Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

As I sat looking at the finished piece, I was drawn to her eyes and the way she was holding her arms. I sensed the tension we live in every day, perpetually suspended between the past and the future.

When Art Hits You Between the Eyes

Can you point to a piece of art which deeply changed your life? One of the features of working with an international missions agency like OM is the fact that we are constantly being exposed to the ways in which God is working around the world. Over the years, OM has become increasingly involved in […]

Christmas, 2016

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6-7 When I created this piece, I wasn’t thinking about the context of Christmas. However, it struck me on […]

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, […]

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

My first trip with OM Arts was in 2011, to the city of Baja in Hungary. When we arrived, we spent a couple of days in prayer, walking through the city, looking with our physical and spiritual eyes to see what God was speaking to the people of Baja.  The sense which grew in us […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spinning

One morning during our usual weekly prayer and worship time, one of the men I work along side of here at OM, brought his family and two young girls.  One of them (Victoria) was dancing for all her worth along with the worship music at the beginning. The two girls are adopted from Eastern Europe, […]

Full of Empty Leaves

Our pastor, Gary Franklin, has been going through a series called, Jesus- Unpredictable and Untamable, based on the Gospel of Mark.  This past Sunday, he went over the story in Mark 11 of Jesus cleansing the temple the day after the Triumphal Entry. Almost as a side thought, Mark tells of Jesus going up to […]