God Uses Us: Shackles and All

This week as we continue our Summer Blog Tour about Unshackled Faith we go to Jonathan Woodall who has some great thoughts about how God stretches and uses us through our questioning. It reminded me of this painting and post I wrote several years ago to celebrate the heroes of Faith. Mine Eyes Have Seen…

A Summertime Pause

Summertime is a time for stepping back and taking a break from our very hectic pace of life and enjoying some much needed quality time outdoors. I look forward to the warm temperatures and relaxed schedule that summer provides for me so that I might work on new projects; make  progress on my stack of…

Sowing the Seeds of Peace

I’m calling for an independant council. I hope you will join me. But I’m calling for a different kind of council…and that is one of peace. Dear Lord send us an independent counselor who can help all sides of this political and cultural civil discord that we are now experiencing, to sit down at the table together…

A Call For Prayer

I am looking forward to another great Advent season of classes at Evangelical Lutheran Church on Wednesday nights starting November 30th at 6:30-7:45 p.m. The downtown historic district of Frederick is full of beautiful churches  that have elegant spires watching over us as we travel through our busy week. These spires proudly contain church bells that harken us to…

Prayer Inside Out (Summer Blog Tour)

As I approached this week’s blog post about prayer I was reminded of this image that is so iconic and thought I would pair it with one of my favorite hymns. My guest blogger this week is someone I admire very much and so I hope you take his words to heart and may we…

The Joyful Sound: Facebook Live Event

I will be celebrating the official book launch of The Joyful Sound: Reflections on the Life of Christ in a Live Facebook Event on Sunday Evening June 26 at 8:00 p.m. EST. (5:00 p.m. pacific:) Please join me as I give tips on how to start and build your sacred arts library with  great resources I have used over the…