What is a Prophetic Song?

A prophetic song is like a prayer. You know, how when you start praying a prayer you don’t actually know exactly how it’s going to end or what you what you’re going to say in between the “Dear Lord,” and the “amen”? It just sort of happens. A prayer ebbs and flows with the thought …

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, …

The Music of Heaven

“Hallele” Luscious layers of harmonies upon harmonies from heaven enraptured me.  Again, the sound:“Hallele”! The sounds captivated me as they echoed through my mind as choruses of saints and myriads of angels repeated a word that I have never heard on earth. “Hallele! Hallale! O Yahweh! Hallelujah!” They rejoiced!For over an hour I experienced the …

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 …

Back Porch Blog

Subscribe It’s time for a bit of back porch blogging. It is about 65 degrees, 8:03 pm, and the air is fresh with a new cool front.  I love spring!  The feel of the cold air and scent of the rain always brings that nostalgic feeling of a season before.  By the time you’re 40 …

Consider the Birds!

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 …