Category Archives: painting

Celebrate the Little Things of Life — The Evening Ahead

The story of the painting, The Evening Ahead, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve. There is a pleasurable sense of anticipation when we are preparing for a special evening or notable event. And the beauty of it all … Continue reading

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That Christian Revival You’re Waiting For? It’s Happening

My Norwegian Artist husband was raised in a small church attached to a big denomination, and throughout his childhood he heard about the promised Revival, with a capital R, of God: It was always about to happen, just on the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Will of God

The Perfect Will of God — have you heard of it? While the Bible mentions God’s will, and that it’s perfect, the 21st century establishment definition of The Perfect Will of God really isn’t in the Bible, although many of … Continue reading

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“Hello,” “Good-bye,” and “Jesus Loves You!”

I don’t know how you answer the phone, but generally I say, “Hello,” or “Good Morning (Afternoon, Evening).” Sometimes, when I do the Good Afternoon routine there’s a pause at the other end until someone timidly asks, “Is this a … Continue reading

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Desperately Trying to Fit in

I spent far too much time, as a child, desperately trying to fit in. It’s understandable, given that our school system — like our corporate office culture — is designed to homogenize people, reducing everyone’s individuality to a standardization of … Continue reading

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The Lies We’re Told

It’s no surprise that we’re lied to all the time. Anyone who follows politics in any manner at all readily acknowledges that politicians lie. And businessmen lie. And mass media magnates lie. And iconic religious celebrities lie. All sorts of … Continue reading

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Blind Obedience

Years ago, a woman proudly described to me what her husband had said about her: “He said I was very strong-willed,” she commented, “and that I needed to be more obedient.” After figuring out that she wasn’t referring to the … Continue reading

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Looking for Things That Are Worth Finding

The story of the painting, Eyrie, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: We live in a world that little appreciates the value and worth of solitude. Our days consist of the busyness of commerce, and while one … Continue reading

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“I’m Not Sick — I’m Righteous”

Years ago, I was at a church family camp function when a person new to the congregation sidled gently to my side and began chit chatting. Abruptly, she then said, “I don’t find this church particularly friendly. Do you?” Initially I … Continue reading

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Tithing

There are certain things one simply does not discuss in church circles, and I really don’t mean sex, alcohol, the f-word, or thong underwear. As in most marriages, money is a topic that causes a lot of angst and disagreement, and within … Continue reading

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