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,… Read More Shadowbox Christmas
Subscribe 1. Provide lots of art mediums. We exposed our children at an early age to art mediums such as water colors, acrylics, pastel crayons, washable pens, clay, and different types of paper (including the butcher paper with which we covered the dining table!) And thanks to grandparents and friends, at birthdays and Christmas,… Read More 7 Tips for Creating an Artful Home
“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… Read More Artful Home: Featured Artist, Ian Cates
Not once, but twice this week, we stopped everything, not to “smell the roses” but we took a pause to consider the birds. We were coming home after a wonderful evening of fellowship and a meal with friends. As we rounded a corner to leave her neighborhood, there was this peacock, completely unaware that he… Read More Consider the Birds!
1 Peter 3:15 admonishes: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear..” For this reason, I decided to write some thoughts down about why we believe in and… Read More Family Values: Keeping the “why” in front of us
You heard about me in Sunday school You memorized “I can do all things.” “Come out of the boat” the teacher explained as she moved him along on her paper water. Now you’ve entered the real world You’ve got some money for big toys! The waves are moving faster Things are going your way You’re… Read More Paper Water
Eagles basically have little heads and big eyes; their eyes are large compared to their heads. What this means for an eagle’s eyesight is that he can see more because his field of vision is large. Eagles can soar and survey the landscape for potential food sources. Eagles also have an advantage over people in… Read More Facts about Eagle Eyes
I wrote this song when we were living in our first apartment. I was pregnant with our first child. We were believing God for our first house. There was talk at Jeremy’s job of mass lay offs. The day they released the news that there would be significant lay offs, fear struck my heart. How… Read More I’ll Never Lack
You’ve captured my heart With one look of your face… The Love of God captures me every day! I see it in the eyes of children, in the playfulness of a pet, in the love and dedication of a husband who daily lays down his life for his family! Sometimes all it takes is just a tender… Read More You Capture My Heart!
It’s Sunday, time to put on our ‘happy church face’, but the pastoral staff will be the first to admit there are plenty of tears during the week. What would happen if church were the one place you could share your struggles, fears and joys? What if church life could be lived out in high… Read More Taking off our “Happy Faces” at church