Summer in Virginia

Summer in Virginia makes anybody who’s not from Virginia tell you stories about a “dry heat”. “It’s a dry heat,” they explain with a wave of their hand as they regale you with tales of Colorado, or Arizona, or that one time in Nevada. “It doesn’t feel hot like it does here.” After his first… Read more »

Prophecies & Parables: Clarity in Confusion

Deep truths in Christian faith often come packaged in the form of paradox. We serve a God who is omnipotent yet personal, a God as perfect in love as He is in wrath. Giving does not deplete us, rather fills us so that we have more to give. Our slavery to righteousness sets us free. We are to… Read more »

North Africa Testimonies: Samuel

We spent a week in North Africa. The two days when we hosted art gallery receptions went by in a blur. We framed pieces, put up walls, printed flyers and statements, arranged furniture, and prepared to speak with hundreds of people. The real beauty of preparing for the gallery, though, was not anything we accomplished…. Read more »

North Africa Testimonies: Fiona

The two days of our art gallery in North Africa went by in a blur. We framed pieces, put up walls, printed flyers and statements, arranged furniture, and prepared to speak with hundreds of people. The real beauty of preparing for the gallery, though, was not anything we accomplished. The real beauty was accomplishing it… Read more »

A Different Jesus

Cameron and I just got back from our honeymoon a couple days ago. It was an amazing trip to Barcelona, Rome, and Paris. We were both in awe of these places we had heard of and never been, these cities that are full of history, culture, great food, and legendary art. Throughout the three cities,… Read more »

Your Clothing Is Not Armor & Modesty Will Not Keep You Safe

As a result of #MeToo hashtags, big names resigning, allegations flying, and brave individuals coming forward, we have had to scrutinize who we glorify, what they’re allowed to get away with, and what our standard for behavior really is in America. In the midst of change, discussion, and reflection, I’ve seen a particular argument pop… Read more »

The Woman Who Killed A Would-Be King

I’ve read through 1 and 2 Samuel my fair share of times. Apart from reading it on my own, really who has been to church and not heard about the ascension of Saul, his downward spiral, and King David’s rise to power? Those stories are important and, if you go to church in America, inescapable…. Read more »

Michal And Her Grief

I’ve read through 1 and 2 Samuel my fair share of times. Apart from reading it on my own, really who has been to church and not heard about the ascension of Saul, his downward spiral, and King David’s rise to power? Those stories are important and, if you go to church in America, inescapable…. Read more »

The Hydroelectric Plant

Today’s post continues my meandering series digging through old photos and sharing some that have good memories, or interesting subjects. These photos, all at the bottom of the post, are from the hydroelectric plant at Belle Isle. Seven years ago, I saw this building for the first time. It’s mostly obscured by trees, a little… Read more »

The Casual & The Omnipotent

  This post starts with a good chunk of text from the bible and everything I have to say relates to that excerpt, so please do read it through. This takes place after Jesus’ death and resurrection. A handful of disciples had gone fishing together and Jesus appeared to them. They ate breakfast together by… Read more »

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    I Work Here

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    Hey friends, it’s been a little bit since my last blog post. That’s partially due to poor scheduling of my personal time (I guess; had to catch up on Bob’s Burgers and The Walking Dead) but mostly due to the fact that over the past month I have: -Returned from Wales -Taken down my show… Read more »

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    Edit: Fight- Wisdom

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    On the blog today, another image from my show! Wisdom is something precious, something rare. Proverbs instructs people to get wisdom, to find wisdom, to seek it out because of its great value. In this image there is a circle cut out of the open hand. I visually compare wisdom to a pearl in order to stress the precious nature of wisdom and the need to search it out. Rather than simply coming with age, the Bible tells us that wisdom is something we can and should seek.

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    A Week in Wales

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    Well, really it was 9 days. But I was just in Wales for about a week for the World Horizons Global Council. I was invited by our international director to attend as a guest. While I was there, I got to meet all of our organization’s field leaders, hear some great stories about things happening… Read more »

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    Edit: Fight – Clarity

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    This week is the last week that my show is up in Gallery Edit at 8 E Broad St. The theme of the show was, essentially, good qualities that we should contend for. I’ll be showcasing some of the pieces along with a little explanation on my blog in case you didn’t have a chance… Read more »

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    Edit: Fight – Self-Control

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    I have a show up all month in Gallery Edit in downtown Richmond. Edit is open from 9-5 during the week. Stop by 8 E Broad St sometime to see the show sometime before the end of April! Since I know some of my friends won’t be able to come in and see the show,… Read more »

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    100% to Wales

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    I leave for Wales in a week and a half, and I am happy to report that the work I will be doing there is 100% funded! I will be in Wales for a week to attend my organization’s Global Council. Global Council happens once every 18 months and is a time for our field… Read more »

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    Do You Want To Fight?

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    I have an art show opening on Friday at Gallery Edit on 8 E Broad. The show will be up all month, but you’re invited to the reception on April 1st from 6:00-9:00 pm. The title of my show is “Fight”. Below is the artist statement. If the above preview and the explanation below don’t… Read more »

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    65% to Wales

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      Did you know that I leave for Wales in three weeks? Well I do. Did you know that I’ll be there because I’ve been invited to learn more about the leadership and global work of World Horizons? Well I will be. Did you know that I’ll also get to meet members of an international… Read more »

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    As a Child

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    My office is in downtown Richmond. I like the neighborhood we are in, but it’s on a block that you probably wouldn’t want to walk around by yourself at 3:00 am. Some of our neighbors are nice, some aren’t as friendly. Some people I pass on the street are kind, others talk to themselves or… Read more »

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    Donald Trump Isn’t Funny Anymore

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    He started out as a joke. Mostly because everything about him is so farcical, how could we do anything but laugh. This man? This raging narcissist? This over-tanned individual who is offensive on possibly every level? He’s running for president. Yeah, okay, we’ll see how long that lasts. Unfortunately, as the months have worn on,… Read more »