The Visitation “Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could to a town in the hill country of Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and … Continue readingThe Almighty Has Done Great Things for Me
“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, … Continue readingThe Holy Spirit will Come Upon You
“A leper now came up and bowed low in front of him. ‘Sir,’ he said, ‘if you want to, you can cure me.’ Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and said, ‘Of course I want to! Be cured!’ And his leprosy was cured at once.” – Matthew … Continue readingOf Course I Want To!
One of my favorite themes is the relationship between Jesus and Mary. Probably because most of my life, I didn’t understand it very clearly. When reading Bible passages about them, I always saw them from such a distance, like robotic characters on a lifeless page. … Continue readingJesus and Mary’s Fun
Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about martyrs. All my life, the idea of martyrdom, though it seemed far from my own reality, has been one of my more plaguing fears. As I’ve pondered the idea of giving one’s whole life to love, it struck … Continue readingI Am Not Afraid. I was Born to Do This.
A reflection on the 23rd psalm. Yahweh is my shepherd. I lack nothing. He fills me right now with all I need to love, to be loved, to be at peace. He is my shepherd and he protects me and shows me the way. In … Continue readingYahweh is My Shepherd
One of the most special ways that my family spends time together is making music. When we’re home, we’ll each play a different instrument and we have great fun improvising, moving with the music, delightfully unexpected things happening in our playing. But we also like … Continue readingHome on the Range
This was one of the most special commissions I’ve ever had. When I paint something, it’s very often something that was inspired in my prayer. What’s really neat is that a lot of people who ask me to paint something for them request an idea … Continue readingDashing to His Cross
When my siblings and I were little, my parents would often take us up to the hill behind our house to watch the sunset over the rolling hills. They would talk to us about how the colors in the sky were God’s paint strokes. That … Continue readingGod’s Paint Strokes
For awhile I’ve been learning and discovering more about spiritual warfare. Especially since we began doing ministry together, my husband and I have experienced spiritual attack in a greatly increased intensity. The Bible has quite a bit to say about spiritual warfare, and people throughout … Continue readingShielded by Abba’s Heart