Children

Often is Enough For Me

I hope all of you had a nice Memorial Day weekend; I certainly did. I spent it with family in Idaho and that often makes for a nice time. You will notice that I said ‘often’ and not ‘always’. I don’t know a single soul that gets along with family members one hundred percent of […]

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Lamb Of God

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There is a long period in Jesus’ life—after he taught in the temple at age twelve and before he declared his ministry—that remains unknown. We can assume that as a Jew, Jesus would have taken part in the centuries-old Passover ritual. At twelve he would have been considered a member of the community and expected […]

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Even Superman Needs A Dad

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Driving through a parking lot, I saw a boy and his father coming out of a store. The boy was imagining himself as a mighty hero, but he looked at his father with more admiration than any hero is likely to receive. Right then, I knew I had to paint “Even Superman Needs a Dad.” […]

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Even Superman Needs A Mom

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Last week I fought a dragon strong Then climbed a castle wall. Too bad I fell from off the roof Mom´s flowers broke my fall. Then yesterday, I sailed to sea The pirates at the door. Too bad the tub was just too small To keep the ocean off the floor. Today, I launched a […]

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Silent Night

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For the past year I have painted events from the last week of the Savior’s life. Paintings of the crucifixion, the scourging, and the betrayal took a toll on me and my soul longed for peace. For this reason, I decided to paint the Nativity – for what moment better depicts hope, promise, and peace? […]

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The Holy Men

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For two thousand years tradition has held that three wise men visited Christ at his birth. Yet we read in Matthew 2:11 that Christ was a “young child” rather than an infant. Because of what Herod learned from the wise men about the time of Christ’s birth, he killed all children two years and younger, […]

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Swaddling

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On that first Christmas night, Joseph searched through the inns of Bethlehem looking for a place of comfort for Mary. Despite his pleadings we read: “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn”. – […]

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The Lost Sheep (Modern)

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In the parable of the lost sheep, a shepherd has an hundred sheep. One of the lambs wanders off and it lost from the fold. Perhaps this lamb was distracted by something that looked interesting. Perhaps he laid down to rest while the rest of the flock moved on. Whatever the reason, this lost sheep […]

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Child Of Grace

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The relationship of Joseph and Jesus is easily overlooked. The scriptures say little about this man who humbly accepted the role of stepfather to the Son of God. I am sure there were nights Joseph held Jesus in his arms and, feeling the weight of his responsibility, looked heavenward and prayed, “He is not my […]

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Mary’s Heart

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“And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which has come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, […]

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