“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Saturday, August 9, 2014


Don't only practice your art, 
but force your way into its secrets,
for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine. -- Ludwig van Beethoven 

Art needs discipline and persistence. There are many talented people whose talent will wither within them because they lack discipline and persistence. Encourage your children or grandchildren to be creative. The young mind is capable of so much in a spirit of nurture and support.

[See video below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ_fkw5j-t0 The five Secrets of Beethoven by ThePianoGuys.] 

1 comment:

Marilyn Crosbie said...

Hello Mark, I completely agree with you about the need for discipline in the pursuit of creativity. It is not enough to have raw talent. Unless one works and hones his/her skills creative expression is severely hampered. Talent and work results in beautiful music and fine art.