Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~ Calvin Coolidge
“…inside. The mind is capable of anything because everything is in it. All the past as well as all the future.”
Sometimes I really have to step back and look at the world around me. As a gay Christian it confounds me how gays are so rejected by my fellow Christians. The fundamental mindset seems to advance it’s position day to day. Bashing people with the Bible and judging them even though the Bible clearly states that it’s God who judges not us. The Westboroites of the world seem to be growing. Recently my old denomination, Southern Baptist, basically declared war on gays. I myself was thrown out on my butt by the same people I had worshiped God with only because I finally had the guts to admit I was still gay after all those years. Compassion seems to be just a word tossed around by the self-righteous to make them look good and feel better about themselves.
On a positive note though people with Autism seem to be making headway in society. I see so many getting involved with movements to make Autism accepted rather than the old “let’s treat ‘em with shock treatments” attitude. I am especially proud of a young man with Autism I know on Facebook who is trying very hard to get the word out that acceptance is what Autism wants. Not treatment. I wish him the best in his quest.
The reason for my interest? These are the people in my circle of life. These are the people that I know who are vulnerable to the attacks of bullies and other idiots in general. Gay kids are committing suicide at alarming rates. Children with Autism and other disabilities suffer the same treatment from the idiots of this world. Fortunately they aren’t killing themselves like gay kids but they still are suffering. Just something I hope you will think about!
An article by a Christian Pastor ~~If I Have Gay Children: Four Promises From A Christian Pastor/Parent
I think this is so wonderful. I hope this reaches many hearts.
With the suicidal death of Jacob, a 15 year old teen who had a wonderful life as far as anyone could tell, I’m thinking I should step up and get involved with kids who are thinking that’s the only option. Having been there myself I wonder if sharing my experiences could make a difference. Maybe not but if it could save even one heartache it would be worth the effort. And it might be therapeutic for me as well. Just talking about my experience seems to lessen the pain of the memories.
"Be creative, for inspiration lives in the mind of he who can imagine the impossible."
Skijør started life as the son of a barber and a clothing saleswoman. Fashion was his birthright and his passion. In his twenties he traveled the US as a musician and discovered a new world out there. Afterwards he went to hair design school and followed in his father's footsteps as a hair designer. Owning a salon for twelve years, he found hair fashions intriguing yet he still yearned for new challenges. Always passionate about fashion he turned to photography as his new medium. And working with fashion models has released his creative juices once again. And finding the passion he had always been looking for.
Skijor takes an edgy view of fashion and culture. Providing you with images that represent movement, style, and exchange. Pushing the fashion envelope, incorporating style from the street and creating a new look in photography. Skijør is currently setting in motion another venue for his photography called "MetroPunk". Intended for the purpose of allowing him to be more creative and and at the same time helping young models create their dreams by helping them develop their own portfolios. MetroPunk is geared toward male photography, street, and of course grunge photography.
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