Daily Pursuit

My Inspiration Time for a little Vincent. He is such a favorite of many of my friends and will always be a source of light and inspiration. May God continue to bless dear Vincent and hold him close within his care. These are just a few of his works that I had never noticed before….

Annunciation Paintings

This video is from my first talk at Pepperdine University Bible Lectures. A little reminder of how I began with discussing the mysteries of Annunciation paintings and what they can do for your spiritual reflection of God.

Finding Our Spiritual Roots

The Christmas celebrations have come and gone for another year… Hopefully you are still enjoying all the lights and decorations… Just a few more days to linger with family and friends before we dive into our New Year’s resolutions. When all is said and done, I pray that you are able to reflect on all…

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….

Be Our Guest Once More

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into your hearts by the Holy Spirit whom he has given us.”  ~ Romans 5:5 I’m not sure what I use to think…it has been some time now that my eyes have been opened to the abundant nature of God’s love –…

Changing the Vibration

Somehow I keep allowing Satan to get his punches in on me… I keep allowing him to give me these total body blows to my self-esteem and positive attitude. Sometimes it happens in one great big sucker punch bringing me to my knees as I become blinded by emotional and spiritual pain. But most times,…

Armchair Pilgrim

As we enter into this month of harvest, I must admit that the idea of pilgrimage has recently held a certain fascination for me. Not sure why…but maybe it is the idea of journey… to a far away land… to discover untold mysteries and to enlighten my spiritual mind. While I do enjoy travel, I…

Lessons and Carols 2016

For those of you who may not be able to attend a Christmas Eve Service, this blog post is especially for you. These are just a few of my favorite carols and performances that herald the coming of God’s only son Jesus Christ into the world. There is something for everyone. I hope you enjoy:) O…

A New York Nativity

I always enjoy when an artist takes a classic tale and places it in a  modern backdrop. It is beneficial, I believe, because it allows us to see the story from a new perspective. By wading into the vision of the artist, we can be touched in a new way as he or she captures and conveys a universal message to…

The Greatest Story Ever Told: 7 Tips for Christmas Services

Each year at the end of the Fall semester, I always enjoy having my college music students play Christmas carols. I find that you are never to old or to young to enjoy this music and the students really appreciate the break from all the pressures of their final exams.  A couple of years ago, however,…