Tag Archives: beauty

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Beauty abides in common things If only we choose to see it And grace will turn our limbs to wings If only we choose to free it ℘  “Often when we blame our artists for painting ugly things, they are but striving to … Continue reading

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Beyond the Heavens

Like all beings with souls, I have been perpetually in awe of nature. And yet I’ve always yearned for something more. Even before I believed, I looked for what was “behind” the night sky. I sensed that the spiral precision of leaves, the engraver’s … Continue reading

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Magnum Opus

I feel a sense of connection to great artists when I view their work. I feel an even deeper sense of connection to the ultimate Artist when I view His work. Creation doesn’t limit or “contain” God. But it does manifest his … Continue reading

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Look Closer

“Consider the lilies of the field: how they grow. They neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not adorned like one of these.” ~Matthew 6:28-29 “Or ask the animals and they will … Continue reading

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The Wild Places

Go and worship in the wild places the un-found-out places the forest that has never echoed with human voice the desert that offers no easy welcome or your own heart

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A Hotter You for 2018!

Note: This commercial isn’t real. Neither are society’s beauty standards.

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How Beautiful…

It was my first trip to Winnipeg, deep in the heart of the Canadian prairie. Not everyone in Manitoba lives in Winnipeg, of course—several dozen live in other towns (in Manitoba any building with more than two bathrooms is a … Continue reading

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