Hallelujah! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights. Praise him, all you his angels; give praise, all you his hosts. Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all shining stars. Praise him, highest heavens, you waters above the heavens. Let them all … Continue readingPraise Him
There’s a scene in The Passion of the Christ in which Jesus falls, and Mary bursts through the violent crowd to be at His side. She has a flashback to when Jesus was a small child and stumbled and fell, and she gathered Him into … Continue readingI’m Here
One of my most recent commissions was from my parents. They wanted to give my grandma a special gift, so they asked me to paint my grandparents’ wedding portrait. I loved working on it so much, but the process did not compare to giving it … Continue readingGrandma and Grandpa’s Wedding Portrait
For awhile I’ve noticed a new theme in my life: the power of God’s strength in my weakness. I’ve seen Him teaching it to me little by little and experienced it like I’m in the midst of my own book; little by little I move … Continue readingLearning to Love Weakness
I have often been deeply moved in prayer by something to the theme of water. Today I had this neat image come to me, and I hope that someone can find courage from it the way I did. Imagine that God is like water. When … Continue readingPlunging Deeper
I’ve pretty much been skiing since I’ve been walking. I have so many fond memories from my childhood of my dad taking us out to teach us to ski, playing ski tag with us, my siblings and I skiing ahead to bombard our parents from … Continue readingLearning to Ski with Daddy
This Christmas, I got one of the most special commissions I’ve ever had. My sister Beth asked me to paint this for her husband Justin. I think it speaks for itself. But it was such a joy to work on.
“Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 I think it’s neat that we’re given so much freedom about how to pray constantly. There are so many ways to pray. … Continue readingPray Constantly
Recently I was at a conference and one of the speakers briefly mentioned the conversation Mary may have had with little Jesus (Yeshua) about how he was conceived. Wait…think how special a conversation that would have been!!! Whether it happened or not, just the thought … Continue readingConnecting with Little Yeshua
During our engagement photo shoot (done by my sister!) my husband Silvio and I got to dance in one of the hallways at our old school. I had to paint it.