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The Statue That Inspired a Book

  Here is the garden statue that inspired the title to my devotional activity journal, Lion in My Garden. I discovered him a few years back while vacationing at a rental cabin in West Jefferson, North Carolina. Hubby and I wandered out on Highway 163 in Ashe county to photograph barn […]

Restoring Artistry to the Church

What is your contribution to the creative arts? In other words, are you using your creative gift or gifts to glorify God? Do you view your creativity as a form of worship?  A Christian musician I greatly admire recently backed away from his music/worship/teaching and traveling ministry after 30 years […]

If I Should Speak, Let it Be of Him

HOPE    GRACE, JUSTICE, KINDNESS.    FREEDOM,   MERCY.  LIFE. Question: What links all these words and concepts? Answer: Jesus! The lyrics in Big Daddy Weave’s song, “My Story” explain it perfectly. I love this song! Love, love, love it! It has become my prayer, my hearts desire. “If I told […]

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.  As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quitely and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story … […]

Send in the Clowns, Artists, and Mystics

“Sacred scripture is too important to be left exclusively to biblical scholars, theology too vital to be consigned solely to the province of theologians. To explore the depths of the God who invites our trust, we need the artists and mystics. Through daring images and bold metaphors rooted in the […]

Spirit of Detroit

Considered the symbol of Detroit, the 26 foot bronze statue sculpted by Marshall Fredericks in 1958 is one of Detroit’s most easily identifiable landmarks. The monument named the Spirit of Detroit is located in downtown Detroit at the base of Woodward Avenue, across from the GM Renaissance Center. Spirit of Detroit, […]