The point I wanted to illustrate is this: life is uncertain. There are no guarantees that any human can enforce as to how humans will develop in the womb, nor how any particular person will navigate the waves--the up and down roller coaster like undulations of life, that can cause people to fear, or to feel panic, or to feel totally out-of-control of anything. The best illustration I could think of was riding a float on the ocean alone. For anyone who has ever drifted further out to sea than they planned, and looked around and saw nothing but water and waves and felt that sense of OMG!, that happens immediately, you understand the point I am making. Life is sort of like that I think. Humans are born and they have a few years of growing up time, then they are expected to cope with the world beginning at kindergarten. Then it gets more demanding as they progress from kindergarten to elementary school to middle school to high school, to University, to life as an an adult.And with each step of progress comes a time of uncertainty--when you have no idea what to expect and how to plan your future. You feel adrift in life--like on a float in the ocean. And though I spent many hours on floats in the ocean, I know there is a real danger to the ocean that requires a whole lot of common sense to navigate. Well, life is like that too. It takes a whole lot of common sense to navigate life safely. But it takes more than that. And that is someone that the ocean has a way of teaching you very quickly about is GOD. In the Bible account of Jonah and the whale, when Jonah defied GOD, GOD lead him to the sea and caused him to be adrift and rescued by a whale which kept him alive three days then spit him on the shore alive. So, it seems to me that the ocean is a wonderful teaching moment for GOD.
Here is a verse I like for its explanation of the majesty of GOD: ""...GOD is greater than man. Why dost thou strive against hIM? for HE giveth not account of any of HIS matters. FOR GOD speaketh once, yet twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumbering upon the bed; then HE openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction.That HE may withdraw man for HIS purpose, and hide pride from man. HE keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword. " Job 33:12B-18, KJV.
There you have the point of the sketch: GOD keeps your soul from the pit [of hell] when you ask HIM and HE keeps your life from destruction.
When you feel like your life is so uncertain that you cannot stand it, remember that GOD know you by name, that HE knows exactly where you are on the earth, that HE can rescue you. That HE talks to those who will listen. That in spite of feeling like your life is similar to riding waves in the ocean on a float, you are under-girded by GOD. There are many scriptures that say that and I urge you to read all of them. Read the Bible cover to cover as you would read any book. It will open your eyes to many mysteries and give you confidence in GOD.
My selfie in Feb 2017:
This is one of the selfies I photographed in Feb 2017 of myself, Gloria Poole, and I am Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri /artist/illustrator/cartoonist/blogger/citizen-journo/author/cartoonist/photographer/mother/grandmother/Christian/divorced/white woman. I am posting this here for several reasons: 1) I have added selfies of Feb 2017 in a variety of poses of me that I photographed in Feb 2017 to my blogs as I update them, and 2) I received an email alert about not letting the quote "guilt of white privilege" destroy me or something like that. It was all I could do to not laugh hilariously when I read that headline!. This is my selfe after a day of walking about in sun, so I look reddish and because it is reflected some from my bathroom shower curtain which is a deep ruby red. Anybody who follows me on twitter could tell you my life is anything but "white privilege', though someone once told me years ago that I was spoiled by white privilege. Copyright of selfie and all content on this blog.COPYRIGHT. Gloria Poole. Missouri. 16 March 2017 11:13pm, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED TO ME Gloria Poole.
By the way, I have NO ASSOCIATION whatsoever with the domain "human relationships" nor with "twicial" that tried to steal my name, selfies w/ pony tail and my blog content. I am seriously considering suing them for fraud, copyright infringement, and ID theft. And I have followed up with ICANN and FBI about those domains stealing of my real name and content I create in massive amounts to create confusion about who I am and where I am and to defame me.
https://gloriapoole-RN-artist.blogspot.com is my public health teaching blog, which i update regularly.
and other twitter accounts, other sites, blogs and public albums of mine that contain much photography of mine and also photos I photographed of art I created/ drew/sketched and or painted.
Also please see new site I created today as a summary page for myself:
And this is my 2017 personal logo I created that includes a cartoon I drew, which cyber-criminals have tried desperately to prevent me from using:
And this https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1M8KEV1fZKkf8Mbu2V3BHXAQEHRFlvGRj0EQ_G8ycJ-4/edit?usp=sharing is the same one with the year 2017 in it that I added about five times now so maybe it will appear. Criminals have broken into this account it is very obvious this morning,and I am trying to re-secure it.
You can follow me on twitter on any of all of these accounts assuming you do not plan to harm me: @gloriapoole; @gloria_poole; @tartan_Bliss; @tweetie0817; @ProlifeNurse; @personhood1;@gpoole817, and @glorias_writing. Each is different just as each blog of mine is different.
Also thank you to my readers of the previous post in US, Russia and Switzerland. to see list of 76 countries that view my blogs and art I make see my https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com.
https://prolife-nurse.blogspot.com/p/about-gloria-poolern.html is a profile page for me.
This account belongs ONLY to me Gloria Poole,RN, artist of /i;
This is my copyright notice in my own handwriting for this blog and all blogs and content I create including art
This is my selfie of me Gloria Poole in spring 2014 sitting on my sofa in Missouri; but it is my most recent selfie. I am still putting my hair in a lop-sided pony tail however and look the same.
This is one of my photos of the U S flag I photographed on walkabout to remind all I am U S citizen and have all Constitutional protections including the first amendment.
This is one of my Christian crosses to remind all that I am raised Southern Baptist, born again Christian believer and that I adhere to the Holy Bible as the inspired Word of GOD. This SELFIE of my hand is as it looks this year 2015. That necklace is of type of Southern Baptist/Great Commission Baptist Church, which adheres closely to Holy Bible. I do not make nor worship images of GOD, nor of idols.
That is my left hand as it looks this year since this photograph is recent selfie in past 2-3 months. If you want to know what I believe about JESUS you can read some of it on another blog of mine at:
The seal of my alma mater Georgia Baptist College of Nursing where I graduated from nursing college years ago, and took state licensing boards in the state of Georgia, also years ago, and have a Registered Professional Nurse license in Missouri.
This is a display I made to show the world that I am also a graduate of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business and the symbols on this display I made are symbols known to be University of Georgia in Athens Georgia.
I create all content on this blog and I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to this blog collectively and individually as single posts. All telephones listed on this account and any account of mine on the web belong to me personally and are in my apartment in Missouri or in my possession at all times. Some of my numbers are wired, landline telephones and some are mobile phones. This blog and all blogs that I create and that contain my words I wrote and or art I made and signed and or photos that I photographed belong exclusively to me Gloria Poole, of Missouri and Georgia. Copyright. Gloria Poole / Gloria / gloriapoole /gloria-poole /gloria.poole/ Ms Gloria Poole/ Poole Gloria / G-L-O-R-I-A / gloriapoole1749 /gloria0817 /gpoole817 / gloriapooleRN at yahoo / gloriapoole.RN / artist-gloriapoole /Gloria Poole,RN,artist /cartooning-by-gloriapoole / photo-by-gloriapoole, and other variations of my real name with or without my professional status as Registered Nurse and with or without numbers after my name, at my own private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone and neither is my equipment nor phones shared with anyone, and neither is my isp account shared with anyone which means no one is authorized to log into any account of mine anywhere but me. /signed/ Gloria Poole, RN, artist; at my apt in Missouri on 18th may 2017 at 4;33pm. Gloria Poole / Gloria / gloriapoole / [Ms ] Gloria Poole,RN,artist/ Tapestry of LIFE, of / in Missouri, USA