Art of Woman

My new website ecospiritlife.com.au

For several years I have been on the email list of Matt Branding at Global Eye Images. Over this time he has given me many tips on how to improve my photography and recommended ebooks or .pdf books to read on various photography topics. He shares a lot of information about his experiences with photography and how the digital age has impacted on the photography industry. He runs a successful stock photography business.

Recently, Matt Branding introduced me to new website package designed especially for photographers that his team has put together. I was somewhat skeptical about the idea at first as the site is built using WordPress and I had no experience in WordPress (Artofwoman.com.au is built using RapidWeaver). But I was curious about a site that was built with photographers’ needs in mind.

Well, I took the plunge and bought the package and, with the aid of the comprehensive tutorials and manuals, I built my new site. When I made mistakes, the support was prompt and friendly. It would have cost an absolute fortune to pay a technician to build ecospititlife.com.au without this package.

It is with great pleasure I present:
http://ecospiritlife.com.au
Exploring ecology and spirituality with photography and commentary.

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My new website ecospiritlife.com.au

For several years I have been on the email list of Matt Branding at Global Eye Images. Over this time he has given me many tips on how to improve my photography and recommended ebooks or .pdf books to read on various photography topics. He shares a lot of information about his experiences with photography and how the digital age has impacted on the photography industry. He runs a successful stock photography business.

Recently, Matt Branding introduced me to new website package designed especially for photographers that his team has put together. I was somewhat skeptical about the idea at first as the site is built using WordPress and I had no experience in WordPress (Artofwoman.com.au is built using RapidWeaver). But I was curious about a site that was built with photographers’ needs in mind.

Well, I took the plunge and bought the package and, with the aid of the comprehensive tutorials and manuals, I built my new site. When I made mistakes, the support was prompt and friendly. It would have cost an absolute fortune to pay a technician to build ecospititlife.com.au without this package.

It is with great pleasure I present:
http://ecospiritlife.com.au
Exploring ecology and spirituality with photography and commentary.

If you would like to build your own site click on the banner below
Instant Profitable Photography Websites Read More...

Phoenix Prize for Spiritual Art 2007

Last night was the opening of the Phoenix Prize for Spiritual Art. There were 170 entries and the short listed ones are on exhibition at ANU School of Art Gallery from 5-28 April. It was my honour to photograph my friend, Pete Smith's entry. Gordon Bull, head ANU School of Art, announced last night that Pete Smith has won first prize!!

Pete Smith (left) with Gordon Bull (right) and "Transfiguration"
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Sexual health and christianity part 2

The entry I wrote yesterday was about a guest speaker that visited my church. The usual preaching at my church allows much more room for individual thought and for God to guide and direct. The sermons emphasise christian morality and integrity..........

The Bible is quoted and Jesus' actions are discussed. There is a special time during each service after the sermon/message where the congregation is invited to think about the issues and how God is speaking to us individually. We even have special message cards that people can fill in if they want to discuss things further with the pastors or elders. So the church I attend does not demand specific actions. It offers direction and guidance. This approach allows each of us to have a personal and dynamic relationship with God. We are able to respond to God individually.

Our church does support sexual health along with all types of healthy living. For example; three of our women supported a calendar that raised funds for Women's Centre for Health Matters. Many of our missionaries support sexual health and hygiene, helping mothers and babies, and supporting several homes for children with AIDS/HIV. Of course, safe sex practices will reduce the need for orphanages.

Sexual health and Christianity

Yesterday at church a guest speaker described 'safe sex' as an encouragement for promiscuity!! This is an outrage!! Safe sex is a health issue. People can become very ill and die from lack of knowledge in this area. Lack of knowledge also leads to further transmission and even more people suffering. To have knowledge that can protect against deadly diseases and to withhold that knowledge is morally irresponsible. Those people are in part responsible for any subsequent suffering or death.

We all know that washing hands reduces transmission of diarrhoea. If we recommend the washing of hands, does that make people more prone to gluttony or obesity because now they can eat without getting sick??? Of course not!!

If we recommend hand washing then we will have a healthier community.

If we recommend safe sex then we will have a healthier community.

What is more important, a condom or a person's life? What is more important, a vaccine or a person's life? What is more important, a contraception or a person's life? I chose a healthy life!

I am glad the Australian government is promoting the vaccination of girls and young women under 26 against human papillomavirus which causes cervical cancer. See link for more info, HPV

We all need sexual health because we all have sex organs.