of thunder and sun

Here I share with you a song from Josh Garrels that I ran to the other day (pretending you are a maiden faith-warrior on the treadmill is much more fun than running without music. Just saying). “Rise” by Josh Garrels “In surrender and despair Before I’m dead, I’ll take the last climb Up the mountain,…

It’s been a while.

So many unknowns So many things to be afraid of… Things that aren’t an easy fix.   I haven’t written in a while. Part of that is because I honestly haven’t been processing a whole lot of stuff. Work and homework has consumed much of my energies. But here we are..half done with senior year,…

boots and mountains

{I was talking about life with a friend this evening. Brook S. and I have had many an art conversation this autumn. To say that I appreciate her would be an understatement.} And tonight I thought of mountains…and boots. The past three years practicing art has been like learning how to lace up hiking boots….

the way the leaves dance

“And fear is always the flee ahead and stepping into fears can be the first step into real faith and focusing the eyes on all the grace here is what keeps the focus on His all sufficient grace.” {Ann Voskamp} The wooden planks held our bodies above the dirt and bugs. Kate J. and I…

lessons learned

    Sacrifices = Worship I’ve asked what it means to worship, I’ve asked God to show me what that means…what it means for all of life to be poured out, glorifiying Him….specifically I’ve asked how art fits into that. I’m asking how He wants me to do it, how my attitude should be. Thankfulness,…

safe harbor

At HymnSing tonight, at the nursing home, we were on our way to singing “How Firm a Foundation,” and I stopped and looked at one of the pages that were flipping by. I’d never heard this song before. I love it. The Haven of Rest My soul in sad exile was out on life’s sea,…

Psalm 34

I’ve cabbaged onto this Psalm over the past couple of days and thought I would share it here. (Check out the subtitles for awesome cross-references!) I will bless the LORD(C) at all times;    his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2My soul(D) makes its boast in the LORD;    let the humble hear and(E) be…

on the solid rock.

I’ve been finding that my soul longs for solid spaces to rest. My heart is easily able to turn to idols to satisfy this, but today I got a great taste of a “living metaphor.” Today we went hiking. I’ve been looking forward to this for over a week, and since we are all fit…

Go West!

Here are some pictures from this past few days in the town of Dingle. I went with Mrs. A, and one of her friends named Clodagh (an irish name pronouced Clo-ta). Our purpose for going was two-fold. 1) to attend a silk dyeing workshop, 2) to use the opportunity to get meet people with art…

Lyrics: “a far country” -andrew peterson

I’ve been loving these lyrics from Andrew Peterson’s song, “A Far Country” from the album of the same name. A Far Country by andrew peterson Father Abraham Do you remember when You were called to a land And didn’t know the way ‘Cause we are wandering In a foreign land We are children of the…

for some reason

….i’ve been thinking of past childhood memories and things that make me feel alive. Past experiences, lovely video-memories, and still photography that is just lodged in my mind instead of on glossy or matte paper…and that’s ok… they bounce around and glance off of each other. and words are the only way to express it….

Be Still My Soul

Tonight I visited Grace Village retirement community with some other Grace Students to talk with the residents and do our bi-weekly “Hymn Sing”. I always come away from this time refreshed and with new perspective about life. Recently I have been thinking and learning about how all other relationships fade away in time, and that…