Category Archives: Beautiful Things

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...