Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Trendsetter

Ephesians 5:1-2 NKJV “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Walking through the mall or dropping my son off at school, it’s clear that anything that was in […]

Only God

Philippians 3:14 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. It’s a pleasure to travel often for work. Whether showcasing my art or giving a talk on “painting with a purpose,” a common narrative that rises to the top is “how are you doing all of this?” What has become a business born […]

The Beauty of Wisdom

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. I posted at the end of last week on the changes that are always happening around us. As I age, my appearance is no exception. As my hair starts showing more and more signs of […]

With Open Hands

Proverbs 31:20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. My heart has been heavy in recent months, and even more so in recent days, as racial tensions have erupted throughout the nation and landed in our own Charlotte backyard this week. The solutions aren’t easy, but acknowledgement of our […]

Click to Change

Yesterday morning I updated my phone to the newest software, which frankly, I hate doing. I hate relearning how to work my phone, and I like the old ways of operating my apps. I get so accustomed to the old ways of doing things, that when I’m forced to move to a new system, I […]

September 10, 2001

Luke 21:9 When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away. This weekend we had the burdensome honor of commemorating the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack that killed thousands of Americans. We can nearly all recall where we […]

Devious Distractions

A guest post from Anne Neilson Home’s communications director Caroline Arey. The most dangerous separations I feel from God don’t happen through major catastrophes. Instead, those awful disasters somehow serve as catalysts causing me to recognize the Lord in some way – clinging to Him with conviction. What really serves to drive me away from […]

Your Good, Your Bad and Ugly

Instagram filters are great, and thanks to my daughters’ know-how, I’m also familiar with the fun of Snapchat filters. These filters add a soft glow, erase blemishes, and highlight our best features. We are all guilty of posting the “highlight reel” of our life on social media, and filters sure are helpful for displaying our […]

His Idea

Have you ever had a great idea that kept you up all night with excitement over its brilliance? It’s a trick question, I’m afraid, friends. You’ve never had a great idea, and neither have I, sadly. As the writer of Ecclesiastes points out, “There is nothing new under the sun,” and that’s because everything beautiful, […]