Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Title: *Your True Colors* - What Color Are You?



Re: What Color Are You?

Poem Title: *Your True Colors*

Which color are you,
or your family
Today, are you...


1.
Beige like a field of wheat?
Beige as a pancake?
Beige like garlic cloves, or
Beige as the pages
Of an old book?

Might you be,
Beige like mashed potatoes?

2.
Are you,
Black as a coal mine?
Black like a funeral procession?
Black as a piano key, or
Black like a graduation gown?

Might you be,
Black as the space between galaxies?


3.
Are you,
Blue like a mountain lake?
Blue as a drowned corpse?
Blue like a Jazz note, or
Blue as a summer sky?

Might you be,
Blue like the tropical seas?

4.
Are you,
Brown as a paper bag,
Brown as an autumn leaf,
Brown as an old boot, or
Brown as the forest floor?

Might you be,
Brown as chocolate milk?

5.
Are you,
Gray as a foggy October morning
Gray as a stone fence
Gray as a metal ruler, or
Gray as a cemetery headstone?

Might you be,
Gray as fresh concrete?

6.
Are you,
Green as a Christmas wreath
Green as a field of clover
Green as envy, or
Green as a dollar bill?

Might you be
Green as a freshly mowed meadow?

7.
Are you,
orange as a flickering flame,
orange as a freshly cut mango,
orange as a prison uniform,
orange as an open flame?

Might you be,
Orange as a life vest?

8.
Are you,
pink as a kitten's nose,
Pink as a flock of Flamingos,
pink as a piggy bank, or
pink as a newborn rat?

Might you be,
pink as cherry blossoms?


9.
Are you,
purple as a berry smoothie,
purple as a fresh bruise,
purple as a field of lilacs,
purple as a pile of amethyst?

Might you be,
purple as a church in Lent?

10.
Are you
red as a pepper,
red as a strawberry,
red as a poppy, or
red as a stop sign?

Might you be,
Red as a Ruby gemstone?

11.
Are you,
white as a swan,
white as a marble statue,
white as a flock of sheep, or
white as a blizzard?

Might you be,
White as a field Lily?

12.
Are you,
yellow as a dandelion,
yellow as an old tooth,
yellow as a pineapple, or
yellow as a honeycomb?

Might you be,
Yellow as a sunflower?

13.
Are you Gold
As a wedding band,

Or Silver
As a spider's web?


14.
Is being any spectrum color
An issue for you today,
Or are you free to be
Whichever color you choose,
Or Whatever color God chooses?

Are you stuck or attached
To a certain color in life
Or can you experience
The entire range of
Color spectrum?

How would life look,
If the world could see
Your true colors today?

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Poetry by Rev.Bola
[Copyright:7.Aug.2017]
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Revelation 6:1-17
Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals,
and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a
voice like thunder, “Come!” And I looked, and behold,
*white* horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown
was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.
When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living
creature say, “Come!” And out came another horse, bright *red*.
Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that
people should slay one another, and he was given a great
sword. When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living
creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a *black*
horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand.....

2 Chronicles 2:7
So now send me a man skilled to work in gold, silver,
bronze, and iron, and in purple, crimson, and blue

fabrics, trained also in engraving, to be with the
skilled workers who are with me in Judah and Jerusalem,
whom David my father provided.


Additional Notes:-
As an artist and professinal color therapist I am
enthusiastic about all aspects of color, tone, range,
and shades. I am fascinated by how color is expressed
in nature, and the beauty to be experienced by humans
from harmonious color design.

I am particularly touched by how color is expressed
through cultures, and through religious ceremonies
and practice. And on a personal note, as a woman,
I am enthusiastic about clothing attire and makeup.
Especially the influence that various colors affect
my mood, and the mood of others. 


Prison Inmate Experiment
A while back I read a report where color therapists had
conducted an experiment at a prison with very violent
inmates where fights were continuously breaking out
between them. It was recommended that the cell walls
of the most violent inmates be painted pink. On doing so,
the violence was reduced in the prison by 50%, over a set
period. It seems that colors do matter to us a great
deal on many different levels.


Conclusion:-
Some people associate the color of the Holy Spirit with
white light, whilst others associate the deep peace of
the universe with a serene, soft velvety, black.

Are there colors you associate with being positive or
negative, good or bad, or is a color just unique to
itself offering it's own particular attributes?
How about you having some fun today, noticing and
experimenting with different colors and how they
influence you.


My Prayer:

Dear Creator God,
I thank you so much for creating a universe
Full of, and rich in so many shades and
tonesof color. The splendor of your colorful
world is a pleasure for all created beings
to embrace and enjoy.

I thank you Lord, that you are not a boring,
monotonous, mechanized and robotic God,
as is Satan, the enemy of mankind's spirit.
The wisdom of your Creation and beauty
is amazing, impressive and something to
behold with awe.

I pray this request and beseech you and
your angels, with the energy ray of BLUE,
as I understand that BLUE is the color
of PEACE. May Peace reign on the Earth.

Help us to understand, appreciate and
respect your magnificense and beauty
in all the colors around us, for the
love and benefit of your Kingdom
through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

Love & Light
Rev.Bola

Title: *Don't Settle For Less*


Title: *Don't Settle For Less

Sitting beside
My window pane,
Watching the sunlight
Then some rain,
I see a bird fly
Past and I realise,
That wings were meant
For reaching the skies;
Not to stay stuck
In this reality,
Of rigid ideas,
Hiding behind my
Doubts and fears,
Instead to reach out
With positive thought,
To the place above
Where miracles
Are wrought,
We must never settle
For the shackles,
Of sin's prison bars,
But keep reaching for
God, amongst the stars.

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Poetry by Rev.Bola
[copyright: 6.6.2017]
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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Title: *Grand Kinetics - 2

Title: *Grand Kinetics - Animated Art by Rev.Bola

Title: *Grand Kinetics - 2*

Mayfair hallows,
Swinging for the fences,
Beneath brilliant sun,
Unseen by anyone.

Poets of longing embrace,
Mind-bending abduction,
Of seemingly cold husband,
Tied to the land.

Uniformed pirates, and
Unscented, flickering,
Lights of harmony,

Reach out like dancers,
Alone on the stage,
Skipping a page.

Tapping and twirling,
A kinetic path,
To the old Conan
Branding a paper fan.

Teachers of 'the Secret',
Fold handkerchiefs neatly,
In preparation for

Invisible flight on
A silver spoon
Over a silky moon. 

While innocent
Sky children con
A foul vampire, 

Bribe-ing it with
Brown chocolate and
Seasoned debate. 

Shapes of wanting,
Chime before a storm
Of Green symphony,
Pleading empathy

Checking out
Trancendental seasons
Of dreamy white
Petal promises,
On near misses...

Where clustered
Soul memories,
Though delayed,
Do escape unafraid.

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Poetry by Rev.Bola
[copyright: 6.Aug.2017]
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Title: *Humanities Legacy and Destiny

Title: ISA 28 :29  - Animated Art Rev.Bola















Title: *Humanities Legacy and Destiny*

To none does a City 
Bend a servile knee, 
As to the odd branches, 
Of Stars that we see.

Today the free Masons
Auction bells do ring,
As soundly nearby 
Nature's poets softly sing.

For each pure beauty 
Man's not quite the star, 
Of such heavenly moments,
That somehow simply are.

And though our souls live 
Somewhat imprison'd here
In Jesus Christ we can
Fondly live sincere.

Leaning back on many
Moonlit moments of peace
Treasuring the gentle flow 
Of blessed heavenly breeze

As when the Angels came,
Whispering in Adams ear
Wellness words of truth
Encased in tender prayer

But while that rustling breeze, 
Of joyous dawn blew free,
The cunning snake coiled tighter
Around God's wisdom tree.

Hence war, plague, famine
Pestilence, flood, and fire;
Became entangled in all
Branches of human desire.

Across peaceful water-trough
Did plunder a vibrating shiver,
Oh...how pressured and enforced,
That coldest wash of river!

Henceforth mankind 
Has found it tough,
For man did 
Find it rough.

But many 
Women of birth
Still breathe,
For Mother Earth
Beneath the surface

Contemplating the rich 
And heavenly freedoms 
Mankind still can embrace.

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Poetry by Rev.Bola
[copyright: 5.Aug.2017]
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                          Title: Clarity Pyramid


roads
christmas
scattered hulks
trucks carve the valley
bones of old industry
transportation for the dead
hot electric storm afternoon

-  Poetry by Rev.Bola
[copyright: 5.Aug.2017]

Monday, 31 July 2017

Title: *The Blood Of Christ* - Word Art

Title: *THE BLOOD OF CHRIST* - Animated Word Art by Rev.Bola


















Title: *An Eternity of Thy Purity*- Rap Poetry

Thy purity of blood is 
An exquisite eternity.
The most everlasting 
Infinity could hardly
Endure more eternally.

So flaunt us with this
Exquisite enjoyment of
Your pleasurable eternity
And sanctifying blood

Let your eternal 
Purity impress us.
Did ever any soul 
Live for a more, 
Enduring eternity?

You enrich us 
So eternally like 
An infinite eternity.

Is an eternity more
Infinite than your purity?
Inspire us with this,
Awesome enduring purity.

Perverted souls never
Live for pure eternity.
Yet for a sacred eternity 
Do all soulful saints,
Now hereby live by
Your sacrificial blood.

O eternal purity, 
How well you reward 
Us with your lengthy, 
Considerable endurance
And redeeming blood.

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Rap Poem by Rev.Bola
[copyright: 31.jul.2017]
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Key Scriptures - *The Sacrificial Blood of Christ*

1 John 1:7 -
 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship
 with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Leviticus 17:11 -
 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it 
for you onthe altar to make atonement for your souls, 
for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life.

Hebrews 9:22 -
I ndeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood,
 and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

Acts 20:28 -
 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the 
 Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, 
 which he obtained with his own blood.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Title: *God's Word Is So Pleasant



Title: *God's Word Is So Pleasant

Let's be clear,
It is the fear,
Of the LORD,
That is the beginning
Of knowledge;
A real priviledge.

Fools despise wisdom
And instruction,
Outside of His kingdom;
Thus bringing destruction
Upon themselves.

Be diligent
To present,
Yourself approved
To God as a workman,
Deeply moved,
In every way
You can.

A diligent breed,
Who will heed,
Who does not need
To be ashamed,
Accurately handling
The word of truth.
As like the very
Innocense of youth.

Remain grateful,
Always glad,
And do not add,
To what God
Commands you,
In His clear view.

Also do not
Subtract from it
Even a little bit,
But keep the commands
Of the LORD your God,
That He gives you,
Remaining ever true.

Do your part.
For wisdom will
Enter your heart,
And knowledge will be
Pleasant to your soul,
Keeping you whole.

Like a love bath,
Let His word be a
Lamp to your feet,
And a light
Upon your path,
That your joy
Be forever sweet.

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Poetry by Rev.Bola
[copyright: 1.April.2017]
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Key Scriptures:-
2 Tim 2:15
Deut 4:2
Pro 1:7
Pro 2:10
Psa 119:105

*Other Helpful Scriptures:-

2 Timothy 4:2-4 
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound
doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will
accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own
desires, 4and will turn away their ears from the truth and
will turn aside to myths.

2 Pet 3:18 
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.



Title: *Proverbial Factors - Set 2*


Title: *Proverbial Factors - Set 2*
Life's journey bursts 
With many a flavor
A calm sea does not
Make a skilled sailor.

A broken friendship
May be soldered
But will never be sound.
Don't get caught
Out sneaking around.

Fasten your seat belt
A burden of
One's own choice
Is not felt.

Even where there is
A passionate desire
A burnt child 
Dreads the fire.

Be it doctor, lawyer,
Soldier or tailor
A calm sea does not 
Make a skilled sailor

A person shows
Their competence when
difficulties arise
Which can often lead
To a pleasant surprise

Families need trust
To stay in sync
A chain is no stronger
Than its weakest link.

Even when operating 
At one's very best
A change is as
Good as a rest.

A rule of thumb
A constant guest
is never welcome.

A danger foreseen 
Is half avoided
Thus, a pessimist
Is never disappointed

Whether to give
Pleasure or annoy,
A day of sorrow is longer
Than a month of joy.

A drop of ink
May make a million think.
Emotions could be rendered
Blue or tickled pink.
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Poetry by Rev.Bola
[copyright: 5.April.2017
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*Below are some hints about the Proverbs and their meanings.
Can you guess which ones go together with this poem?


1.Friendships can be rebuilt after a dispute
but will never be as strong as before.
2.Something difficult seems easier when it is done voluntarily.
3.A bad experience will make people stay away from certain things.
4.A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor.
5.The strength of a group depends on each individual member.
6.A change in routine is often as refreshing as a break or a holiday.
7.If you come to visit too often, your host will be less pleased to see you.
8.If you are prepared to face a problem or difficulty, it will be easier to deal with.
9.Times goes by very quickly when you are happy
and very slowly when you are sad.
10.A thought expressed in writing (eg.published in a newspaper)
can influence a large number of people.