Sunday, December 26, 2010

Dec 26th “The Day After”

Reach Out

"Well, well, well, we’re at the day after Christmas. Do you believe that? Still reeling from family, friends, loved one, presents, gifts, travel, food, conversation, one up-man ship, meism, stories, control, volume, over indulgences, heartfelt moments, tear jerking emotions, missing loved ones, family absences and a whole lot more?

Did you have any time to ponder why you’re here? What’s the truth about life? Where are we all going? Are we all going? Have you thought about your own being and significance, your worth, your meaning, your involvement, your direction?

Too often this time of year depresses us about a lot of stuff.

Take heart! Get out of those negative things that pull you down. Here’s something to contemplate. Over six to nine thousand or some number of years ago God created and walked and talked with man.

Think about that! What about you? Did you know He wants to talk with you and have a personal friendship relationship? Did you know He wants to guide you and give you insight? Did you know He wants to help you correct all that you’ve messed up and bring you back to a right relationship with Him!

How’s that for a New Year’s resolution? This year 2011, I want to have a friendship relationship with the Creator of the Universe. I want to talk with Him every day. I want to get straighten out and do His will and in doing so I know I will be blessed above all expectation.

It’s time to consider your New Year’s Resolutions. Choose wisely!"

“People will surprise you and desert you in a heart beat
Husband, wife, child, friend, family or even those you meet
Really doesn’t matter, its life and what we do to each other
We talk a lot, show a lot, give a lot but we can’t really bother
There is one who will never leave and be there always for you
Never forsake, throw you away, but always bring you through!”

“The most valuable paintings last a lifetime, but find out what lasts forever. Happy New Year to you and yours; may you resolve to seek that which you should. Talk with you again soon!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

Copyright MMX Auld, Ltd

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dec. 19th "Forgot?"

What Child

" Oh No, what is it you forgot?

Who did I get presents for and who have I not taken care of yet? To whom have I sent email cards to and to whom haven’t I? Who did I send the annual report to and who did I forget? What did I buy for Christmas Dinner and what did I forget? What did I buy for a welcoming gift and what did I forget. What do I need to get done before I travel and what did I forget? What do I need to do before Saturday and what am I forgetting? What do I have to finish and what am I forgetting? On and on and on it goes!

I just don’t have time to even think about all that stuff!

“Wait, Hold On!!” Take a deep breath and be still. Know that this is Christmas, that it is coming soon. Be caring, be patient, be kind, be respectful, be honest and be thankful. Be especially thankful to God Almighty who gave you life and allows you to live and breathe. Reflect on all that He has done for you and how He has prepared a way because of Christmas to have a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus, The Christ. Be aware of His gift to you, eternal life through His Son, that little child of Bethlehem.

If you know Him and you’ve strayed from the path, made your own choices and know they are just not right, you can make things right. Go talk with Him. If you don’t know Him, ask Him to meet you personally this year during this time, Christmas."

“We all seem to start life in much the same way
All kinds of hopes and dreams and a lot to say
Then life and the world comes knocking at the door
Things we’ve said, choices made, turn out pretty poor
Take heart and know He’s waiting there for you
To Talk and show you exactly what to do!”

“Great paintings deliver great messages especially during special times. May you have a wonderful week and an exceptional Saturday, Dec. 25th!! May God bless you and yours!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

Copyright MMX Auld, Ltd

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Dec 12th “Jingle Bells, Jingle, Deck the, Sleigh Bells Ring”


"Are “You” listening?

Fourteen more days and we don’t even know what we’re doing. Shop till you drop. It’s on sale here. You can find it there, for only. Sorry we’re out of stock. Still got it but the discount doesn’t apply. Glad you can make it. Would you mind bringing a side dish? So what does she want? What size is that? NO I just can’t make it! She spent her whole life helping people. Her son died her husband cheated and had a child with another women and she died of breast cancer. 200 million dollars to fly around the world to get more jobs with all kinds of hope and you come home with nothing. I have always said that I don’t believe in divorce, but I guess that doesn’t apply. Another young man dead in a foreign country that really doesn’t’ want us there. Every person in the United States owes 50,000 dollars for the deficit. It’s your anniversary. I must be right just look at how I present myself to the world on my “facebook” page.

Over some 2000 and 14 days ago; “And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." Luke 2:13,14

Is there to much noise today that you miss the message? Have you decided you know more than God? Did you dishonor God by listening to friends and family over His Word? Have you led your children astray by your example? Have you done wrong to your family? Have you thrown out your first love for the love of self and the world? Is the message of the world along with the music you’re dancing to true to His purpose? Have you sold out to materialism and self? Is money and false security what you long for? Is there no real peace? Is He pleased with what you’ve done?

14 days and just maybe for a few brief moments you’ll reflect, look in the mirror, search His word for more than two minutes and ask Him to restore your heart to where it should be."

“Fourteen days of hustle, hassle, and hoopla going on now
Too loud the noise, too fast the pace, can’t even feel the wow
A closer look around gives a way to really see the flaws
Way too much noise; with just no freedom from life’s claws
Everything spilling over, always on edge, too much strife
Too many family Influences, that weren’t to be part of life

What happened to the love we all had from yester year
We’ve been taught so well but suddenly lose it to the fear
Worried about all the stuff; he, she, this and all the weave
Don’t see materialism and money is false, can’t conceive

Listen to the Lord the Almighty and what He has to say
He pardons your offenses and gives you a brand new day
Opens doors to show so you can testify to what is right
Holds your hand and comforts you through the night
Don’t choose that other way, selling out instead
Come back to Him and listen carefully to what was said!”

“Take time to listen to the paintings and be at peace this week. Have a great one. Talk with you soon!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

Copyright MMX Auld, Ltd

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dec. 5th “The Lights Coming; How You Shining?”


"We’re living in a dark, dark world and it seems that the darkness is taking us over. Just like paintings that need light to be seen and be appreciated and make a difference. We need that light as well. Ever try to look at a painting in the dark? That’s not happening. Turn the light on and you’ve got a whole new story. Ever notice how different things are in the light? Ever notice when the light’s on there is no darkness.

Each day with people out of work, children suffering, murder, rape, abuse, hunger, homelessness, sickness, tragedy, natural disaster, relationship issues, marital divorce, government officials being investigated, corruption, pollution, and on and on, darkness is in the news and overwhelming us. People are negative and not positive. People have lost hope.

In a world where this is the norm, there are those who have hope! There are those who know the truth. There are those who no matter what others do to them; what they call them, how they injure them or how they desert them, they live above this. They know the light, live in the light and their hope is that eternal light.

Even these have times when they ask the world or the darkness about direction and input. While they don’t even see the darkness in what they are doing, they make choices that will affect them and their children for a lifetime. In that momentary weakness they poll the darkness instead of coming to the light and before you know it their light has dimmed.

If you want the light, ask to find the light. If you want the light to lead and guide you don’t ask the darkness. If you want to return to the light because the darkness has changed you, seek the light with all your heart.

The “Light” is here and He came over 2000 years ago. It’s December. Let us remember why this month is really special … “I am the light of the world!"

“There are none so blind as those who cannot see
Living a life where people’s judgment makes you free
Yet you’ve taken the position of the world as fact
Claimed it as your own, now there’s no turning back
You’ve not fed your eyes with the truth reality told
The consequences come for those of yours young and old!”

“Paintings light up the hearts and souls of men, motivating them throughout life. Find great paintings that move you. Enjoy your week and remember, the Light will keep you from darkness!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

Copyright MMX Auld, Ltd