Why We Pray: Believe

Reason: We pray because we believe! Yes, we pray as a practice and discipline of our faith but in doing so we stand firm in our resolve to proclaim our trust in a living and active God who allows us to come boldly before his throne! #whywepray The Painting: As our final look at prayer,…

Why We Pray: Blessing

Last week I started a blog series called #whywepray and my first post and reason for why we pray was to give solace to others. Having a prayer practice that expresses concern for others can soften our hearts and turn our attention more outward so we might strengthen and lift others up. Reason #2: We…

May We See!

This week, as we approach the most holy day of the year, I am very busy┬ápreparing the music for Easter Sunday. If you have been following God thru the Arts recently you may have noticed my friend and fellow art lover Adam Nettesheim and his wonderful series on the Stations of the Cross. I encourage…

A Personal Perspective

When I sat down to write my second book I knew I wanted to feature the Cross, but somehow picking the image that would speak for me was overwhelming. I thought: Who am I to define the cross? Surely there are those who have much more theological training. Why would God want me to write…

Jesus Calls Us to Love Each Other

The prophet Isaiah writes: “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrow, and familiar with suffering.” ~ Isaiah 53:3 and the Psalmist David also spoke of his suffering in such a way that we can hear Jesus speaking these words: “You know [O Lord] how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all…