Author Archives: E.J.

For those who like hearing about God From EJ

editors note: I promised EJ we would share for those that would love to follow her on her new blog that she could share the link before she left us.  Here’s her post-

I have started a blog called God’s Morning and would love for you to visit and share. It is for people who love God, Christ, the Holy Spirit and desire to know and walk more closely with Him. www.godsmorning.live

 

Love, EJ

Dear GMG Friends

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After over five and half years as an author on GMG, the time has come for me to take my leave and follow a different path. I love Gloucester and have truly enjoyed being a part of GMG, getting to know and love fellow authors, friends of the blog and, of course, Joey and his family. We had many great times on Madfish Wharf at Khan Studio and the GMG gallery, during weekly mug ups, art openings, Nights on the Neck, get-togethers for no particular reason except to get together, Rocky Neck plunges, group exhibits in various places, Christmas parties at Fred’s and more. GMG is made up of a great, unique and talented group of contributors and devoted readers.

As has become obvious, to the great chagrin of some, after being a silent Christian spending too much time in the world and not enough time with Him, God has clearly called me to come out of it and focus only on Him, to be prepared for the times we are coming into. During the course of my posting of the Revelation Series, which Joey graciously allowed me to do, even though it was viewed by some as religion, many readers contacted me, some on blog, many off, to say how grateful they were for the “voice crying out in the wilderness”. When you have a deep and abiding love of someone or something that you cannot talk about, you have no choice but to leave. Imagine if Donna could not talk about her grandkids, Felicia about her cooking, St. Joseph’s Feast or St. Peter’s Novena, Kim about her butterflies, or Paul about RD. For those who despise, disbelieve or just feel they have no need of God, you can feel safe again on GMG.

To those whom God is calling and would like to stay connected, please email me at khanstudio@comcast.net. I intend to start a blog for sharing and discussions centered on God, His abundant blessings on us, and how He is calling us in these times. He is doing a work in Gloucester—calling His to stand up, be counted and come together. This is not about religion or Church—two institutions of man that have in large part miserably failed God in his courtship with mankind—it is about the most important relationship we can have in life. Anyone who is not turned off by God, feel free to come by the Hobbit House and visit any time.

To those who say “good riddance”, know that you are still loved, and no offense is taken. I and other believers in Gloucester continue to pray for all of Cape Ann and beyond.

Wishing all the best to everyone in GMG land, EJ

PS Those organizations and others for whom I have done postings, such as Cape Ann Forum and Rocky Neck Art Colony, please contact Joey so he can direct you on what he needs for future postings.

Old Pung Gets a New Keel

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I wish I had gotten a photo of the rough hewn board this beautiful finished piece of work started from. Larry Dahlmer  created the keel in two pieces–the one shown will go in the stern of Old Pung. In the first photo, you can see him underneath the boat preparing to install it. I found it amazing that Larry does all this work wearing open sandals.

E.J. Lefavour

Bird Mancini and T Max at the Cultural Center

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T Max has become a well known fixture here in Gloucester, and many of you may have caught great performances by Bird Mancini during Nights on the Neck in years past, or at their prior Beatles performance with T Max at the Cultural Center. Great musicians and a performance you can’t help but reminisce and move to.

E.J. Lefavour

On Homosexuality Post Deleted and editors comment replaced)

Joey writes-

I have deleted EJ’s writing and replaced this with my response that I posted to the people on Facebook that think I greenlighted or agree with EJ’s comment.-

You all realize that this wasn’t written by me and that I wasn’t even aware of it til I saw a comment about it and as soon as I saw it and I addressed it in the comments on that post.

I know EJ and I know she does not have bad intentions. She crossed the no religion line that all our contributors are explained when they get on board. She was wrong to do that. If you know her you know she’s anything but a bigot and is one of the most loving people you’d ever meet. I KNOW she did not mean to offend although she clearly unintentionally has. We had a conversation about this and will not be posting her religious views again.

You can read my comments on the post that I wrote on it as soon as I found out about it and know that I did not write nor condone her writing this post. I do believe that people trying to paint her as racist or bigoted simply don’t know her. She’s got something going on with her God. It’s her thing and GMG will not be the forum for her to preach about it. I ask that the people that profess to live tolerant, accepting lives be tolerant of EJ.

I’m disappointed that she wrote what she wrote on GMG knowing our policy but I’m not going to go into hysterics about it either. It is being taken down and replaced with this,  my comment explaining why it was not approved by me nor condoned by me.  

Our contributors post on their own and I generally don’t see their posts til the next day.

Tin Can Sally at Gallery 53

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Gloucester’s Tin Can Sally to show at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck

53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Gallery hours, Daily, 10:00-6:00 PM

Tin Can Sally is the second artist in the Summer Artist Series at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck. Her show opens on Wednesday, June 8, with the gala opening reception on Saturday, June 11, from 6-8 pm. The public is invited.

Tin Can Sally (Sally Seamans) creates birds, fish, jewelry, collages, mobiles, and more from printed tin containers of all shapes and sizes. She finds tins at yard sales, flea markets, antique shops and serendipity. She is a tin hunter/gatherer. Some of the tins she uses are olive oil, cookie, coffee, tea, candy, biscuit, soy sauce, mustard, ethnic foods, popcorn and sewing tins. “I greatly appreciate any tins that are kindly recycled my way,” says Semans. She is also known as Sally Seamans of Gloucester, MA

 

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