Man Protected by the Shield of Faith - Maarten van Heemskerck (Netherlandish, 1498–1574)
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Pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk, on paper; indented for transfer
(36.4 x 25.9 cm)
Purchase, Jessie H. Price and Guy Wildenstein Gifts, Fletcher Fund, and Gift of Dr. Mortimer Sackler, Theresa Sackler and Family, 2000 (2000.150)

The present allegorical drawing was created after the artist’s return to the Netherlands. It depicts Satan sitting on a rug decorated with the Seven Vices, and hurling burning arrows from atop a globe at a praying man. The personification of faith, a woman holding a cross and a Bible, protects the man by holding a shield above his head.

NBP starts action against 11 bankers for Rs 12 billion fraud

NBP starts action against 11 bankers for Rs 12 billion fraud

ISLAMABAD: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has taken action against 11 officials for their involvement in around Rs 12 billion irregularities. The accused include four Pakistani and seven Bangladeshi officials.

According to documents available with Customs Today, the NBP detected irregularities, including untimely and improper classification of loan accounts in the light of Bank of Bangladesh…

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Panic! At The Disco

So I don’t really make original stuff like this, but i’ll make an exception for today. I wanna talk about one of my favorite bands from since I was six! That’s right, I was six when Panic! Released their first album. I found out about them when I was listing to them on the radio. I told my aunt who was 13 and she was into that music. She showed me the band and I’ve been listening every since. I feel so sad when I see the old album (A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out) because they were so young. I cry whenever I think of what it would have been like now if they never got signed. I would probably be really depressed. Out of all these years, I haven’t been to a single concert, but I don’t care because I still love each and every one of them! Including Ryan! I’m so young, but I love their music and them more than I love my bed! And that’s a lot. I don’t hate Sarah, but I’m also not in love with her. I think it’s safe to say I’m jealous. Right now, if it wasn’t for my aunt showing me Panic! then I don’t know where I would be. I think I have quite the obsession with these few boys from Vegas.

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Today’s word. Mann did I need to hear it. I don’t like not being able to attend church weekly…dang morning shifts. But I suppose it’s a way to make me more dependent on Him inbetween.

So today’s word was kind of going on the seven deadly sins…seven habits..vices..that work their way into ourselves that are keeping us from becoming the person God wants us to be.

First he started on Sloth…an inactive participation in this walk with Christ…

Next was Envy…where we think it’s all competition…”I’m not feeling it like that guy over there and because I’m not feeling it then I’m not of worth.” —honestly I’m not quite sure about this one since I’ve heard it on the website and distractions and a little one kept my attention from truly being in the Word. Also, I had morning shift so I couldn’t attend…but it was about being in competition.

Today was Anger. That really spoke to me. After what had happened between me and my dad, me and mom, me and my sister…I have a lot of anger towards them. And I spoke to pastor after service was let out and I ended up bawling in front of him..again. But he gave me a “presription” of how to continue praying for forgiveness … Forgiving them for what they’ve said and done and me forgiving them. I don’t want to harbor this anger…this pain anymore. But all the therapists I’ve seen over the years since it has happen say I have PTSD from it and trauma has it’s own path to be worked to find recovery from it.

So…we keep moving forward. Hubby said he might come with us to Wednesday small groups but he’s said something along those lines before and didnt come with so I’m not holding my breath but merely praying.

I hope we can become a family in Christ one day

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