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

Fantasy Exercise #1 The Crucifixion

Fantasy Exercise #1 The Crucifixion  How would you paint the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? There are so many versions of the scene and I think when we look at the work of another artist, we can get so caught up in trying to figure out what that artist is saying that…

Love in Action~Ruth

Hesed in Action in Ruth by Matt Stidham “Living in the Word” blog Our theme for this year’s Blog Tour is “Love in Action.” My mind goes many places when I think of that phrase. Of course, we think of Jesus giving his life for us, but my mind also goes to someone in Jesus’ earthly lineage….

Love in Action

I am happy to announce that it is time again for the annual summer blog tour. I am honored to share with these fine writers and fellow bloggers. I hope you will join us as we explore #Love in Action Guest Post: Peter Horne Love in Theory How many definitions do you know for love?…

Finding God in Nature

Recently, I went to visit the American Pre-Raphaelite exhibit at the National Gallery in Washington DC. There were many beautiful examples and I was struck by the work of Fidelia Bridges 1834-1923 who lived in Canaan Connecticut. She found the beauty of small things in nature. Known for her “microscopic details” and as William Trost…

Love in Action: Hands of Praise

This week, we are starting another season of the summer blog tour. This year our theme will be “Love in Action.” I look forward to posting things from some of my fellow writers in the coming weeks. So stay tuned… This post, will feature a new friend I made after visiting First Colony Church of…

Praising God: Sabbath Rest

I had the pleasure of attending an exhibit on Saturday that featured many of the paintings of American Pre-Raphaelite artists. This painting by Thomas Charles Farrer was one that really captured my imagination… Mount Tom, 1865, Thomas Charles Farrer, 1839-1891, oil on canvas, 15.9 x 24.2 inches, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Image Source…

The Art of Letter Writing

This year, for my New Year’s resolution, I decided that I would look for ways to revive some “old school” ways. I wanted to lay down my cell phone a bit more and break the horrible addiction of checking for emails and comments…to simplify things and relish the slow lane of life a little more…

Praising God: Stillness

There is something about this painting I find very appealing… Maybe it represents something to my subconscious mind. I feel like I could look at it for ages and never grow tired. I believe my mother had a reproduction of this painting hanging on the wall of our house in California, so it could represent…

Praising God: The Cloudscape

A dear friend of mine and a fellow blogger posted online that he was suddenly becoming more aware of how important it is to spend time in praise of God. And I thought “wow! amazingly simply but very profound.” and I am resolved to spend more time in praise. I hope to encourage you in…