One of my favorite stories is Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. It is the classic story that has been made into the most movies. I like it because it is a story about redemption that strums the strings of real life. It reminds me of my own selfish tendencies . . . and God’s never   Read More …

  Someone has said every artist’s portrait attempts to capture some aspect of the essence of the subject. Portraits are depicted in many styles . . . formal, casual, and even dramatic. Every successful portrait captures a part of the subject in such a way that the portrait becomes a timeless heirloom that will be   Read More …

I’ve always envied Dante ever since I read of his discovery. One day Dante was standing around minding his own business when Beatrice walked by. His life was never the same and he immortalized her in his writings as that which was beautiful and good. To him she was the incarnation of beatific love and   Read More …

On October 31st the Lenoir-Rhynes’ Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary unveiled a bronze statue of Mr. Luther to celebrate this year’s anniversary of the Reformation. It depicts him singing hymns to his wife and child (their statue is in the commissioning stage). It is a beautiful sculpture full of a symbolism associated with Luther. Like him   Read More …

Caught these two “love bugs” in my back yard enjoying the flowers. I like butterflies because they remind me of the ongoing transformation God is doing in my life. They remind me of 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed   Read More …

This past weekend we enjoyed a short family visit to Looking Glass Rock just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is always a challenge for us to get away like this due to our differing busy schedules. So this was a special time for us. We always enjoy the ride to the mountains. There is   Read More …

Susanna and I got up this morning to catch a glimpse of the moon’s performance. Our view was somewhat hampered by the inner city lights and our location in a small field lined with towering trees. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the experience and the beauty of such a spectacular event. Lunar eclipses remind me of my   Read More …