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Who Tells Your Story?

We can all remember certain stories that define us. When you think of your favorites stories growing up, were any about you? Who told your stories? Dinner Table Stories Growing up my dad would tell the family stories around our dinner table. I’ve heard all the family stories so many times, I could tell them […]

What They Said After the “Saving Lives” Virtual Gallery Experience

When you finish an event, two years in the making, it’s wonderful to be able to share the good words with you. Let me share what people said about the “Saving Lives” Virtual Gallery Experience. What They Said After my Premiere event of “Saving Lives”, my watercolor exhibition on the COVID years, here’s what the […]

Auction Sneak Peek

I’m offering a LIVE auction event following my Saving Lives Show this Saturday. Enjoy a look at the paintings that may be available. A Painting That Calls You Depending on audience size, we will release more paintings and prints for auction. At the current tickets sales, the first four will be available. You’ll notice several […]

You’re Invited – the Gallery EVENT of “Saving Lives”

When you’re an artist you want your friends to witness the art you create. It is the biggest honor and a true celebration to share what you’ve made. A Place for You Two years of painting coming together for one LIVE event! I think it will be a refreshing and beautiful time. I am hosting […]

It is Good You Exist

When we enrolled our son in preschool, the teacher used to announce new people with “Look, a new friend.”

When God Paces You

Last time, I wrote about how God opens up places of uniqueness, peace, and freedom. I want to talk more about each of these. These tell-tale marks of God’s Spirit. The Bible calls these fruits of the Spirit, evidence that this person has walked through seasons with God as their pace car. For the full […]

Pretending to be Peaceful

Sometimes the evil, the largeness of evil, threatens to knock me over. Some days, it seems enormous.  You know what I mean. And not just on the world stage, where public trust in words like “public health” is mostly gone. On the daily level, we all have our batch of troubles that deceive us into […]

Lights on the Road

*In case you missed it: Grand Opening Portrait Contest ends tomorrow, June 2nd (details)* On a long drive from Maryland to New Hampshire, I sat in the front seat of our converted van. I glanced back to check on our boys and saw them reading in their seats. The sun had set and they were […]