May your year be one of unlocking your talent, heart, wishes and love.
Hi, My name is Marie Seltenrych and I own this website.
I have been telling stories for a long time and writing them down over the past 20 years or so. I just love a good yarn and the excitement of seeing someone's eyes widen as the story progresses. During covid last year 2019-2020 I completed a full story about a knight in broken armour, Garty Musdo. He is seriously funny but charming.
My husband was the first to review this book and he could not stop praising the character. It is the first time I have written thoughts and desires from a male perspective and it was really a great exercise and fun to do. Men seem so much less complex than women. As a complex woman, I believe this to be true.
I love all the books I have written. I fall in love with my characters and allow them to rule my life while I am writing their stories. It is a very exciting method of writing and sometimes challenging when I reach a writer's block. It should be called, a "character" block. Because it is the character who will not yield to the master!!
Wishing everyone the best Christmas despite the Covid warnings and the terrible news items we are all seeing daily. My heart goes out to all those who have suffered loss this year including my own family, who lost our beloved Sam in Scotland. (R.I.P) Those of us who have survived must be thankful for just that at least.
Please obey the medical directions for the Covid challenges we are receiving daily. Those medics and leaders are doing their utmost for us all to reach another milestone, 2022. God bless you and keep you and may His Face shine upon you continually. Love Marie
Annals of the World by James Ussher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love this record of the world. This edition is rather large, but I have read through a lot of its pages. I mainly use it as a reference for Biblical facts and world facts. It could be called my "Fact checker". Because of its antiquity, it rates itself and is blatantly honest.
Lately I have been using the Appendix F. MAPS for Iona and Western Asia Minor, which are of interest to my study. I have also studied the Conquests of Thrace and the Euxine, and Conquests of Alexander.
Every Bible student and those who want to set records straight would benefit from owning one of these volumes. I look forward to seeing more editions that are easier to manage. This one is not a hardcover volume, but paperback and a little frail. I definitely would prefer the hardcover edition as it gets a lot of work, going in and out of my bookshelves.
Revised and Updated by Larry and Marion Pierce, November, 2006. They are amazing people. May God bless them. And, being of Irish birth, I am surprised and delighted to know Ussher was born in Dublin, 11 miles from where I was given birth (Leixlip).
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Thursday, June 18 2020
Do Black Lives Matter to God?
Yes, for the Word of the Lord says, "God is no respecter of persons, but all are equal in His eyes." (Romans 2:11)
The word Eve, the first woman, wife of Adam, means, "Mother of all Living", so sorry to disappoint anyone who thinks they are from outer space but every one human being has come from the one woman, Eve.
Many have tried to change our history, but it remains because it is so. God is called, I AM, indicating He is our forever God.
Who do we look like? Not monkeys, or giraffes, or crocodiles, no! We all look like - God!
In a study I remember learning that we are made in the "Image" of God. This word is the same as the imprint on a coin (where royalty are stamped). We know who they are immediately by their imprint shape. That is the same word as we have in Genesis. We are an Imprint of God.
For those who hate deferring from the Scriptures, go and have a coffee or drink now.
I thought about how could God make us from Himself? Then I remembered his son, Jesus. He was a human being, a baby, a boy and a man. As a man he was probably a bit like all our famous footballers, tall dark and handsome! (girls dream on). Now for the imagination part. Jesus lies down face first in the red dirt (Adam is from 'red') and we can all imagine the Pilbarra region now. Red dirt, not black or white, but rosy red. If you lie down in the right surfaces you can make an imprint. Remember how easy it is in sand?
Thursday, June 18 2020
Do black lives matter to God?
I believe so! In fact, definitely so. For it is written, "God is no respecter of persons, but everyone is equal in his eyes" (paraphrased)
God is Sovereign and The Word of God (Bible ) says:
In the beginning, God....
Everything physical that is here, earth, sea, clouds, sun, moon, sky, planets, plants, animals, and finally
Every one of us human beings came from one woman, wow! Eve means in Hebrew, Mother of all living.
So, whether you are some colour of skin that you think does not rate, remember you are related to everyone on earth and gone before and coming after us.
The above portrait was my first portrait, done in oils at art classes in Canberra where I was most productive. I did look at a picture in a brochure to get the image correct, but never transferred anything. I looked, made a sketch and then tried to get the colour schemes correct. It is simply a work of art and imagination. It took over 6 months to finish.
Why this picture? Well, as I painted I had to mix lots of tubes of oil colour and I could not believe which colours I used, white, red, yellow ochre, green, orange, brown, blue (cobalt), that made the skin colour appear the way I wanted it.
In the beginning God made only one person, Adam (Adom means red) and in His image. The term used is the same as an imprint on a coin, like the queen of England on our coins (we still have them). We are an imprint of who? Well, we know Jesus came and lived here. He was also in Heaven with his Father before he became a human being (John 17:5)
I believe it is possible that Jesus' laid his image in the sand and made Adam from that same image. (Like footprints in the sand, it can be done) Jesus was the first sand carver!
You are precious to God, like a diamond and so shall we all be who love Jesus, like a diamond in the sky, shining brightly for all eternity. Look to Jesus, the author and finisher or our faith, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end (and everything in between). This pandemic will end, but we will not. We are eternal (with a nice new body) and so is Heaven. Be there! Call on your maker today, Jesus Christ, son of Mary and Joseph (who should have been King of Judah) and all other persons who love Jesus from Abel (A shepherd like Jesus) killed by his brother Cain, the first child on earth - who became a murderer!
Be of good cheer, Jesus will return one day soon. I am working on a possible date, despite the fact that we "know not the day not the hour", but it is getting closer.
God bless you.