“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

Thursday, November 10, 2016


I used to be an artist. Multiple sclerosis took it away over twenty years ago. During a remission in early 1990s, I was able to briefly draw once again. I went into a frenzy of pencil sketches, drawing faces of people for my last limited print series. I called the series MADE IN THE IMAGE. The images were not meant to be anybody in particular but merely a celebration of humanity. And then the MS returned to take away my ability for a final time. I have not been able to draw since.

Below are five of the six sketches in image series. There are still a few prints of each available for sale ($40 + S&H). A Christmas gift for someone's wall. Email orders to HumanLifeMatters@shaw.ca 

The first sketch below (left): The face of a young girl after losing a soft-ball game. I called it "We lost, but they cheated". Below (right) was a hot little boy in the neighborhood playing on a sweltering July day. I called him "Kool-Aid Kid".  

Family is a common thread of humanity everywhere. I sketched a rural Chinese grandfather's joy  to see his granddaughter dance.(Below left)

Living in western Canada, I had to add a sketch of a young rancher.