..according to God’s Steadfast love

I recently visited Chennai, India the land where I grew up. One evening while sharing dinner with some friends we laughed over our goofiness and gave thanks to our God for His faithfulness. That day I had been contemplating over Psalm 51: Have mercy on me O God according to your steadfast love, according toContinue reading “..according to God’s Steadfast love”

precious in the eyes of our Creator God

A couple of days ago I started this doodle on a scrap of paper during a Lectio Divina reading of Psalm 139:13 -16 The media and hearts of many were still buzzing from the shooting incident that took the lives of some in a community and caused terror to many more. One of the membersContinue reading “precious in the eyes of our Creator God”

start the conversation

Every lent we sow a seed. The seed is observed through a glass jar. Each child gets to pick her own seed and care for it, that usually means enough sunlight and water. For this experiment we use paper towels or cotton instead of soil. We watch the seed every day and make observations. EveryContinue reading “start the conversation”

St Patrick’s day

St. Patrick was English. Abducted by the Irish, he was then thrown into slavery, escaped, entered the priesthood and felt called to go back to the very people that wronged him. He went back and spread the Christian faith of forgiveness, grace, and Trinity. It seems he has been adopted by the Irish through livingContinue reading “St Patrick’s day”

Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing you a love so deep this Christmas. A Christmas that is beyond all tradition, all cultural expectations and glistening ornament A Christmas that reveals the heart of our Creator and Father God. Merry Christmas!!

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”

God is watching over us

This is a picture Aradhya drew as part of her time with God in the morning. God is the larger figure and we are the little colorful people. Her verbal description was “God is watching over us”. Children are spiritual beings indeed. You probably have heard it often. They just need the time and theContinue reading “God is watching over us”

God and us all together in Aradhya’s dream

This is a picture of our family Uday Balasundaram, Nadira, Aradhya and I together in heaven with God. We are having a party. 🙂 Aradhya drew this picture when she was 4.   God does speak in dreams and visions. Take a few moments to enquire if God did speak to your child in dreams orContinue reading “God and us all together in Aradhya’s dream”

Happy birthday Jesus

Here is Aradhya’s birthday picture of Jesus. She was 3 years old when she drew this picture. The tiny little head with 2 eyes and 2 legs is baby Jesus. You can also see Mary, Joseph and some shepherds.

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.