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

Music that Binds Us Together

In every class I teach, at some point, I will play Bach’s prelude for cello. It is one of my favorite pieces of music and I have found that it is a good way to introduce Bach to young listeners. I believe it is because this music really speaks to the heart of who Bach…

Elgar: The Poet

This performance of British composer Sir Edward Elgar’s (1857-1934) String Serenade in e minor features the string section of the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra playing some of the most celebrated string music of all time. I really enjoy watching string players as they pull the bow across the strings and their instrument becomes an extension of…

What we leave behind, and Where we must go from here

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” 1 John 3:16 NIV A Meditation on Eastman Johnson’s  The Girl I Left Behind Me  By Adam R. Nettesheim Sometimes I wonder… “how can we ever…

Dvorak’s New World Symphony

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) is known as one of the leading composers of Czech national music. His music is infused with the spirit of Bohemian folk song and dance. His Style Dvorak rarely quoted actual folk melodies but instead his works have a folk quality. In other words, they remind you of folk music that is…

My Antonia: Escaping into the countryside

I have always love, love, loved this book by Will Cather “My Antonia”! This blog is meant as a source of inspiration for my little group of flute friends as we are sheltering in place during the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Our big spring concert has been postponed/canceled and we don’t really know what the…

How Can We Encounter Jesus?

Happy Weekend and Thank you for joining me with this meditation. This is a fabulous painting by the little known Polish Artist: Henryk  Siemiradsky. This painting is 3.5 x 6 feet and so you can try to imagine the true size of the scene. Siemiradsky is famous for these kind of sunlight scenes from antiquity….

Meeting An Old Friend For the First Time

Meeting and Old Friend for the First Time by Adam R. Nettesheim Last Spring Jennifer and I spoke at “Harbor”, the Bible Lecture series at Pepperdine University. It was a wonderful to be in Malibu California and to see Jennifer again and to explore the conference together. We were honored to present a session called…

Gloria: Moses & the Israelites

Life is complicated. There are miss-communications and power struggles; hurts feelings and bruised pride and sometimes we find ourselves wondering in a desert of despair… What can we do when the dark voices inside our head are raging and we struggle to find the strength to attend our regular worship services? The following blog series…

Remain: A Lesson of Life

Remain:  A Lesson from the Life of Van Gogh’s Postman Friend contributed by Adam R. Nettesheim How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! ~ Psalm 133:1 “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”  Recently, our family…