This was supposed to to be just a remake of an early painting but it turned out very different and I really like how it turned out. Immanuel means "God is with us" and is one of Jesus' names. His... Weiterlesen


The draft for this painting was done a long time ago. Several other paintings were studies in preparation for this one. Actually, this is not yet it. - I want to divide it into three canvases. This means I am... Weiterlesen


Perichoresis is a theological expression that describes an aspect of the Trinity. Many years ago, I heard a sermon on this topic and the speaker tried to describe it as a form of dance, combining harmony, individualism and yet a... Weiterlesen
Developing Intimacy with God

Developing Intimacy with God

Aronis, Alexander Basile. 2003. Developing intimacy with God : an eight-week prayer guide based on Ignatius' "Spiritual exercises". 1st ed. Makati City, Philippines: Union Church of Manila. (book review) The book has developed out of the author’s dissertation about Ignatius’... Weiterlesen

Giving In

You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet. That... Weiterlesen

God, Speak to Me

God, Speak to Me The man whispered "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear. So the man yelled "God speak to me!" And the thunder rolled across the sky, But the man did... Weiterlesen

Practicing God’s presence

Practicing God's presence The term Practicing the Presence of God goes back to Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, a Carmelite brother, who was born as Nicolas Herman in French Lorrain in 1611 (or 1614?) and died in February 1691. Some... Weiterlesen

Sharing God’s Love

Francis of Assisi said: Don't you know that everybody who encounters you during the day should see something of God's love in you? Is this really possible? Yes, but not through our own effort but by opening the "curtains" our... Weiterlesen

Speaking on Behalf

To speak to God on behalf of man is probably the highest service any of us can render. The rest is to speak to men in the name of Jesus. Either is possible through His grace. Corrie ten Boom

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

C.S. Lewis Quotes

Today I want to share with you some quotes from C.S.Lewis (1898-1963), a former atheist, author of the Chronicles of Narnia: I gave in, and admitted that God was God. * God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart... Weiterlesen

Religious Striving

What would you do today if you knew God absolutely loved you? God knows the answer to this question will lead you further into his life than the striving of religion ever can. from “He loves me!” by Wayne Jacobson,... Weiterlesen

God’s Acceptance

God's Acceptance Why do so many enjoy striving for God's acceptance, even after he went to such lengths to prove it was already ours? Perhaps they feel more secure if they think they can control the relationship. Perhaps they're afraid... Weiterlesen