Shepherds and the sheep

At the age of 4 Nadira drew a series of pictures depicting the birth of Jesus. This was a Selah moment, an art response to the story of the Shepherds watching over the sheep when the birth of Jesus was announced to them. The yellow skies represents the glow from the presence of the angels.

Jesus born in a manger

In December of 2011 Nadira was 4. She churned out so many drawings expressing her relationship with God. Everyday we would spend time together with God. We would read a story from the Bible and she could choose to respond to the story by either drawing or in song. This one is her drawing ofContinue reading “Jesus born in a manger”

from anger to prayer

  Earlier this year (2015) a documentary called “India’s Daughters” was released. It was based on the horrific rape incident in New Delhi, India in December 2012.The documentary included interviews with the perpetrators and the defense lawyers. The news of the rape and its horrific details not only sent shivers down my spine, it brought out the deep angerContinue reading “from anger to prayer”

to the Source

(click the picture to see it enlarge) This doodle was birthed from my ponderings over Psalm 121 from The Bible. This piece shows a person with outstretched arms looking at the mountains and crying out… ‘where does my help come from”… then the psalmist reassures himself as I did myself…my help comes from the GodContinue reading “to the Source”

Love is…

So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t flyContinue reading “Love is…”

like a tree

(click on the picture to see it enlarged) A tree by the river flourishes. It bears good fruit. It basically stays in good shape getting its nourishment from the river waters and from the fertile soil along the river banks. In life, what does it mean to stay close to the river? What does itContinue reading “like a tree”

an estuary

An estuary is the place where the river meets the sea. Here the sea water is made fresh. There is an abundance of different varieties of fish and vegetation. I wonder what life would look like if we came together with our differences some from the fresh waters and some from the salt waters. TakenContinue reading “an estuary”