we watch in amazement as they stun us with their powers"

Veronica Chambers

"It's very hard to take yourself seriously when you look at the world from outer space."

Thomas K. Mattingly II

"What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you."

B. C. Forbes

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."

Mark Twain

"America has a long and rich tradition of generosity that began with simple acts of neighbor helping neighbor."

Helen Boosalis

"Religion may well be the opiate of the masses but thanks be for this palliative."


"Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life."

James F. Byrnes

"The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."

Robert Frost

"To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart."

Christy Borgeld

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