“The whole earth is a living icon of the face of God.”

–John Damascene

The color purple is a favorite of mine, stirring a sense of fantasy between half blue and half red.  Really a force between serenity and passion.  It sobers me to recall the purple robe the Roman soldiers placed on Jesus mocking Him as the King of the Jews.  This makes me question how should I live for Jesus?  Hopefully with a balance of awareness and peace.

“Know yourself:  the sky, the stars, the whole universe are nothing compared to you, since you alone can contain the Infinite God.”

–Gregory of Nyssa

Since God has saturated the natural world with His Glory, we then might recognize how much more he showers His Glory on us, his family.

“God’s creation of form and splendor are His movement of Love that constantly surrounds us.”

–von Balthasar

How do you live for Christ?

A Bing Image


Come, let us walk through this green pasture.

The shepherd steadies his hands to fill the trough with cool water from the mountain stream as the sheep gather for feeding.  He is like our Good Shepherd standing in the middle of all contradictions in our world.  Jesus is ready to lead us out of a dark confusion into a lush pasture of harmony and peace to live by.  No matter how the “thief may come in the night to steal, kill and destroy,” we have the recourse to follow the Good Shepherd.

Feeding Time Painting by Harold Harvey


“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

“Do not complain.  Make every effort to change things you do not like.”

If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking.  You might find a new solution.”

–Maya Angelou


Keen to open eyes

Artists indulge strokes on canvas

With striking new ideas

I believe, artists and writers share a common love affair to display their original talents…which gives me joy to write.

A Bing Image


“If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”


Today I revel in pastels and dream

Letting go of careers and city living

Planning to move into a country farmhouse

Must decide what to keep and give away

Blood, sweat and tears for sure

Yet have no clue for what’s ahead

So here goes the action plan

That will make the dream come true.

A Bing Painting