Have you ever watched someone paint live during a worship service? Because I AM DOING THAT. My church is trying a new thing where we incorporate arts into worship – we even started a committee in order to make it happen! This is our first foray. The pastors are preaching a five-part series on Psalm … Continue reading “Painting During Worship”
My latest painting! This one is called “Intricately Woven in the Depths of the Earth” and is inspired by Psalm 139:15 and the Winter Solstice. I also wrote a poem to go with it and recite it in the video. Of course I got a word wrong. Full (correct) text is below. This painting has … Continue reading “Intricately Woven in the Depths of the Earth”
God, our country needs help. We don’t have one United States but two. Two sides torn apart by a fissure, and now we are just drifting away from each other. Politics is divided. Christianity is divided. Humanity is divided. The Divided States of America. Deliver us from this evil. I know that I must be … Continue reading “A Prayer for our Country”
In December of 2017, I was living life. I was in the beginning stages of building up my work as an artist. My website was up, and I had even started a newsletter and sent out some posts. And then I had a heart attack. My world was shaken. One of my trauma responses was to … Continue reading “Arting after a heart attack”
And oh goodness I’ve been angry. I’ve even wished some people dead. Some people (ahem) get COVID and I think “Yes! God has struck them down with the plague! This is righteous and justified.” So maybe I can check murder off that heathen to-do list.
How have you been feeling lately? Because I think a lot of us are afraid right now. There is, after all, so much to be afraid of. So much uncertainty – economic uncertainty, political uncertainty, health uncertainty. What are our lives going to be like on the other side of this pandemic? On the other … Continue reading “Step out of the boat”