Sacred Simplicity

Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s spirit lives in you? ~ I Corinthians 3:16

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…

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…

Sailing in the Light of God

It can be the most upsetting  when we feel we are confidently walking on water and suddenly we are blindsided by a crisis turning our world upside down. Like Peter, a huge wave of doubt can crash in and knock us all off balance… emotionally. How can we find comfort and peace amid the inevitable storms that come our way? By trusting in the…

Light-Silence-Seed-Germination

It is surprising how God works within each of us to gently guide us towards transformation. While there are always tremendous mile markers; the loss of a job, a graduation or maybe the sudden loss of a loved one, if we look carefully we will realize God is usually quietly doing his work day by day. As you look…

New Worlds of Science Fiction

How did God surprise you this year? Can you look back and see the journey of one year? or does it seem like only yesterday you were putting the Christmas tree away from last year’s celebrations? I pray that you take a moment or two, to reflect on those new discoveries you have made over…

Jesus: Extreme Seeking

How can we learn to find Jesus more in our daily life? How can we feel closer to him as we go about our work each week? And how can we find pieces of ourselves with in the pages of our Bible text? Recently, I heard myself say that I felt like Zacchaeus trying to…

Christ is the Conduit of God’s Love

This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles. file source Listen to this interview of Dali by Mike Wallace I will not pretend to completely understand this work, but instead point out some of the things to view and then follow it with my own…

Young People Don’t Want the Easy Button

I have discovered a new approach recently and it is one that might surprise you. After 12 years of teaching music history, I decided one day to go into class and instead of my normal enthusiasm for the topic,  I told them that we were going to hear the story of Mozart today and frankly…it is…

New Perspectives: God Given Problems

It is difficult at times to see things clearly. We can be so focused on certain elements of our life that we completely miss what is standing right in front of us. However, we know that it can be important to get a new perspective on things to solve our problems. This is why we…