Big Scary Decisions, and The Voice

I got a new Bible this week. It’s “The Voice” translation, upon referral of an artist friend, as if I didn’t own enough Bibles already. Upon my first reading just now, I am gobsmacked by the strong, clear voice of a Dad who loves me to heaven and back. You might not know this, but I have this […]

Glory in the Goodbye

This past Sunday, we at our church received the news that our worship pastor will be leaving his position as our worship leader, and his wife leaving her position in the children’s ministry, sometime over the next few weeks. Our worship pastor assures us it’s not because of any kind of sin done either by them or […]

Introducing Art Ministry School

First, a Short Video… Here’s a peek into our art ministry (our amazing art family!) Watch this 700 Club video feature about VineArts. This was filmed in the fall of 2014. CBN headquarters heard of us and wanted to come check out our art ministry and studio in Boise. Our interviewer even made a painting as […]

He Loved Through Art: Esau ‘Mark’ Kessler

I want to tell you about a longtime VineArts leader who now inhabits heaven. His name is Mark Kessler, also known as Esau. In my last post I wrote how Mark’s early departure has deepened my understanding of this limited time that we have to create. Today I want to tell you about the heart of this man, and how […]

Time To Create

This is my first blog post without my friend Mark Kessler in the world. He was 48. I remember he tried to teach me how to blog in 2007, at a workshop with 4 students. I think I was just learning the word “blog,” while Mark was running several websites like […]