Friday, September 18, 2009

new life

“….put on the new self,

which is being renewed in knowledge

in the image of its Creator.”

Col 3:10

I have just finished reading Dr. Greg Boyd's book, Letters from a Skeptic. In his next to last letter (pg 181), Boyd discusses the process of transformation that begins once the leap of faith is taken. This process is totally radical to all other faiths in that Christ is the one who changes man, not man striving to be like God. The believer understands that he can never be holy enough for an all holy and perfect God; therefore the only way to be reconciled to his creator is through the work of a perfect and holy substitute.

God doesn't annihilate the old self or re-create a new self. He transforms the believer from the inside out. Something beautiful begins to emerge and grow. This is the love of God permeating the existing self. Our sin is absorbed in the cross and God then declares us righteous.

I don’t often do this but I thought it would be appropriate here to show you the under painting; a rather naive, whimsical painting of a tree. As the painting progresses, the old tree is slowly covered as the new tree, feasting only on God’s love, gradually grows and covers the old tree.

Now I have yet to meet a perfect Christian, self included. Therefore it is this process of continual transformation which is called living the life as a child of God. The final transformation takes place when we pass from this life to the next, shedding the old self completely.

acrylic on board

30" x 30"

gifted

Thursday, September 17, 2009

mystery of the mist

"But there went up a mist from the earth,
and watered the whole face of the ground."
Genesis 2:6
SOLD
Before sin entered the garden the earth was watered with what the Bible describes as a "mist" and not the rain showers we know today. At the onset of the great flood, water spewed from deep inside our planet and flooded its surface. Some scholars and scientists tell us the Continental Divide and parting of the continents occurred at the onset of this global flood.

acrylic on stretched canvas with 1.5" gallery edge
48" x 60"

"Mystery of the Mist" is part of the Genesis Series and will be available for purchase at the Tseelana Market benefiting The Wilson Foundation, October 8 and 9 at the TRU Salon, 2715 Fairmount, Dallas, TX. Hope you can come!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

tree of knowledge

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"And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground--trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." Genesis 2:9

acrylic on stretched canvas with 1.5" gallery edge
48" x 48"

Today on my 50th birthday I want to thank my parents for loving each other enough to create me and I want to thank Jesus for giving me LIFE. It has been a long time dream of mine to be a full time artist by the time I reached 50. Thank you, God for giving me such a wonderful life!

"Tree of Knowledge" is part of the Genesis Series which will be presented October 8th and 9th at 2715 Fairmount in Dallas, TX and available for purchase benefiting the Wilson Foundation. The Wilson Foundation benefits orphans of AIDS victims in South Africa.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

genesis 1:29


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"Then God said, 'I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.'" Genesis 1:29

acrylic on stretched canvas with gallery edge
48" x 24"

This piece is part of the collection at the Center for Brain Health UTD in Dallas Texas.

genesis 1:12

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"The land was filled with seed-bearing plants and trees, and their seeds produced plants and trees of like kind. And God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:12

acrylic on stretched canvas with gallery edge
48" x 24"


This piece is part of the collection at the Center for Brain Health UTD in Dallas Texas.