Saturday, August 29, 2009


Made Sin

God made Christ, who never sinned, to be sin itself,
so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
(God put the wrong on Him who never did anything wrong,
so we could be put right with God.)
- 2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT/(MSG)
Made Sin

By Ramone - August 29, 2009

He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows...
He was pierced for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him,
and by His wounds we are healed.

We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all...
He was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people He was stricken...

Yet it was the Lord's will to crush Him and cause Him to suffer,
and though the Lord makes His life a guilt offering,
He will see His offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the Lord will prosper in His hand.

After the suffering of His soul,
He will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by His knowledge My righteous servant will justify many,
and He will bear their iniquities...

He poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For He bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.
- Isaiah 53

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Slave to Desire

By Ramone - August 20, 2009

"They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity..."

(2 Peter 2:19)

This was something God showed me when I was praying for some people who are working as prostitutes in the hopes of saving up enough money to reach their dreams one day. Material wealth looks like freedom, so they reach for it in every way possible. These ones aren't in slavery to prostitution, but are in slavery to the dream of prosperity, which promises freedom but leaves them only hurting their hearts and bodies in order to "get there."


Dostoevsky Sketches

"The Relief" from Crime and Punishment...

The Relief

"The Fool" from The Idiot...

The Fool

"The Hare" from Demons...

The Hare

"The Adolescent" from The Adolescent...

The Adolescent

"The Heart" from The Brothers Karamazov...

The Heart


Tatami Gallery - 47

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The Adolescent The Hare The Fool

The Heart The Relief

For You Mustard Seed (by A.C.M.) Slave to Desire

Gallery notes:

August 2009 and December 2008

The first half of this gallery is the "Dostoevsky Sketches" which were mostly done last year December. I posted them because I recently re-read "Crime & Punishment" for the first time in about ten years, and now I'm happily re-reading "The Brothers Karamazov".

I love God's grace, I love all that He has done. The remaining pictures of this gallery speak of that: of how He took us in our lowliest state and there He loved us and gave everything for us, taking our place, and bringing life out of our darkness.


Left Desolate

Left Desolate

By Ramone - August 23, 2009


Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed (by A.C.M.)

By A.C.M. - August 17, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009


あなたのために (For You)

For You あなたのために


あなたのために (For You)

For You あなたのために

By Ramone - August 13, 2009




By Ramone - August 13, 2009




By Ramone - August 12, 2009

in·flict (in-flikt) tr.v.

1. To deal or mete out (something punishing or burdensome);
impose: inflict heavy losses on the enemy;
a storm that inflicted widespread damage.

(Syn. - To cause to undergo or bear
something unwelcome or damaging, for example.)

2. To afflict.
(Syn. - To force [another] to accept a burden:
foist, impose, saddle.)

"I tell you the truth, whatever you did
to one of the least of these brothers of Mine,
you did to Me."

- Matthew 25:40

"Behold and see if there is any sorrow
like My sorrow, which has been brought on Me..."

- Lamentations 1:12

We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on Him
the iniquity of us all.

...He was pierced for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him,
and by His wounds we are healed.

- Isaiah 53:6,5

See also: "Done Unto Me" (at Weeping Jeremiahs)

Monday, August 10, 2009


Pleasing Him (神を喜ばす)

Pleasing Him

By Ramone - August 9, 2009

One day when I was coming home from a prayer walk, I felt sort of "gone" or out of God's presence. Empty, drained, or on auto. And so I sought to enter His presence, to get back in with Him. I tried this, I tried that. A song? Tongues? A "prayer" or some scripture or declaration? But He just wanted my heart. He wanted me to just turn to Him with my heart. I heard Him saying,
"What do I want? What do I have need of? What am I pleased with?
Not your sacrifices or many words, but your heart."
  See also: "All I Want is You (No Magical Spiritual Words Necessary)"


ある日、僕は神様に届く事が出来ないような、神様を感じる事ができないような感じがしました。 なので僕の知ってる限りの事を試しました。歌を歌ったり、賛美したり、異言で祈ったり、御言葉を思い出したり、敵を縛ったり、宣言したりと何でもしてみました! 最終的に神様は僕の内を静め、神様がただ、僕の心を望んでおられる事を教えて下さいました! そして僕は心を神様へと向けました。 主よ、ありがとう!


Seeing the Light

"Seeing the Light"

By Ramone - August 9, 2009




By Ramone - July 29, 2009


The Sun in the City

The Sun in the City (by DCB)

By D.C.B. - July 27, 2009


Tatami Gallery - 46

Previous Gallery - Next Gallery - Index of Galleries

Keep Going The Sun in the City (by D.C.B.) Watchman

Surprise! Michael & Jesus Saved!

Seeing the Light Pleasing Him Inflicted

Gallery notes:

July - August 2009

What's the theme here?
Probably something like this:
Or "Re-Focus!"
"Look again!"
"See for the first time!"
(>_<) Thanks, God! (>_<)

Saturday, August 08, 2009




By Ramone - August 6, 2009

Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
look at the earth beneath;
the heavens will vanish like smoke,
the earth will wear out like a garment
and its inhabitants die like flies.
But My salvation will last forever,
My righteousness will never fail...

For I am the Lord your God
...who set the heavens in place,
who laid the foundations of the earth,
and who says to Zion,
"You are My people."

- Isaiah 51:6,16

See also: "My Salvation" (at Heart For Adventists)


Michael & Jesus

Michael & Jesus

By Ramone - August 1, 2009




By Ramone - July 28, 2009


Keep Going

Keep Going

By Ramone - July 25, 2009