My family always had great traditions and adventures for every season of the year, but perhaps the season that brought memories most uniquely ours was winter. While many people dreamed the cold away, we were out in it, drinking in the magic. We skied as … Continue readingSki by Moonlight
I love the idea of Joseph being in love with the baby Jesus, especially since he must have had to try. The whole situation must have been such a struggle–but he MADE that choice and chose to take on the role of father to a … Continue readingAnticipating Their Savior
I’ll say what inspired me to create this, but I’ll leave the rest to you. The idea is to get YOU thinking. I’ve always been struck by the passage, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. … Continue readingMy Yoke is Easy
I’ve been on a Stargate kick lately. And much to my delight, my two favorite characters are a thing. But I don’t love them together only because I love romance. Vala starts out as an untrustworthy liar, thief, and general scoundrel. She’s perfectly hilarious and … Continue readingRedeemed by Trust
This stained glass window has a very deep and special meaning for me. Most claddaghs mean love, loyalty, and friendship, which I suppose mine does as well. And it’s Irish, and I’m obsessed with all things Irish. But the most beautiful thing about the claddagh … Continue readingCladdagh
In the words of my dad, I’m addicted to romance. I’ve spent countless hours dreaming of the day I’ll begin life with my own Prince Charming, planning my wedding, watching good, wholesome romance movies, and otherwise living vicariously through the beautiful love stories of my … Continue readingI Always Dreamed
This was my contribution to my family’s Christmas card in 2015. (A few other pictures on this page are from past years.) This year I wanted to capture a “foster” father-son moment between Joseph and Jesus. I was inspired to do this because of how … Continue readingJoseph’s Treasure
I think forgiveness is one of the hardest things. We are told again and again in the Bible that we are supposed to forgive, but we’re never really told how. Yes, we can imitate God and try to love the people who hurt us, and we know that … Continue readingHow DO I forgive?!
The movie The Polar Express has always held a special place in my heart; it’s got a lot of deeply special family memories attached to it. And of all the many Christmas movies my family watches each year, this is the one that best captures the spirit … Continue readingThe Magic of Belief: What the Polar Express Taught Me
As I was driving to work today, I was struck by a sudden inspiration to write a blog post. This is probably going to become a Thing, because 1. I frequently finish art projects that need a place to go, 2. My random thoughts with … Continue readingMy First Blog Post!