Friday, November 28, 2008

Does Anyone Truly Understand the Mind of a Child?

My daughter says this is a picture of her daddy, but I see a resemblence to the 'Snow Miser' from the classic - The Year Without a Santa Claus :).
The mind of a child is so free from the limits that we impose on ourselves as well as the so-called norms of society. Oh, to retain some of that freedom throughout our lives.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

To Everyone!

Many blessings to you and your family during this season!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Times of Solitude

But Jesus Himself would slip
away to the wilderness and pray.

Luke 5:16

With the holidays slowing slipping up on us, I often feel the need to slip away, to be alone with God and recharge. I have so much to be thankful for, so much to look forward to and in the quiet is when God speaks to me the loudest. Trying to live my life daily with a sense of expectancy, not expectations, knowing that I may plan my day, but God will direct my steps. But only if I allow that reality to happen and surrender my will to His.

Friday, November 21, 2008


In a mass of colors or a simple line, so much more can emerge.

What do you see beyond the veil of everyday life?

Do you have faith in the things that you can only see with
your heart, beyond the world you only see with your eyes?

(Hebrews 11:1)

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Story of 'Grace Unveiled' -

Grace Unveiled is the name of our business, we run a website at selling merchandise with unique and distinctive artwork.

We believe that grace from God is available to each one of us, as unmerited, undeserved favor and kindness. We do not deserve it nor can we earn it. It comes to us on its own as God wills. We hope to 'unveil' that 'grace' to others.

We named our daughter "Charis" which is a Greek word that translated means grace. She is God's grace unveiled to us over and over everyday in a million different and surprising little ways.

We hope that a combination of words and pictures can unveil a small portion of the grace of God. We often live in mystery and hope to shine a light into dark places.

To touch someone’s heart and allow hope to reign we strive to spread a little light, good news, laughter, kindness and love. The twists in the road lead us on a journey and to places we did not plan nor expect.

Where we pass in this life, everything we do, a word, a touch, a look will impact another and can echo into eternity. Be kind to yourself and to others.

I know nothing, except what everyone knows --
if there when Grace dances, I should dance.
-W.H. Auden

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Blog

Update - ran into techincal problems with old blog so here is the new one, new blog name but same passion and direction by the same author and artist. I am still working on updating previous postings and continuing with new ones, thanks for your patience.

We are still linked to our Cafepress site "Grace Unveiled" in the favorites section, check it out to see much more of my art and designs.

Hope you like it. It is very similiar but a few small changes!

PS - Have a nice day!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

November 2008

The following are my 7 favorite things for the month in no particular order -

  • My Daughters Birthday - number 4!!!!
  • Thanksgiving & a grateful heart
  • Smell of wood smoke on a chilly evening
  • Turkey and all the trimmings
  • Football
  • Hunkering down on a blustery fall day
  • Leaves, leaves everywhere

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Quest for Authenticity

As a world, as a nation, as individuals, if you do not know what you believe it is okay to say 'I don't know.' But do not stay in that place, start looking and discover what awaits.

We do not know where this will lead us or the ultimate outcome. But we can make our choices each day and stand up for honesty, dignity and truth.

Choose to trust! Choose to love! Choose to live!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

State of Affairs '08

I do not wish to get into a political debate either about candidates, ideas or anything of that sort. But considering the current events in the news and the impact that this is having or could potentially have on every American, I just want to share a few thoughts.

I do not understand why we as Americans, at least it seems the majority of Americans, seem to insist on relying on a 'president', 'political party', 'government program', or some other outside source, to provide a solution at both a national and local level to solve our problems for us.

My belief is we must take responsibility and do what is necessary to overcome our current situations both as individuals and as a nation.

Absolute truths exist whether you agree or not and whether you chose to believe in them or not. They are like evil and gravity, they exist we just often choose to ignore the reality and then complain when we suffer the consequences of 'our actions'. It is always someone else's fault, time for personal accountablity and owning up to our responsibilities.

Ask yourself what can I do or better yet, what should I do? Do what you can no matter how small, right now, right where you are for your family, your neighbors, our nation and the world.
Be part of the solution not the problem and remember to vote!