Podcast: Henry Ossawa Tanner

On this episode of “Seeking God Thru the Arts” we will be looking at the work of Henry Ossawa Tanner who was an American painter born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1859. I will be joined by Adam Nettesheim who regularly posts to my Facebook page called God thru the Arts.  In our discussion we’ll be…

Seeking God thru the Arts

I am proud to announce our first podcast! This is a dream come true and an answer to prayer. We plan to release one podcast a month. Each video will feature a discussion focused on either an artists or a type of painting. The idea behind this is to share with our audience the process…

In Memoriam: 2016

New Years Eve always brings with it a bittersweet feeling as we look back and remember those who passed away during 2016. There were so many greats silenced this year, I will not try to list them all, but instead share with you just a few that touched my life in a special way. Glenn Frey died…

Lessons and Carols 2016

For those of you who may not be able to attend a Christmas Eve Service, this blog post is especially for you. These are just a few of my favorite carols and performances that herald the coming of God’s only son Jesus Christ into the world. There is something for everyone. I hope you enjoy:) O…

Pictures of Faith

From the earliest days of our Christian heritage, people have been expressing their faith through imagery. These pictures became tools of their devotion so they might focus their thoughts on a humanistic vision of Jesus. This image from the 2nd century, illustrates beautifully early Christian’s love and devotion to Mary. Through her, they connected more deeply to Christ’s humanity and in the process found little pieces of themselves…

Two Socks

Because I am involved in several different projects that fill me up with great delight, I wanted to simply share with you two things that came colliding into my awareness this week. First I revisited one of my favorite movies Dances with Wolves.  I was once again transported into another time with the beautiful score…

Day Eight: Behold the Lord Passeth By

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…

Forty-Day Advent Journey: Week One at a Glance

Forty-day Advent Journey Day One: Reflect on your favorite Christmas memory and consider how the meaning of the season has changed for you during your life. I remember as a child, all the beauty of the beautifully wrapped packages under the tree…all the joy of giving and receiving…all the planning and anticipation. Share with me your…

Forty-Day Advent Journey, Day Three: History

Reflect today on our long history of Christian heritage and consider how we are strengthened by remembering those who have come before us. The  Truth Sent From Above This is the truth sent from above, The truth of God, the God of love, Therefore don’t turn me from your door, But hearken all both rich…

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

In honor of my 25th wedding anniversary, I thought we could all Fly a Kite:) This is a recreation of the moment this song was written and shows beautifully the power of music to bring people together.     Enjoy! Dear Lord help us to live in the present and to fully enjoy the great…