Gethsemene Rose Garden

God has sacrificed his son for me. The Bible says that as Christ was praying his sweat was as "drops of blood" the monks who tend the monestary their now Cultivate wondrous roses they say sprang from this blood. I wonder ...

Location: United States

I am here. God is doing something strange in my life and I am not sure I am comfortable with it but I am trying to adjust to what he wants ('cause after all he IS God LOL)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Time Flies when your working too hard

Well I thought I was going to write some things these last few months but... Well suffice it to say I have been trying to rebuild my life. (not doing so well at it but still trying) I have still not found a good church around here. (Although there are THOUSANDS to choose from). I was managing a Christian Cafe on the beach "Our Daily Bread" but the "Drama" was to much. Now I am earning $8.50 an hour as a Parking Enforcement Officer on the Beach. Working 8pm to 4 am sure takes it out of you. Oh well. Anyway I still know God is with me 'cause I am still breathing and still finding ways to make even this job a SERVICE to him. I am so tired though and with Kerri (or the state of CT) suing me for 10 grand this week I am wondering ... Will it ever get easier? Probably not! Oh well, as Paul said "Don't worry be happy" (Ok so he didn't quite say it that way but it is essentially what he meant).

I will try to keep writing here and at I have had time for a few new Tshirt Designs check out Jesus is my Sensei Three different takes on the same concept. I am also working on some stuff from the Warrior Poetes song ... Shoot I cant remember the name of the song but it is from their FIRST album the one that goes "If we are the body..."

Well anyway I gotta go it is getting late (or early depending on your sleep cycle)

Monday, January 28, 2008

I am back

Well I am back from my year long sojourn in PRISON
I will be writing all about it over the next few months. Suffice it to say for right now it was INTERESTING to say the least.
Of course now I am out and have to find a real job.
A few things I have learned this week...
Dressbarn requires its employees to wear its own outfits (or something of similar style) as a male I find this discriminatory I wonder if I should sue?

Monday, October 02, 2006

Going on Sabatical

Ok well I have posted in a few peoples comments sections that I have been dealing with my "online time" and realizing that a few issues have come up that I need to deal with. Mostly I was "wasting" too much of my time trying to keep up this and my other sites. So I have decided to TURN OFF the internet. Thats right as of today I am disconnecting my internet. I will on occasion (about once a week) Go and visit a friend who has internet capabilities and use that but otherwise NO internet for the foreseeable future. I am anticipating this "wilderness" will last from a few months to a few years. Either way I feel I will be better able to focus on God and also I think it will actually HELP my writing and art as now I will be less concerned with "tracking" who liked what and what trends are going on. Of course this also means LESS comments on other sites and practically NO surfing.
I fear I will feel disconnected at first but my problem is I have connected more with the online world than the real world this last year. And even scarier I have connected more with the internet than with GOD and that is not good.
So I am leaving this blog (it will get some small updates when I do visit the online world so everyone will know I am still alive) and my other sites are all going onto autopilot (most were set up that way anyway but I still freted the details too much)
I will keep writing and will publish the updates as I can (most will be found on Gethsemene Rose My Daily Devotional Site) and a few will go here.
I feel my art will improve so hopefully Gnomes R Us will do better as I can do better art for it.
And MOST importantly I feel that this will give me more time to focus on getting closer to God and finding out what he is trying to do in me.
Thanks for all your prayers and support. To my family God Bless you. I will always be working towards US.

Oh one final Note. Pastor Brads Sermons will still be updated MOST weeks but it may not be always on Mondays so if it isn't then check back in a few days.

Outcast: Overcoming the wounds of Rejection

When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. (Matthew 8:1-3)

I was watching a television program this week with the woman who won The Swan. The Swan is a reality television program based on the classic story of The Ugly Duckling. The ugly duckling was really a swan. But before his metamorphosis into a swan he was unsightly to the other ducklings. And because of the way he looked, the other ducklings despised him and rejected him. He was an outcast. And nobody wanted to play with him until he went through a radical transformation and became a swan. This story is a metaphor for the superficial, looks conscious, lust driven, competitive popular culture in which we live. Continued Here

Saturday, September 30, 2006

I am Jewel

As Jewel, you are slightly stubborn and a tad head-strong, but you are valiant brave and daring. Admired for your free spirit and adventurism, you are the subject of much respect.

Friday, September 29, 2006


So I have been reading Rees Howels' Intercessor It is always interesting to read about the early revivals and some of the Spiritual Battles they went through. As I struggle with letting go of what is being taken from me I am understanding that God is in controll of it all. I am still not liking it (pruning hurts) but I am at least able to get through most of a day without Crying.

Thinking About Brandon

I have had a rough time all my life but I am alive. About 5 years ago I broke my wrist in two places they put a metal plate in it. My dad gave me an electric guitar and said learn to play this it will help. I tried to learn but frankly Electric Guitar is not my style after about 6 months I went to the music store. I figured I would sell it to the owner and use the cash for something I liked. Anyway while I was waiting... I found an Ovation Guitar. I fell in love it was SO easy to play and sounded Beautifull. I traded my electric and ... Well I kept teaching myself how to play. I eventually upgraded to an even nicer Yahmaha Classical and started thinking I was "not to bad" I played Fingerstyle and Classical. Occassionally I would perform music for the church. Brandon was a young guy in our church he had grown up playing guitar and was REAL good. We became real good friends. I learned Guitar from him and he learned about Sharing Christ from me (even though he had grown up in a homeschooled Fundamentalist household and new alot about the Bible, He didn't know alot about the world and how to REACH it) together we started to produce a CD. We had this VERY old 8 track recording system (it recorded on Reel to reel) we would record 4 tracks of guitar (each guitar was micked and plugged in) I played a Classical Arrangement and he did an accoustic arrangement over me as lead. We really were not Great but we had fun and we were getting better. Then he died. My guitar has stood in my living room for two years staring at me. Occasionally I pick it up and play a few minutes but... I miss him alot. I guess I will pick it up again when I am back in the world again. But That is liable to be a long time. Anyway the CD is here half the proceeds go to the Brandon Memorial Servicemans Fund (Brandon was in the Navy) a charity my local church set up after his death. There is some of our guitar work and A silly fun rap song we did using a Sony Playstation to create the background. It is a short CD the other tracks are still on Tape and I dont have a working reel to reel to get the tracks onto CD. (actually at this point I am not even sure if I have the tapes but that is another story)

The Dr. is Back

Dr Who? well if you don't know check out Sci-Fi. (fridays at 8PM I hope)
Dr Who is something I grew up with back in Australia a BBC produced Science Fiction show that doesn't cross the line into gory or TOO scary. (it was made originally in the 50's as an educational show) The BBC website even has a page devoted to Kids who rate the episodes on scariness factor.

About the last post I would delete it (thanx for telling me how) but now there are coments on it. If I delete them Will I lose the comments?

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


This silly blog wont republish.... Ok after an HOUR of watching the little Triangle it FINALLY republished. SO now I have to update this POST LOL. Is there anyway to DELETE a blog post??? So new to this.

Teens' T-Shirts Make Educators Squirm

Ashli Walker rifled through a rack of designer T-shirts one recent afternoon, pondering which one she should buy and wear the next day to Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Prince George's County. The big black one that read, "TRUST ME..I'M SINGLE"? Or the snug white T-shirt emblazoned with, "I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT"?

They're blatantly sexual, occasionally clever and often loaded with double meanings, forcing school administrators and other students to read provocations stripped across the chest, such as "yes, but not with u!," "Your Boyfriend Is a Good Kisser" and "two boys for every girl." Such T-shirts also are emblematic of the kind of sleazy-chic culture some teenagers now inhabit, in which status can be defined by images of sexual promiscuity that previous generations might have considered unhip. Continued here...

For Shirts promoting the oppositte of this article check out Gnomes R Us promoting SEXUAL PURITY instead of promiscuity.

Are you Normal?

During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized. "Well" said the director,"we fill a bathtub, then offer a teaspoon,a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub" "Oh,i understand" said the visitor, "A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or teacup."No" said the director,"A normal person would pull the plug."

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Ok So I got really bored today and went Blog Surfing. You know that little "Next Blog" feature. I found some really good ones and some really bad ones surprisingly Nothing offensive and that is I guess a positive. One thing that started to annoy me though was HOW many blogs were NOTHING but GOOGLE ADS. Now I understand that Adsense is the whole reason Google Created Blogspot but still some of these Blogs had GREAT names that others might really like to get but they cannot get them because some Entrepreneaur (siq?) thought to make a few bucks off a free google blog. I wish Google would focus some time and effort into GETTING rid of them to make the Blog Surf Experience a little nicer.

Enough Ranting today. God is SLOWLY trying to reach me with other things I think I am begining to understand about being Happy in ALL circumstances (although I am not to happy at this realization ... I say Ironically)