There’s a thing floating around on Facebook these days.  If everyone posts fine art instead of political rhetoric on their sites, it will flood Facebook with beauty instead of the other stuff.  I admit, I got suckered into it too.  I thought, how lovely to see great art instead of all these mean remarks and disparaging behavior.

A friend of mine, posed an interesting question.  What if the art is ugly?  What a great question.  There is a lot of beautiful art out there.  There has been for centuries.  Not all of it is balm to soothe the savage beast within us however.  Much art is designed to antagonize, to cause radical thinking, to stir things up.

The truth is, we can’t really cover up ugliness.  It’s like that old pig joke.  You can try like crazy to cover it up, but the fact remains – it’s just a temporary fix.  What we really need to do is start to compromise – put away our vile anger – forget about it and move on.  A mask isn’t going to work forever.  Eventually the truth will come out and there will be more outcries.

Instead of masquerading or putting lipstick on it, lets fill our lives with joy and peace and start to get along again.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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23 Responses to LIPSTICK ON A PIG

  1. true wisdom—I use to have this image of the pig posted on my door at school—as I used it in much the same way to get a point across to my kids…

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  2. True Wisdom—as I use to have this same image posted on the door leading into my classroom as I used it as a teaching tool with the very same message to my kids!

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