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This wintry day in Santa Fe, as I returned from the Women's March on Washington/Santa Fe, it seemed good to share art about the heart. I could say so many things about the way we choose to live, about hope, kindness, equality, compassion, and this fragile world we share, but I'll leave you instead the words of Jackson Browne's song below and 1 Corinthians 13. I was blessed to carry a beautiful poster sharing that quote and the words, Love Will Prevail. So I thank you all for being the wonderful artists and warm people and friends you are, today and everyday. With love always from Christ's heart and mine to yours, -Debra :heart:
Una by sowi01  Zen Snow by porbital  Bloody shrooms by Coolskylerman  The Promise by RaphaelleM  Silence of the forest by Liancary-art  Ophelia by Avine  To Your Own Self Be True by ArthurRamsey  Been Waiting by dolldelight t costume 99 by cAnDiEsFoReVeRyOnE Yennefer and unicorn by GreatQueenLina  Untitled by grazapp  Twins Skywalker by Aquila--Audax  Cerkiew w Komanczy by GreeGW  Akov and Kohalin by kiriOkami  Mawberry by Fluro-Knife  -Paranoia- by shley77  Better together - oils by SamanthaJordaan  Nobody can paint in sanguine by Karontye  Masked Mandala by Velvet--Glove Golden Heart by Jimpan1973  Valentines from the King by NatalieKelsey  Hearts on fire by Jimpan1973  Two sides of the same coin by uncubitodehielo88  The Most Precious Jewel by Zueuk  Sometimes when people say 'forever' they mean it by marijeberting  Hymn by kleanthis  'Serafina' Close up by MarkNewman  SOLD Poseable FIRE Stag and Rider by Wood-Splitter-Lee  Steampunk Wings Pendant by DesertRubble Heart SurgeryDid you know that Jesus can do open-heart surgery without having to cut us open? He did that with me. And I'm talking about actual surgery; I was born with a hole in my heart, either an atrial septal defect or a ventricular septal defect. When doctors listened to my heartbeat, they would hear a wind-like sound rather than beating. By the time I was between three to five years old, I needed to have surgery. Of course, when you're a toddler or infant, these situations don't really scare you because you don’t know what’s going on. In fact, I was excited when I was told that I would be going to a "heart hospital."
Taped to a machine, the specialists examined me. The hole was still there. With a screen so on I could be distracted TV, they left the room to check something--maybe to run some tests. My grandma, who was sitting near me, silently pleaded with God; she knew how serious heart surgery was--and how dangerous it could be. Soon, the specialists came back in and checked my
  Lift Up, O Spirit WithinThere's a sad and empty look
In the face you used to know.
A mirror tells the outward tale:
How did joy ebb so low?
All your dreams went not as planned,
Left no one to hold your hand--
But His love will never fail.
He can roll the stone from a broken heart,
Call upon our Father, say Let the dead come out.
You know it doesn't matter how long you've laid in there--
His eyes filled with mercy, He'll stir you back to life.
Oh there's hope for cloudy days
When you cannot find the sun,
For always He'll pick you up
When all your striving's done.
His Spirit knows you so deep
And'll hold you in your sleep--
He'll refill your empty cup.
He can roll the stone from a broken heart,
Call upon our Father, say Let the dead come out.
You know it doesn't matter how long you've laid in there--
His eyes filled with mercy, He'll stir you back to life.
There are times you can't go on,
Disillusionment takes hold.
Your silent tears He sees when
Doubts veil truth untold.
There's a hand to lift your chin--
Love
 
Me And My DA Will Serve The Lord - Stamp by Starrceline
1 Corinthians 13 (NASB): If I speak with the 
tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. 
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
 
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Thanks for featuring my Masked Mandala fractal art piece, I appreciate it and I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :D

Have a good day, Debra. :iconflowerheartplz:
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rhunel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017   General Artist
You're very welcome, thanks for the thanks! ;-D You're Welcome 
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ArthurRamsey Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
thank you Debra for all your help and support
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rhunel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017   General Artist
Always welcome!
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grazapp Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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rhunel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017   General Artist
You are very welcome, great work!
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Beautiful collection Debra Heart Heart Heart  I'm very glad for including  Sometimes when people say 'forever' they mean it by marijeberting  Lovely Shoujo (Heart for you) [V3] 
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rhunel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017   General Artist
Thanks so much for creating and sharing great art!
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for featuring my art!
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rhunel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017   General Artist
You're very welcome! Lovely hearts!
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