"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead..." Romans 1:20

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Christ in the Storm

 Rembrandt painted this depiction of Mark 4:33-41 in 1633.  It is said that he painted a 13th disciple into the boat that was a self-portrait....

Our Daily Bread did a devotional on this today.  The devotional emphasized "to each person who trusts in Jesus Christ, He reveals His presence, compassion, and control in every storm of life." It ended with "God is a safe dwelling place in life's storms."  That's when the thought struck me that the safest place in that scene is the boat.  But that is not what I would have said if just shown that picture without reading the devotional.  I would have said the safest place would be on land!  In a strong building.  In the basement.  

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Daffodils are in full bloom now....

Another name for Daffodil is Narcissus which derived its name from Greek mythology.  The story goes that the young man, Narcissus, lost awareness of himself and fell in love with his reflection in the waters of a spring and pined away for it, which, of course, was not real. The flower that grew up in the spot where he died was named after him.  Narcissism--"a mental disorder characterized by extreme self-absorption"--is another word that comes from this mythological story.   

Friday, April 4, 2014

Social Media Friends

"One of the ironic consequences of the sweeping growth of social media is that we often find ourselves more personally isolated."  --Our Daily Bread