Shadowbox Christmas

Have you ever owned a shadowbox? All of my life I have been somewhat fascinated by the feast for the eyes they give. From the one in my great Aunt Redia’s sewing room to many various ones I had seen while growing up in the 1970’s, a time when shadow boxes were more popular.  However, …

Artful Home: Featured Artist, Ian Cates

“Train up a child in the way he should go [teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his abilities and talents], Even when he is old he will not depart from it.”  Proverbs 22:6 Favorite Art Mediums: Pastels and Colored Pencils Favorite Subject: Landscapes All images are property of catesMedia. copyright 2017 As …

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Every time I go through my trove of family photos I reminisce about the season we were in at the time they were photographed. We had been studying a lot of Eastern Hemisphere cultures in our history curriculum for school and had been reading about Mother Teresa of Calcutta. My daughter was so touched by …

Foxes Have Holes

And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Luke 9:58 But this cozy, cute fox lays his head amid the lambswool. He has a soft plush face and a paisley tail and patches. During our visit to Montana …

Little Fingers Little Toes

Little fingers, little toes on the sand, on the beach like a child with your shovel and pail; for the first time discover the waves have come up to your feet.. so you giggle As you wait for another wave to come and make its way to your little fingers, little toes. Not knowing yet, …