A Great Advent/Christmas Book

This is my first book which features the art and music that has surrounded the Nativity story for generations. Currently 57% discounted price on Amazon, this is a good time to pick-up copies to prepare for an Advent class or personal reflections during the Christmas season. From Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria and much more, these…

Kyrie: Lord Have Mercy

Palestrina, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Bruckner, Rutter, Bernstein and many many more. These posts will endeavor to explore the meaning of each of the 5 parts of the Mass and give you scripture, text and musical examples to bring them closer to home.

Pause~ Passion Week

When I allowed myself to deeply gaze into the story with the use of this painting, I realized that I have a Lord and King who has washed me, though I don’t fully understand it. He is willing to kneel at my feet and this thought opens and humbles me.

Behold ~ Passion Week

It strikes me that Jesus entered the city of His birth, while in His mother’s womb, as she rode on a donkey – and then He entered the city of His death on a donkey as well. This painting is a foreshadowing of Palm Sunday.

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…

Stones of Hope part II

The Sculpture As the pilgrims approached Chartres Cathedral, they would begin to see an experience the stories of the Bible as told through sculpture. There are some 10,000 carved statues within and without Chartres. These statues, as one would expect, portrayed favorite characters from the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible and together…