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…

A Christmas Card from Loveland CO

I must admit there are days I wonder if anyone is listening…if maybe all the time spent to write, produce, publish and market a book, has been worth all the effort. If I let myself, I can get to feeling pretty down…As artists, the world doesn’t really give us a parade very often and the pay off…

Seeing Christmas

Just a few of the many sights that surround me here in the Frederic/Washington D.C. area. We have a lovely tradition here in Frederick that all the Churches downtown will have an open-house the day after Christmas. It is a wonderful time to see the interior of these beautiful churches in my community and share…

Forty-Day Advent Journey, Week Two at a Glance

Forty-Day Advent Journey Day Eight: Small Gestures Sometimes God uses unexpected people in quiet ways to reach out to us…to comfort us, to tell us He is with us; that He cares….amazing how we forget sometimes that He is always there. Read I Kings 19: 9-12 and think of how God blesses you in quiet…

Forty-Day Advent Journey: Day Nine, God’s Eyes

Forty-Day Advent Journey Day Nine: God’s Eyes The key to finding the deeper meaning of Christmas is to view the gift of God’s son as a gift of love…to view God as a god who is reaching out to us in tenderness. In my earthbound heart it helps me to imagine looking into His eyes…and when…

Day Eight: Behold the Lord Passeth By

Forty-Day Advent Journey Day Eight: Small Gestures Sometimes God uses unexpected people in quiet ways to reach out to us…to comfort us, to tell us He is with us; that He cares….amazing how we forget sometimes that He is always there. Read I Kings 19: 9-12 and think of how God blesses you in quiet…

Forty-Day Advent Journey: Week One at a Glance

Forty-day Advent Journey Day One: Reflect on your favorite Christmas memory and consider how the meaning of the season has changed for you during your life. I remember as a child, all the beauty of the beautifully wrapped packages under the tree…all the joy of giving and receiving…all the planning and anticipation. Share with me your…

Forty-Day Advent Journey Day Four

Forty-day Advent Journey, Day Four: Comfort As time allows, read Isaiah chapter 40 today. This is perhaps one of the most encouraging and beautiful chapters of the Bible. The opening verses actually open Handel’s Messiah. Lovely! Pick out your favorite verse from this chapter and copy it into your journal. Why do you think your…

Advent Journey Day Two

Advent Journey Day Two: Read Psalm 46, below, and notice the phrase that strikes a new chord of awareness within you.                                                                      …