White Space

This one doesn't have a bible verse attached to it, I just wanted to do something fun and easy because the REAL painting I'm working on is so much more difficult than I had imagined it would be. I have been thinking about "white space" lately, because last year I did a drawing where the…

The Book of Jonah

REFLECTION FOR OPEN PRAIRIE UCC - SUNDAY, AUGUST 12th, 2018 Whenever I hear about Jonah, a picture pops into my mind of Jonah being swallowed by a whale (the bible calls it a big fish, but I learned it as a whale). Jonah is one of the top ten bible stories I learned in Sunday…

crux 2018

In the family I grew up in, my parents and relatives hung crosses above their beds. If I think back to the places I've lived after I moved away, I'm pretty sure I've always had some kind of cross above my bed. First it was a simple wooden cross that I received as a gift.…

Weiwei’s “TRACE”

I remember watching the Olympics in Beijing, and hearing them refer to the "bird's nest" stadium. It really did look kind of a like a bird's nest, designed by an artist named Ai Weiwei. I wanted to write about the experience we had today seeing some of Ai's artwork. But first, here's what little I…

Body Lab Workbook

If you stumbled upon this little book in a dusty attic or a musty basement, would you be interested? I don't know how to illustrate the other pages. In the meantime, I've already put too much work into this little project to have it sitting in some drawer forever. so, -=  It Is What It…

The Red Words

or... “A letter about my anxiety at a weekly Bible Study Group” I've been thinking about a particular night at my weekly Bible Study Group. If you were there and I hurt your feelings, I apologize. There was something nagging at me that night, and although I used the wrong approach to try to describe…

Why God Created Electricity

Why God Created Electricity It seems appropriate that the bible would start at the very beginning. The first verse, of the first chapter, of the first book of the bible says GENESIS 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth” Let’s think about that first sentence… Moses probably wasn't trying to write…

Unpleasant Memories

Today I’m thinking about MEMORIES. I’ve been noticing something happening in my spiritual life. I think I’m on the path, walking in the light, and yet I continue to have memories of the way I was in the past. I’m reminded of a time when I was particularly selfish or hurtful. These are memories I’m…