Friday, 13 July 2018

Good Shepherd

Got up a new PowerPoint - the Good Shepherd.

He's a modern middle eastern shepherd - couldn't do a modern Scottish shepherd, because they shepherd differently. And he is the same shepherd as from the Lost Sheep, Psalm 23 and Micah's prophecy.

The sheep fold
The thief
The gatekeeper opens the gate for the shepherd
The shepherd calls the sheep by name
They run away from a stranger (who appears to be wearing a teatowel as a disguise)
I am the Good Shepherd
The hired hand runs away from the wolf

The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep...

...only to take it up again.
Other sheep not from this fold (these are all real sheep from around the world - some very strange!)
No-one can snatch them out of my hand.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Green

This is why the rain we usually get in Scotland is a good thing.

Muirend playing fields
The greenest thing in this photo is my toenails.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Kirsty's fashion tips

Ladies, if you're wearing a backless dress, a backless bra will look considerably better.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Remember me


This morning in church we learned about Joseph and Pharaoh's cupbearer:
But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison. I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon.’
The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.


This evening, we learned about Jesus and the thief on the cross:
We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.’
Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’
Jesus answered him, Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.’

As far as I know, as the morning services over the summer are free topics picked by the speakers, this was not planned by anyone (except, presumably, God).

Friday, 6 July 2018

Unusual pose reference

Was trying to imagine a good pose for the Good Shepherd calling the sheep by name. Then I remembered this picture from the Flower Fairies! I really pays to pore over books with pictures again and again and again.

https://flowerfairies.com/rush-grass-cotton-grass-fairies/

There will be more sheep in the final pic.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Solomon's mobile basins

I've been looking at Solomon's temple for doing a PowerPoint (put on hold for the moment).
In the furniture described are these bronze mobile basin stands, explained in great detail - which unfortunately no-one nowadays can make head or tail of.

I did come across this, though. I really don't think they looked like this (and I don't think he's seriously suggesting it) but it's pretty cool!


First Temple laver stand with omni wheels from Yoav Elan on Vimeo.
 (Here's his blog post about it)