Incarnate 2016 — Italy

In February through April of 2016, I attended the OM Arts “Incarnate School of Art in Mission” program, held in Isola del Gran Sasso d’Italia, Italy.  The school is an intense, bi-annual training program, designed by artists, for artists who are passionate about knowing and living out God’s call on their lives.  There were a total of 27 students, […]

Time and Tide

Time and Tide

(Low-fire Terra Cotta, 9″ tall) I’ve been following the artist Andrew-Brady on deviantArt.  I appreciate the fresh, clean character of his paintings.  I ran across his piece, “Time and Tide”, and thought it would be a perfect piece to do as a sculpture. What first drew me to the painting was the sense of how […]

Authenticity

Our relationship with God, and His calling on our lives to serve Him cannot be separated from our art.  But, if we are called to be incarnational, to create things which can be seen and experienced out of the invisible nature and working of God, then how do we remain authentic in our creation and […]

Deeply Rooted

Deeply Rooted II

Funny how sometimes, themes keep popping up again… In a previous blog post, I described a sketch I had drawn in response to the “Deeply Rooted” theme our pastor was preaching through at our church. Several weeks ago, I went on a retreat with our OM Arts team.  We spent four days, bringing together a […]

Holding On

A full time artist?

Ever since leaving my position working in computer support and IT to start working with OM Arts, I’ve described myself as a “Full time artist”. I am not really “full time” in the sense that most people would think of an artist–one who spends the majority of his or her day working through the process of envisioning, […]

Deeply Rooted

One of the practices which I have developed is carrying my sketchbook wherever I go, as a way to reflect on and respond to things I hear. One of my favorite times is during the Sunday morning worship time. I did this sketch in response to a series of messages our pastor brought, entitled “Deeply Rooted”.

Csodálatos

When I went to Hungary in 2011, on my first trip with OM Arts, the first thing our team did there was to spend a couple of days in prayer, walking around the city, trying to sense for what God was saying to the people of Baja.  After spending that time together, the sense which grew […]

Unlocking the Door

Seven years ago, God called Sue and me to pull up our roots here in the Rochester area and move 1,000 miles to the south to work with Operation Mobilization in the USA headquarters. At that time, I had been working for over 30 years in IT and Software Development.  My role at the OM […]

Just Get Out of the Boat

Matthew 14: 22-33 A couple of days before Easter two years ago, I was attending our Thursday morning devotions at the OM USA headquarters in Georgia.  The person leading that morning put up a short video talking about the story of Jesus walking across the water to the disciples as they were struggling against the wind and […]

Convergence

Convergence

Convergence — to bring two or more entities closer together; to bring disparate pieces together in order to form a whole. I recently spent a week at the “SALT” conference in Belgium, put on by OM Arts Intl.  As the leadership team spent time praying together before the start of the conference, we began to […]

Who am I?

Over the past couple of months, I have been working my way through the process of transforming my sense of identity from the “computer geek who happens to be good at art” to, “the artists who still does some computer stuff.”  I’ve actually been walking this journey for several years now, but things were suddenly […]

A Hand to Grab On To

Have you ever had the feeling of waves washing over your head? Sometimes what you really need is a hand from a friend to grab on to. One of the things I have always found challenging is drawing water and waves.  You’d think from the number of times we’ve seen waves, either live or in […]