Freedom in Worship: Jesus We Love You

A few years ago, I heard a worship leader spontaneously say worship can be compared to writing a love letter to God; singing pre-composed lyrics and the main melody can be lovely, like giving a beautiful greeting card to the one you love. But adding your own variations within the song– by humming, making up phrases of thanksgiving or praise, or singing your own little prayer that mingles with songs of […]

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 a New Art Ministry School

First, a Short Video… Here’s a peek into our art ministry (art family!) which summarizes what we do pretty well. Watch this 700 Club video feature about VineArts, which has been ministering through visual art since 2004. This was filmed in the fall of 2014. CBN headquarters heard of us and wanted to come check out […]

Suffer the Little Children

I really love the word invite. That’s what Jesus does. After church today we held our once-a-month gathering for VineArts leaders and their families. We all enjoyed a spaghetti lunch, then I took the studio floor and gave a couple of invitations. First I invited the Holy Spirit to manifest […]

Open Eyes, Encounter God

Praying through Art? I’d heard of different ways people do this, but my own experience did not include “Visio Divina.” That is, until last month! Have you ever heard of Lectio Divina? We recently discovered that awesomeness. But Visio Divina is not using your ears, but your eyes. To look […]

Open Our Ears

Do miracles really happen? … Last week I watched a young woman around 20 years old suddenly receive the gift of hearing for the first time in her life. This woman has been completely deaf in both ears since birth and had the vocal characteristics of someone who has never […]