The Martian

The Martian Finally, I went to see the movie. The movie’s main theme is the survival of one human being, Mark Watney (Matt Damon), abandoned on Mars .  . In the year 2035 the crew of the Ares III w...

Born Blind

Lord, I can see now. The powers that be tell me that you are a sinner. “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know.  I was blind but now I see.”  (John 9:25)  I told the...

Lost sheep, lost coin and lost son (Luke 15)

The son of a rich man ran away. After suffering severe hardship and deprivation, he decides to return home and tell his father “I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your ...

Merry Christmas!

The meaning of Christmas is like a mustard seed. When we first hear it as a child, it is just a story – a cute baby Jesus lying in a manger surrounded by animals, shepherds, angels and wise men from...

Seize the day

I read Luke 5 this morning.  Jesus called his first disciples at the Lake of Gennesaret.  After  seeing Jesus performing a miracle, Peter was afraid and told Him “Go away from me, Lord; I am...

Hosea 11 – I will settle them in their home.

How can I give you up Ephraim?  How can I hand you over Israel?… My heart is changed within me; my compassion is aroused. …  I will not carry out my fierce anger nor will I devastate Eph...

Jeremiah 5 – What will You do in the end?

Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful and have grown fat and sleek.  Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not seek Justice. They do not prom...

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast?

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your wall...

Painting the fruit

Color decisions – body color – body shadows – highlights & reflected lights (how & where) – reserve enough time to finish each piece of fruit at 1 sitting.  — ea...