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."

Evolution of COOL: After we named our four churches, we started to refer to them by acronyms. One of them came out COOL. We liked that so much we reworked the other three to have the COOL acronym. The next step was to call our cool group of churches The COOL Group with the web address TheCOOLgroup.org, which is where you find us today.

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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.


"Nothing is so beautiful and wonderful, nothing is so continually fresh and surprising, so full of sweet and perpetual ecstacy, as the good."

Simone Weil

"Justice is like a train that is nearly always late."

Yevgeny Yevtuskenko

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."

John Barrymore

"To be unhappy, reject what you can get and pine for what you can dream."


"Give a gift to all generations by saving the earth."

Christina R. Newman

"If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing."

Zimbabwean proverb

"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."

Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Not only is there a right to be happy, there is a duty to be happy. So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers."

John S. Bonnell

"Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead."

Jerry Gillies

"Don't be too sweet, or else you will be eaten up; but don't be too bitter, or else you will be spitted out."

Jewish Proverb

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