Stillness: First Steps

…sitting in stillness really is an act of humility. As I silently position myself, I wait expectantly to hear from God. In this way, I am saying: “I don’t have all the answers” or “I am open to learn, to change, to answer your call.” “I can trust what you will show me.”

A Day of Western Art at the Briscoe

I’m also reminded of how many of these artists kept and important record of our history by painting scenes of a way of life and culture of the American West that has disappeared from our landscapes.

Without Excuse

What happens when we can no longer hear the mountains cry out in song, where the trees no longer clap their hands?

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.

Why We Pray: Blessing

Recently I have started back through my blog series called #whywepray.   My first post and reason for why we pray was to give solace to others. Having a prayer practice that expresses concern for others can soften our hearts and turn our attention more outward so we might strengthen and lift others up. Since these…

Why We Pray: Seeing

Looking back through some blog posts, I was drawn into this series I did in prayer and I thought it might deserve another run. I hope you find peace and inspiration.

Flowers in Blue

I love how Jodie is drawn to a subject before she completely understands why—She doesn’t have to have everything all worked out in advance. It becomes a journey for her and because of this, she is free to explore… to invent… to play… For me her work simply sings with the abundance of new life. 

Lighthouses

Since we recently considered Bridges, I thought it would be appropriate to continuing thinking on these simple kinds of images. In this way, I have drawn strength and gained God’s wisdom. I hope you will join me. We are keepers of the light. Just some sketched thoughts about LIGHTHOUSES AND LIGHTHOUSE KEEPING. They are towers…

Bridges

I love this painting. It has always been a part of my life because my mother had a reproduction of it on the cover of a cookie tin we got for Christmas one year. High Art! And so it has always been a treasure among her things. Vincent van Gogh must have been captured with…

GTA Advent Journey Day 19: Prince of Peace

GTA Advent Journey Day 19: Prince of Peace Without Jesus at the center of our being our hearts can become crusted over with hardness  imprisoning us with chains of fear and doubt. Yet the key to unlock the door is within our grasp. Nothing is impossible, only our pride shuts our prince of peace out….