Follow the Leader

As a Dad I get pretty worried about how I’m doing. I wonder if I’m equipping my kids enough to inherit the every increasingly scary world that’s outside our door.

Gloria: Moses & the Israelites

Life is complicated. There are miss-communications and power struggles; hurts feelings and bruised pride and sometimes we find ourselves wondering in a desert of despair… What can we do when the dark voices inside our head are raging and we struggle to find the strength to attend our regular worship services? The following blog series…

Remain: A Lesson of Life

Remain:  A Lesson from the Life of Van Gogh’s Postman Friend contributed by Adam R. Nettesheim How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! ~ Psalm 133:1 “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”  Recently, our family…

GTA Advent Journey Day 12: The Mission

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 This painting by Raphael is from the High Renaissance and demonstrates a perfection of…

GTA Advent Journey, Day 11: Sacred Moments

GTA Advent Journey Day Eleven: Sacred Moments These paintings are 4 Vermeer treasures that are in the National Gallery of Art collection in Washington D.C. Vermeer has a wonderful way of capturing the golden moments of everyday life. Notice how he captures the direction of the light in each painting. In this way, God’s light…

GTA Advent Journey, Day 10: Unity

GTA Advent Journey Day Ten: Unity Think of how wonderful it was that Isaiah wrote these words 700 years before Christ’s birth. “For unto us a Child is born!” Add to that, the heart warming thought of Handel in 1752 making them his own. “For unto us a Child is born!” Enjoy this video that…

Advent Journey, Day Eight: Small Gestures

GTA 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 near. Please read and consider I Kings 19: 9-12 The Lord said, “Go out and…

Advent Journey, Day Five: Deliverance

Advent Journey Day Five: Deliverance George Frederick Handel lived during the years  1685-1759 and is most famous for his powerful “Hallelujah Chorus” from his oratorio Messiah. He lived for most of his life in England during the Baroque period of music and art history. He wrote many other fine works that used “word painting” to spotlight…

Masters in this Hall

Just imagine if you were invited to a great banquet… Picture yourself sitting at a fine table with beautiful china and snow white linen table cloth and napkins… You have been invited to participate in the celebration of a new born king… Not just any king, but this young prince is the Son of God….

A Study in Red

As we continue in our search for new perspectives of the cross, I wanted to share this blog I originally posted last year. Fitting for this month as I meditated on the color red. Gazing at the numerous paintings by Rogier van der Weyden some time ago, I was struck by this work in particular and how…