Sunday, June 12, 2022

MINIMALIST design

 

Romans 8:5-6

King James Version

5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; 

but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; 

but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.


It was a lovely day outside.

I had set up the hangers in a closet.

They were Japanese-made wooden hangers.

Lovely to look at.

Easy to use.

I love hearing the clanging they made with the other.

The light was too good to ignore.

I took a photo.

That was the result above.

How the light played with the elements.

How the elements loved the light.

How the hangers fell in place.

Perfect composition.

Such is design, for me.


Simple.

Fun.

Functional.

Unpretentious.

Useful.


Everything seems to breathe.

You use available elements.

Such as natural light.

Natural ventilation.

You use less of the world's resources.

Really pretty simple.

You love the purity of line.

The simplicity of structure.

The perfect function of things.

Things are designed for people.

Not people, for things.

You possess things.

Bur are not possessed by things.

Always have heart, when you design.

Tantamount to saying, always have GOD, when you design.

Or whatever work you may do.


Having less doesn't necessarily means you're poor.

Having less can mean you've gone beyond materialism.

You know what matters most.

Not wishing to acquire more, than you already have.

But always making room for more important things.

Such as GOD, others, service.


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MAKE reading FUN

 


Matthew 18:1-4

King James Version

18 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, 

Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, 

and set him in the midst of them,

3 And said, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Except ye be converted, 

and become as little children, 

ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, 

the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.


How can reading be fun?

Simple.

DESIGN an EASY-to-READ book.

A childlike book, for one.

Never mind that it might be for you.

A grown up.

Important thing is you're learning.

Everyone's learning.

The fun way.

The easy way.

And the learning sticks.

There is no pretension.

No philosophy.

Only play.

I have such a book.

It has pull-out, fold-outs.

And a HUGE map of the U.S. on the last page.

The book was published by Publishers International, Ltd.

I've had it for quite sometime, at least 12-15 years.

It was part of my ongoing search for something cool.

Something educational.

Something simple.

Something true.

Inexpensive.

For it was bought at a thrift shop.

That's where you find "treasures".


I used to read TONS of books.

After becoming born again, I only needed the Bible.

Nevertheless, I kept this "States" book for fun.

As writer, designer, and communicator, I found it a model design for a book.

Keeps your brain cells young.

And happy.

I always feel like that when I find a "find".

Thus, I keep it forever.

Like a child who's found a really cool toy.

The bulk of my books have been given away, sold, or thrown.

When GOD makes you born again, you know the stuff you need to throw.

The rest are kept for the cool subject, the content, the large letters, the weightlessness of the book, the fun colors, and images.

And the kindness of the author and publisher -- for doing all that.

One would think you're buying the book for a child.

"Are you buying the book for your child?"

'Nah, it's for me!"

With matching, wide grin.

Unapologetic.

Well, I'll forever be childlike.

That's how I understand the Bible.

As you can expect, I bought a Bible with LARGE letters.

I only care to know GOD's TRUTH.

No pretensions.

No distractions.

Just the WORD.

And yes, no need for pictures.

GOD's WORD suffices.

It is LIFE itself.


Make reading fun.

Write simply.

Design simply.

Write, to be read.

Don't write, to impress.

People want to learn.

Make it easy for them.

Pray to be born again.

WATCH how things will change.

You will create superb material.

Only because the SPIRIT of GOD is guiding you.

Let your work stand on those merits.

Don't worry who may buy.

SPIRIT will take care of that.

Faith, dear writers, teachers, designers, and publishers.

It's all about FAITH.

Let GOD take over.


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MINIMALIST design

  Romans 8:5-6 King James Version 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh;  but they that are after the Spirit t...