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,…

Seeking New Horizons at Home: Part Three

How can we learn to embrace the future that God has waiting for each of us? As we consider the ideas of transformation of last week, let us press on to the goal and lean into filling our hearts with the creative energy to thrive in these new landscapes of the heart. In walking through the…

Christ is the Conduit of God’s Love

This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles. file source Listen to this interview of Dali by Mike Wallace I will not pretend to completely understand this work, but instead point out some of the things to view and then follow it with my own…

A New Jerusalem that Springs from Our Hearts

   Week #6 Apostles’ Creed: “on the third day he rose from the dead…” The remarkable thing about the Resurrection is that no one actually sees it. We hear in Matthew about  “a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and…rolled back the stone…” in Mark the angel speaks; “He has risen!” in Luke there are…

Dreamscape: A Pilgrimage for Sunday Refreshment

Heaven is Home by Elizabeth Snyder, 24×32 oil on canvas, art student at Louisiana Tech Scenes of paradise haunt our thoughts as we long for the arrival of spring. Our hearts are searching the landscape for even the slightest hint of green and our skin is thirsty for the warmth of the sun. Still we…

New Perspectives: God Given Problems

It is difficult at times to see things clearly. We can be so focused on certain elements of our life that we completely miss what is standing right in front of us. However, we know that it can be important to get a new perspective on things to solve our problems. This is why we…