For God so loved the world that he gave us his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (niv) Many of us have heard this passage our entire lives. But what does an open and loving view of God’s gift of Jesus look like…
Tag: Christian Art
Practicing Stillness: At the Cross
How can I drink more deeply of the waters that flow freely from the fountain of love that is Christ’s sacrifice?
Practicing Stillness: Awaken the Senses
Out of all the stories that surround Jesus, Mary, gives us the best picture of stillness. Without realizing it, she has become our poster child for listening intently.
Practicing Stillness: Stepping Into Scripture
I am normally so drawn to color but if you stop and really take a moment you will see that this image glows with heavenly light.
Practicing Stillness: Train up a Child…
In all of the efforts undertaken to protect the Christchild… what time is there for stillness? Or silliness for that matter? How can we make time for myrth and music when we feel stretched beyond our capacity daily? When ‘free time’ is scarce and, sometimes the only thing that feels possible is attempting to recover for the next push?
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.
I hope you will spend a little time with this painting/poem/choral combination.
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.