A Matter of Timing…

But as I paused, I decided that there is something more to be done with God thru the Arts and I earnestly prayed to God for renewed inspiration.

Grief Work 2 – Reflection

It was important to notice and give myself permission to enjoy something and yes thank God for the blessing of the nice weather or the dear friend who listened.

Grief Work – 1 Emotional Noise

In those earliest days after her passing, I can only describe my feelings towards God as a sort of “white out” effect. Try as I might, I just couldn’t feel his presence in my life.

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 will have trouble“. There’s…

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.