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… (READ MORE)

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 a sinful man!” Jesus told him, “Don’t be… (READ MORE)

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 promote the case… (READ MORE)

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.  — easier to blend colors while still wet. [determine the body… (READ MORE)

Restoration of Jerusalem Walls

The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.  When I heard these things, I sat down and wept.  For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.”  Nehemiah… (READ MORE)

My Inheritance

“Now these are the areas the Israelites received as an inheritance in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the heads of the tribal clans of Israel allotted to them.”  Joshua 14:1 “So on… (READ MORE)

Led by Cloud & Fire, Day & Night

At the Lord’s command they encamped and at the Lord’s command they set out.  They obeyed the Lord’s order, in accordance with his command through Moses. Numbers 9:23   I always want to do something wonderful and exciting.  I want… (READ MORE)

A human life matters

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the… (READ MORE)

Thy Grace, My Faith

A man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus…  For if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.  Galatians 2:16, 21