Rooted. At the end of last year, the painting "Rooted" had found a new home. This week, I finally had the opportunity to see it in its new context and frame. By this I mean not only the spatial frame... Weiterlesen
Steps of Faith in a Storm – Poem

Steps of Faith in a Storm – Poem

Steps of Faith in a Storm - Poem I wrote the poem "Steps of Faith in a Storm" in a very difficult time, when people whom I trusted harassed and hurt me deeply. It's my first attempt of translating a German poem... Weiterlesen
Rooted – Acrylic Painting

Rooted – Acrylic Painting

Rooted - Acrylic Painting This acrylic painting was some time in the making. I started it during the art conference at the beginning of August but was not satisfied with the background. This week I finally finished it, only two days before the... Weiterlesen

Who Stands Fast?

Who stands fast? Only the man whose final standard is not his reason, his principles, his conscience, his freedom, or his virtue, but who is ready to sacrifice all this when he is called to obedient and responsible action in... Weiterlesen

Faith and Liberty

Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. ~ Alexis De Tocqueville The essence of courage is to stake one's life on a possibility; the essence of faith is to believe that the possibility exists. ~ Wm Salter found on... Weiterlesen


Faith is not opposed to knowledge; it is opposed to sight. And grace is not opposed to effort; it is opposed to earning. Commitment is not sustained by confusion but by insight. The person who is uninformed or confused will... Weiterlesen

Actual Presence

I make it my business to persevere in his Holy presence, wherein I keep myself by a simple attention and a general fond regard to God, which I may call an actual presence of God; or, to speak better, an... Weiterlesen

Faith Applied

Xavier Naidoo, singer: "I am just her to praise God, to search and find him daily." Mother Therese: "Prayer makes the heart wide, until it is so big, that it can receive God's gift - namely himself." Isaac Newton, mathematician... Weiterlesen

Good or evil?

Good or evil? The following quotes are part of the conversation in “The Shack“ (pp 134-136) that I intentionally left out in my last post. God explains there to Mac why our parameters for deciding what is good and what... Weiterlesen