Category Archives: artwork

Meeting C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite Christian authors. It can take some thought to get the point he is making in some of his writings, but the effort is well worth the understanding that I gain. Some time ago … Continue reading

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God’s Authentic Artisans

Sculpture is 3-D art. It can be made with marble, glass, metal, wood, plastics. It can be carved or cast, welded or painted. There can be sculpture using light, sound, water, kinetic (moving), land art, and environmental enhancements. It’s just … Continue reading

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Creativity– Coloring Outside the Lines

“So God created human beings in his own image.     In the image of God he created them;     male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 “Christianity is not about learning how to live within the lines; Christianity is about the joy … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Manage Your Depression

Adapted from New Life Ministries 1. Do not expect too much from yourself too soon, as this will only accentuate feelings of failure. Avoid setting difficult goals or taking on ambitious new responsibilities until you’ve solidly begun a structured treatment process. … Continue reading

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Worship is All that Really Matters

“Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. They can’t fast while the groom is with them.”  Mark 2:19 This whole idea of celebrating is often at odds with religious sensibilities.  “Too much liberty and … Continue reading

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Are You Getting Enough Mercy in Your Daily Diet?

“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.” Matt. 5:6 If you have been given mercy, you now should try hard to give it away!  And only those who show mercy will be those who continue to receive mercy, … Continue reading

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Depictions of an Empty Tomb

It’s Easter Sunday, and so I’m foregoing the usual routine and directing my attention to photos/artwork depicting the empty tomb of Jesus Christ. Take a look, pause and even pray–if that is something you want to do. “That if you … Continue reading

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