Category Archives: decor

Half Empty? or Half Full?

The story of the painting September, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve. Autumn is such a happy time. Those who tend to see the glass half-empty point out that it’s a time of everything dying, and the … Continue reading

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Who Rules Our Lives — God, or Church?

Politics, like economics, history, and world news, tend to bore a lot of people, resulting in too few people taking an active and regular interest in what is going on around them. The problem is less that the subjects are boring (they’re … Continue reading

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Why Flowers Are More Important Than Stock Options

The story of the painting, Rhapsody of Roses, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve. Rhapsody of Roses is a floral song of exuberant joy, capturing color and form against a soft setting of light against textile. The roses … Continue reading

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All Wrapped Up in Christmas? Do It Right.

The story of the painting, All Wrapped Up, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: All Wrapped Up catches Santa in the midst of a frenzy of paper and ribbons, to the point that he is one with … Continue reading

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Dogs, Cats, or People — Which Are Smarter?

It’s time to bring to a close the age-old debate about whether dogs or cats — and the people who prefer one to the other — are smarter. Not because the general populace has accepted the final resolution of the issue … Continue reading

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Dystopian Fantasy

Nowadays, dystopia is the rage. Books like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner seem written for the sole purpose of being turned into movies, with a concerted effort to engage today’s youth into the idea that life, and the future, are … Continue reading

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These Gifts Are Better Than Toys — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, These Gifts Are Better Than Toys, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: For being a time of peace, goodwill and joy, Christmas generates a lot of controversy, not the least of which is … Continue reading

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God Is Never on the Evening News

Some unknown,  unnamed, presumably non-existent person, long ago, said that we should never talk about sex, religion, and politics. Aside from this eliminating pretty much everything interesting worth discussing — including the weather since, with the growing mantra of “Global … Continue reading

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Morning’s Glory: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Morning’s Glory, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Flowers are a symbol of hope, beauty, joy, happiness, good wishes, and cheer. We give them to one another on birthdays and anniversaries as an … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Is Difficult

Forgiveness. We all know we’re supposed to do it, we feel bad when we don’t, and sometimes it’s easier to just not think about it. But forgiveness is such a crucial element to Christianity — because it’s a major factor … Continue reading

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