Dvorak’s New World Symphony

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) is known as one of the leading composers of Czech national music. His music is infused with the spirit of Bohemian folk song and dance. His Style Dvorak rarely quoted actual folk melodies but instead his works have a folk quality. In other words, they remind you of folk music that is…

My Antonia: Escaping into the countryside

I have always love, love, loved this book by Will Cather “My Antonia”! This blog is meant as a source of inspiration for my little group of flute friends as we are sheltering in place during the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Our big spring concert has been postponed/canceled and we don’t really know what the…

How Can We Encounter Jesus?

Happy Weekend and Thank you for joining me with this meditation. This is a fabulous painting by the little known Polish Artist: Henryk  Siemiradsky. This painting is 3.5 x 6 feet and so you can try to imagine the true size of the scene. Siemiradsky is famous for these kind of sunlight scenes from antiquity….

Meeting An Old Friend For the First Time

Meeting and Old Friend for the First Time by Adam R. Nettesheim Last Spring Jennifer and I spoke at “Harbor”, the Bible Lecture series at Pepperdine University. It was a wonderful to be in Malibu California and to see Jennifer again and to explore the conference together. We were honored to present a session called…

Gloria: Moses & the Israelites

Life is complicated. There are miss-communications and power struggles; hurts feelings and bruised pride and sometimes we find ourselves wondering in a desert of despair… What can we do when the dark voices inside our head are raging and we struggle to find the strength to attend our regular worship services? The following blog series…

Remain: A Lesson of Life

Remain:  A Lesson from the Life of Van Gogh’s Postman Friend contributed by Adam R. Nettesheim How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! ~ Psalm 133:1 “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”  Recently, our family…

GTA Advent Journey, Day 24 Incarnation

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day 
I would my true love did so chance 
To see the legend of my play,
To call my true love to my dance;
Sing, oh my love, oh my love, my love, my love,
This have I done for my true love

GTA Advent Journey Day 23: Blessedness

GTA Advent Journey Day Twenty-three: Blessedness Read Matthew 5:1-11 The Beatitudes through the lens of the Christmas story…Blessed are the: -poor in spirit–barren Elizabeth & Zachariah -those who mourn–The killing of the Innocents -the meek–those humble shepherds -those who hunger and thirst for righteousness–star gazing wise men -the merciful–compassionate Joseph -pure in heart–highly favored Mary…

GTA Advent Journey Day 22: Beginnings

This video is from my first talk at Pepperdine University Bible Lectures. A little reminder of how I began with discussing the mysteries of Annunciation paintings and what they can do for your spiritual reflection of God. Grace and Peace be with you:)