“Transition.” A call to listen in 2016.

It’s been my fortunate experience to learn that most people want to be heard. All they usually need is the slightest nudge. A nudge that can be as simple as asking a follow-up question to something they have already offered up to you.

A Camellia Calendar for you… (happy new month!)

Although the Camellias aren’t in bloom right now, this painting is a preview of what’s to come later this fall and winter –assuming you live in Zone 7 and are lucky enough to live near some kind-soul who planted a Camellia bush. To keep this ever-blooming-blossom on your desktop, simply click on the image above […]

What happens when 18 people pray for 18 days? (highlights from Piccolo Spoleto 2012)

Does prayer make a difference? It sure did for me. Even as I write this, someone I love is smack dab in the midst of a major life crisis, but I’ve watched in awe over the last month as our powerful God has continued to specifically answer the earnest prayers of her band of praying […]

a painting for Haiti

Today is the first day of the 2010 Together For Adoption National Conference. It’s being held both today and tomorrow in Austin, Texas. With over 160 million orphans worldwide, this conference exists to educate people on how to practically live out “James 1:27” which says we are to care for orphans and widows in their […]

these are real people I’m painting (“HAITI: we have not forgotten” part 5/5)

I’m in the home stretch of this painting I’m creating for the 2010 Together For Adoption Conference. It’s called “HAITI: We Have Not Forgotten.” It will be auctioned off in an effort to hopefully raise at least $10,000 to help the orphans in Haiti. Here’s photos from Day 10 and 11… Wrapping up a painting […]

beauty in the rubble (“HAITI: We Have Not forgotten” part 4/5)

If you’ve been following my blog, then you know I’m in the midst of talking about a painting I’m creating as a donation to the 2010 Together For Adoption Conference, and their efforts to raise money for the orphans of Haiti. Day 8 into my painting called  “HAITI: We have Not Forgotten” was the low […]

hanging out the wash (“Haiti: We Have Not Forgotten” part 3/5)

How do you stay clean while living in a tent? How do you live in a tent with strangers? How do you move on when your life and city has been devastated by an earthquake? I do not know. I’ve spent seven days trying to untangle a very complicated painting. But that’s about my biggest […]

I’m painting for the orphans in Haiti (“HAITI: we have not forgotten” part 2/5)

I’ve creating an oil painting which I am donating to help raise money for the orphans in Haiti. It will be auctioned off at the 2010 Together for Adoption Conference which is being help on October 1-2 in Austin, Texas this year. Here’s some photos of days three and four of my progress. I’ve been […]