Another Day in Kenya - Chapter 19 Emma's Garden Rosslyn Academy enveloped us in a safe haven of gentle healing, a tangible experience of God's Presence and tender care. However, between the adoption hearing and the verdict, in early August, the missionary family returned. Once again, we needed a place to live. Through friends of…Read more Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 19 & Epilogue
Another Day in Kenya - Chapter 16 In the Arena “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by…Read more Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 16
Another Day in Kenya - Chapter 15 God's Hands and Feet At that point, with the failure of our second case, no one would have blamed me if I packed up and high-tailed it home. There are some who tell me they admire my courage. But, which is harder – to leave a child you consider to be…Read more Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 15
Many times for me, painting is a language I speak to myself – to affirm what I know to be true and thus to persuade my own heart to believe. The physical world around me, in a similar way, constantly whispers metaphors to me concerning spiritual truths. In this painting, for example, I wrestle with Newton's third law…Read more Believing What I Can’t See
Dear readers, I am an artist and writer who has been profoundly shaped by experiences around the world. Today, I continue a series about adopting two of my four children from Kenya. To start at the beginning, please visit Another Day in Kenya - Chapter 1. .................................................................................................... Another Day in Kenya - Chapter 13 Daily…Read more Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 13
In my travels around the world, I've witnessed excruciating suffering and pain. When I see a baby dying in Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya for lack of a $20 medication, I don't think about painting a picture. I just need to get the money to the child's parents so she can see a…Read more Can Art Change the World?
The craziest thing happened recently. The roots of the story go all the way back to when my son was just a baby. He nipped at the heels of his three-years-older brother, as obsessed (or more) with anything round. If it could be picked up and thrown, they would find it; and it would fly.…Read more Tommy John at 16?