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!!

Eastertide: A Season of Celebration

Eastertide: A season of celebration A period of several weeks after Easter Sunday, when Christians focus on Christ’s victory over sin and death. A season of joy and singing; gratitude for our blessedness; and dancing, because we know that we have arrived at the celebration of the bridegroom’s coming to the wedding feast. And yet,…

A Sacrifice of Love

All this month I focused on just one painting of Rogier van der Weyden called “The Seven Sacraments Altarpiece.”  I wanted to demonstrate how one painting could provide multiple perspectives and be worthy of extended meditation. I asked several friends of mine to comment on this painting using the following as their guide:  Community—Seasons—Sacrament— Sacrifice…

Looking to Christ as Our Healer

All this month, I am focusing on this painting by Rogier van der Weyden called “The Seven Sacraments Altarpiece.”   I have asked several friends of mine, who just happen to be women pastors, to comment on this painting using the following as their guide:  Community—Seasons—Sacrament— Sacrifice — Cross— Christ  I asked them: “Like the…

Living Beneath the Cross

All this month, I am focusing on this painting by Rogier van der Weyden called “The Seven Sacraments Altarpiece.”   I have asked several friends of mine, who just happen to be women pastors, to comment on this painting using the following as their guide:  Community—Seasons—Sacrament— Sacrifice — Cross— Christ  I asked them: “Like the…