Happy pongal! South India celebrates a harvest festival every January.The festival includes celebrations and prayers. I thank my Almighty God for His hand of provision. I am in awe of my Creator God who made the sun to help the crops grow, the maker of the animals who helped in the farming process and providesContinue reading

Pondering over Mary and her response to God

We love retelling the nativity story every year during Advent. This year we each chose one part to focus on, Nadira chose Mary. Here Mary is doing her dishes, just everyday chores. And then comes this angel greeting Mary. She pondered over Mary’s feelings, her reactions to the angel and her greeting to her, Mary’s dreamsContinue reading “Pondering over Mary and her response to God”

Nadira’s gift to Jesus

Nadira is an 8 year old artist. This year (Dec 2015) she was given a few moments to record her selah as she pondered over what she could give as a birthday gift to Jesus for Christmas this year (2015). Her thoughts led her to making this picture of her love for music, art andContinue reading “Nadira’s gift to Jesus”

Aradhya’s gift to Jesus

Aradhya is my little 6 year old. She loves to make things out of paper, specifically little paper holders she calls ‘pocket holders’. So this Christmas when we were given time to think of what we can give to Jesus for His birthday she came back with 2 things – 1. her life and 2.Continue reading “Aradhya’s gift to Jesus”

Giving thanks.

Here is my pictorial thanksgiving to a God who blesses, a God of compassion, My Provider, my Love and the giver of Life. I started doodling this almost a week ago. Focusing on giving thanks and experiencing my heart feeling lighter, I was drawn to Matthew 14:13 – 21. Here Matthew records the interaction betweenContinue reading “Giving thanks.”

the door

A few months back I saw a beautiful carved door in a friends house. But the door led to nowhere. It was merely propped up against the wall as a decor. That stuck in my head. I pondered over the purpose of the door and what Jesus meant when He said He was the door (john 10:9).Continue reading “the door”

Celebrating Light over darkness

This week many people will be celebrating the victory of light over darkness. As I pondered over this thought, the roles and effects of light came to the forefront. Light dispels darkness. But light can be hidden. Its glow can be obstructed. In its property of dispelling darkness, light shows the way. Light is a sign of invitation.Continue reading “Celebrating Light over darkness”

a burried seed

Have you ever watched a seed grow into a plant/seedling? The past few years during lent(a time of prayer/fasting and focus on God) my kids and I have watched a moistened seed grow through a glass jar. The process is amazing to watch. The seed grows in size soaking up the moisture. It even risesContinue reading “a burried seed”

A call to repentance with the hope of forgiveness

The Jewish tradition includes a sound blast of the shofar. The shofar is a call to the people. Here it is a call to repentance. The silhouettes of people in palm branches indicate a cry of ‘Hosanna’. Son of God please ‘save us’. The crown of thorns represents the sacrifice of blood(life) for life. AndContinue reading “A call to repentance with the hope of forgiveness”

bearing one another’s pain

The Lord has told you what is good. He has told you what he wants from you: Do what is right to other people. Love being kind to others. And live humbly, trusting your God. (Micah 6:8 ICB, Bible)