Fewer moments in life make me more misty-eyed than weddings. It’s a holy moment– a never to be repeated, once-in-a-lifetime kind of sacred. Every now and then, I get the honor of creating a remembrance of the day– something like the Ebenezer stones that kept watch for the holy moments of Israel; an artifact … Continue reading “Wedding Celebration”

      This piece expresses the creative joy of God, and man’s parallel response. In CS Lewis’s book, The Magician’s Nephew,  Aslan, the Christ figure, sings the world into existence, and we read of something similar in the book of Job when “the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy”. … Continue reading “Move Like Your Maker”

  This piece is part of a growing series entitled, “Images of God”. When we describe the Lord, we often rightly begin with the words, “loving, merciful, holy, just, powerful…”, and we’re quite justified to do so. But often there’s a critical gap in the list; a missing word that’s capable of reframing our thoughts on God’s countenance…joy. Many of … Continue reading “Images of God: Wild Joy”

  Originally commissioned by T-615, this piece is part of a collaboration among artists and the founders of T-615 to explore the transcendental aspects of slavery and freedom. As I pondered the question of what Freedom actually means,  I was led to thoughts of innocence, abundance, uninhibited nature, etc.  But every thought ultimately came up … Continue reading “Libertas”

This painting is a visual expression of Colossians 2:6-7  So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,  rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness (NIV) This image portrays the beautiful reality that Life erupts from … Continue reading “Rooted and Grounded”

As time has gone by, I have come to believe that the central act of the Christian life is nothing more than remaining in close contact with God. If we can turn our faces to Him in a moment of joy, or an instant of panic, a wave of despair, or period of chronic doubt, … Continue reading “Fix Your Eyes”

  This piece symbolizes one of the most formative moments of my life. Click below to listen to the story.

49″X16″ Acrylic on wood More than any other command, “Do not be afraid” threads its way through the Scriptures. Perhaps our acted-upon fear is a barometer of how we really view God. Is He trustworthy? Is He safe? Will He intervene? Can He keep our hearts? Or need we panic in the absence of His real … Continue reading “Images of God: Protector”

Within the shape of the sparrow and the lily are the handwritten words of Luke 12:22-32.  “Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body … Continue reading “Do Not Worry”

  This piece is a spontaneous generation.  It’s ever evolving.  At moments when my soul is full of joy, I grab a sharpie or paintbrush and add a layer to the growing catalog of moments and thoughts. Most of the words are expressions of praise to God. When my heart is full, I’m moved to … Continue reading “Joy Board”

In John 15, Jesus pleaded with us to remain in Him as He remains in us: to stay present, to make eye contact; ears open, heart soft, hands empty and waiting to be held by His, and feet ready to follow joyfully in the instant of His call. He spoke in vivid metaphor the truth … Continue reading “Remain”