Church Mission Trip

Last Sunday my husband and I went on a long over due trip into D.C. to visit a few of my favorite paintings. In particular, the focus was to find all of the Frederick Edwin Church paintings that are housed in our nation’s capitol. Between the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Gallery of…

Cultivating Our Awe of God

Confession I must admit, I am guilty of forgetting the power of God. I become so caught up in my own problems that I forget how great is our God! Contemplation What kinds of things can we do to remind ourselves of the beauty and majesty of our Lord? What things should we consider dialing…

Love Songs, Dreams and Meditations

Big Weekend… Recital on Sunday at 3:00 so please pray for us that all goes well. I have really enjoyed working with Mark Edwards, guitar, and Adam Gonzalez, cello, on this wonderful program of Love Songs that will touch the heart and Dream Travels music that takes you on imaginary journeys of the mind. I…

A Balm in Gilead

OK, so it has been a rough week–and maybe even a rough month. I have been suffering long enough that I’m beginning to wonder if I will ever be completely whole again… Nothing that serious. It will pass and there will be healing, but it has caused me to pause with more compassion in my…

Adventures in Music and Healing

 I had coffee with my dear friend Diane this past week. I enjoyed hearing about her discovery of playing the harp and I was interested to learn more of how it had gotten her through a particularly dark time. Below is the story of her adventure into buying a Concert Harp. May it give you courage and…

A New Jerusalem that Springs from Our Hearts

   Week #6 Apostles’ Creed: “on the third day he rose from the dead…” The remarkable thing about the Resurrection is that no one actually sees it. We hear in Matthew about  “a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and…rolled back the stone…” in Mark the angel speaks; “He has risen!” in Luke there are…

Dreamscape: A Pilgrimage for Sunday Refreshment

Heaven is Home by Elizabeth Snyder, 24×32 oil on canvas, art student at Louisiana Tech Scenes of paradise haunt our thoughts as we long for the arrival of spring. Our hearts are searching the landscape for even the slightest hint of green and our skin is thirsty for the warmth of the sun. Still we…

The Secret to Long Life: “Music is a Dream”

Yesterday I took the day to get away with some dear friends and listen to wonderful flute players from our Mid-Atlantic region at the Washington D.C. Flute Fair in Reston Virginia.  I was reminded all throughout the day how important it is for all of us to constantly be refreshing ourselves through trying new things…

Agnus Dei: The Heart of the Matter

Seeing such places of great beauty give me pause. I stand amazed in the presence of such overwhelming opulence and I try to imagine the people who dedicated their worship of God in such a place. To gather each week around a table that is a vision of heaven on earth, I wonder..would this change…