We Shall Rise Again by Adam Nettesheim I was flipping through an art history book and this painting caught my eye. Resurrection depictions invite emotion, certainly, but this one in particular met me today in a unique way. The times we are living in feel like a fulfillment of Christ’s warning “In this world you…

Why We Pray: Blessing

Recently I have started back through my blog series called #whywepray.   My first post and reason for why we pray was to give solace to others. Having a prayer practice that expresses concern for others can soften our hearts and turn our attention more outward so we might strengthen and lift others up. Since these…

Why We Pray: Solace

Confession: I don’t pray as often as I should. I get busy-distracted-tired and sometimes I just can’t see the point. Discouragement sets in and then complacency… Piling on: Most days I can see the benefits to social media, but then sometimes I feel too connected… “How can I do any of this justice?” I think. The…

Why We Pray: Seeing

Looking back through some blog posts, I was drawn into this series I did in prayer and I thought it might deserve another run. I hope you find peace and inspiration.

The Art of George Catlin

George Catlin has a very impressive catalogue of more than 500 paintings of the Native Americans of the Great Plains. It was his mission to record their images for future generations to have a greater understanding of their proud culture. He writes ” by the aid of my brush and my pen, to rescue from…

Flowers in Blue

I love how Jodie is drawn to a subject before she completely understands why—She doesn’t have to have everything all worked out in advance. It becomes a journey for her and because of this, she is free to explore… to invent… to play… For me her work simply sings with the abundance of new life.