Our Nakedness

Now that Spring is here and many of us are already changing our cloths over to lighter wear, I invite you to cast off your shoes and wander with me awhile in the Garden of Eden. What did we actually lose that day when Adam and Eve ate of the now famous forbidden fruit? The French Post- Impressionist…

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Sitting home today in the middle of snow storm, I have decided it is a wonderful day for a discussion of flowers:) Several years ago while on a car trip in New England, my husband and I stopped over in Hartford Conn, to visit the home of Mark Twain. It is quite spectacular and defiantly worth the trip,…

Heroes of Compassion

How can we make the story of the “Good Samaritan” come to life? What could gazing at this painting, by Van Gogh, potentially reveal that is new and undiscovered.  Possibly nothing, and yet I do enjoy gazing at the scene and thinking about why he might have chosen this story as his subject. Did it have some…

New Worlds of Science Fiction

How did God surprise you this year? Can you look back and see the journey of one year? or does it seem like only yesterday you were putting the Christmas tree away from last year’s celebrations? I pray that you take a moment or two, to reflect on those new discoveries you have made over…

Last Straws and Victory Dances

How does spending time in stillness with the art and music surrounding Jesus’ birth change us? How has it changed me? Looking back, I can see that these lessons of the incarnation have totally changed my Christian outlook on life. Discovering the importance of celebrating Christmas and learning how to make Jesus the reason for…

Deadlines and Miracle Workers

“Haven’t you ever longed for a deeper experience of Christmas, something more spiritual and a little less commercial? Perhaps you have always loved Christmas, but somewhere along the way it became so filled with obligations that you feel trapped, and you wish you could slow down and find simpler ways of celebrating the holiday. Wouldn’t…

Earth: Scattering Seeds Generously

All of us have our limitations. Limited time…limited money….limited experience, talents…so, how can we know where our resources are best spent?  How can we get the most return on our efforts and eliminate waste of any kind? God only knows….. This week I am spending a little time in the garden…Longwood Garden, which is one of the…

A Vision of Harmony

An image can hold so much meaning….it can capture the heart and even inspire a nation. This week as I step up to continue the Compadre’s Blog Tour  “The Glory of the Son” I want to share with you a little bit of the story of our nation’s capitol dome. A story that began in 1850 by southern…

Let the Glory of the Lord Rise Among Us!

Sometimes, when we view a painting it can seem so much like a fairytale that we struggle to make it personal and maybe we think there is no need. But, I have found that if I take the time to hold it close and let the colors and the rich abundance fill my heart I begin…

New Worlds of Diversity

How can we as individual Christians along with our church families strive for more diversity at home? Did Jesus teach us to be more inclusive during his short ministry? or do we have a right to think the world needs to learn how to vibrate at our speed to become more Christ like? Luncheon of the Boating Party,…