Important?

I attended the Incarnate 2016 school as a student. While I mostly enjoyed the freedom of not having a title or role as a leader, there were a few times when I felt disappointed, or even upset at being “left out of the loop”. As I thought about it, I was surprised by my own […]

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, […]

Deeply Rooted

Deeply Rooted II

Several weeks ago, I went on a retreat with our OM Arts team.  We spent four days, bringing together a couple dozen members of our team, some of whom had not had face time together in many months.  We worked through a number of different activities, exercises, spent free times, meals together — the kinds […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Into the Light

This sculpture is based off of a photo of one of the young artists I had the privilege to work with in Italy. When I was there in Italy for a couple of weeks visiting with the amazing group of artists who were participating in the three month Incarnate school, we had the opportunity to […]

Prague Stories: Lives Changed

One of the things you always wonder about when you go on a trip like this is, what, honestly, are the long term outcomes from all the time (and money) invested in this trip?  Sure, it’s really great to be able to travel, to see other people, to expand our understanding (intellectually and spiritually) of […]

Prague, 2012

After more than 35 years of prayer, the Lord blessed Sue and my desire to minister together in the Czech Republic. The outreach was sponsored by a local Russian speaking congregation and its young, energetic pastor. Pastor Oleg and the church had been working on planning this outreach for 1½ years. There were seven of […]

Following The Potter in Moldova

One of my most precious memories of growing up is the time I spent summers at the local art gallery taking pottery classes. In the summer of 2010, I was able to share some of that joy with a group of children in rural Moldova.