Meditating on God’s Word

…He has filled the hungry with good things. ~ Luke 1:53 Just a little mini devotional this week. A few bits and pieces of things I jotted down in my journal. The music is lovely and I hope you will be able to follow the link to YouTube to find it and have a listen….

Listening to God’s Word

Gazing at this scene, I long for a simpler time. One without cell phones and touch screens and emails. I can admire these rural people and connect with the idea of coming together as a community to listen to God’s word being read aloud. I can imagine the sound of the quietly ticking clock on…

Reading God’s Word

I love to read. You can always find a large stack of books next to my bed and summertime, to my mind, is made for catching up on my reading:)  The contents of my stack of books, as you might expect, is a generous mixture of theological books with a healthy and diverse infusion of…

Podcast: Henry Ossawa Tanner

On this episode of “Seeking God Thru the Arts” we will be looking at the work of Henry Ossawa Tanner who was an American painter born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1859. I will be joined by Adam Nettesheim who regularly posts to my Facebook page called God thru the Arts.  In our discussion we’ll be…

Treasuring Spring

Claude Monet brilliantly conveys sunlight, shining through the leaves of a tree by placing “unblended dabs of color” on the skirt and grass surrounding his subject of a woman reading. It is his wife, Camille, he observes quietly reading as she has positioned herself under the shelter of some low hanging branches. The spot seems…

Old Soul Quotes: Tree

Originally posted on My Way Home:
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. –  Isaiah 55:12 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye…

Tough Talk

I must admit that there are certain teachings of Jesus that are difficult to hear. I prize and certainly adore his great sermons, but parts of his teachings I really don’t spend time relishing. I do this by reading over the passage quickly to scan for the parts I hold close to my heart. I love…

A Voice Crying in the Wilderness

  Not sure why I am so drawn to this painting, but there is just something about it that really speaks to my soul. So let’s unpack it together. Painted in 1890, it is the last painting Van Gogh produced in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France, shortly before he died. It is sort of a last testimony if…

Divine Encounters

We have all worried about the future. Maybe we have even said: “Well it won’t matter because I won’t be around to see it.” “That won’t happen in my lifetime..” But is this God’s view of things? Does God want us to just keep our heads down and not rock the boat? Or does he…

Seeking God thru the Arts II

We are excited to share our second video podcast with the wordpress community. I am really enjoying putting these conversations together with my friend and GTA contributor Adam Nettesheim. I hope you will consider subscribing to our Youtube channel:) Thanks!!