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February 2012 Newsletter

Dear Friend:

Winter has been displaced this year. I am looking for it everywhere but I truly do not see it. We hope for gentle summer rain throughout the year as we had last year. Rain in summer cools the world, while sun in winter makes us warm and cozy!

In 2012 the cocoon of safety and comfort with which we fill our home still holds strong, but when I listen to the circus that has become the world, I continue to think it is a miracle!

I was heartened when I listened to Martin Luther King Jr. during January.

We have been celebrating the legacy of a man whose values – justice, courage, and non-violent protest changed our culture. As the “Occupy” movement teeters on the brink of violence, I ask you to pray that they will bring in effective correction on Wall Street without anarchy or violence. If they succeed it will be in no small measure by the example set by Martin Luther King Jr.

Times are rough out there, and as we read of hungry children who struggle in the bad economy, I wondered if you know that despite the meaningful change this amazing man brought to America, he was not always able to support his family? Much of the money he received from donors was used for travel and to get his message out, such were his priorities. His supportive wife, Coretta, a thought leader in her own right, and a singer would perform concerts and use the proceeds to feed the family. She gave him all of her support. She carried his ideas forward even after his assassination.

Yes there are some Creative Home Makers who are very special!

Sun Time
“Sun time” by Ralph Hartwig.
(a new artist we are carrying)

Our present struggle is mainly economic. What may surprise you is that towards the end of his life MLK focused on economic issues:

Martin Luther King, by artist Edward Clay Wright

Quote for the Month

“A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies.

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.

“America, the richest and most powerful nation in the world can well lead the revolution of values. There is nothing to keep us from molding a recalcitrant status quo with bruised hands until we have fashioned it into a brotherhood.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

 


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(Ella Bevan is my writing pen-name)
On this website you will find an introductory
FREE DOWNLOAD of Ella's new novel:
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“The Election that Spooked the Elites”


The Ella Bevan Book, Magic Money, is published on Kindle.

Read about it here.


Our new Kindle Fire, a Christmas present to ourselves, continues to delight and entertain us. We use it to read books, play music and audio books, as well as view movies, surf the Web, play games and more.

Read a review about this amazing new way that you can read stories and be entertained.

How You Can Find Us

Call 661 242 1010 or go to www.picturelady.com/schedule.htm to see where we will be doing shows. The password is "art" (without the quotes).

Until next month!

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