Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday 22 Feb 09

Sermon notes. The Galatians 4:21-31 passage is a bit difficult, but our Pastor got through it. :-) The section in scripture is an allegory and Paul tells us so. I get the idea that Hagar and Sarah represent two lines of spiritual living - slavery and freedom. One based upon human effort, the other based upon God's effort directed at humankind. We have a choice to make...

Saturday, February 21, 2009


“Noises drown out the voice of God. Few of us can fully appreciate the terrible conspiracy of noise there is about us, noise that denies us the silence and solitude we need for this cultivation of the inner garden.”
Gordon MacDonald

“Regular times of quiet are absolutely necessary. After a time of quiet we meet others in a different and a fresh way. Silence is the simple stillness of the individual under the Word of God.”
Dietrich Bonhoffer
--Photo taken by my favorite photographer - Sandee Shuman

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A sketch for today - updated

This is the view looking NW out our balcony window. I just had to draw something today. This was it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kandern Marktplatz

My wife found this watercolor I did in '99 in some strange file drawer today among other papers. I forgot that I did it. Back in '99 I wasn't happy with it and I think she saved it from the bin. I guess I kinda like it now.