Beautiful Things

Celebrate the joyful, good & wonderful things in this life 
The Snail on The Garden-Path

Dorothy L. Sayers writes in The Mind of The Maker this beautiful sentence: “God is...

The Undiscovered – My Favorite Worship Song

This song is one of my favorite worship songs. The lyrics and the music together...

“God is Here When We Are Wholly Unaware of It.” – By A.W. Tozer

God is here when we are wholly unaware of it. He is manifest only when...

I’ll Show You The Sky

This song reminds me of summer. Of little things that bring joy. Give it time...

A Good Home

“A good home. What is it? Food and shelter? Yes. But it is something more....

A Revolutionary Thought

"What a revolutionary thought;that God is all we hoped He’d be,closer than the air we...

Little Home Joys

At times I like to walk through the house with my camera in hand and...

Be Reminded of The Greatness of God

This song is simple in melody and lyrics, but it can linger in me for...

The Chorus of Praise

With the first ray of sunlight one bird opens its eyes. Sees life. A leaf,...

Giving Way to Life Abundantly

What beauty can come out of our own surrender and trust? What if we, like...

Lovely Song About The Joy of Beauty in Spring and Summer

I hope you enjoy this lovely song by Karen Peris, it reminds me of those...

Oh, I Smell Spring!

“It was a bland day in early April and spring was looking at you round...

Our Blackberry Harvest

The bushes were filled with the joyful fruit we’d been talking about since November. Last...

What Love Really Means

Love. It’s a word often used. But what does it mean? In a dictionary love...

Learn to See New Things

even now, 50 years later, it is still an interesting show to watch. It teaches...

Thoughts on Hope at the Post Office – By John Berger

“The post office at Auxonne is small and the postmistress has blue eyes. I have...

You Are Not Who You Were Last November

“The human body essentially recreates itself every six months. Nearly every cell of hair and...

Not a Dancer? Try This Instead

Follow Napoleon Dynamite's example

Practical Remedies Against Melancholy – By Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith was born in the 18th century and writes about his solutions to melancholy...

Don’t Turn Down This Invitation!

"There is only one invitation it would kill me to refuse, yet I’m tempted to...

“I’m so Glad I Live in a World Where There are Octobers” – From Anne of Green Gables

“October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned...

What If Life Was Meant to Be Seen?

What if Life was meant to be seen? Our only job To notice the bird...

A Hopeful Song for When You Don’t Feel Strong

Sometimes songs say it better than anything else. As long as God surrounds us with...

7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Become A Better You. – by A.W. Tozer

In the following passage from the book ‘That Incredible Christian’ A.W. Tozer helps us to...

How to Always Look Lovely According to Roald Dahl

if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and...

I Wish I Was Fearless

This is a little poem on being fearless that I wrote to accompany this painting....

Jane Eyre Fan? Here Are 3 Paintings You Can Download

While I was in my bubble reading it for the first time I ended up...

What We Can Learn From Birds

One thing I like about birds is that when the day is windy, they go...

The Second Coming of the Trees – A Poem by Wendell Berry

The country where he lives is haunted by a ghost of an old forest. In...

Walking on the Edge of the Abyss

but I don’t feel scared, really. Rather amazed, every day, that I am still standing...

What I Learned From My 90-year-old Friend

When we got to know each other we were surprised at how similar we were,...

Finding Beauty in Grieving

Grieving over someone who died is painful. But in this experience there are also places...

Turning Sadness into Joy – Vincent van Gogh’s Life

He was very poor, got heartbroken several times, got betrayed by friends, had a complicated...

My Perspective on Sufjan Stevens’ Song Vesuvius

To me it is almost a worship song. Not a typical one. And others might...

Practice Resurrection – My Favorite Poem by Wendell Berry

Expect the end of the world. Laugh. Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful though you have...

This Relient K Song Will Help You To Let Go Of Your Heart Aches

When life feels hard or when you don’t understand why things are happening, it is...

Discover Beautiful Light in Your Home

Light. At times I wonder what it is about light that brings so much joy...

How to Alter the Past

This letter is one of the most interesting and thought-provoking things I’ve read so far....

One Thing You Can Do That Changes Everything

ow strange is it that Jesus calls himself a door? By walking through Him you...

You Are Alive

“And what is it like: to be alive in this maybe one place of all...

Who is God? (According to St. Augustine)

A couple of years ago I started reading the book ‘Confessions’ by st. Augustine and...

I Am Not Who I Am (Rembrandt And I)

God says “I am who I am.” But with human beings it should be: “We...

Does It Have To Be So Hard?

Jesus wants us to stick with Him through the awkward learning parts so we can...

The Man Who Turned Pain into Ecstatic Beauty

Dr. Who is a time traveler and in this episode he takes the painter Vincent...

What We Lost With the Invention of the Photograph

I do think we lost something profound with the invention of the photograph: The trust...

My Collection of Autumn Discoveries – From My Diary

I was reduced to a shadow surrounded by the magnificent beauty of nature playing with...

Van Gogh’s Advice on Dealing With Suffering

Vincent van Gogh suffered a lot in his lifetime. He was very poor, didn’t have...

What it Means to Be Yourself – Inspired by Virginia Woolf

To be yourself is not as straightforward as it sounds. In fact, yourself has everything...

5 Wonderful Ideas from Illustrator & Designer Olle Eksell

Olle could not draw people very well, still he became a very influential illustrator. Learn...

A Loveshoot Full of Surprises in Veenendaal

This photo shoot is a great example of finding beauty in unexpected places. I grew...

Chalk Art on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

This was maybe the first movie that really spoke to me visually. My best friend...

Travels to Austria (Vienna)

Vienna. The city of music. It was so warm that summer. Wearing hats at all...

Travels to Austria (Mountains)

I remember mountains and walks and waterfalls. Beautiful big lakes. It was the first time...