A Grateful Heart


Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

Fix Your Eyes


Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. — Hebrews 12:1-2 NKJV If you are like me, you have been familiar with the phrase “Fix your eyes on Jesus” for some time, but you may wonder what it means, what it

Who Is Your Faith Center?


Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. — Hebrews 12:1–2 NRSV My mom was the faith person in our family. Both my father and I would seek out the encouragement of her gentle but unwavering faith. Early in life my

Fainting Goats


My heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope. — Psalm 16:9 (NKJV) I have a sister-in-law who raises fainting goats. What a contrast they are to the little leaping lambs! These goats are slightly nasty and not very pretty. They meander about foraging for food until they are

Winged Victory


Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:57 My favorite statue is a marble sculpture of a Greek goddess, discovered in 1863. It’s best known as Winged Victory or Nike. What draws me to this figure is her name, Victory, and her elegant grace in

Now That’s Art


Who endowed the heart with wisdom or gave understanding to the mind? — Job 38:36 NIV  We have been made in God’s image (from which the word imagination derives), and no one outdoes God’s artistic flair, which is why people copy his art all the time. From a forsythia bush bursting with blooms, to a