Saturday, October 10, 2015


Let your forbearance be known to all men. The LORD is near. (Philippians 4:5)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Second-Step HOME for Women

"If you decide that it's a bad thing to worship GOD, then choose a god you'd rather serve--and do it today. Choose one of the gods your ancestors worshiped from the country beyond The River, or one of the gods on whose land you're now living. As for me and my family, we'll worship GOD." (Joshua 24:15, Msg)

Front of a refurbished birdhouse, bought at my neighbor's yardsale for 25 cents.


This rLn original work -- a refurbished home for some needy bird -- is for Kathleen Garzon's Second-Step Home for Women. May these women's hearts be kindled with the JOY of the LORD JESUS as they walk a-new their second chance at Life 101.

"GOD chose things despised by the world, things counted as NOthing at all, and used them to bring to NOthing what the world considers important." (1 Corinthians 1:28, NLT)

Friday, September 25, 2015

In the Beginning GOD.

In the...


In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was GOD. He was in the beginning with GOD. ALL things were made through Him, and without Him NOthing was made that was made. In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:1-5, NKJV)

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning The WORD of Life -- the Life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us -- that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you may also have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son JESUS CHRIST. (1 John 1:1-3)

(sleeve detail...)



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

From Walmart's $6.88 to rLn's ONE-and-ONLY

rLn's talent is a gift from the LORD - and i express His gift by proclaiming the Word of The WORD - "for i am not ashamed of the Good News about CHRIST. It is the POWER of GOD at work, saving EVERYone who believes" - those who entrust their lives to JESUS' LORDship. (Romans 1:16)

i believe GOD's Word NEVER comes back empty - it WILL accomplish WHATever GOD pleases. So rLn's art is but a tool for sowing the Word of The WORD. The LORD Himself will give the increase according to His good pleasure.

Romans 8:29 - "For GOD knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the Firstborn among many brothers and sisters."

SAVED by GRACE - "GOD saved you by His GRACE when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a GIFT from GOD." (Ephesians 2:8)

"In the beginning was The WORD, and The WORD was with GOD, and The WORD was GOD." (John 1:1)

"CHRIST is the visible image of the invisible GOD. For GOD in all His fullness was pleased to live in CHRIST, and through Him GOD reconciled everything to Himself." (Colossians 1:15,19,20)

"I AM the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. No one can come to the Father except through Me. Trust in GOD, and trust also in Me." (John 14:6,1)

"My thoughts are NOthing like your thoughts," says the LORD. "And My ways are far beyond ANYthing you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts. It is the same with My Word, I send it out, and it ALLways produces fruit. It will accomplish ALL I want it to, and it will prosper EVERYwhere I send it." (Isaiah 55:8,9,11)

JESUS CHRIST died and rose again for this very purpose - to be LORD both of the living and of the dead... "As surely as I live," says the LORD, "EVERY knee will bend to Me, and EVERY tongue will CONFESS and give PRAISE to GOD." (Romans 14:9,11)

"IF you confess with your mouth that JESUS is LORD and believe in your heart that GOD raised Him from the dead, you WILL be saved. For it is by BELIEVING in your HEART that you are made right with GOD, and it is by CONFESSING with your MOUTH that you are SAVED."
(Romans 10:9-10)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Blood-bought Slave of CHRIST JESUS

JESUS: "I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6)

JESUS: "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not my will, but Yours, be done." (Luke 22:42)

BLOOD-bought and free...
Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy SPIRIT who is in you, whom you have from GOD, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a high price; therefore, glorify GOD in your body and in your spirit, which are GOD's. ((1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

Am i now trying to win the favor of people, or GOD? Or am i striving to please people? IF i were still trying to please people, i would not be a slave of CHRIST. (Galatians 1:10, HCSB)
Paul, a slave of GOD and an apostle of JESUS CHRIST. (Titus 1:1, HCSB)
Epaphras...a slave of CHRIST JESUS. (Colossians 4:12, HCSB)
James, a slave of GOD and of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. (James 1:1, HCSB)
Simeon Peter, a slave and an apostle of JESUS CHRIST. (2 Peter 1:1)
Jude, a slave of JESUS CHRIST and a brother of James. (Jude 1:1)
The revelation of JESUS CHRIST that GOD gave Him to show His slaves what must quickly take place. He sent it and signified it through His angel to His slave John. (Revelation 1:1, HCSB)

"Blood-bought and free slave of JESUS -- the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE." (front)

"Blood-bought and free slave of JESUS -- the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE." (back)

As for me, i will never boast about anything except the cross of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. The world has been crucified to me through the cross, and i to the world. (Galatians 6:14)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Treasures of the HEART

JESUS is Immanuel, "GOD with us." He will save His people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21,23)

Now these three remain: faith, hope, love. But the greatest of these is LOVE. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

The JOY of the LORD is my strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)

i have been crucified with CHRIST; it is no longer i who live, but CHRIST lives in me; and the life which i now live in the flesh i live by faith in the Son of GOD, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

LIVE To really LOVE now -- because "all flesh is as grass and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls away." (1 Peter 1:24)

Agape LOVE -- JESUS: " one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12)

Just JESUS -- "...without Me, you can do NOthing." (John 15:5)

Ocean View Church

...and the PEACE of GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through JESUS CHRIST. (Philippians 4:7)

For the law was given through Moses, but GRACE and TRUTH came through JESUS CHRIST. (John 1:17)



JESUS: "IT IS FINISHED!" (John 19:30)
I AM the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. (John 11:25)

Thursday, February 26, 2015


JESUS rocks...

"just JESUS" rock, (1)...

There is no one holy like the LORD. There is no one besides You! And there is no Rock like our GOD. (1 Samuel 2:2)

"just JESUS" rock, (1)...

Be a Rock of refuge for me, where i can always go. Give the command to save me, for You are my Rock and fortress. (Psalm 71:3)

"just JESUS" rock, (1).

"just JESUS" rock, (2)...

The LORD is just; He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. (Psalm 92:15)

"just JESUS" rock, (2)...

"just JESUS" rock, (2).

"just JESUS" rock, (3)...

You are my Rock and my fortress; You lead and guide me because of your name. (Psalm 31:3)

"just JESUS" rock, (3)...

"just JESUS" rock, (3).

"praise JESUS" rock...

Come, let us shout joyfully to the LORD, shout triumphantly to the Rock of our salvation! (Psalm  95:1)

"praise JESUS" rock...

Praise GOD, my mountain, who trains me to fight fair and well. He's the bedROCK on which i stand, the castle in which i live, my rescuing Knight, the high crag where i run for dear life, while He lays my enemies low. (Psalm 144:1-2, Msg)

"praise JESUS" rock.

"just JESUS" rock, (4)...

"just JESUS" rock, (4)...

Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock. (Isaiah 26:4)

"just JESUS" rock, (4).

"more JESUS" rock...

"more JESUS" rock...

"more JESUS" rock.

He brought me up from a desolate pit, out of the muddy clay, and set my feet on  a rock, making my steps secure. (Psalm 40:2)

"JESUS -- the Rock" rock...

"JESUS -- the Rock" rock...

He alone is my Rock and my salvation, my stronghold; i will never be shaken. (Psalm 62:2)

"JESUS -- the Rock" rock.

My salvation and glory depend on GOD, my strong Rock. My refuge is in GOD. (Psalm  62:7)

"JESUS -- the Way, the Truth, the Life" rock...

i love you, GOD -- You make me strong. GOD is the bedrock under my feet, the castle in which i live, my rescuing Knight. (Psalm 18:1, Msg)

"JESUS -- the Way, the Truth, the Life" rock...

What a GOD! His road stretches straight and smooth. Every GOD-direction is road-tested. Everyone who runs to Him makes it! (Psalm 18:30, Msg)

"JESUS -- the Way, the Truth, the Life" rock.

"JESUS -- on water" rock...

"JESUS -- on water" rock...

...and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from a spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was CHRIST. (1 Corinthians 10:4)

"JESUS -- on water" rock.

"just JESUS" rock, (5)...

"just JESUS" rock, (5)...

As it is written: Look! I am putting a stone in Zion to stumble over and a Rock to trip over, yet the one who believes on Him will not be put to shame. (Romans 9:33)

"just JESUS" rock, (5).

The LORD is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer. For who is GOD besides the LORD? And who is a Rock? Only our GOD. The LORD lives -- may my Rock be praised! GOD the Rock of my salvation is exalted. (2 Samuel 22)

JESUS: "These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the Rock." (Matthew 7:25, Msg)