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My sister has officially graduated! She has earned herself Bachelor's degree in psychology. My adopted big sister will also be graduating with her PHG this year and, God willing, she will be finally on her way to getting a job, a house, and a life of her own. Both have worked so hard to get to where they are so far in life and I honestly couldn't be more proud.  I can't say that I know God has big plans for them but both of them have so much world-changing potential that I'm honestly excited to see what the next few years will bring about for them. Times are hard and jobs are extremely scarce so I know that their struggle really has only hit a checkpoint. Jobs as specialized as their fields are very hard to come by and require a good deal of struggling to even gain consideration. Sometimes these road blocks are there to teach us some thing that we need for something bigger and better. Sometimes we aren't meant to reach the place we've hoped to go.  Either way, both these girls are well on their way to something very exciting. Snipe, DLF - you guys are amazing. I'm so proud of you both and you'll both forever be in my prayers.

As for myself, I'm stocking up on finances to prepare for just about anything. With my sister's graduation she'll be losing her loan money and soon need to start paying it back. This will put a strain on our finances as a household since her loans have been paying for our rent while I've shouldered the expenses of our cats, food, and the utilities as well as whatever expenses occur through the week. I've taken on as many hours as my boss will allow and every week I'm asking to be moved to full time. Nicky will be looking for more hours or a second job to help with expenses. We both hate it, but we may be taking up food stamps as well so we can start putting money aside. The reality is that our generation faces an economic situation unlike any we've seen for quite some time. By my age, my mom had a child, a husband, a house, and steady income through my father. I had hoped that by now I would have a home of my own and a full time job but neither is happening any time soon. It's just going to get harder from this point on. God's made sure that I have what I need when I need it so I'm strangely calm about this whole situation but  I'm still preparing for the worst- just in case.

It's not much of an update, sorry guys, I just wanted to get something up to show that I'm still alive here!


No Requests by SweetDukeNo Commissions by SweetDukeTrades - Friends Only by SweetDukeCollaborations - Friends Only by SweetDukeDA stamp - Roleplays 006 by tppgraphics


Just because...


:bulletwhite:"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."

C.S. Lewis

:bulletwhite:"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."

C.S. Lewis

:bulletwhite:"The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us."

C.S. Lewis

:bulletwhite: "If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."

C.S. Lewis

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"We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be."

C.S. Lewis

:bulletwhite: "What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it."

C.S. Lewis


Commissions & Trades I'm waiting on: 


Some of these are pretty recent but there are a few that are slowly gathering dust. I'm leaving them up as a reminder to myself (and hopefully the other artists involved). 


At this point...these sit here as "Buyer Bewares": 


:bulletblue: Two character full body lineart from :iconhoneyroastedferrets: - My end of the trade is complete as of September 14, 2009

:bulletblue: Five Chibis from :iconmalisjuju: - Paid on December 29,2012 | 1/5 received |


Latest ParaChiMar Artwork:


 Thalion Koi by Saimain

Seriously! How beautiful is this?! I cannot thank :iconsaimain: enough for giving Thalion some life this year. He's one of my oldest, most dear characters and she's captured him perfectly. Thank you so much! ;A; He's stunning!



Legacy of Para group on DA!


:iconbluekillerdonkey: and myself decided it's about time we start up a group for ParaChiMar: The Legacy of Para. For those interested this group is pretty much just a good place to dump all of our LoP artwork, trades, commissions, and fanart into. I've also made a small stamp collection to celebrate. Check us out. :3

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My buddies & Artistic Heros ||


:iconbluekillerdonkey: :iconkohu-arts: :iconbladegunsniper: :icondaffupanda: :iconsaimain: :iconiduck: :iconwinterfalcon: :icongiz-art: 


Clubs ||


:iconsuikoden-club:


Religion & Politics ||


Love is by ThalionKoi Yaoi Yuri Free Gallery Stamp by ThalionKoi Day of Dialogue Stamp by ThalionKoi Creation Science Evangelism stamp by ThalionKoi Genesis Series Stamp by ThalionKoi Project 180 Stamp by ThalionKoi Young Earth Creationist Stamp by ThalionKoi One Man, One Woman Stamp by ThalionKoi No Matter How Small Stamp by Mistress-Blood Sexual Morality Stamp by kolidescope George Stamp by Mistress-Blood Vegans eating forests Stamp by MichaelDebevec Constitution fan by Ramen27 :creationism stamp: by latino-stock TEA Party stamp by Conservatoons Can't Find God... by levite Beck Homework stamp by Conservatoons Only God Defines Marriage Stamp by PsalmSeven Anti-Exhibitionism Stamp by cjade Live like a Narnian by Mike-the-cat Non-religion Love -- 100th stamp by RebiValeska Fruits of the Triforce - STAMP by TheGreenDragonGirl Let's Collect Evidence by RebiValeska God-doesn't-degrade-women by RebiValeska Logical Belief by RebiValeska I support this bible verse +1 by RebiValeska Yeah. There is a difference. by RebiValeska Please Everybody Stamp by Mirz123 America Stamp by l8 The Rainbow is God's Covenant - Stamp by Starrceline Not Hate - Stamp by Starrceline Stamp - Let's get this straight by stefanbauwens God's NOT dead stamp by Nilopher Know Jesus/No Jesus Stamp by WingsUnchained Beliefs Stamp by AnScathMarcach G.O.S.P.E.L. by Nilopher Where are you, men of courage? by RebiValeska Christ died for all by Danilee3240 I Know I'm Not Perfect Stamp by SerpentineCougar


"Fandoms" ||


Legolas stamp by purgatori Oregon State Stamp by nascarstones Skillet Stamp by Skillet-Panheads Toby Mac stamp by Gezusfreek Final Fantasy IX by darkdisciple-stamps Suikoden V FAN v.1 by KuRumi-FlameSamurai ::Suikoden III Stampage:: by xloki-arisux Soul Silver Stamp by Riiarei Avatar stamp by Jeff2psyco unhappy zuko stamp by LunaticStar Zuko by Spazzly .:Smile Toothless:. by OxAmy .:Narnia stamp 12:. by dannyphantom300 Suikoden :: Nanami Shake by vikifanatic Suikoden :: Riou Oil Wipe by vikifanatic Merlin Stamp by britt1913 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion by AquaFugit Soul Eater - Kid Stamp by CometTheMicroraptor Voyage Of The Dawn Treader by azianwolfdoll Disney Simba Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Simba, Timon + Pumba Stamp by TwilightProwler Digimon Animated Stamp 005 by hanakt Digimon Animated Stamp 002 by hanakt Tangled - Alone at Last by Vilyanea Zelda Royal Crest Stamp PLZ by Master-Ziggy The Legend of Zelda stamp by Strange-little-cat Kid Icarus Uprising Stamp by laprasking LinkxZelda Stamp by HystericDesigns ZidanexGarnet Stamp by DrDoomy Edward stamp by SuperpluplushEdward x Al stamp by Superpluplush~ Stamp ~ Save Him by TwiliYoshi~ Stamp ~ Warrior by TwiliYoshiHarvest Moon Stamp by p-o-c-k-e-tCastlevania - Lords of Shadow by ThallysStamp: Alucard (Sparklycard) by AndreAla-Rae

Role Playing ||


Character Stamp by Arpie RP Stamp by vidramidra


Random ||


OH DON PIANO STAMP by SuperSpongeNova deviantART not deviantPORN by Zeiphex Clean Art FTW by sugarpoultry Stamp Req : Ouuuuuh by wLadyB91

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WindyLife Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for :+fav: ;)
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WingsUnchained Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:!
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ChineseLung Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch ^_^ God Bless!!!
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Tigryph Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Likewise! :3
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Art-Adopts Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!! c: I appreciate it~
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Tigryph Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Awesome work. :3
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Art-Adopts Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~
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DarkRone Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch :giggle:
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Tigryph Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :)
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Brissinge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for fav :)
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