Book Covers and Vegetables

Truth! A good cover sometimes covers up things just like makeup!

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books

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I know my vegetables because I grew up on a farm that raised them. I planted them, nurtured them, picked them and ate them. A good vegetable has a distinct complexion, aroma, color and appearance that speaks quite eloquently. When I see one I know it, but it is rarely in a grocery store. The grocery store vegetables are bred and judged on qualities that are not natural to a vegetable. A hard, juiceless tomato is a good grocery store tomato because it withstands abuse, and because it is picked and shipped green and then forced ripened it lacks a good tomato’s flavor and vitality. It is an anemic mutant of what a real tomato should be. I won’t eat it.

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I AM SPIRIT book just out!

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Magnolia

IMG_2462It’s Sunday! And no better time & place to connect with all my friends & followers.

This is Art Appreciation Day and to celebrate…I created this flower for you. It’s smell, soft velvety feel and many colors speak of the joys of service to the world.

May you have a wonderful day caught up in Art!

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Abilities and Skills

When it comes down to correctly observing people’s abilities and skills, it takes an exact science to do so.  It takes seeing things as they are and not as we would like or not like them to be.  This observation should not be clouded over by prejudices or pre-conceived ideas, wouldn’t you think?

As one’s ability to control one’s environment declines so in exact ratio his confidence wanes.  When one has all the data to hand, one can make good calculations about the forthcoming day, his friends and acquaintances, and his future.

One of the things processing does in Self-Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard, is that it brings more pleasure and less pain to one’s life.  It frees up the individual to compute more rationally.

Do a little search here, read about The Goal of Life and grab you a book today.  It’s a start!

 

 

 

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Christmas Christmas Everyday-NEW LOOK

It is the little things that count!

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Goblin’s Goop

Another hit! In more ways than one!! 🙂

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books

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Full of Goblin’s and bugs!                                                                                                                               This is a fully illustrated children’s book that is a modern take on the Battle of Jericho.   It is set in the environs of Monsanto’s Evil Empire and is sure to capture the imagination of any child.

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“In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves”. mmr

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What do you see?

Have you ever really observed something or someone?  What does it take to fully take in and see something for what it is?  Not what you think or believe, but what is truly there.

There’s a game I’d like to play with you:  Take the picture that I’ve posted here below.  What is it you SEE in the picture?  Then comment below and I’ll respond!  Maybe others, too, will play along.lettuce salad

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Constancy

Stay the course each day.  Be vigilant and constant.  Keep on keeping on.

No matter which words are chosen or decided upon, action is the best course.

Each day is an opportunity to grow.

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Making the World a Better Place

Seems to me that going to confession as a youngster did not impress upon me the action that I did was wrong or harmful to myself or others.  Instead, I was given a Hail Mary and an Our Father to say.  After saying the penance required, I was ‘guilt-free’ or so I thought and often went out and did whatever it was that brought me in the congressional to begin with.

I believe that this type of confession taught me 2 things: 1) that no one else knew about my actions or inactions but the priest and therefore there was no embarrassment on my part and 2) that there at the confessional is where I could go to ‘hide’ what I did that harmed another.   It seems, in the long run, I never did forgive nor forget those things myself as I still felt the guilt and the shame.

As I began to really look at my life when much older and the actions that I did that were harmful to others, I saw the need to do more than just ‘repent’.  I saw that those harmful actions actually recoiled on myself one way or the other.  Call it Karma or the Cosmic Law, I began to feel the effects of what I had done to others and therefore to myself.  I needed to make amends or take responsibility for those actions.  If it was something that I did to hurt another, then I made an attempt to apologize to that person and made proper restitution.

We are not perfect people.  I believe we are basically good.  I believe we come from God and go back to God.  I believe that everyone that looks at life (really looks at things around them and the life of others they are around) can always find something that they can do to help to make this world a better place to live.  Perhaps applying the Golden Rule is what I’m getting at.  I have found a successful action-asking myself ‘would I like someone to do that very thing to me?’

Check out this simple truth and let me know what you think, okay?

 

 

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