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  • Stuck in the belly

    Stuck in the belly

    A first-series Jonah sculpture is currently available in the shop. A fish story I haven’t seen any statistics, but I believe there’s a lot of praying going on in our country—and the world—at the moment. And that’s a good thing. The microscopic coronavirus might do for us what the fish (or whale) did for Jonah […]

  • Amazing Grace sculpture series update

    Amazing Grace sculpture series update

    Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)   That sav’d a wretch like me!I once was lost, but now am found,   Was blind, but now I see. John Newton, Olney Hymns, 1779 From the sketchbook For a while now, I’ve been thinking about the lyrics to this hymn—one of the most venerable ever written. Former British slave trader, John Newton, […]

  • We’ve been uniquely made and are loved by a caring, compassionate Creator

    We’ve been uniquely made and are loved by a caring, compassionate Creator

    I’m delighted to introduce you to our guest post writer and artist, Emily Schroeder. Aside from being a wonderful artist, she’s an aspiring photographer currently living in the beautiful state of Idaho. Emily loves traveling to new places and says, “Spending time in nature fills my cup, and I love noticing little details in God’s […]

  • A signature in the sky

    A signature in the sky

    Aug 21, 2017 brought a total solar eclipse to viewers across the United States. And sky watchers in other parts of North and South America could see at least a percentage of the sun blocked by the moon. Did you see it? If you were like a lot of folks, you got your glasses and […]

  • A true friend

    A true friend

    “Wilbur never forgot Charlotte. Although he loved her children and grandchildren dearly, none of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart. She was in a class by herself. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.” E.B. White, Charlotte’s […]

  • Lifelong melody

    Lifelong melody

    “Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen The music in my life started at a very young age. My mom sang “Jesus Loves Me;” my great aunts taught me “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” and I loved to bang on the old upright piano in what we called the “front” room. I guess my mom got […]

  • The key to answered prayers

    The key to answered prayers

    If you have a red letter Bible, you’ll see that every single word in chapter 15 of the Gospel of John is in red. Certainly, as the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…,” but the entirety […]

  • Time Enough

    Time Enough

    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. — Rabindranath Tagore, Indian writer (1861-1941) Several years ago, when our girls were younger, we put a caterpillar in one of those mesh net terrariums. The girls decided it was a she-pillar and named her Cookie. We fed her with milkweed and watched as […]

  • Arc of the Summer Moon

    Arc of the Summer Moon

    In ancient times, the Israelite king, David, wrote, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.” Created from salvaged 19th century oak barn wood and hardwood cut from the woods near the artist’s studio, The […]

  • Fishing with my Dad

    Fishing with my Dad

    Some of my earliest memories of fishing were with my dad. He loved to fish! On the opening day of spring trout season, we’d head down to the river with a picnic basket packed with baloney sandwiches, a thermos of warm coffee, and a bucket of big fat juicy worms. My mom, dad, and I […]