GTA Advent Journey, Day 11: Sacred Moments

GTA Advent Journey Day Eleven: Sacred Moments These paintings are 4 Vermeer treasures that are in the National Gallery of Art collection in Washington D.C. Vermeer has a wonderful way of capturing the golden moments of everyday life. Notice how he captures the direction of the light in each painting. In this way, God’s light…

GTA Advent Journey, Day 10: Unity

GTA Advent Journey Day Ten: Unity Think of how wonderful it was that Isaiah wrote these words 700 years before Christ’s birth. “For unto us a Child is born!” Add to that, the heart warming thought of Handel in 1752 making them his own. “For unto us a Child is born!” Enjoy this video that…

Advent Journey, Day Eight: Small Gestures

GTA Advent Journey Day Eight: Small Gestures Sometimes God uses unexpected people in quiet ways to reach out to us…to comfort us, to tell us He is with us; that He cares….amazing how we forget sometimes that He is always near. Please read and consider I Kings 19: 9-12 The Lord said, “Go out and…

Advent Journey, Day Five: Deliverance

Advent Journey Day Five: Deliverance George Frederick Handel lived during the years  1685-1759 and is most famous for his powerful “Hallelujah Chorus” from his oratorio Messiah. He lived for most of his life in England during the Baroque period of music and art history. He wrote many other fine works that used “word painting” to spotlight…

Masters in this Hall

Just imagine if you were invited to a great banquet… Picture yourself sitting at a fine table with beautiful china and snow white linen table cloth and napkins… You have been invited to participate in the celebration of a new born king… Not just any king, but this young prince is the Son of God….

A Study in Red

As we continue in our search for new perspectives of the cross, I wanted to share this blog I originally posted last year. Fitting for this month as I meditated on the color red. Gazing at the numerous paintings by Rogier van der Weyden some time ago, I was struck by this work in particular and how…

Common Ground

Since our country is based on Christian principals and we know our “Founding Fathers” were praying people, what does that really mean to us today? How can we as modern Americans and representatives in our Christian community strive to fill their shoes? We are all so diverse in our beliefs…how can we find  Common Ground with those who are…

Seeing Others Inside Out

What a wonderful week of Olympic competition we have been able to watch this week from the comfort of our living rooms.  I love how this beautiful picture of Jesus has been the backdrop and set the tone throughout the games. I hope you will deeply consider Peter’s post. He is a dear friend of mine…

Simplicity Inside/Out

Just received a stack of new books and so started The Art of Pilgrimage by Phil Cousineau this week. One of the questions he asked was “Ask yourself what is absurd in your life right now.” My answer came back as worrying about things you have no control over. I loved these pictures taken by my…

Service Inside Out (Summer Blog Tour 2016)

 Time for a little Christmas in July:) This is a picture of the little church in the corn field that Simon and I frequently attend on Sunday morning. As you can see from the snow on the roof  this is a picture taken closer to Christmas than July. I am already looking forward to and…