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Standing alone ‘majestic’ and ‘imposing’ on a hilltop overlooking the awesome Mike Sharpe’s Ranch.

“The Tree of Hope,” that’s what I call it, unmindful of what Mike Sharpe or others may call it.

This thing of beauty may have a few leaves on it but its massive trunk and many branches tells us so many things about life.

“Life is what you make it,” and so does the old saying goes.  But if there is hope, that dream remains alive in every person.

And one’s positive outlook in life help much guide one to the life ahead.

What more can be positive when one realizes that while life has a beginning, it may never end after all?  Or will it?

It depends on your perspective, or your outlook in life, perhaps?

Yes, it depends largely on what you believe in.

Whoever or however you may think made this world, and how it came into being what it is and how we see it today, would it ever matter much to you if you have not entertained the question that asks us, “where do we go when we die?”

Atheists may say, “I care less, for I know there is no God, but I do believe in science because it’s what I see and it has made my life better and worth living.”

No matter how I look at this statement, don’t you see it selfish and entertains hopelessness?

Is it rather evil in our ego that makes us think this way, or is it God?

[Read on hubpages:  The Evil Virus Spread by Our Ego]

If we believe in God, and through Jesus, he created us all and all other things in this world since the beginning, as in John 1:3, don’t you think he has the rightful control over us in our reaction and response to all things, including the gift talents, of science and technology?

From us comes our own ‘free will’ to react, but God triggers a response to every reaction we may create.  Our body sends vivid signals to him and quickly or in no time, a fitting response comes, and every time, he asks us quietly like a voice from inside us, “Who is your master, is it Me in Jesus, or is it Mammon or evil?

[Read on:  God or Mammon – to Serve Only One Master]

Just gazing at the ‘Tree of Hope,” as it greets all visitors to Mike Sharpe’s Ranch, I can see why faith in Jesus can give us hope, as we may see beyond what life presents in our day to day trials in our life long journey towards the truth, the same way that Mike Sharpe may have found hope while given that great opportunity to grow his business as a partner in a company that shares in that truth of our being, in that truth of sharing our talents and pooling our efforts and resources together onto a great mission, where we may express our love for our Creator by unselfishly helping others win with their love ones in this life and the next, and by doing so, may be blessed from their efforts, be it in kind or in spirit, irregardless, it is something that you may gain rewarded in your living sacrifice, that others may prosper.

With man, this may be impossible, but “with God all things are possible,” as in Matthew 19:26.

In his 30 fruitful years partnering with the company and helping many achieve financial freedom and independence, Mike Sharpe has remained humble, for he knows that in one’s humility comes greatness, and in a humble man comes honor and respect.

[Read on GHE post:  Invitation to Help People Learn Better Ways Towards Debt Freedom and Financial Independence]

And as Jesus said while sharing one of the eight beatitudes, “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.”

In our faith comes hope, and may the truth in God’s words prosper our life towards greater peace and joy in this life and onto his eternal kingdom.

[Read related post:  Even in Death our Spirit Lives as we may Die in Christ, by Faith and in God’s Will, we Live]

Enjoy my shared pictures and videos during the trip and feel a part of God’s greatness as we reflect in his words and the beauty of his goodness as he blesses, to always humble ourselves before him as part of his creation:

From A Day of Beauty at Mike Sharpe Ranch June 30 2012

Here are some pictures I am sharing with you from my Picasa Galery.

Being a lover of nature and anything that celebrates the gift of life, that our great Almighty God and Creator has given to us, I believe that in all these, one can reflect on the beauty of God’s creation and the truth on God’s words through Christ Jesus.

And in the process, experience true peace and happiness as we learn to put Christ at the center of our life.  That is when we fully understand what it is like being one with Christ.  And being one with Christ and in Christ, we may already feel heaven in this life, free from all worries and temptations that only make our life worthless, useless and more miserable.

[To help you more about the truth about God and in Jesus our Messiah, you may read this post:  “God’s Awesome Works in God’s Awesome Creation, and the Messiah in Jesus.”]

Related Bible Verses on Creation

“God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31)

“He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD. By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath of his mouth.” (Psalm 33:5-6)

“The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made…. The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.” (Psalm 145:9, 13; cf. Psalm 145:17)

The Galery of Flowers, Landscapes and Floats

We shall start with the pictures I took from around Hughes Avenue, Los Angeles and Culver City (each picture link leads you to an album),  then to the beautiful flowers of the ‘Mini-Garden of Eden’ at the Carmelite Retreat House in Alhambra, California, until you may come across the Flower Parade Float pictures taken while the floats were resting in Pasadena, California, after the parade proper of January 2011.

Album 1 FLOWERS in LA and Culver, CA (12142010-4132011)
Album 2 FLOWERS in LA and Culver, CA (4262011)
Mini Garden of Eden at Carmelite Retreat House at Alhambra, California (50711)
Model Landscapes, LA, CA
2011 1 Jan Pasadena Float Parade Album 1
Jan 2011 Pasadena Float Parade Album 2

(Photo on left shows people who love beauty from natural sources, here together with gorgeous Filipina young actress, Ann Curtis.)

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It pays to be more careful in our choices of products for skin and body health.  After all, is not our body made in the image and likeness of God?  Will not extra care for it please him, much more if the application becomes natural, or at least close to it, as opposed to overdoing it to the extent of abuse?

As has been proven in the past, time and again, all things are better done with restraint and in moderation, lest we fall as easy prey for abuse and corruption.

Much as we want to keep our body healthy to enjoy the fruits of our labor while sharing what we believe in and what good is worth sharing for the love of others in this God given life, we have to see beyond what is merely presented before us by relating this to the messages and words of wisdom from the Holy Bible that ushers us to the great benefits that nature brings.

Praying for healing further uplifts our spirit which together with our body hastens up a complete healing process that brings about the miracle of life as enhanced by faith and good works blessed by our Heavenly Father.

Using natural complements that best suits our body as it further enhances our immune system to keep us healthy and help keep us look and feel younger than our given age, for me, are simple proofs of our Creator’s concern for man.

Keeping our life simple, stress free and  and being able to share our love with others by way of showing our concern for them, as in the words of  Christ Jesus, can add up to that peace and harmony in our life as a much needed boost to our health.

Don’t you think that a nice peaceful sleep, as a consequence, may help complete that elusive formula to anti-aging?

“Your beauty from within brings about your true beauty inside out.”

And with natural complements working for me and for others as well, reading on our Health Science Institute video link can be helpful as it can be educational.

[Read on a related post on “Wrong Diagnosis Worsens Grandma’s Health Conditions – Commentary on Natural Remedies.”)

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