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…

Common Ground

Since our country is based on Christian principals and we know our “Founding Fathers” were praying people, what does that really mean to us today? How can we as modern Americans and representatives in our Christian community strive to fill their shoes? We are all so diverse in our beliefs…how can we find  Common Ground with those who are…

Seeing Others Inside Out

What a wonderful week of Olympic competition we have been able to watch this week from the comfort of our living rooms.  I love how this beautiful picture of Jesus has been the backdrop and set the tone throughout the games. I hope you will deeply consider Peter’s post. He is a dear friend of mine…

Simplicity Inside/Out

Just received a stack of new books and so started The Art of Pilgrimage by Phil Cousineau this week. One of the questions he asked was “Ask yourself what is absurd in your life right now.” My answer came back as worrying about things you have no control over. I loved these pictures taken by my…

Service Inside Out (Summer Blog Tour 2016)

 Time for a little Christmas in July:) This is a picture of the little church in the corn field that Simon and I frequently attend on Sunday morning. As you can see from the snow on the roof  this is a picture taken closer to Christmas than July. I am already looking forward to and…

Experiencing Miracles Inside Out

Questioning authenticity~ historical accuracy~contextual studies~foundational truths… these were the watchwords of my youth. And there too, how many times have I practiced making statements that disqualified my faith? Statements such as: We can’t really know the actual day of Jesus’ birth…  There must have been a logical explanation for the star that led the wise men to see the…

I Heard the Birds Singing

I heard the birds singing this morning. Their sweet melodies came whispering through my sleep…faint and distant. I have renewed my interest in the Native American Indian and the spiritual quality of their art. At this point, I can not see the destination but I am thankful for this God given interest in the beauty…

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…

“O For a Heart to Praise My God”

We can find inspiration in all kinds of places… if we allow our eyes and our hearts to stay open to all the possibilities. I love how this artist shares with us a vision of the angels, like pure little babies, spilling out of heaven to share in the Annunciation of Jesus’ birth. Sharing the gospel…