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Tammy
In memory of Tammy Gammon
~Texasflower~
1959 - 2005

A heart as big as Texas

I miss you

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For I am persuaded that neither death nor life,
nor angels nor principalities nor powers,
nor things present nor things to come,
nor height nor depth,
nor any other created thing,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

----------------------~ Romans 8:38-39

We will know in heaven the effect of our lives,
when everyone gathers around the Lamb's throne
and all our hearts are open and all our secrets known,
and we have till forever to tell one another
how God blessed us through each other

----------------------~ GretchenM.

Gretchen

In memory of Gretchen Erickson
~GretchenM~
19__ - 2007

Our friend and sister in Christ

If we never meet again this side of heaven
As we struggle through this world and its strife
There's another meeting place somewhere in heaven
By the river of life

Where the charming roses bloom forever
And where separation comes no more
If we never meet again this side of heaven
We will meet you on that beautiful shore

----------------------~ Albert Brumley Jr.

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Drawings & Paintings
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Mississippi John Hurt
Mississippi John Hurt
Bluesman
(charcoal)
(3-11-05) --
Grandmother
Grandmother
(charcoal)
(7-8-05) --
GWB
GWB
(graphite)
(9-7-05) --
In Memory of Tammy Gammon
Texasflower
(graphite)(hi-res)
(12-2-05)--
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Chloe from 24
Mary Lynn Rajskub
"Chloe O'Brian" on 24
(1-30-06)
Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(2-26-06) --
GWB II
GWB II
(3-27-06) --
Father & Son
Father & Son
(commissioned by radiohead)
(4-22-06)--
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Elliott Yamin
Elliott Yamin
(commissioned by misterrob)
(6-20-06)
Brandon
Brandon
(for mystery-ak)
(6-24-06) --
Father Mychal Judge
Father Mychal Judge,
Chaplain FDNY
(graphite)
(8-30-06)--
Barbara Olson
Barbara Olson
(graphite)
(9-8-06)--
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My Dad, Vietnam Veteran, 1st Cavalry Division
Dad
(10-19-06)--
Snugs
Snugs
(11-9-06)--
GWB III
GWB III
(11-15-06)--
No More Apples
No More Apples
(11-24-06)--
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Ben
Ben
(commissioned by a freeper)
(2-16-07)--
--Paula Abdul
Paula
(colored pencil)
(3-13-07)--
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M & J
M & J
(graphite)
(commissioned by misterrob)
(5-20-07)--
Jonathan
Jonathan
(for mystery-ak)
(6-24-07)--
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In Memory of Gretchen Erickson
GretchenM
(hi-res)
(10-12-07)--
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In Memory of Gretchen Erickson
Young Gretchen
(graphite)
(10-18-07)--
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General Peter Pace, USMC
General Peter Pace, USMC
(graphite)
(9-12-07)--
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Cheney II
Cheney II
(for snugs)
(11-9-07)--
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GWB V
GWB V
(for mystery-ak & mike1sg)
(12-16-07)--
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First Lady Laura Bush
Laura Bush
(3-20-08)--
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Letter from President George W. Bush
Letter from
President George W. Bush
(6-9-08)--
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Yippie-ki-yay
Yippie-ki-yay
(11-24-07)--
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Chris Robinson
Chris Robinson
The Black Crowes
(acrylic & colored pencil)
(7-24-08)--
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Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(watercolor)
(9-3-08)--
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Brandon & Tommy
Brandon & Tommy
(for mystery-ak & mike1sg)
(10-25-08)--
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Photo by Mystery-AK
Photo by Mystery-AK
Thank you, Buddy :)
(11-18-08)--
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Sarah & Trig
Sarah & Trig
(10-30-08)--
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Butterfly
Butterfly
based on this photo
by retrokitten :)
(12-8-08)--
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In Memory of Connie Henson
Ladyinred
(1-10-09)--
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10th Mountain
10th Mountain
(charcoal)
(1-16-09)--
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Governor Palin
Governor Sarah Palin
(3-2-09)--
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Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(7-25-09)--
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Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(7-30-09)--
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Wild Azaleas
Wild Azaleas
(oil pastel)
(8-1-09)
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Free Republic 2009 National Convention Seal
Free Republic
2009 National Convention
Seal and Plaque
(commissioned by Brytani)
(acrylic & colored pencil)

(8-27-09)
From Sketches to Finished Painting
From Sketches
to Finished Painting

(8/17-27/09)
Making the Plaque
Making the Plaque
(8/23-28/09)
The Free Republic Convention at the Sheraton National in Arlington, VA, following the 9/12 Tea Party March on DC
The plaque rests
on the podium as the
FR convention begins
(Photo by GRRRRR)

(9-12-09)
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Video:
Introductions
Pledge of Allegiance
National Anthem
Invocation

Video:
Allen West
speaks at the convention
Part II of West’s speech
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Knee Deep
Knee Deep
(sanguine charcoal &
modeling paste on board)
(11-26-09)
Kicking Bird
Kicking Bird
(charcoal & pencil wash)
(1-14-10)--
Jennifer
Jennifer
(charcoal & graphite)
(6-12-10)--
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Cody
Cody
(charcoal & graphite)
(6-26-10)
Robert
Robert
(charcoal)
(7-19-10)--
Tamara
Tamara
(charcoal)
(7-29-10)--
To Give Up Now Would Be Such A Pity
Chris Robinson
(Conté crayon)
(8-8-10)--
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The Good Shephard
The Good Shephard
(charcoal)
(10-10-10)--
Who are you people?
Who Are You People?
(charcoal)
(10-2-10)--
Juliet
Juliet
(pastel chalk & charcoal)
(10-14-10)--
Don't tell me what I can't do!
Smokey
(charcoal)
(10-24-10)--
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Matthew Axelson
Matthew Axelson
(charcoal & graphite)
(11-7-10)--
Matthew Axelson
"Axe"
(Conté crayon)
(11-11-10)--
Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler
(charcoal)
(12-4-10)--
Joe Perry
Joe Perry
(charcoal)
(12-19-10)--
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Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
(charcoal)
(5-15-11)--
John Wayne in The Searchers
The Searcher
(charcoal)
(7-10-11)--
John Wayne in Rio Bravo
John T. Chance
(charcoal)
(7-13-11)--
John Wayne in The Searchers
Uncle Ethan
(charcoal)
(7-19-11)--
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Walter Brennan and Ward Bond in Rio Bravo
Walter & Ward
(charcoal)
(8-11)--
Walter Brennan in Rio Bravo
Stumpy
(charcoal)
(8-4-11)--
Ward Bond in Rio Bravo
Wheeler
(charcoal)
(8-12-11)--
X Factor
Simon Cowell
(acrylic)
(9-20-11)--
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Eyes
Eyes
(Conté crayon)
(1-18-12)--
Saving Private Ryan
Captain Miller
(red chalk)
(3-11-12)--
Saving Private Ryan
Private Ryan
(blue chalk)
(3-13-12)--
Lyle Lovett
Lyle Lovett
(charcoal)
(4-20-13)--
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Elmore Leonard
Elmore Leonard
(acrylic on panel)
(8-27-13)--
Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler
(acrylic on canvas)
(9-28-13)--
I know I'm going to heaven, not because of what I've done but because of what Christ has done for me -- Billy Graham
Billy Graham
(pen & marker)
(11-7-13)--

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I was lost and undone without my God or His Son
When He reached down His hand for me
I was near to despair when He came to me there
And He showed me that I could be free
Then He lifted my feet gave me gladness complete
When He reached down His hand for me

------------~ Hymn

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A New Name On A White Stone

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To him who overcomes I will give some of the
hidden manna to eat. And I will also give him a
white stone with a new name written on it, known
only to him who receives it."
(Revelation 2:17)

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Does that not thrill you? A new name. What does that mean?

Perhaps a name that reflects your new, redeemed character. A "victory" name - the way Simon [Peter] and Saul [Paul] and Jacob [Israel] and Abram [Abraham] were renamed following their encounters with the Lord. A new name, on a white stone. Perhaps a white stone similar to those that I'm told juries used in the first century. Yes - a white stone to show acquittal, pardon, and innocence rather than the black stone that was used in judgment.

Jesus is the great redeemer and the great re-namer. When He saves us and begins the process of sanctification He redeems our fallen character and begins to bring out the jewels and the gold of our new self with His refining and purifying fire. I wonder if perhaps when we meet Him in glory He will whisper our new name to us:

"You were once Liar. Your new name is Truthful."

"You are no longer Needy. Your new name is Fulfilled."

"I call you Beloved."

"You're new name is Beautiful."

"You're old name was Wounded. I pronounce you Healed."

I think of His love for me and it makes me gasp in awe.

His name is Wonderful!

(Source)

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A New Name On A White Stone

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Somebody's prayin, I can feel it
Somebody's prayin' for me
Mighty hands are guiding me
To protect what I can't see
Lord I believe, Lord I believe
That somebody's prayin' for me.

Angels are watchin', I can feel it
Angels are watchin' over me
There's many miles ahead 'til I get home
Still I'm safely kept before Your thrown
'Cause Lord I believe, Lord I believe
Your angels are watchin' over me.

Somebody's Praying ~ Ricky Skaggs

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For God is my witness, how greatly I long
for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.

------------~ Phillipians 1:8

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last updated 3-26-14

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