GTA Advent Journey, Day 14: Illumination

“If God wants you to know Him in a truer way, He will create the circumstances that drive you to seek Him more deeply. He creates the path. And then He is the light of understanding that shines within you….And as I have told you, He wants us to live with hope and expectancy, believing He is going to reveal himself to us more and more. For God wants to be seen. And He wants us to seek. And He moves closer to us when we are expectant of His coming.”  ~ Julian of Norwich, Rekindling the Inner Fire Series, David Hazard

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…

God thru the Arts-Advent Journey: Traditions

  Join me for this God thru the Arts-Advent Journey through the arts of Christmas. Each day I will post a new painting, poem, or piece of music to help you slow down and savor the reason for the season. Day One Reflect on your favorite Christmas memory and consider how the meaning of the season…

My Retreat Interview

Last month, I had the pleasure of appearing on Tina Korte’s program called: “The Power of One” I hope you can join us for this conversation of connecting with God thru the Arts. In Jesus Name, Florida Retreat, April 3, 2019

In Jesus’ Name: Son of God

When I was a child, I spoke as a child… How do we address Jesus? What do we call him most often? Do we visualize him as we speak to him in prayer? or do we speak directly to God and by pass Jesus only using his name to endorse our prayers? When I was…

Silent Night

After a long day of activities, I relish bedtime… It is wonderful to slide in-between clean sheets-soft blanket-and take a moment to pause over a treasured book so that I might quiet my thoughts enough to drift into sleep… And yet the house can seem ominous at times when the an unfamiliar sound breaks the…

Devotions of Triumph

Striking a balance between our private devotional time and our corporate worship is a challenge as we seek to live by faith in the cross of Jesus Christ our Lord. But striking a balance we must as one feeds the other. I have discovered over many years of failed attempts that unless I am spending…